April, 2007

  • Windows Media Player Plug-in for Firefox

    by hjanssen on April 16, 2007 04:04pm A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called ‘ We're Writing Firefox Plug-ins? Interview with Ian Gilman and Thoughts on 10 Months at Microsoft’ (Who came up with that title anyway!) In which I chronicled my first 10 months...
  • 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...
  • The Beautiful Game

    by Bryan Kirschner on April 24, 2007 03:49pm At the MySQL Conference and Expo 2007, technical experts from Microsoft and MySQL are here demonstrating a number of technology projects that give customers more choice when deploying MySQL on Windows. In fact...
  • Gapingvoid Got It Wrong

    by Sam Ramji on April 19, 2007 04:18pm A few key people in the industry ( Stephen Walli and Matt Asay in particular) pointed out the flaws in Hugh Macleod’s strip on Open Source .  I like the Blue Monster idea (there’s some real passion in that art...
  • Layers

    by billhilf on April 26, 2007 06:56pm When I started programming, it helped me a lot to think about the OSI model (Open Systems Interconnection Basic Reference Model). On the right is a simple example of a five layer OSI model. This type of model can...
  • MySQL on Windows: A Beautiful Game

    by Community Contributor on April 25, 2007 01:39pm This morning, a guest blog from Gerardo Narvaja, Senior Sales Engineer from the MySQL User Conference...... In Bryan’s article he used the metaphor calling the coopetition between Microsoft and...
  • Microsoft Penguin Adoption 2007

    by billhilf on April 01, 2007 03:01am Today, in a surprising move, Microsoft is highlighting the key role that community and economic support play in boosting the thriving worldwide penguin ecosystem.  During a keynote that is yet to be scheduled...
  • Systems Manageability – Part 2: Scope, Methodology and Ontology

    by kishi on April 06, 2007 04:14pm In my last blog called “ Why Manageability Matters ” I talked about why we chose to work on “Systems Manageability” as a whole and get a grassroots understanding of it within the context of...
  • Happy Birthday to Port 25! Is Microsoft "Getting" Open Source?

    by jcannon on April 06, 2007 02:45pm Today, and with more retrospect to come on Monday, is our one year anniversary. Todd Ogasawara, with O'Reilly, kicks off the well wishes with a very thoughtful blog on the intersection of commercial and open source...
  • Python, Java, Ruby, Oh My! Silverlight Alpha 1.1 ships with Dynamic Language Support

    by MichaelF on April 30, 2007 04:45pm Mix 07 kicked off today with keynotes from Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie. Amongst announcements regarding media and Silverlight Scott Guthrie announced the release of a cross-platform version of the .NET framework...
  • An Interview with Ruby on Rails Core Team Member: Michael Koziarski

    by anandeep on April 03, 2007 06:49pm Michael Koziarski (a.k.a) Koz is one of the core group of about 12 people who holds the keys to the code repository for the Rails framework (also known as Ruby on Rails). They’re all listed on the Rails core...
  • Talking Ruby and Dynamic Language Support with John Lam

    by MichaelF on April 30, 2007 05:05pm As promised in the first post today, here is the second interview regarding today's announcements regarding Microsoft's Dynamic Language Runtime and Silverlight. In this video Sam sits down with John Lam, who...
  • Gapingvoid on Software Business Strategy...

    by billhilf on April 17, 2007 04:55pm I found this through James titled “ How well does open source currently meet the needs of shareholders and ceo's? ”  It’s interesting to read through both post and comments.  I spend a lot of my day on these...
  • Getting Ready for OSBC

    by MichaelF on April 13, 2007 11:10am May 22nd through the 23rd OSBC, now produced by Infoworld, is being held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  Microsoft is a Silver Level Sponsor this year and we look forward to the discussion and networking...
  • Taking the Heavy Lifting out of Game Development

    by MichaelF on April 13, 2007 09:21pm In this interview Sam sits down with a veteran of the gaming industry, Star Trek Deck Plan Expert and Development Manager for the XNA Community Game Platform : Frank Savage. Sam and Frank discuss his background...
  • One Year

    by billhilf on April 09, 2007 02:09pm When we started Port25 a year ago we certainly had no idea how it would turn out.  The process of creating, launching, and evolving Port25, I believe, has many similarities to an OSS project: small group of motivated...