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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
TypeScript: an open and interoperable language
1 Oct 2012
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
FreeBSD to run as a first-class guest on Windows Server Hyper-V
Today, at BSDCan 2012 , Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced upcoming native support for FreeBSD support on Windows Server Hyper-V. This move continues our commitment to extend support across platforms to the Windows Server Hyper-V solution, making it easier for more customers to realize...
11 May 2012
Here’s to the first release from MS Open Tech: Redis on Windows
The past few weeks have been very busy in our offices as we announced the creation of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc . Now that the dust has settled it’s time for us to resume our regular cadence in releasing code, and we are happy to share with you the very first deliverable from our new company...
26 Apr 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
New Interoperability Solutions for SQL Server 2012
I am excited to share some great news about how we are opening up the SQL Server data platform even further with expanded interoperability support through new tools that allow customers to modernize their infrastructure while maximizing existing investments and extending virtually any data anywhere....
22 Mar 2012
Facebook C# SDK submitted to the Outercurve Foundation
I am pleased to announce another open source milestone as we continue to deliver on our commitment to Interoperability: today, the Facebook C# SDK was submitted to the Outercurve Foundation’s Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability gallery. This project is a set of libraries that enables...
20 Mar 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's CQRS Journey Project to Take Community Contributions
My colleague Grigori Melnik has a great blog post about the CQRS Journey project, which aims to deliver the source code for a complete, working reference implementation (an end-to-end sample app) that illustrates the key concepts, patterns, and approaches related to Command Query Responsibility Segregation...
24 Feb 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
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
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