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  • 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: 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: 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: Windows Azure Libraries for Java Available, including support for Service Bus

    Good news for all you Java developers out there: I am happy to share with you the availability of Windows Azure libraries for Java that provide Java-based access to the functionality exposed via the REST API in Windows Azure Service Bus . You can download the Windows Azure libraries for Java from...
  • 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: 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: W3C Announces Process Innovations Making it More Authoritative And More Agile

    The JTC1 and W3C jointly announced this week that the international vote of 8 web services specifications was successful, and that these Recommendations are now ISO/IEC JTC1 International Standards. Last year, the W3C applied to ISO/IEC JTC1 to become a “ Publicly Available Specification (PAS...
  • Blog Post: Try the June CTP of Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus REST API from Java, PHP

    Good news for all the PHP and Java developers out there: today we are publishing some Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus samples just for you. Since the AppFabric Service Bus REST API can be used from almost all programming languages and operating systems, it makes it very easy for applications written...
  • Blog Post: AppFabric ACS: Single-Sign-On for Active Directory, Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live ID, Facebook & Others

    Until today, you had to build your own custom solutions to accept a mix of enterprise and consumer-oriented Web identities for applications in the cloud or anywhere. We heard you and we have built a service to make it simpler. Today at MIX11, we announced a new production version of Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Moves Forward

    In case you missed it earlier this week, the W3C announced that it had extended the charter of the HTML Working Group , including clear milestones for HTML5, the next version of the platform-neutral HyperText Markup Language standard used worldwide for rendering Web pages, and the cornerstone of W3C...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating the W3C & HTML5 With a New Logo Program

    W3C is the home of web standards The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been the home of web standards since 1994 and is a unique place where every major browser vendor (Apple, Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Opera) participate as one of the 322 W3C members. Logo now available Today, the W3C is...
  • 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: WS-I Completes Web Services Interoperability Standards Work

    The final three Web services profiles developed by the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) have been approved by WS-I’s membership. Approval of the final materials for Basic Profile (BP) 1.2 and 2.0, and Reliable Secure Profile (RSP) 1.0 marks the completion of the organization’s...
  • 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: Apache Stonehenge demoed at PDC09

    A couple weeks ago, Microsoft was at ApacheCon . We reported the progress made on the Stonehenge project and presented the roadmap. The goal of Apache Stonehenge is to provide a public forum to test the interoperability of WS-* protocols on different vendor stacks and to build sample applications...
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