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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: Discussing Microsoft’s Openness at Linux Tag

    LinuxTag is the leading meeting place for Linux and open source in Europe. Held in Berlin last week it was the place to learn about new innovations and trends, as well as to connect with core expertise for professional users, decision makers, developers, beginners and of course the community. I was lucky...
  • Blog Post: //build/ today with open source frameworks on Windows Phone 8

    Added support for Windows Phone 8 in Apache Cordova, Sencha Touch, Cocos2D, Ogre3D and other open source frameworks. The cool news for developers keeps on rolling at //build/ 2012. We’re thrilled to relay the announcements from a broad range of open source communities that their support for...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability Goodness at TechEd 2012

    I know there was a flurry of news at the recent TechEd 2012 conference in Orlando, so I wanted to point you to a piece of Interoperability goodness that might have gone unnoticed in the mix: the release of the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) OVF Export/Import tool. I recently...
  • Blog Post: Eclipse Plugin for Java Developers on Windows Azure

    I’m pleased to announce the availability of the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java (by Microsoft Open Technologies), June 2012 CTP . This has been the most ambitious and technically complex update we’ve had, focusing on improving the ease of creating projects, deploying apps to...
  • Blog Post: Gigaspaces Working with MS Open Tech on Java Tools for Windows Azure

    We’re pleased to announce that GigaSpaces Technologies Ltd , an established leader in helping enterprises move their Java applications to the cloud, has joined Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. and Persistent Systems Ltd. in the the development work behind the latest version of the Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Here’s to the first release from MS Open Tech: Redis on Windows

    The past few weeks have been very busy in our offices as we announced the creation of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc . Now that the dust has settled it’s time for us to resume our regular cadence in releasing code, and we are happy to share with you the very first deliverable from our new company...
  • Blog Post: Announcing one more way Microsoft will engage with the open source and standards communities

    I am really excited to be able to share with you today that Microsoft has announced a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., to advance the company’s investment in openness – including interoperability , open standards and open source . My existing Interoperability...
  • 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: 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: SAG Awards Drupal Website Moves to Windows Azure

    The success of the recent Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony was buoyed by the move of its Drupal-based website hosted on internal Linux servers to one hosted on Windows Azure . The SAG Awards site is a highly visible, high-traffic website running on Drupal. Hosting it on Azure provides a scalable...
  • Blog Post: Beta of Windows Phone Toolkit for Amazon Web Services released

    I am pleased to announce the beta release of the Windows Phone Toolkit for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Built by Microsoft as an open source project, this toolkit provides developers with a speed dial that lets them quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at Node Summit

    We are excited to be attending and participating at Node Summit in San Francisco this week. Among those Microsoft staffers on site are Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie - who participated on a panel about Platform as a Service this morning and also gave a keynote address -...
  • Blog Post: Open Source OData Library for Objective-C Project Moves to Outercurve Foundation

    As Microsoft continues to deliver on its commitment to Interoperability, I have good news on the Open Source Software front: today, the OData Library for Objective-C project was submitted to the Outercurve Foundation’s Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability gallery. This means that OData4ObjC...
  • Blog Post: Azure + Java = Cloud Interop: New Channel 9 Video with GigaSpaces Posted

    Today Microsoft is hosting the Learn Windows Azure broadcast event to demonstrate how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows Azure. Senior Microsoft executives like Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, Mark Russinovich and others will show how easy it is to build scalable cloud applications using...
  • 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: 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: Preview Release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Hits the Streets

    Microsoft's SQL Server team yesterday announced the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux, which allows native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating systems. For customers with native applications on multi-platform, the existing, reliable...
  • Blog Post: Prototypes of JavaScript Globalization & Math, String, and Number extensions

    As the HTML5 platform becomes more fully featured, web applications become richer, and scenarios that require server side interaction for trivial tasks become more tedious. This makes deficits in the capabilities of JavaScript as a runtime come into focus. Microsoft is committed to advancing the JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: First Stable Build of Node.js on Windows Released

    Great news for all Node.js developers wanting to use Windows: today we reached an important milestone - v0.6.0 – which is the first official stable build that includes Windows support. This comes some four months after our June 23rd announcement that Microsoft was working with Joyent to port...
  • Blog Post: Windows Gets Eclipse Platform Improvements

    Today, David Green at Tasktop posted a blog about the latest Eclipse platform improvements for Windows. As part of Tasktop’s ongoing partnership with Microsoft, they’ve been working hard to bring two more Eclipse platform improvements for Windows this year: Desktop Search and Glass. You...
  • Blog Post: W3Conf: Get up to Speed on the Modern Open Web Platform

    Are you a Web developer, designer or just interested in the space? Well, if you are, you really don’t want to miss W3Conf . W3Conf is the W3C 's first ever 2-day conference for developers and designers, and is uniquely focused on cutting edge technologies that work today across browsers. ...
  • Blog Post: AMQP 1.0 Specification Now Available

    I am happy to report that today the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) Working Group announced the availability of the AMQP 1.0 specification. I am in New York attending the fourth annual AMQP business messaging conference and launch event for this important milestone, and Microsoft is thrilled...
  • Blog Post: OpenNebula Clouds on Windows Server Hyper-V

    More good news on Microsoft's commitment to Interoperability in the cloud: last week Sandy Gupta, the General Manager for Microsoft's Open Solutions Group, announced that Windows Server Hyper-V is now an officially supported hypervisor for OpenNebula. This open source project is working on a prototype...
  • Blog Post: Community Participation

    I'm heading off to Paris this weekend to participate in the annual Open Source Think Tank and Open World Forum events held in that wonderful city next week. I'm really looking forward to chatting with all those folk interested in this space, from enthusiasts to developers and end users. I will...
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