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  • Blog Post: Qpid now a Top-Level Apache Project

    by Peter Galli on March 09, 2009 04:35pm In case you missed it, the Apache Software Foundation announced last week that the Qpid project has graduated from the Apache Incubator as a Top-Level Project, which essentially means that the Project's community and products have been well-governed under the...
  • Blog Post: 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 source communities, and our strategy of "architecting...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and ApacheCon 2009

    by Peter Galli on November 03, 2009 01:35pm This week marks the 10 th anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation, which is being celebrated at the annual ApacheCon U.S. event. Microsoft is proud to be a platinum sponsor of both the ASF and ApacheCon 2009 . The Apache community is an important one...
  • Blog Post: Better Windows Development Environments - One project at a Time

    by Mark Stone on April 10, 2009 09:45am Discussions of the PC market usually break down into "desktop" vs. "server", as if these are the only platform categories. However, the developer's dev box -- call it a "workstation" to distinguish it from desktop -- is really a separate...
  • Blog Post: Full Support for PhoneGap on Windows Phone is Now Complete!

    Congratulations to all the people involved in the PhoneGap community for the recent release of version 1.3 of their HTML5 open source mobile framework! This release includes many new features, and you can find more details here . You may remember that we announced back in Sept that Microsoft was helping...
  • Blog Post: The Intersection of Open Source and the Cloud

    by Sandy Gupta on September 14, 2010 10:30am I was in Beijing this summer to represent Microsoft at the 5th annual Open Source China Open Source World Summit, sponsored by the China Open Source Promotion Union (COPU). Led by conference chairman, Dr. Lu Shouqun, there were a series of 20 minute back-to...
  • Blog Post: Open Messaging

    by Sam Ramji on October 24, 2008 06:00am We've been working with a range of open source projects in the last few years, and each one has taught us something - both what to do more of, and what to change. One of the things we've learned in listening to very specific customer needs, is that there is an...
  • Blog Post: A Chat With Apache Software Foundation President Justin Erenkrantz

    by Peter Galli on November 02, 2009 03:01pm This week the Apache Software Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary at its annual U.S. ApacheCon 2009 event in Oakland. As such, I though it would be interesting to chat with ASF President Justin Erenkrantz about the past 10 years and what's still to come...
  • Blog Post: Moving Forward With Eclipse

    by Sandy Gupta on October 27, 2009 08:00pm It is great to see the work that started last year with the Eclipse Foundation at EclipseCon 2008 in Santa Clara, California continues its exciting journey. Today at the Eclipse Summit in Germany, the Interoperability team at Microsoft announced a number of...
  • Blog Post: Migrating PHP Apps to Windows

    by Peter Galli on May 29, 2009 10:32am Microsoft Malaysia is helping sponsor a competition, known as LAMP2WIN, designed to help ensure that PHP applications run well on both Windows and open source platforms. The competition, themed ‘World of Interoperability,' is being organized by PHP.net.my and involves...
  • Blog Post: 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 a lot of great interoperability work and have done...
  • Blog Post: Team Microsoft Sings "Them Incubator Blues" at ApacheCon

    by Peter Galli on November 12, 2009 04:33pm As you probably know, Microsoft was both a sponsor and active participant at ApacheCon 2009 in Oakland, California last week. But what you might not know is that we also showed our lighter, more fun side, when we participated in the Lightning Talks, which were...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at VMworld 2010

    by Peter Galli on August 31, 2010 08:54am Microsoft is participating at VMworld in San Francisco again this week, where we have a booth and where we will be talking about and showing customers how to move to the agile, responsive world of cloud computing and Microsoft's solution, Windows Azure , which...
  • Blog Post: Update: Microsoft, Hadoop and Big Data

    I’m really excited to be able to give you an update on our strategy and product roadmap for Big Data, especially around our embrace of Apache Hadoop as part of our data platform. As you may remember, at the PASS Summit last October we laid out our roadmap for Big Data , with Microsoft Corporate...
  • Blog Post: 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 plays in this. In case you missed it, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Gianugo Rabellino as Senior Director of Open Source Communities

    by Peter Galli on September 13, 2010 05:38pm Jean Paoli, the General Manager for Interoperability Strategy here at Microsoft, has just announced the appointment of a new addition to his team, welcoming Gianugo Rabellino as the Senior Director engaged directly with the broader open source world. "In...
  • Blog Post: 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 exciting new reliable messaging protocol developed...
  • Blog Post: 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, written in C#, allows learning material developed...