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Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy
Earlier this month, I participated in the first InterOpConf event, which highlighted solutions resulting from work between open source communities and Microsoft, showing how even competing technologies can work together to deliver value for enterprise customers.
65 members from open source communities within Poland and across Europe joined us for two days of technical workshops, presentations, and discussions of open Microsoft projects, including the openness of our Windows Azure cloud platform and resources for open source developers. My two sessions covered Linux and open source scenarios for Windows Azure and the value of the .NET ecosystem for open source developers.
Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations
Recently the Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. team hosted the first Node Windows Hackathon, bringing together Node.js developers to learn about new tools and work together on innovative scenarios and features.
“Our goal for the hackathon was simply to begin fostering a community of Node developers we can work with to make the Node experience on Windows and Windows Azure better and better over time,” said Doug Mahugh, Lead Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. “We were very happy with the connections we made and the energy that everyone brought to the event.”
Posted by Jose Miguel ParrellaMicrosoft Interoperability Strategy
If you can’t get enough of The Hunger Games or simply wonder about the recording-breaking buzz this past weekend, check out The Hunger Games Explorer – the go-to destination and online hub for all the latest on the blockbuster series in an interactive and rich web forum.
Part of what makes The Hunger Games experience so great is the devoted fan base, who have broken all sorts of social media records with their conversations about the beloved series.
Posted by Masami SuzukiMicrosoft Japan
Mind Palette is a cloud services vendor based in Tokyo, Japan, that develops and markets Snapeee, a smartphone picture-sharing app designed for those who love Japan’s unique aesthetic of kawaii, meaning “cute.” With Snapeee, users can take pictures with their phones, personalize them with playful stamps, lettering, and frames, and share them with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
Since Snapeee was released in May 2011, the user base has grown steadily to five million active users today, causing data volumes and operating costs to balloon, making them reconsider their original decision to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as their cloud-computing platform.
Posted by Michael BowmanProgram Manager, Office Engineering
A critical aspect of Microsoft product development is an ecosystem dedicated to shipping interoperable systems. We work closely with other vendors and open source communities by providing extensive documentation and hosting interoperability and plugfest-type events to provide opportunities for testing and feedback.
I’m pleased to announce the next interoperability seminar will be hosted in Shanghai, China next month on December 10th to 12th.
This free, three-day event will cover a broad range of Microsoft interoperability topics from Windows Server, Office, and SQL, including Windows File Sharing, Office Binary File Formats, and more.