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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.
In early 2012 Microsoft chose Tel Aviv, as the location for its first start-up accelerator. When the team at Microsoft Research and Development, Israel asked if MS Open technologies, Inc. could speak about open source on Windows Azure at their Cloud Day event I immediately jumped at the chance since I’m fascinated by how open source can help accelerate innovation.
Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and the Microsoft Internet Explorer team represented by Eliot, have been involved from the very beginning of the W3C’s Web Platform Docs (WPD), a community site designed to be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for developers to help build modern web applications that will work across browsers and devices.
Furthering the goal of bridging Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. developed the Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services that is being announced today by Scott Guthrie on his blog.
Windows Azure Mobile Services was created to make it easier for developers to build engaging and dynamic mobile apps that scale.
Two years ago we shared our view on Interoperability Elements of a Cloud Platform. Back then we talked to customers and developers and came out with an overview of an open and interoperable cloud, based on four distinct elements: Data Portability, Standards, Ease of Migration and Deployment, and Developer Choice.
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.
Gearing up for back to school, the Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. team has been busy updating the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java.
This August 2012 Preview update includes some feedback-driven usability enhancements in existing features along with number additional bug fixes since the July 2012 Preview.
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/Importtool.
I recently chatted with my colleague Monica Martin, who is involved in the DTMF work around OVF for MS Open Tech.
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 the cloud, and simplifying developers’ programmatic access to various services provided by Windows Azure.