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  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: University Reduces Costs with Streamlined Cross-Platform Management

    Posted by Openness Team The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. This public research university strives for academic excellence in all areas and uses...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: UK Government IT Services Trusts Microsoft Hyper-V to Run Linux and Windows

    Posted by Openness Team FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Services provides IT services to the UK Government, including a global network of embassies and consulates, which employs people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices worldwide. Last year, FCO Services delivered hosting and cloud services...
  • Blog Post: Opening Doors To Real Big Data Value: Hadoop On Windows Azure And Windows Server

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Organizations are constantly in search of solutions that can help them manage, analyze and understand the vast amounts of data generated through today’s technology. Traditionally this required hiring business intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Hyper-V Drivers Included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Beta

    Posted by Abhishek Gupta Microsoft Program Manager, Linux Integration Services Since 2010, we’ve worked with Red Hat to support our mutual customers with enhanced interoperability in Windows environments. This continues with today’s beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.9....
  • Blog Post: SUSE and Microsoft Management Tools Simplify Administration of Windows and Linux Environments

    Posted by Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Today at SUSECon 2013 , SUSE announced the availability of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center , giving system administrators running Windows and Linux servers a single console for managing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server for Linux Workloads

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Enabling open source software is a big part of Microsoft’s promise to support customers as they transform their datacenters with the cloud. In a recent blog post featured in an ongoing “What’s New in 2012 R2”...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Hyper-V drivers now supported in Ubuntu

    Posted by Geoff Sullivan Managing Sales Director, Open Solutions Group As you may have heard , the recently released Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been engineered with the drivers needed to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We are pleased to support customers running Ubuntu on Hyper-V in their virtualized...
  • Blog Post: Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group I’m excited to be at the Open Source Business Conference today and to announce that in collaboration with SUSE , and based on our longstanding alliance , we are releasing a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System...
  • Blog Post: Announced Today: Oracle’s Mission-critical Software on Microsoft’s Enterprise-grade Cloud

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This morning Microsoft and Oracle announced the next big step in their partnership , delivering the power of Oracle’s mission-critical software to the millions of customers running Windows and Windows Azure. The combination...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: PHP 5.5.0 Delivers Significant Performance Improvements

    Posted by Stephen Zarkos Senior Program Manager – PHP on Windows Congratulations to the PHP community on yesterday’s PHP 5.5.0 release , which delivers a long list of updates, including enhancements that significantly speed up PHP performance. It’s exciting to see the PHP language...
  • Blog Post: NetApp helps bring FreeBSD to Hyper-V

    Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager – Open Source Technical Center Today at BSDCan , NetApp and Microsoft presented their collaboration with Citrix to bring native support for FreeBSD on the Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor. This continues a commitment to extend support across platforms...
  • Blog Post: Announcing a New SUSE-Microsoft Collaboration on Cloud Technologies

    Posted by Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Today is a step forward in the collaboration we started more than six years ago with SUSE . As part of Microsoft’s sponsorship of the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco, I am thrilled...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and The Open Group Release Open Management Infrastructure

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Datacenters comprise a slew of heterogeneous devices supplied by different hardware and platform vendors and requiring different tools and management processes. Companies are forced to write their own abstraction layer or to...
  • Blog Post: Open in the Cloud: Meet Windows Azure

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the cloud, openness is paramount for our customers. Microsoft is committed to giving customers the ability to transition to the cloud on their terms, navigating the path to cloud computing with a unique combination of technology...
  • Blog Post: Just Announced: Next Wave of Enterprise Cloud Products and Services

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday, Microsoft announced a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies realize the benefits of cloud computing and overcome today’s top IT challenges. Complementing Office 365 and other services, these...
  • Blog Post: SMB 3.0 Interoperability Efforts Supported by Thriving Ecosystem

    Posted by Darryl Welch Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Interoperability Engineering Team Over at The Register this month, Trevor Pott praised Windows Server 2012 , detailing his favorite features all culminating in what he calls the “crown jewel of [Windows] Server 2012”: SMB...
  • Blog Post: Teaming Up with Citrix to Support FreeBSD on Windows Server Hyper-V

    Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager, Open Source Technical Center Yesterday on the blog, we announced that FreeBSD support is now ready and available for Windows Server Hyper-V users. Thanks to the diligent work by our partners Citrix and NetApp , who together helped us contribute some...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: Microsoft Helps Aston Martin Solve Interoperability Challenges

    Posted by Steve Lamb Microsoft United Kingdom With nearly a century of history, Aston Martin has developed into an automotive icon, a marque synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship. All of their models are hand-crafted, using advanced technology processes within a very modern...
  • Blog Post: Available Today: FreeBSD Support for Windows Server Hyper-V

    Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager – Open Source Technical Center Today, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix are excited to announce the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V. This collaboration , announced at BSDCAN 2012 , will help more customers adopt...
  • Blog Post: Extending the Windows Azure Experience to Windows Server for Hosting Service Providers

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations A lot of news is coming out of the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week, including the announcement of a community technology preview that enables hosting service providers to use their Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: FreeBSD Support on Windows Server Hyper-V

    Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager – Open Source Technical Center Virtualization technology plays an increasingly critical role at all levels of IT, from the desktop to the datacenter. As more organizations use virtualization to manage mission-critical workloads, they are taking...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s CoApp: Making Open Source Projects on Windows Easier

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today marks the start of the Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, OR. Among the Microsoft attendees that will be onsite at this year’s event is Garrett Serack from the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center. Garrett...
  • Blog Post: Open Door Policy: Microsoft’s K.Y. Srinivasan on Working with the Linux Community to Deliver Interoperability

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Open Door Policy is a series on the Openness blog that profiles industry thought leaders and individuals within Microsoft who are leading efforts to collaborate more openly, promoting interoperability and making it easier to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012, Cornerstone of Cloud OS, Now Available

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today’s global online launch event showcased the general availability of Windows Server 2012. In his keynote and blog post , Satya Nadella, President of the Sever and Tools Business, describes how Windows Server 2012 delivers...
  • Blog Post: Available Today: Hortonworks Brings Open Source Apache Hadoop to Windows

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Today Hortonworks announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, the industry’s first 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. This marks an important...