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VM Depot repository off to a flying start
It's been just one month since Microsoft Open Technologies announced the early preview of VM Depot, a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images. Today we are proud to announce that the community has rallied to our call and already produced over 100 images. We are thrilled at the...
11 Feb 2013
A New Milestone For Openness On Windows Azure
Today Bill Laing, Corporate VP for Server and Cloud, announced a very important set of Windows Azure updates. With these new updates, Windows Azure is more than ever an open and easy platform to build and run applications in the cloud, and the place to be for developers who want to have choice and flexibility...
6 Jun 2012
OSBC 2012: Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud
At the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco today, Sandy Gupta, the General Manager for Microsoft’s Open Solutions Group, along with Alan Clark, Director of New Initiatives and Emerging Standards for Open Source at SUSE, announced the release of a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management...
21 May 2012
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...
28 Feb 2012
SAG Awards Drupal Website Moves to Windows Azure
The success of the recent Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony was buoyed by the move of its Drupal-based website hosted on internal Linux servers to one hosted on Windows Azure . The SAG Awards site is a highly visible, high-traffic website running on Drupal. Hosting it on Azure provides a scalable...
24 Feb 2012
Microsoft at Node Summit
We are excited to be attending and participating at Node Summit in San Francisco this week. Among those Microsoft staffers on site are Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie - who participated on a panel about Platform as a Service this morning and also gave a keynote address -...
24 Jan 2012
Windows Azure Libraries for Java Available, including support for Service Bus
Good news for all you Java developers out there: I am happy to share with you the availability of Windows Azure libraries for Java that provide Java-based access to the functionality exposed via the REST API in Windows Azure Service Bus . You can download the Windows Azure libraries for Java from...
9 Jan 2012
GigaSpaces shows Java + Windows Azure
Today Microsoft is hosting the Learn Windows Azure broadcast event to demonstrate how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows Azure. Senior Microsoft executives like Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, Mark Russinovich and others will show how easy it is to build scalable cloud applications using...
13 Dec 2011
Openness Update for Windows Azure
As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Open Source Communities , I couldn’t be happier to share with you today an update on a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. As we continue to provide incremental improvements to Windows Azure , we remain committed to working with developer...
12 Dec 2011
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...
12 Oct 2011
Windows Azure Supports NIST Use Cases using Java
We've been participating in creating a roadmap for adoption of cloud computing throughout the federal government, with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) , an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce , and the United States first federal physical science research laboratory....
1 Jul 2011
Latest WebSockets Release Interoperates with Firefox, Eclipse's Jetty
by Peter Galli on March 11, 2011 01:23pm Today the Interoperability team here at Microsoft updated the the WebSockets prototype on our HTML5 Labs site , which brings the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 06 Protocol Specification . We have extended our interoperability...
11 Mar 2011
Zend Framework 1.11, With Simple Cloud API, Released
by Peter Galli on November 02, 2010 08:30am At the annual ZendCon 2010 in Santa Clara, CA today, Zend Technologies announced general availability of Zend Framework 1.11, the latest release of its PHP application framework, which adds support for mobile application development and now includes the open...
2 Nov 2010
CTP of Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse/PHP Ships
by Peter Galli on October 12, 2010 02:35pm The Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team is shipping a new Community Technology Preview of the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP , which gives PHP developers using Eclipse the tools they need to create and deploy web applications targeting...
12 Oct 2010
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...
31 Aug 2010
How to Run Java Apps in Windows Azure
by Peter Galli on June 01, 2010 07:59pm For those of you interested in Windows Azure , an open platform on which applications written in .NET, PHP, or Java can run, the Windows Azure team has just posted a new video to MSDN on how to create and run a Java application in Windows Azure. In the video ,...
1 Jun 2010
New WordPress Plugin Leverages the Azure Storage Service
by Peter Galli on May 21, 2010 02:02pm The good work on the Interoperability front continues with today's release of a WordPress plugin that enables WordPress to use Windows Azure Storage Service to host media for a WordPress-powered blog. This plugin was developed directly by Microsoft's Interoperability...
21 May 2010
Deeper Integration with phpBB
by Peter Galli on May 10, 2010 11:38am More good news on the Interoperability front: the new phpBB release is now available for installation from the Windows Web Application Gallery and Web Platform Installer (Web PI) for Windows, IIS and SQL Server. Version 3.0.7-PL1 of phpBB takes advantage of a number...
10 May 2010
Miami 311: Built on Windows Azure
by Stuart McKee on March 04, 2010 07:45am It's no understatement to say that governments today are stressed to deliver more with much less. One difference with the private sector is the government's ‘inverse' relationship to the economy - the ‘worse' it gets, the more demand for services rises ... tax...
4 Mar 2010
Zend Framework 1.10 Adds Support for Windows Azure
by Peter Galli on January 28, 2010 05:12pm Zend Technologies today released the Zend Framework 1.10, the latest version of its open source PHP web application framework, which includes support for Windows Azure cloud services - a project that was started last year when Microsoft announced the Windows...
28 Jan 2010
Edmonton Using Microsoft's Open Government Data Initiative Solution
by Peter Galli on January 14, 2010 01:16pm The Canadian City of Edmonton has become the first North American city to use Microsoft's Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) solution, and is working with the company to develop the region's first public open data catalogue , an online site that will give...
14 Jan 2010
PDC 2009: Availability of the Windows Azure Platform
by Peter Galli on November 17, 2009 12:14pm Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect, used the company's annual Professional Developers Conference here in Los Angeles to announce the availability of the Windows Azure platform . That platform consists of Windows Azure, the operating system as-a...
17 Nov 2009
The Saper Law Open Source Symposium
by Brian Gorbett on February 19, 2009 01:12pm Hi, this is Brian Gorbett and I am an Architect in Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism group. This week I had the privilege to speak on a panel at the Saper Law Open Source Symposium in Chicago. At first, one might be tempted to call this a major...
19 Feb 2009
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. Throughout the week, an important undercurrent to...
4 Nov 2008
Developers, developers, developers…
by Peter Galli on October 27, 2008 05:50pm It's all about developers, all the time - well, at least for the next week here in Los Angeles at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference. The first day of the show started off with an opening keynote by Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie, who welcomed...
27 Oct 2008
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