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  • Blog Post: We're Writing Firefox Plug-ins? Interview with Ian Gilman and Thoughts on 10 Months at Microsoft

    by hjanssen on February 28, 2007 06:06pm When I started working at Microsoft in May of 2006 I wanted to chronicle my adventures here. So my first blog was posted on June 7th 2006 Titled What is a guy like me doing in a place like this , I had every intention writing frequently about my experiences...
  • Blog Post: Barry Wellman, SD Clark Professor of Sociology, on Social Network Analysis and Community

    by Bryan Kirschner on December 15, 2006 01:46pm Web 2.0 . Enterprise 2.0 . Open Source 2.0 . All the latest expectations for major revs of a good chunk of the information technology world seem to be heavily based on excitement about the possibilities for new forms of social networking and collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Bill Hilf interviews Matt Asay at OSCON 2006

    by MichaelF on July 31, 2006 01:33pm Matt Asay, formerly of Novell, now VP of Business Development at Alfresco and co-founder of OSCON took some time out of his busy conference schedule to sit down with Bill for an interview. Matt, author of the AC/OS Blog (Matt Asay on OS) is a vocal supporter...
  • Blog Post: Managing Global Infrastructure Services: Kishi interviews Arne Josefsberg

    by admin on August 30, 2006 01:17pm Kishi Interviews Arne Josefsberg General Manager of Infrastructure Services in Windows Live Operations. He is responsible for the strategy, design and operation of the online infrastructure that forms the foundation for Microsoft’s online businesses. His areas...
  • Blog Post: ServerCore: Where's the GUI?

    by MichaelF on September 29, 2006 07:01pm Sam and Hank spend some time with Iain McDonald and Andrew Mason. In this interview they discuss Windows Server Core a command line controlled installation of Windows Server intended to simplify management and minimize the server installation for the four...
  • Blog Post: Black Hat US 2006: Networking & Heap Manager Updates with the Core Windows Team

    by jcannon on August 02, 2006 12:38pm At this year's Black Hat Security Conference , several engineers on the Windows Networking & Security teams will be presenting <for the first time, ever> on a number of technical topics, ranging from the new improvements made to the reliability &...
  • Blog Post: Taking the Heavy Lifting out of Game Development

    by MichaelF on April 13, 2007 09:21pm In this interview Sam sits down with a veteran of the gaming industry, Star Trek Deck Plan Expert and Development Manager for the XNA Community Game Platform : Frank Savage. Sam and Frank discuss his background and how he ended up at Microsoft as well as the...
  • Blog Post: Tim O'Reilly sits down with Bill Hilf at OSCON2006

    by MichaelF on July 28, 2006 10:09pm While we were at OSCON this week we were fortunate enough to get some time to sit down with Tim O'Reilly. I dare say Tim, author of the O'Reilly Radar , needs no introduction but just in case: Tim is an Open Source Software advocate as well as the Founder and CEO...
  • Blog Post: Wicked Cool Stuff

    by Bryan Kirschner on November 07, 2006 06:51pm I know I’m running a risk of losing focus on the thread I started on analogy and metaphor, but there’ve been too many things popping up in the last couple weeks. In the interest of focus (and maybe good taste) I decided not to follow up There’s...
  • Blog Post: Allison Randal on Participation & Motivation

    by Sam Ramji on October 25, 2007 09:14pm It's taken awhile, but without further delay - we're excited to post Sam's discussion with Allison Randal that took place at this year's OSCON event in Portland, OR. Allison discusses the importance of participation in the open source community and her perspective...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Platform Access to Codeplex Compliments of our Friends at Teamprise

    by MichaelF on March 20, 2007 08:40pm 1/Podcast_3A00_-Accessing-VS-Team-Foundation-Server-from-Mac_2C00_-UNIX-or-Linux-through-Eclipse.aspx" target=_blank mce_href="http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/07/21/Podcast_3A00_-Accessing-VS-Team-Foundation-Server-from-Mac_2C00_-UNIX-or-Linux-through-Eclipse...
  • Blog Post: Python, Java, Ruby, Oh My! Silverlight Alpha 1.1 ships with Dynamic Language Support

    by MichaelF on April 30, 2007 04:45pm Mix 07 kicked off today with keynotes from Ray Ozzie and Scott Guthrie. Amongst announcements regarding media and Silverlight Scott Guthrie announced the release of a cross-platform version of the .NET framework within Silverlight Alpha 1.1. Included is a Dynamic...
  • Blog Post: A Technical Look at ASP.NET AJAX

    by MichaelF on February 02, 2007 06:36pm Following up on our post yesterday here is an interview Sam did with ASP.NET Technical Evangelist: Steve Marx. Steve discusses the three components of ASP.NET AJAX and shows us a demo of the software formerly known as ATLAS running on top of PHP on Linux...
  • Blog Post: Centrify's Paul Moore Fields Questions from the Community

    by jcannon on October 19, 2006 04:40pm Paul Moore sits down with Sam in this podcast, our second go around with Centrify . For those who don't know, Centrify builds software that provides access control and centralized identity management in mixed networks (Yes, this can include Windows, Linux, UNIX...
  • Blog Post: Socialpoint - Socialtext on Sharepoint a conversation with Ross Mayfield

    by Sam Ramji on November 01, 2006 04:15pm I got to spend an hour with Ross Mayfield (founder of Socialtext ) today. We talked about a range of things, from open source calculators ( WikiCalc ) to the future of Sharepoint as a platform for open source development and the shift in Microsoft's approach...
  • Blog Post: Catching up with Sugar CRM: Sam interviews Jacob Taylor

    by MichaelF on November 13, 2006 10:39am While we were in San Jose for Zendcon we had the opportunity to spend some time with Jacob Taylor, CTO of Sugar CRM. As you may remember, Microsoft and Sugar announced a technical collaboration in February focused on improving the experience of deploying and...
  • Blog Post: OSSL Roundtable Answers Your Questions (Part 1 of ?)...

    by MichaelF on January 29, 2007 04:15pm In December, Jamie posted a call for questions in the spirit of Festivus one of our favorite secular non-mainstream holidays (aye, we be talkin like pirates on September 19th too matey). Here is the result, or at least the first part of it. We didn...
  • Blog Post: Decoding Liberation: An interview with Samir Chopra

    by anandeep on March 30, 2007 09:32pm Samir Chopra is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Philosophy and is interested in the intersection of politics...
  • Blog Post: Compute Cluster Server: Sam interviews Ryan Waite to discuss Compute Cluster Server

    by MichaelF on August 18, 2006 11:47am Sam interviews Ryan Waite, Group Program Manager for HPC, who was recently involved in the development and release of Compute Cluster Server . Ryan and Sam discuss how Open Source influenced CCS through the inclusion of Open Source in the product and contributions...
  • Blog Post: Powershell Released: An interview with Architect Jeffrey Snover

    by MichaelF on November 14, 2006 10:13am Today at IT Forum in Barcelona Microsoft announced the release of Powershell a command line shell and scripting language intended to simplify administration and automation for system administration. A couple of weeks ago Jeffrey Snover, Powershell Architect...
  • Blog Post: Sam chats with Bitrock on Open Source Installation and Package Management

    by Sam Ramji on November 09, 2007 06:59pm Sam recently interviewed Daniel Lopez, Founder and CTO and Erica Brescia, CEO of Bitrock from their Spain headquarters. Daniel and Erica discuss their experiences and challenges developing open source applications and launching the BitNami project. BitRock...
  • Blog Post: Open Standards, Open Formats, and Open Source: Bryan Kirschner Interviews Alfonso Fuggetta

    by MichaelF on August 24, 2006 05:47pm Alfonso Fuggetta is a Professor of Software Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in Italy, CEO of CEFRIEL and Faculty Associate for the University of California, Irvine's Institute of Software Research. Among his many activities, Alfonso advises European Policy...
  • Blog Post: Talking Mono with Miguel de Icaza

    by MichaelF on August 11, 2006 09:30am In this, the last of our interviews from the LANG.NET Symposium , Sam sits down with Miguel de Icaza, VP Development Platform at Novell and co-founder of Ximian. Miguel is also responsible for starting two Open Source project you may have heard of: GNOME and...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Identity Management in a Mixed Environment: Hank Interviews Dustin Puryear

    by hjanssen on January 25, 2007 11:50am Whether deploying Windows in a Linux or UNIX environment, or vice versa, identity management can be a challenge. In order to explore this topic, Hank spent some time talking with Dustin Puryear author, consultant, featured speaker at TechX World and owner of...
  • Blog Post: Powershell in Action! Hank interviews Bruce Payette

    by MichaelF on February 08, 2007 11:00pm We get quite a few requests to provide more information about Powershell so Hank and I decided to go straight to the person who just finished writing the book on Powershell: Powershell in Action , Bruce Payette. Bruce was one of the founders of the Powershell...