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  • Blog Post: New Open Source Portable Class Library for SQLite

    Microsoft Open Technologies has released an interesting Portable Class Library for SQLite, offering .Net developers a single API for integrating SQLite across Windows Store, Windows Phone and .Net 4.5 apps. The library is released as open source and is available as a NuGet Package (and source code...
  • Blog Post: Open sourcing npm.net, a .NET library for the Node.js package manager (npm)

    Today I’m happy to announce the open source release of the npm.net library. This is the same library that the WebMatrix team used to implement the NPM package discovery feature as explained in Justin’s blog . The library gives developers using managed code access to NPM commands to, for instance...
  • Blog Post: New Interoperability Solutions for SQL Server 2012

    I am excited to share some great news about how we are opening up the SQL Server data platform even further with expanded interoperability support through new tools that allow customers to modernize their infrastructure while maximizing existing investments and extending virtually any data anywhere....
  • Blog Post: Openness Update for Windows Azure

    As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Open Source Communities , I couldn’t be happier to share with you today an update on a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. As we continue to provide incremental improvements to Windows Azure , we remain committed to working with developer...
  • 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: Prototyping Early W3C HTML5 Specifications

    Today we launched the HTML5 Labs Web site, a place where we prototype early and not yet fully stable drafts of specifications developed by the W3C and other standard organizations. These prototypes will help us have informed discussions with developer communities, and give implementation experience...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the WebSockets Prototype

    As we launch our new HTML5 Labs today, this is one of two guest blogs about the first two HTML5 prototypes. It is written by Tomasz Janczuk, a Principal Development Lead in Microsoft’s Business Platform Division. In my blog post from last summer I wrote about a prototype .NET implementation...
  • Blog Post: IndexedDB Prototype Available for Internet Explorer

    As we launch our new HTML5 Labs today, this is one of two guest blogs about the first two HTML5 prototypes. It is written by Pablo Castro, a Principal Architect in Microsoft's Business Platform Division. With the HTML5 wave of features, Web applications will have most of the building blocks required...
  • Blog Post: Voice your opinion on .NET interoperability with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

    Who says Microsoft doesn’t listen? Here is a chance to voice your opinion and make .NET more interoperable and easier to use when dealing with other languages/runtime through Web Services (WS-*). The .NET Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) team is planning its next set of features and...
  • Blog Post: Open Data Protocol (OData) .NET Framework Client Library – Source Code Available under Apache 2.0 license

    Microsoft has just released the source code of the .NET Framework Client Libraries for OData. The source code is under the Apache 2.0 license and available for download on Codeplex: http://odata.codeplex.com From Microsoft’s OData/WCF Data Service Team blog : “ This release represents the OData...
  • Blog Post: PHP with Microsoft’s OGDI via ADO.NET and REST (OData)

    My last post, Microsoft, Interoperability at XML-in-Practice 2009 mentioned a project called Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) which complements Data.gov by providing an SDK that allows you to easily access publicly available government data. It’s a pretty useful tool to quickly build applications...
  • Blog Post: Viewing public government data with Windows Azure and PHP: a cloud interoperability scenario using REST

    This week Microsoft is participating in the first Gov 2.0 Summit produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb in Washington D.C., to explore how technology can enable transparency, collaboration and efficiency in government. Today, we're pleased to present a cloud interoperability scenario which takes...
  • Blog Post: A new bridge for PHP developers to .NET through REST: Toolkit for PHP with ADO.NET Data Services

    [Update - March 16, 2010: the toolkit is now called " OData SDK for PHP ", and "ADO.NET Data Services" is now called "WCF Data Services". Check related posts on OData ] Today, I’m excited to announce that we are releasing a new project that bridges PHP and.NET. More precisely, we are releasing today...
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