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  • Open Source Community Participation at Think Tank Paris and Open World Forum

    I recently returned from Paris, where I attended both the annual Open Source Think Tank and Open World Forum events. It was really great getting to chat with some of the folks representing the myriad of businesses that have sprung up around Open Source...
  • history.forward()

    by Sam Ramji on July 25, 2008 06:16am I’m writing this from Portland, Oregon where one of the world’s largest Open Source conferences is taking place: OSCON.  This year’s event is focused on a theme of “ten years of open source,” referring to 1998...
  • A collaborative snapshot of community-driven Web developer tools

    Today Scott Guthrie blogged about new releases of Microsoft’s Web developer tools that reflect a snapshot of improvements and contributions from the open source community and Microsoft Open Technologies Hub (The Hub). The latest updates from ASP...
  • MS Open Tech @ OSCON 2012

    If you’re at OSCON 2012 this week, drop by the Microsoft booth (#601) – we’d love to see you! We have many members of the MS Open Tech team here, as well as OSCON attendees from a variety of Microsoft teams and product groups who...
  • Facebook C# SDK submitted to the Outercurve Foundation

    I am pleased to announce another open source milestone as we continue to deliver on our commitment to Interoperability: today, the Facebook C# SDK was submitted to the Outercurve Foundation’s Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability gallery...
  • The ECMA C# and CLI Standards

    by Peter Galli on July 06, 2009 12:27pm I have some good news to announce: Microsoft will be applying the Community Promise to the ECMA 334 and ECMA 335 specs . ECMA 334 specifies the form and establishes the interpretation of programs written in the...
  • CodePlex now Supports Git

    Great news for our CodePlex community: CodePlex now supports Git! Git has been one of the top rated requests from the CodePlex community for some time, and giving CodePlex users what they ask for and supporting their open source efforts has always...
  • Here’s to the first release from MS Open Tech: Redis on Windows

    The past few weeks have been very busy in our offices as we announced the creation of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc . Now that the dust has settled it’s time for us to resume our regular cadence in releasing code, and we are happy to share with...
  • A Look Inside Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab (Part 1)

    by admin on March 31, 2006 02:00pm Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab is an ambitious research project. Located on the company’s main campus, the lab houses more than 300 servers, which collectively run more than 15 versions of UNIX and...
  • New Interoperability Solutions for SQL Server 2012

    I am excited to share some great news about how we are opening up the SQL Server data platform even further with expanded interoperability support through new tools that allow customers to modernize their infrastructure while maximizing existing investments...
  • Sam Ramji and Professor John Gough talk Virtual Machines, Dynamic Languages, Ruby and .NET (Part 1)

    by MichaelF on August 07, 2006 12:30pm Last week Microsoft hosted the LANG.NET symposium in Redmond. From the program: "The conference program will focus on the pragmatics and experience of designing languages, implementing compilers, and building...
  • Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool

    by Peter Galli on November 13, 2009 11:24am As you've likely read and as was originally reported here , we've been investigating a report that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, might contain GPLv2 code.  The WUDT is a free tool that was offered...
  • Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Released Under GPLv2

    by Peter Galli on December 09, 2009 12:02pm I am very pleased to announce that Microsoft today released the Open Sourced Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT) under the GPLv2. As we previously explained, the testing and localization took longer than...
  • HTML5 Video and Interoperability: Firefox Add-On Provides H.264 Support on Windows

    by Claudio Caldato on December 15, 2010 08:00am As you know, Microsoft is committed to interoperability , and the IE team has previously blogged about and provided developer previews and samples showing "Same Markup" - the same HTML, CSS, and...
  • Connecting Office Applications to MySQL and PostgreSQL via ODBC

    by MichaelF on April 10, 2007 04:05pm In cases where business applications have been built on open source databases, it may be necessary to connect other Windows applications, such as Microsoft Access or Excel, to these databases for reporting or business...
  • Releasing the Linux Integration Component Drivers...

    by Sam Ramji on July 23, 2009 08:38pm Microsoft on Monday contributed the Linux Integration Component drivers to the Linux community for the reasons stated in our release . Microsoft chose the GPLv2 license for the mutual benefit of our customers, partners...
  • Sandcastle Removed from Codeplex

    by Sam Ramji on June 06, 2008 04:48pm A number of people have alerted me in the last 24 hours that a Microsoft project called Sandcastle , located on Codeplex, used the Ms-PL and called itself “open source” yet never posted the source code. This is unacceptable...
  • Sam Ramji and Professor John Gough talk Virtual Machines, Dynamic Languages, Ruby and .NET (Part 2)

    by MichaelF on August 09, 2006 01:38pm In part two of two, Sam and Professor Gough continue their conversation focusing on Dynamic Languages and Professor Gough's work with Ruby and .NET. Part One of this interview, as well as some background on Professor...
  • A Roundtable Discussion with Gianugo Rabellino

    by Peter Galli on January 27, 2011 07:00am Last fall Microsoft hired Gianugo Rabellino , a Vice President of the Apache XML Project Management Committee and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sourcesense, as Senior Director of Open Source Communities...
  • Microsoft to Open Source the .NET Micro Framework

    by Peter Galli on November 16, 2009 09:16am I have great news to announce. Today, at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) here in Los Angeles, we announced not only the release of version 4.0 of  the.NET Micro Framework, but also...
  • Participating Thoughtfully

    by MJM on December 21, 2007 03:49pm When I introduce myself around here, I usually lead with the caveat: I am not technical.  It’s true, I played around with BASIC as a kid, and, in high school, I tore apart a series of Apples in the generally vain...
  • Open Source Extension for Microsoft Word Supports MediaWiki

    by Andrew Gordon on November 17, 2010 02:45pm The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation at Otago Polytechnic, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and Microsoft have worked together to develop an open source extension for Microsoft Word . The extension...
  • Supernova

    by Sam Ramji on March 19, 2008 02:22pm I’m writing this from EclipseCon in Santa Clara, California, where I’m going to announce the beginning of Microsoft’s collaborative work with the Eclipse Foundation. This started about a year ago when I met Mike...
  • Microsoft, Hadoop and Big Data

    In a couple of weeks it will be my one year anniversary here at Microsoft and I couldn’t wish for a better anniversary gift: now that Microsoft has laid out its roadmap for Big Data , I’m really excited about the role that Apache Hadoop TM...
  • Microsoft at AJAXWorld

    by Peter Galli on October 20, 2008 05:05pm The AJAXWorld Conference and Expo  got underway in San Jose today, under the broad theme of "Rich Web Technologies for Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Web." Scott Guthrie, a corporate vice president...