MongoDB on Azure – Onsite in New York City!

Excitement is in the air for the MongoDB community and Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. this week as MongoDB’s inaugural global community event –MongoDB World is now underway at the Sheraton in New York City. I’m here and I’ll be around for the whole event – I’m looking forward to meeting the global MongoDB community!   Check…


June Update to the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse – Zulu, Java SDK, and More!

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech), has released a minor June update to the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse. This update includes a few enhancements since our April 2014 release.  Support for the Zulu OpenJDK v1.8 Updated versions of Zulu v1.6 and 1.7 Support extended for the Azure SDK for Java (v. 5.0) A handful…


News from TechEd 2014: Portability and flexibility with ASP.NET vNext

Outside, the Houston weather for the opening day of TechEd 2014 is a little gloomy, but inside the George R. Brown Convention center it’s a bright day for Openness at Microsoft with the announcement of ASP.NET vNext!   check out the full details on the MS Open Tech Blog


Microsoft announces Apache Cordova integration in Visual Studio for Multi-Device Hybrid App development

Today at TechEd US, Microsoft announced the preview release of Visual Studio tooling support for Apache Cordova. This new capability is based on the open source project Apache Cordova, whereby developers can target Android, iOS, Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 from a single project using existing HTML5 and JavaScript skills and code to build…


MS Open Tech brings a new WebSQL plugin for Apache Cordova and enhancements to the popular Contacts plugin

Microsoft Open Technologies is publishing the new open source WebSQL plugin for Apache Cordova and PhoneGap. This plugin allows developers to integrate a persistent SQL-based local storage solution in their Cordova apps using the exact same JavaScript code across Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows Store. MS Open Tech is also contributing new features inspired…


JDK v8 is in the Azure Gallery

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce that the recently released Java Developer Kit 8 (AKA Java 1.8) is now available in the Azure Image gallery on Windows Server 2012 R2.  Check out the full details at the MS Open Tech Blog


AMQP v1.0 approved as an International Standard

The Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) v1.0 has been approved as an International Standard by ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1. Follow this link to the MS Open Tech Blog for more details.


6 things you need to do to port 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. Last month we organized a porting hackathon with Cocos2D-x developers and gathered a set of tips to help you go through the process….


Enjoy Spring, and new updates to our Open Source Azure Storage Plugin for Jenkins

Spring is in the air, and as we celebrate these longer days and warmer air and sprinkles of sunshine in the Pacific Northwest, the Java development team at MS Open Technologies, Inc. has also emerged with some useful updates. For Jenkins users we’ve added some new features to make deployments even easier, including a build…