In collaboration with the Eclipse Foundation and the broader open source community, Microsoft has improved interoperability between the Eclipse and Windows platforms.
As a sponsor at the annual European Eclipse summit in Ludwigsburg, Microsoft announced this week new interoperability solutions across three major products that will make it easier for developers to create and deploy a mix of Microsoft and open source technologies. These new solutions will help developers using the Eclipse platform to take advantage of the new features in Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, and enable cross-platform interoperability with Windows Azure and Microsoft Silverlight.
Don Syme, Microsoft Research, delivered a keynote speech by and Vijay Rajagopalan, principal architect, Microsoft Interoperability Strategy team led technical sessions.
As part of an ongoing initiative to make its products more open, Microsoft is working with open source companies on several projects designed to foster interoperability and make Eclipse a first-class tool on the Microsoft platform.
Specifically, the new interoperability solutions that will help developers using the Eclipse platform to take advantage of the new features in Microsoft Windows 7 Window Server 2008 R2, and reinforce Java and PHP interoperability with Windows Azure and Microsoft Silverlight.
The projects will provide greater choice and opportunities for developers working in heterogeneous computing environments and who use a mix of Microsoft and open source technologies and include:
Because today’s IT environment reflects multiple systems and standards, the technology industry must collaborate to help our customers excel. Microsoft is changing to be more open – more open in engineering, collaboration and access to Microsoft intellectual property (IP) – and in building bridges between Microsoft technologies and other software providers to help connect disparate people, data and systems.
Microsoft’s approach to openness spans collaboration, developer resources, industry standards participation and products.
Additional technical details on each of the projects can be found in a post on the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/interoperability/.
The full press release, with additional details on availability, is published to Microsoft PressPass at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/oct09/10-28eclipsepr.mspx.