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  • Blog Post: ManifoldJS - Open Source framework that that can take a website and create an application for Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox

    At \\Build 2015 Day 2 keynote John Shewchuk showed off ManifoldJS . What is ManifoldJS ManifoldJS uses the W3C Manifest for Web Apps to create the apps for a number of platforms. ManifoldJS Supports the delivery of native apps for iOS, Android, Windows 8.1, Chrome, FireFox OS, and now Windows 10. ManifoldJS...
  • Blog Post: Cocos2d-x $25,000 Game Development Contest

    Cocos2d-x is a open source, cross platform set of game development tools used by developers. This week Microsoft Open Technologies group announced the option to use JavaScript to develop Windows Universal Apps using Coco2d-x. This will allow developer to us a combination of JavaScript and C++ and Cocos2d...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure, Linux and enhanced data services HDInsight, Hadoop, DocumentDB and Mobile Engagement

    Today Microsoft announced new and enhanced Microsoft data services: a preview of Azure HDInsight running on Linux, the general availability of Storm on HDInsight, the general availability of Azure Machine Learning, and the availability of Informatica technology on Azure. Azure HDInsight Now Available...
  • Blog Post: Win2D

      Welcome to the Win2D Github Open Source project .   Win2D is an open source project which as developed a Windows Runtime API to expose the power of hardware accelerated Direct2D graphics to Windows Universal App developers who are targeting Windows 8 and Windows Phone.  Win2D is...
  • Blog Post: Try out some of our quick start labs to get building for Windows 8 and Windows Phone on a variety of Open Source and Middleware technologies

      Universal App Universal Apps are the new way to develop Windows Store apps. With a universal project developers are able to share code across Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone solutions. In this challenge you will learn how to create your a XAML/C# Universal app.C# is one of the most popular languages...
  • Blog Post: CMake for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps

    CMake is a cross-platform project files generator that enables re-use of shared C++ code across multiple IDEs or project systems. An early build of CMake that allows you to target Windows Store and Windows Phone apps is available on CodePlex here . The Microsoft Open Technologies have been  working...
  • Blog Post: Cross Platform Mobile Development with Visual Studio

    One of the key goals for today’s developers is how to build an app or game and get it on as many platforms in the short most cost effective way. However building rich applications targeting multiple mobile platforms and a variety of devices up to now hasn't been an easy task but with In case you haven...
  • Blog Post: Porting your Cocos2D-x game to Windows devices

    Cocos2D-x is a great open source C++ cross-platform gaming engine for building games for mobile devices. Microsoft Open Technologies is contributing code to the open source project for the Windows devices support. What is MS Open Tech doing with Cocos2D-X? Cocos2D-x. Cocos2D-X is originally based on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure in UK Education

    Learn more about Microsoft Azure could help your institution discover the modern cloud by viewing/download our new infographic below: Resources available Microsoft Azure for education, teaching students all about cloud http://www.windowsazure.com/education Microsoft Azure for Research – Power your research...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Azure Academic Training Days for Educators and Researchers

    Windows Azure is an open and flexible global cloud platform supporting any language, tool, or framework, and is ideally suited to educators and researchers’ needs across all disciplines. In association with Microsoft Research we are please to announce FREE training for academic educators and researchers...
  • Blog Post: Building apps for Windows devices using Microsoft Open Source Technologies http://msopentech.com/

      Are you are a mobile developer and want to extend your reach and your customer base? Do you want to make your mobile app available on more stores? Are using open source technologies? Well lets look at the opportunity of using open source technologies to build apps for Windows Phone and the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Cinder C++ now supports Windows 8 Store Apps/Games

    Cinder is a cross platform framework for C++ design engineering. In order to run and Apple, Android and Windows devices prior to Windows 8, the rendering libraries leveraged OpenGL as the open source, cross platform solution. Even though DirectX has been Microsoft's preferred rendering solution for advanced...
  • Blog Post: Building an app for the Windows Store, iPhone, iPad, or Android and want an easy backend connection for storage, identity and push notifications, Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Furthering Windows Azure commitment to open source development, today, Microsoft announced  the release of our official Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services.  Android developers now have easy access to structured data storage, authentication, push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging...
  • Blog Post: Need a Linux, WordPress, Ubuntu or other open source VM for your Azure IaaS implementation? the Answer is easy check out VM Depot

    VM Depot—find, deploy, and share images for Windows Azure VM Depot is a community-driven catalogue of preconfigured operating systems, applications, and development stacks that can easily be deployed on Windows Azure. Find your favourite software and deploy it in minutes, or join the community, build...
  • Blog Post: Open technologies support for Windows Phone 8

    At /build a number of open source communities announced their support for Windows Phone 8 SDK availability , along with other partners . There are several open source frameworks to choose from today. Apache Cordova (known as PhoneGap) now supports Windows Phone 8 Sencha Touch 2 arrives with added support...
  • Blog Post: Resources for cross-platform development

      I received a question at yesterdays ALT-C conference on what articles and resources Microsoft had for cross-platform development, our team (Microsoft Open Technologies) have been working with the open source communities on various projects such as PhoneGap for Windows Phone 7 or jQuery Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Openness Research and BigData

    Despite common misconceptions Microsoft now has extensive interoperability with open source technologies for example you can run a php application on Azure, get support from us to run RedHat, SUSE or CentOs on Hyper-V and manage all your applications from System Center 2012. So how are academics using...
  • Blog Post: FreeBSD Support on Hyper-V

    Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced upcoming native support for FreeBSD support on Windows Server Hyper-V. This move continues Microsoft’s commitment to extend support across platforms to the Windows Server Hyper-V solution, making it easier for more customers to realize the benefits of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces Open Technologies, Inc.

    Microsoft has created a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc to advance Microsoft’s investment in openness – including interoperability, open standards and open source.  The Interoperability Strategy team has worked closely with many business groups on numerous open...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Open Source

    More Open Source news from Microsoft today, with the announcement that we are open sourcing ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Web Pages v2 (Razor) - all with contributions - under the Apache 2.0 license. You can find the source on CodePlex , and all the details on Scott Guthrie's blog . “We will...
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