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  • 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...
  • OSBC 2012: Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud

    At the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco today, Sandy Gupta, the General Manager for Microsoft’s Open Solutions Group, along with Alan Clark, Director of New Initiatives and Emerging Standards for Open Source at SUSE, announced the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Apache Qpid Moves Forward

    by Sandy Gupta on September 29, 2009 06:15am Microsoft recently made a significant code drop to the Apache Qpid project. For those of you who don't know, Qpid is Apache's implementation of the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (aka AMQP), which is an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dominic Sartorio on SpikeSource and Open Source Interoperability

    by Community Contributor on February 27, 2008 08:33pm First, many thanks to Microsoft’s Port 25 Team for the opportunity to post today! Today SpikeSource announced the availability of five additional PHP-based applications on the Windows...
  • Lessons from OSCON: The Power Toys Team Learns How To Go "Open"

    by MichaelF on September 11, 2006 03:16pm Be careful what you write on your blog about having such a great time at OSCON, because the Port 25 team will find it! I mentioned that I had wanted to do a second video regarding everything...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft working with Joyent and the Node community to bring Node.js to Windows

    I am pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined Joyent and Ryan Dahl in their effort to make Windows a supported platform in Node. Our first goal is to add a high-performance IOCP API to Node to give developers the same high-performance/scalability...
  • 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 at Node Summit

    We are excited to be attending and participating at Node Summit in San Francisco this week. Among those Microsoft staffers on site are Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie - who participated on a panel about Platform as a Service...
  • A Look Inside Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab (Part 2)

    by admin on April 21, 2006 05:35pm A Look Inside Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab (Part 2) In “A Look Inside Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab – Part 1,” we examined Microsoft’s motivations for building...
  • Openness Update for Windows Azure

    As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Open Source Communities , I couldn’t be happier to share with you today an update on a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. As we continue to provide incremental improvements to Windows...