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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
Announcing one more way Microsoft will engage with the open source and standards communities
In case you missed it, I just wanted to flag this blog from Jean Paoli: I am really excited to be able to share with you today that Microsoft has announced a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., to advance the company’s investment in openness – including...
12 Apr 2012
ASP.NET, Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages Open Sourced
More Open Source goodness from Microsoft today, with the announcement that we are open sourcing ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Web Pages v2 (Razor) - all with contributions - under the Apache 2.0 license. You can find the source on CodePlex , and all the details on Scott Guthrie's blog ....
28 Mar 2012
CodePlex now Supports Git
Great news for our CodePlex community: CodePlex now supports Git! Git has been one of the top rated requests from the CodePlex community for some time, and giving CodePlex users what they ask for and supporting their open source efforts has always been important to us. And the goodness continues...
22 Mar 2012
Open Source Plug-in Integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle
As you know, educational institutions across the globe face the challenge of trying to meet accelerating technology demands with limited budgets. That is why I am really pleased to report that, today, Moodlerooms has released an open source plug-in that integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle, the...
23 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
Open Source OData Library for Objective-C Project Moves to Outercurve Foundation
As Microsoft continues to deliver on its commitment to Interoperability, I have good news on the Open Source Software front: today, the OData Library for Objective-C project was submitted to the Outercurve Foundation’s Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability gallery. This means that OData4ObjC...
20 Dec 2011
SQL Database Federations: Enhancing SQL to enable Data Sharding for Scalability in the Cloud
I am thrilled to announce the availability of a new specification called SQL Database Federations , which describes additional SQL capabilities that enable data sharding (horizontal partitioning of data) for scalability in the cloud. The specification has been released under the Microsoft Open Specification...
12 Dec 2011
I'm heading off to Paris this weekend to participate in the annual Open Source Think Tank and Open World Forum events held in that wonderful city next week. I'm really looking forward to chatting with all those folk interested in this space, from enthusiasts to developers and end users. I will...
17 Sep 2011
Expanding Interoperability to Community Linux
Microsoft announced today that, with immediate effect, it will support Windows Server2008 R2 Hyper-V running CentOS, a popular Linux distribution for hosters. "This development enables our hosting partners to consolidate their mixed Windows and Linux infrastructure on Windows Server Hyper-V; reducing...
16 May 2011
The .Net Gadgeteer Goes Open Source
Today Microsoft Open Sourced the reference designs to the .Net Gadgeteer , a rapid prototyping, education/hobbyist kit built on the .NET Micro Framework. T he .Net Gadgeteer team has spent the past few months redesigning and re-implementing the kit to ensure that the architecture will work with the...
2 May 2011
.NET Rocks! Chats with Jean Paoli
For those of you who love .Net and have an interest in Web standards and Interoperability at Microsoft, then listening to the interview with Jean Paoli, the General Manager of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft, with .NET Rocks!, is a must. .NET Rocks! is an internet audio talk show for those...
24 Mar 2011
Greater Interoperability for Windows Customers With HTML5 Video
by Claudio Caldato on February 02, 2011 06:05am Google recently announced that its Chrome web browser will stop supporting the H.264 video format. At Microsoft we respect that Windows customers want the best experience of the web including the ability to enjoy the widest range of content available on...
2 Feb 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
Open Source Cloud Collaboration
by Peter Galli on October 22, 2010 08:00am Microsoft today announced a partnership with Cloud.com to provide support for our Windows Server Hyper-V virtualization stack to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. In order to get more information on this partnership, I asked Ted...
22 Oct 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
The Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit
by Peter Galli on April 23, 2009 09:00am A lot has been written by the press and blogosphere since the Linux Foundation's annual Collaboration Summit was held earlier this month, particularly about the panel that included Microsoft's Sam Ramji, Sun Microsystems' Ian Murdock, and Linux Foundation executive...
23 Apr 2009
Integrate Your IT Environment
by Peter Galli on April 02, 2009 04:41pm Microsoft is embarking on a 15-city road show to help customers learn more about available solutions that may address their unique interoperability needs. This is just another of the many ways Microsoft continues to respond to customers working in heterogeneous...
2 Apr 2009
Microsoft, Red Hat to Offer Joint Technical Support
by Peter Galli on February 16, 2009 10:30am Microsoft and Red Hat announced this morning that they have recently signed agreements to test and validate their server operating systems running on one another's hypervisors. This is deeply significant as it means that customers will be able to confidently...
16 Feb 2009
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 many technologies under open licenses and working...
7 Nov 2008
by Peter Galli on October 24, 2008 05:03pm Getting external feedback is always a good thing, and something that Microsoft has been trying to do a lot more of, particularly with regard to its focus on openness and interoperability with various open source communities. So it was with great interest that...
24 Oct 2008
Dominic Sartorio on SpikeSource and Open Source Interoperability
by Community Contributor on February 27, 2008 08:33pm First, many thanks to Microsoft’s Port 25 Team for the opportunity to post today! Today SpikeSource announced the availability of five additional PHP-based applications on the Windows Server 2008 platform. Gallery, Mantis, Moodle, PhpBB...
27 Feb 2008
A Brief History of Open at Microsoft
by Sam Ramji on February 22, 2008 02:06pm Four years ago, we started the Linux Lab at Microsoft. Two years ago, we established the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft. One year ago, we initiated the Linux Interoperability Lab at Microsoft. Yesterday, we announced the broadest change to the way the...
22 Feb 2008
Microsoft-Novell Interoperability Lab – Sneak Peek
by Sam Ramji on February 14, 2007 11:06am Based on the email I received I would say that many Port 25 readers noticed my post last week on job openings in my new lab. Thank you for your positive responses (and especially the resume submissions)! Brad Cutler, my counterpart at Novell, has...
14 Feb 2007
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