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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 ....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript: an open and interoperable language

    Today Microsoft announced the release of the TypeScript preview , a new open and interoperable language for application scale JavaScript development. The TypeScript compiler is available as open source on CodePlex . TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript...
  • Blog Post: 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...