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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 dash.js project which provides cross-browser support for MPEG-DASH adaptive streaming video using MSE, a W3C specification that extends the HTMLMediaElement (video and audio) to allow JavaScript to generate media streams for playback. [More ...]

Published Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:39:00 GMT by Ross Gardler

MPEG-DASH Tutorial: Embedding an adaptive streaming video within your HTML5 application

Poor quality streaming video solutions resulted in an estimated $2.16 Billion of lost revenue in 2012 (according to the 2013 Conviva Viewer Experience Report). That’s a LOT of zeros! Since we at Microsoft Open technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) believe this is simply unacceptable, we’d like to share some ways in which developers can leverage open source code to ensure their own delivery of video is of the highest possible standard. For this tutorial, we have chosen to use the dash.js player to deliver MPEG-DASH video to any browser that supports the W3C Media Source Extensions (MSE).

What is MPEG-DASH and dash.js?

MPEG-DASH is an ISO standard for the adaptive streaming of video content, which offers significant benefits for those who wish to deliver high-quality, adaptive video streaming output. [More ...]

Published Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:18:00 GMT by Ross Gardler

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. [More ...]

Published Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:11:00 GMT by Ross Gardler

Discussing Microsoft’s Openness at Linux Tag

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. [More ...]

Published Tue, 28 May 2013 20:27:18 GMT by Ross Gardler

Accelerating Start-ups with open source, and Windows Azure Accelerators

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. [More ...]

Published Tue, 07 May 2013 17:21:00 GMT by Ross Gardler

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, 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. [More ...]

Published Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:39:00 GMT by Mark Gayler

MS Open Tech develops the open source Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services

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. [More ...]

Published Tue, 05 Mar 2013 05:45:00 GMT by Olivier Bloch

//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 Windows Phone 8 goes live on “Day 1” of the SDK availability, along with other partners. [More ...]

Published Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:30:00 GMT by Olivier Bloch

Interoperability Elements of a Cloud Platform: Technical Examples

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. [More ...]

Published Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:16:00 GMT by Gianugo Rabellino

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. [More ...]

Published Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:30:00 GMT by Jean Paoli

Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java - August 2012 Preview

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. [More ...]

Published Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT by M. Sawicki

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/Importtool. I recently chatted with my colleague Monica Martin, who is involved in the DTMF work around OVF for MS Open Tech. [More ...]

Published Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:33:00 GMT by Peter Galli

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 the cloud, and simplifying developers’ programmatic access to various services provided by Windows Azure. [More ...]

Published Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:16:00 GMT by M. Sawicki

Gigaspaces Working with MS Open Tech on Java Tools for Windows Azure

We’re pleased to announce that , 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 . GigaSpaces has contributed the “Publish to cloud”wizard to the plugin, enabling Java developers to easily deploy their projects to the Windows Azure cloud directly from within Eclipse, thus eliminating the need for manual uploads via the Windows Azure portal. [More ...]

Published Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:15:00 GMT by M. Sawicki

News from MS Open Tech: Initial HTTP Speed+Mobility Open Source Prototype Now Available for Download

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has just published an initial open source prototype implementation of HTTP Speed+Mobility. [More ...]

Published Fri, 11 May 2012 20:30:00 GMT by Adalberto Foresti [MS OPEN TECH]