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  • Blog Post: Eclipse Revisited - this time Windows 7

    Back in February we posted about Eclipse support for SIlverlight , and this week we announced a major milestone to tune Eclipse for WIndows 7. We're working with Tasktop technology to drive the project which will consist of developing updates to the Eclipse IDE that will incorporate new features available...
  • Blog Post: GPL v2 double play

    A couple of great milestones this week related to code contribution. Yesterday (perhaps the shot heard around the world in terms of software interoperability), Microsoft, for the first time, released code - some 22K lines - to the Linux community for inclusion in the Linux kernel (nothing more on this...
  • Blog Post: Interop Roadshow Series

    Over the past few months, I, and several colleagues, hosted a number of CIO roundtables around the country for the Microsoft-Novell interoperability partnership . Here’s a video clip we pulled together…I’ve posted a full set over at our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/moreinterop . Check...
  • Blog Post: Heterogeneous Virtualization Revisited.

    I get a lot of questions about this, so I thought I would post a short clip that walks through Microsoft's virtualization project with Novell. This can also be viewed at moreinterop.com/hyperv . This link will open a new window: http://www.moreinterop.com/HyperV/video.html .
  • Blog Post: More on Microsoft Office 2007 SP2...this time from the ODF community

    Just a few days ago, I wrote about the native ODF support in Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 . I use it everyday with my Novell colleagues and it makes our work go very smoothly (yes, they translate our docs sometimes, too!) At any rate, I was pleased to see this brief paper over at Patrick Durusau's blog...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Sun release white paper on interoperability via SAML federation standard

    I'm reading this over the weekend and wanted to pass it along. Sun and Microsoft have released a white paper outlining how they are incorporating the SAML federation standard in their respective access management solutions. For more on SAML click here . For details on Microsoft's 'Geneva' project, check...
  • Blog Post: PHP SDK for Windows Azure

    Check it out - http://blogs.msdn.com/interoperability/archive/2009/05/13/announcing-php-sdk-for-windows-azure-and-much-more.aspx
  • Blog Post: Virtualization with Hyper-V and Platespin

    Upcoming eSeminar from Ziff Davis featuring Microsoft and Novell. Register here - http://www.eseminarslive.com/c/a/Virtualization/Microsoft052709/
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 fostering Interop for doc formats

    ...I actually got to share this with a customer last week. I attended a CIO Forum and was asked about compatibility between Microsoft Office and Open Office - his IT staff needed to share work-related files with a partner who used OO. He was pleasantly surprised to know that we had built in support for...
  • Blog Post: PHP + SQL Server 2008

    I just pulled down the cumulative update for the SQL Server Driver for PHP (April 09 edition) . For those of you who read my walk through for PHP connectivity to SQL Server 2005 , the driver also supports SQL Server 2008. All steps are the same as my original walk through with the addition of a new dll...
  • Blog Post: moonlight 1.0

    The much awaited Silverlight plug-in for Linux (aka 'Moonlight') operating systems was released by Novell yesterday. Read the MSN article here , see the press release here , and finally - if applicable - download the plug-in here .
  • Blog Post: dell.com/interop

    I'm excited to share that Dell just launched their solutions portal for hardware and service offerings that support the Microsoft-Novell Interoperability partnership. Briefly, as part of Dell's own efforts to help customers reduce complexity and improve performance in the data center, customers can purchase...
  • Blog Post: Driving Interactive Mobility with Microsoft Tag

    If you work with documents, images, blogs, or other digital information, you are probably familiar with tagging. Keywords, or meta data, can be used to describe the information in question (a file, unstructured data, etc) which later helps indexing and searching. The following is a slightly different...
  • Blog Post: Eclipse for Silverlight

    For those of you following the Novell partnership, you know that we have been working on a plug-in that enables Linux users to consume Silverlight media. Here is a related project around Silverlight interoperability for Eclipse posted by JC Cimetiere on the Microsoft Interoperability Blog . Briefly this...
  • Blog Post: Interop Events - Virtualization and Systems Management to drive Operational Efficiency and Reduce Costs

    If you're in the Tampa, FL, Dallas, TX or Chapel Hill, NC areas we want to bring this to your attention. My team is hosting an interop event with Novell focused on mixed-source virtualization and systems management. The emphasis is how to leverage our projects to reduce costs and complexity in the data...
  • Blog Post: Novell: 2nd Year Anniversary Interop Write Up

    Happy new year everyone! A quick cross-link over to Microsoft's interop site for a summary write up of our 2 year anniversary. It's a quick read and great reference if anyone wants to know more about our progress to date. We've embedded an overview video as well (warning 10 minutes), but also a great...
  • Blog Post: Novell: 2nd year anniversary announcement and webinar

    Following my last post, we're hosting another Ziff webinar tomorrow at 11:00 AM EST. Drop in if you can. I'm going to present with Josh Dorfman from Novell to discuss progress of the partnership as well as some new initiatives that were noted this morning in our two year anniversary announcement. The...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: data center agility through mixed source virtualization

    For those of you interested in heterogeneous virtualization between Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, I am posting a registration link for an 'on demand' audiocast we produced yesterday morning. Our presenters, Jose Thomas from Microsoft and Frank Rego from Novell...
  • Blog Post: Novell Update: Partners leverage virtualization solutions

    Yesterday, Microsoft and Novell announced another milestone for their interoperability partnership that dovetailed with Microsoft's Hyper-V launch on September 8th. In short, we are making available, through partners, a combined offering with SUSE Linux as an optimized guest on Hyper-V. The technical...
  • Blog Post: Novell Update: New investments to expand partnership

    As this is my primary interoperability project these days, I thought I would provide some insight into our latest announcement with Novell from earlier this morning (see presspass article here ). The first nineteen months of our partnership have yielded some excellent results in terms of IP collaboration...
  • Blog Post: New Technology Lab in Cape Town fosters Interop

    Great news from Cape Town - It looks like the local MS team has launched a Microsoft Technology Center (we say MTC) focused specifically on interoperability - it's the third lab in their Bandwidth Barn incubator . Having travelled to a number of countries to work with local teams, I am amazed at how...
  • Blog Post: Trying out SQL Server 2005 drivers for PHP

    Per my last post, I thought I would check out the new PHP drivers for SQL Server 2005 . From an interoperability perspective, this is really interesting for me. I 'cut my teeth' writing web applications early in my career which started on ASP (and Vsual Interdev) then moved to .NET. Over the years, in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Novell Celebrate one year of progress and bring accessibility to the forefront of collaboration

    I volunteered at a local hospice for a few years while I was in school. During that time, in addition to some administrative support at the main office, I spent a significant amount of time with a young teenager who had been diagnosed with Duchenne ’s muscular dystrophy. The young man with whom I spent...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability, Choice, and Open XML

    This morning Microsoft released a letter outlining its position and intent to foster interoperability with the Open XML file format (a recently passed ECMA international standard) and also raised concerns about competitor activity to interfere with our current ISO standardization process. The letter...
  • Blog Post: The connected experience and a bit on how we got here...

    I hate that I missed Bill's keynote at CES, but this article provides a solid recap of some interesting philosophy on the future of technology and how we use it to drive the connected experience. Coming from the wireless space, I am very comfortable with the idea of a ubiquitous computing infrastructure...
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