November, 2008

  • Open Source Highlights at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference

    by hanrahat on November 04, 2008 11:32am At last week's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, product previews and announcements, particularly of Windows Azure , Windows 7 and Visual Studio Team System 2010, generated a lot of buzz. ...
  • Open Source Interoperability Projects

    by Jean Paoli on November 07, 2008 01:21am Interoperability has always been a focus area at Microsoft. Being a platform company, Microsoft has engaged in interoperability at many levels - product features, participation in standardization bodies, publishing...
  • Berkman Lunch: Open Source at Microsoft - Opportunity or Threat?

    by Bryan Kirschner on November 24, 2008 02:47pm I was recently at Harvard for two events.  The first, which I'll talk about in this blog, was part of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard lunch series. Mario Madden and I were invited...
  • struct.new("future", :open, :microsoft)

    by Sam Ramji on November 06, 2008 02:49am I delivered the keynote at ApacheCon in New Orleans today, where I talked about some of the new milestones we have chalked up on the journey inside Microsoft towards greater participation and growth with open...
  • ApacheCon and the Stonehenge Proposal

    by Kamaljit Bath on November 10, 2008 03:24pm This is Kamaljit Bath, and I am in the Big Easy to experience my first Apache Conference ! I am a Principal Program Manager in the Interoperability Technical Strategy Team at Microsoft. We have been doing...
  • Two Years and Counting….

    by Peter Galli on November 18, 2008 10:16pm It is two years this month since Microsoft and Novell struck their ground-breaking technical collaboration agreement , a move that has effectively ensured greater interoperability between Windows Server and...
  • Finally... dive-into-the-deep participation!

    by anandeep on November 07, 2008 10:54am Whenever people get to know that I work in the Open Source Lab at Microsoft, there are a few knee jerk questions they always have. The most common one is: "Microsoft has an Open Source Lab?", while another...
  • A New Appreciation for Open Source in India - and Our Role in it.

    by anandeep on November 29, 2008 05:55pm As I stated in my last blog,  I am attending the premier Indian Open Source conference, FOSS.IN , in Bangalore.   This conference had some very technical talks (which I will also blog about) but...
  • BizSpark Program Targets Startups

    by Peter Galli on November 04, 2008 03:49pm The extremely popular and well attended Web 2.0 Summit starts in San Francisco today, where Microsoft officially launched its global BizSpark program, designed to help startups grow into successful businesses...
  • Sun to Distribute the MSN Toolbar

    by Peter Galli on November 10, 2008 04:55pm Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have signed a search distribution deal under which the MSN Toolbar, which is powered by Microsoft Live Search, will be available to U.S.-based Internet Explorer users when they...
  • FOSS in India

    by anandeep on November 25, 2008 01:47pm I am writing this during lunch at FOSS.IN , the most prominent Open Source conference for developers and FOSS advocates in India.  FOSS.IN is in Bangalore, which is where I graduated high school.  That...
  • Network Monitor to Open Source Parsers on CodePlex

    by Paul Long on November 07, 2008 10:49am Today I am excited to announce that the development of protocol parsers for Microsoft Network Monitor is moving into an open source model, hosted on CodePlex . This site will host development of parsers for...