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CodePlex: A Year in Review
by Peter Galli on January 26, 2009 06:52pm CodePlex, Microsoft's open source project hosting Web site, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past calendar year. Visits to the Website more than doubled to top 19-million in 2008, while new registered users were up more than 70 percent to over 66,000 and...
26 Jan 2009
Why use downloads as an indicator of OSS success?
by Brett Shoemaker on February 13, 2008 11:31am I continue to be surprised by the amount of weight given to downloads as a metric for OSS success. A topic Matt Asay also touched on recently over at The Open Road . Like Matt, I’m talking OSS at the product or company level (i.e., not OSS projects) and...
13 Feb 2008
by jcannon on December 19, 2007 08:49am I spend a significant amount of my time crisscrossing Microsoft, looking for (and advocating) interesting ways that our research and development teams are adopting open approaches in their work. It’s not terribly difficult - and, in fact, increasingly...
19 Dec 2007
Hank Janssen & John Bocharov: Introduction to SQL Server Driver for PHP (SQLPHP)
by jcannon on November 08, 2007 03:14pm Our own Hank Janssen gives the Channel9 team an update on the work that has been done to provide a native driver to SQL Server for PHP. "SQL Team Says: "The SQL Server Driver for PHP (October 2007) Community Technology Preview (CTP) is designed to enable...
8 Nov 2007
Win a copy of the .NET/J2EE Interoperability Toolkit
by jcannon on October 31, 2007 03:22pm It's been awhile since we've featured any books or authors on Port 25 - you may remember Jeremy Moskowitz on Windows/Linux Integration, and then Linux in a Windows World with Rod Smith. That doesn't mean our library shelves have gone empty though ~ so today...
31 Oct 2007
OSI Submission Update
by jonrosenberg on August 10, 2007 11:45am Just a brief update to my OSCON blog post . Today we started the ball rolling on the submission of our Shared Source licenses to the OSI approval process. We are submitting two licenses, the Microsoft Permissive License (MS-PL) and Microsoft Community...
10 Aug 2007
Justin Steinman and Sam Ramji on the Novell/Microsoft Partnership
by Sam Ramji on August 03, 2007 02:51pm Back in the Spring, Sam Ramji attended an Olliance event entitled, the Open Source Think Tank . It's a smaller gathering, and well attended by nearly 100 or so executives and influential developer-users of open source software. During one of the sessions, Sam...
3 Aug 2007
Hyperic: Java-based Cross-platform Management
by Sam Ramji on June 15, 2007 04:38pm I had the opportunity to sit down with Javier Soltero, CEO of Hyperic last month in San Francisco at the OSBC. We had a great discussion, which I opened bluntly by saying, “You don’t need to tell me about your software; I’ve seen it, my lab team...
15 Jun 2007
by billhilf on May 15, 2007 02:49pm I have strong opinions. Those of you who know me personally know that I am not one to "follow the herd" and that I speak up. However, I need to comment on a recent story where I was quoted. A few folks have emailed or called me about statements...
15 May 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 on the job. Also in there I mentioned Microsoft...
16 Apr 2007
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 individuals, loosely coupled development...
7 Apr 2007
We're Writing Firefox Plug-ins? Interview with Ian Gilman and Thoughts on 10 Months at Microsoft
by hjanssen on February 28, 2007 06:06pm When I started working at Microsoft in May of 2006 I wanted to chronicle my adventures here. So my first blog was posted on June 7th 2006 Titled What is a guy like me doing in a place like this , I had every intention writing frequently about my experiences...
28 Feb 2007
by MichaelF on February 26, 2007 06:47pm Project Name Description License ConferenceXP ConferenceXP is a shared-source research platform developed by Microsoft Research that provides simple, flexible, and extensible conferencing and collaboration using high-bandwidth networks, and the advanced multimedia...
26 Feb 2007
PostgreSQL on Windows: A Primer
by MichaelF on February 22, 2007 06:06pm This paper will cover the installation and initial configuration of PostgreSQL 8.2 on Windows up to a point where a database is created and plpgsql is installed in it. We assume an ability to walk through the install wizard in general, though screens that do...
22 Feb 2007
Conversations are what it's all about...LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit
by anandeep on February 15, 2007 08:18pm I am writing this from the Big Apple. The Linuxworld Open Solutions Summit is in New York and running from February 13th through February 15th. I questioned the wisdom of holding a conference in February on the East coast rather than the milder shores of the...
15 Feb 2007
Port 25 @ LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit
by jcannon on January 23, 2007 02:47pm This February 14-15, 2007, Port 25 will be a sponsor at the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit - one of the largest Linux and open source gatherings on the East Coast. A number of folks from the lab will be attending - myself (Jamie), Michael Francisco, Bryan Kirschner...
23 Jan 2007
by MichaelF on January 15, 2007 02:01pm Back in August we posted a podcast with Praerit Garg regarding the announcement of the Service Modeling Language draft specification put together by Microsoft and a number of other leading technology companies. We wanted to follow-up and provide an update...
15 Jan 2007
Barry Wellman, SD Clark Professor of Sociology, on Social Network Analysis and Community
by Bryan Kirschner on December 15, 2006 01:46pm Web 2.0 . Enterprise 2.0 . Open Source 2.0 . All the latest expectations for major revs of a good chunk of the information technology world seem to be heavily based on excitement about the possibilities for new forms of social networking and collaboration...
15 Dec 2006
Festivus for the Rest of Us
by jcannon on December 13, 2006 06:29pm It’s been an interesting nine months on Port 25. For those keeping track, the endeavors of our lab have taken us to Portland , New York , California , Thailand , Boston and more. We’ve had the chance to speak to some leading minds in the free and commercial...
13 Dec 2006
PSA: Vista RC1 available to the general public
by MichaelF on September 14, 2006 03:15pm We've received numerous inquiries regarding the Windows Vista Beta program so I wanted to make sure anyone subscribed to our RSS feed who also happens to be interested sees this before the program fills up. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/default...
14 Sep 2006
Managing Global Infrastructure Services: Kishi interviews Arne Josefsberg
by admin on August 30, 2006 01:17pm Kishi Interviews Arne Josefsberg General Manager of Infrastructure Services in Windows Live Operations. He is responsible for the strategy, design and operation of the online infrastructure that forms the foundation for Microsoft’s online businesses. His areas...
30 Aug 2006
Bill Hilf interviews Matt Asay at OSCON 2006
by MichaelF on July 31, 2006 01:33pm Matt Asay, formerly of Novell, now VP of Business Development at Alfresco and co-founder of OSCON took some time out of his busy conference schedule to sit down with Bill for an interview. Matt, author of the AC/OS Blog (Matt Asay on OS) is a vocal supporter...
31 Jul 2006
Infrastructure Management and Strategic Design: Part 2 – Driving Network Efficiencies
by admin on June 16, 2006 01:21pm Infrastructure Management and Strategic Design: Part 2 – Driving Network Efficiencies Every computing device in existence today lives and breathes on some sort of a Network. Doesn’t matter if your Home PC is connected to a Cable Modem or if you’re office laptop is part...
16 Jun 2006
Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX Solution Guide
by admin on May 11, 2006 05:36pm Jason Zions pointed us to this newly revised Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX solution guide, still in beta. Description of the Guide and access instructions from Luis Camara Manoel, Program Manager, Collaboration Solutions Team: "The Windows Security...
11 May 2006
Consistency and Standards – an IT Pro’s best bet in crisis
by admin on April 27, 2006 05:27pm Seventeenth Century Philosopher and Author Voltaire wrote “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." This resonates very much with my own thoughts after going through the comments and feedback from my previous blog...
27 Apr 2006
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