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  • Blog Post: A Perspective on Openness

    by Peter Galli on July 06, 2010 04:47pm Late last week, Jean-Philippe Courtois, the President of Microsoft International, gave a talk titled "A Perspective on Openness" at the Universite du SI in Paris. Jean-Philippe Courtois Courtois' speech explored the various definitions of openness...
  • 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: 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 -...
  • Blog Post: New Open Source Projects Foster Interop with Outlook .pst Data Files

    by Peter Galli on May 24, 2010 12:34pm Microsoft today announced the availability of two new open source projects - the PST Data Structure View Tool and the PST File Format SDK - both of which are available on CodePlex under the Apache 2.0 license. These two new open source tools complement the technical...
  • Blog Post: GroundWork Open Source Joins Microsoft's System Center Alliance

    by Peter Galli on September 24, 2009 08:31am GroundWork Open Source, Inc., a commercial open source company that produces network management software , last week announced the availability of the GroundWork Connector for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The company has also become a member...
  • Blog Post: It's an exciting day for me

    I've been involved with open source software for just shy of 15 years now. During that time I've seen open source software become a fundamental part of technology innovation. It is that technology innovation that has fed me and my family for many years. I like to think I've given back and played a small...
  • Blog Post: Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) – open-source implementation of DMTF CIM/WBEM standards

    Microsoft and The Open Group have announced the release of Open Management Infrastructure (OMI), an open source project to further the development of a production quality implementation of the DMTF CIM and WBEM standards. The Windows Management team has a blog post covering the details of OMI and the...
  • Blog Post: Joining Microsoft's Open Source Effort

    by Mark Stone on March 12, 2009 09:15am "Open source at Microsoft." My friends still find that phrase surprising. Yet for those of us who have worked so long on open source, if we really believe the principles we have espoused, shouldn't this be the expected outcome? In 1994 I did my first...
  • Blog Post: Participating Actively

    by Bryan Kirschner on July 23, 2008 04:39pm Now that we’ve had our first “participate” event in conjunction with OSCON here in Portland, I wanted to share a few thoughts. This was a great experience and a great event—or, really, two consecutive events, the morning case study...
  • 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: Microsoft and Open Source: A New Perspective

    by Peter Galli on March 18, 2010 10:59am Stuart McKee, Microsoft's National Technology Officer for the U.S., is set to take the stage at the annual Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco and deliver his keynote, "Microsoft and Open Source: A New Perspective." In a blog post , McKee...
  • Blog Post: Moonlight 1.0 Hits the Street

    by Peter Galli on February 11, 2009 01:42pm Moonlight 1.0 is now available. Moonlight is an open source project that gives Linux users access to Microsoft Silverlight content, and is available for all major Linux distributions, including openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Fedora, Red Hat, and Ubuntu. This...
  • 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: .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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Full Support for PhoneGap on Windows Phone is Now Complete!

    Congratulations to all the people involved in the PhoneGap community for the recent release of version 1.3 of their HTML5 open source mobile framework! This release includes many new features, and you can find more details here . You may remember that we announced back in Sept that Microsoft was helping...
  • Blog Post: Open Source Day at Microsoft

    by jcannon on April 01, 2008 08:16pm Last Friday, March 28th, 2008 was Microsoft's first company-wide Open Source Day. This was a significant event and milestone in the company's move towards openness and was made freely available to any employee interested in attending. Packed full of panels and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at OSBC 2010

    by Peter Galli on February 16, 2010 10:50am Microsoft is once again a Platinum Level sponsor of the annual Open Source Business Conference , which is being held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on March 17/18. As part of this sponsorship, Stuart McKee , Microsoft's National Technology Officer for...
  • Blog Post: Git now fully supported and integrated into Team Foundation Service

    Here is great news for open source developers: Brian Harry announced today at the Microsoft’s ALM Summit that Git is now fully integrated into Visual Studio as well as the Team Foundation Service , Microsoft’s cloud-powered Application Lifecycle Management tool. Here at Microsoft Open...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Social Mapping App VanGuide Released as Open Source Framework

    by Peter Galli on March 23, 2010 08:25am More good news about Microsoft and Open Source coming out of Canada this week: Microsoft Canada and a Vancouver-based developer, Nitobi, are working together to help make government data more easily accessible and useful for citizens. Nitobi , leveraging...