by Peter Galli on March 18, 2010 10:59am

Stuart McKee, Microsoft's National Technology Officer for the U.S., is set to take the stage at the annual Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco and deliver his keynote, "Microsoft and Open Source: A New Perspective."

In a blog post, McKee says that he will talk about the opportunities for open source applications running on and with Microsoft platforms - from Windows, to SharePoint to Azure - and how increased flexibility and choice for the consumers of these technologies are good for everyone.

"More than ever, we are continuing to improve interoperability with open source products and platforms in addition to working with customers looking to optimize their mixed IT environments. Interoperability is important not only for the business world, but also for state and local governments. That's because the business of government is really about outcomes, regardless of how solutions are created," he says.

Read the full blog post here.