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  • Blog Post: A Linux Infrastructure Manager's Take on Hyper-V

    by Peter Galli on August 09, 2010 12:15pm As Microsoft continues to broaden and extend its virtualization offerings, I'd like to share with you an email that Gordon McDowall, a Linux Infrastructure manager for Fasthosts Internet Limited, shared with us about his experience with Hyper-V: Hi, my name is...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: GOSCON 2008

    by Bryan Kirschner on October 14, 2008 08:35pm Last year, we sponsored GOSON 2007 , the Government Open Source Conference, and we're sponsoring it again this year. I will also be presenting a keynote address on how Microsoft participates in a world of choice. I'm personally also excited that Brian...
  • Blog Post: An Open Source Network File System Client for Windows

    by Peter Galli on April 22, 2009 01:37pm Microsoft is sponsoring research at the University of Michigan's Center for Information Technology Integration (CITI) to develop an open source Network File System client for Windows. This will enable Windows to better interoperate with this emerging Internet...
  • 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: Virtualizing Free Linux Distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2

    by Peter Galli on August 10, 2009 07:00pm Jason Perlow, a columnist over at ZDNet, has written a comprehensive review on virtualizing free Linux distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2. In his Tech Broiler column, Perlow notes that the updated Hyper-V bare-metal hypervisor virtualization layer in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML): Part 1

    by jcannon on July 23, 2006 08:21pm Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML) Part I: Setting up UML (Special thanks to Dan Simonton for the testing and writing in support of this tech tip) In technical terms, a honeypot performs a function very similar to that of a “honeypot” in the outside world: a sweet...
  • Blog Post: The Intersection of Open Source and the Cloud

    by Sandy Gupta on September 14, 2010 10:30am I was in Beijing this summer to represent Microsoft at the 5th annual Open Source China Open Source World Summit, sponsored by the China Open Source Promotion Union (COPU). Led by conference chairman, Dr. Lu Shouqun, there were a series of 20 minute back-to...
  • Blog Post: ElegantCode Cast Interview

    by Peter Galli on August 17, 2009 08:09am David Starr, a Most Valuable Professional for Visual Studio Team System and who runs ElegantCode Cast, a podcast series off his Website , recently conducted an interview with Sam Ramji and me. It is a comprehensive interview about all things open source at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Linux World Boston 2006

    by admin on April 28, 2006 07:14pm A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to be the first person from Microsoft to keynote a Linux World conference. Although the concept may sound unusual, I’ve been attending Linux World conferences from the start and I have had technical speaking sessions in the past, both...
  • 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: Community Participation

    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...
  • 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: Preview Release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Hits the Streets

    Microsoft's SQL Server team yesterday announced the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux, which allows native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating systems. For customers with native applications on multi-platform, the existing, reliable...
  • 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: Linux Integration Services Version 2.1 Released

    by Peter Galli on July 29, 2010 05:02pm Microsoft hit another milestone today in providing a comprehensive virtualization platform to its customers with the release of the Hyper-V Linux Integration Services for Linux Version 2.1. The news was announced on Microsoft's Virtualization Team Blog , and you...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to the Linux Integration Components

    by hjanssen on July 22, 2009 02:02pm Well, here is blog number two. The initial shock has worn off a bit I hope. The feedback I have received so far has been pretty positive. This really all started in October of 2008 in a meeting with Mike Neil (GM of Hyper-V) and Tom and myself from the Open...
  • Blog Post: Technical Analysis: OpenSSH on Linux using Windows/Kerberos for Authentication

    by jcannon on June 06, 2008 12:35pm Abstract : Secure remote access to UNIX and Linux systems is generally accomplished through SSH. The most frequent implementation of that protocol is OpenSSH, originally written for the OpenBSD project but now ported to a wide variety of platforms. This paper will...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Live Services Plug-in for Moodle Debuts

    by Peter Galli on July 21, 2009 06:15am Today, Microsoft announced the Live Services Plug-in for Moodle, a free download released under the General Public License v2 that integrates Microsoft's Live@edu services such as email, calendar, instant messaging and search directly into the Moodle experience...
  • Blog Post: Technical Analysis: Security Considerations for rdesktop and Windows Terminal Services

    by jcannon on June 17, 2008 02:10pm Abstract : Microsoft Terminal Services provides an important set of functionality for remote administration and centralized application management.  This service allows administrators to log in remotely and with full access to the system. Similarly, users can...
  • 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: Microsoft Presents at Red Hat Summit

    by Brett Shoemaker on July 01, 2010 12:57pm Not only did a few of us spend last week in Boston for Red Hat Summit , but also we presented . Yes, Microsoft presented at Red Hat Summit ... and drew a nice crowd. If you're a regular Port 25 follower, you are likely aware of the ongoing work we have been...