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  • Blog Post: Acceptance of Media Source Extensions as W3C Candidate Recommendation will accelerate adoption of dash.js

    Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. welcomes the news that the Media Source Extensions (MSE) specification has moved to Candidate Recommendation (CR) at the W3C. Media Source Extensions allow JavaScript to manage media buffers directly. This is a critical step towards broad adoption of the...
  • Blog Post: MS Open Tech early contributor to open source dash.js community to accelerate advanced video streaming through MPEG-DASH standard

    MPEG-DASH is key to the future of online video as it is the latest ISO standard for Internet streaming. Over 75% of surveyed European broadcasters are planning to adopt the standard by the middle of 2014. To accelerate this new media technology, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) recently...
  • Blog Post: W3C Pointer Events Gains Further Web Momentum with Patch For Mozilla Firefox

    Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., (MS Open Tech) has made another contribution towards interoperable support for Pointer Events across Web platforms by publishing an early open source prototype of the W3C Pointer Events Candidate Recommendation for Mozilla Firefox. This patch contribution advances the...
  • Blog Post: W3C Pointer Events Gains Momentum Within Web Communities

    MS Open Tech Announces Intent to Implement in Blink While Continuing WebKit Implementation From: Asir Vedamuthu Selvasingh, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Adalberto Foresti, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. The W3C Pointer Events emerging...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Donates JavaScript Materials to Web Platform Docs

    We’d like to highlight a pleasant spring surprise from our Microsoft colleague Eliot Graff who this week has informed the tech community that Microsoft is proving additional content to the Webplatform.org project by donating over 400 pages of JavaScript reference materials. Microsoft Open Technologies...
  • Blog Post: jQuery Adds Support for Windows Store Apps, Creates New Opportunities for JavaScript Open Source Developers

    The popular open source JavaScript Web framework jQuery is adding full support for Windows Store applications in the upcoming v2.0 release , thanks to recent contributions from appendTo with technical support from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech). Considering the opportunity Windows Store...
  • Blog Post: Breaking news: HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specification’s definition is complete!

    Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. This means that the specifications are feature complete : no new features will be added to the final HTML 5.0 or the...
  • Blog Post: W3C’s Web Platform Docs – Your “Go To” for All Things Web Development

    From: Jean Paoli, President, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Michael Champion, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. We are thrilled to share the news that the W3C announced the alpha release of Web Platform Docs . Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia...
  • Blog Post: How to make your site faster: use web standards!

    Justin Garret from the IE team published a post on the Exploring IE blog late last week that explains how web standards not only help reduce the cost of development and the complexity of testing across browsers and devices, but also achieves noticeable performance benefits. Justin’s post describes...
  • Blog Post: BuildNewGames.com to help developers write cross-browser code

    BuildNewGames.com , a new site to make building web games easier for developers using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, is now live! Along with a new partnership with Bocoup , Microsoft announced @ JSConf the launch of this new site . You can read the post from Justin Garret, Senior Product Manager in...
  • Blog Post: Speed and Mobility: An Approach for HTTP 2.0 to Make Mobile Apps and the Web Faster

    This week begins face to face meetings at the IETF on how to approach HTTP 2.0 and improve the Internet. How the industry moves forward together on the next version of HTTP – how every application and service on the web communicates today – can positively impact user experience, operational...
  • 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: HTML5 Labs Prototype Update for W3C Media Capture API

    Today, the Internet Explorer blog posted an interesting update of an HTML5Labs prototype of the W3C Media Capture API . A usable and standardized API for media capture means Web sites and apps will be able to access these features in a common way across all browsers in the future. You can read...
  • Blog Post: jQuery Mobile Open Source Framework Support for Windows Phone

    Hello web and mobile developers! As you probably noticed, jQuery Mobile version 1.0 was announced this week . We are pleased to use this exciting occasion to reinforce our commitment to supporting popular open source mobile frameworks. Of the most recent activities, I want to highlight the work...
  • Blog Post: Site Ready WebSockets

    Today the Internet Explorer blog has a post on site ready Web Sockets, which talks about how WebSockets technology has made significant progress over the last nine months and how the Web gets richer and developers are more creative when sites and services can communicate and send notifications in real...
  • Blog Post: PhoneGap mobile HTML5 framework adding support for Windows Phone Mango

    [Cross posted from the Windows Phone Developer Blog ] We’re very excited to join Nitobi to announce availability of a PhoneGap beta supporting Windows Phone Mango. This new option to build applications targeting Windows Phone gives more choices to developers. In particular, Web developers will...
  • Blog Post: The WebSockets Prototype Gets Another Update

    We have just updated the WebSockets prototype on our HTML5 Labs site , bringing the implementation in line with the recently released IETF WebSockets 09 Protocol Specification . This latest release updates both the server and client prototype implementations based on the IETF 09 specification, and...
  • Blog Post: New Media Capture Audio Prototype Released

    As we announced in April, we have been working hard on developing a prototype to cover the Media Capture API , a draft specification that defines HTML form enhancements to provide access to the audio, image and video capture capabilities of a device. As such, I am delighted to be able to announce...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Spec Hits Last Call Status

    Late yesterday the W3C’s HTML Working Group announced that the HTML5 specification has reached Last Call status. Last Call is the point at which W3C thinks the group’s work has reached a point of reasonable stability. Last Call is also essentially a call for all communities to confirm...
  • Blog Post: New WebSockets Update Continues to Interoperate with Firefox, Eclipse's Jetty

    The WebSockets prototype has been updated on our HTML5 Labs site, bringing the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 07 Protocol Specification . This latest release updates both the server and client prototype implementations based on 07 specification. The majority of the changes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft + Joomla! at J and Beyond 2011

    It is not that often that we have the chance to visit a medieval abbey in Europe…but that is exactly what we are doing this May: we are sponsoring and attending J and Beyond , a major Joomla! event that will take place on the Rolduc Abbey in the Netherlands on May 6-8 2011. Besides being thrilled...
  • Blog Post: FileAPI Prototype Added to HTML5 Labs, More Prototypes Coming

    Last December, when we launched HTML5 Labs , the place where Microsoft shares prototypes of early and unstable standards, we committed to regularly update these prototypes and add additional prototypes based on what will most help with the testing of the specifications. Ongoing Prototype Updates,...
  • Blog Post: MIX Session Announcement: “Hot from the Labs: HTML5 WebSockets”

    Another year, another 72-hour conversation.  MIX is taking place in Las Vegas April 12-15.  If you are not familiar with MIX, it is “…a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. Sessions range...
  • Blog Post: Latest WebSockets Release Interoperates with Firefox, Eclipse's Jetty

    We have updated the WebSockets prototype on our HTML5 Labs site, which brings the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 06 Protocol Specification . We have extended our interoperability testing so that now, along with LibWebSockets , we tested interoperability with Jetty , an...
  • Blog Post: The WebSockets Prototype Gets Another Update

    As we continue to move forward with updating the prototypes on our HTML5 Labs site as quickly as possible, I am happy to tell you that we have once again updated the WebSockets prototype, a move that brings the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 05 Protocol Specification . ...
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