Bienvenue – Benvenuto – Welcome to Microsoft Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director, Open Source Communities.

Fourteen years ago, I relocated from France to join Microsoft, where I expanded my dream to do big things with technology.  As General Manager for Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft today, I have the privilege of leading a talented team of people who draw inspiration from delivering the most value out of technology for the benefit…

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Binary File Format Plugfest

The Office interoperability team will host a Binary File Format Plugfest on October 19th and 20th in Redmond. The event will target a developer level audience. Microsoft subject matter experts from both the support organization and the product team will be onsite to answer questions about the Binary File Formats.  This Plugfest will be a…


Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 released

Microsoft is announcing an important interoperability milestone: the release of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0!! The major highlight of this release is the addition of the PDO_SQLSRV driver, which adds support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). Providing the PDO_SQLSRV driver enables popular PHP applications to use the PDO data access “style”…

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Interoperability Elements of a Cloud Platform Outlined at OSCON

This week I’m in Portland, Oregon attending the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON). It’s exciting to see the great turnout as we look to this event as an opportunity to rub elbows with others and have some frank discussions about what we’re collectively doing to advance collaboration throughout the open source community. I even had…


Microsoft at OSCON next week

Microsoft returns to the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, Oregon next week. For us, OSCON is a great opportunity to meet and interact with developers, programmers, systems engineers and administrators who live and breathe open source every day. We’re excited to participate in this forum, as it gives us a chance to hear…


Apache Stonehenge new M2 release adds claims-based authentication scenarios

Web Services protocols have been around for ten years now. The specifications around these protocols have moved through major standards bodies and most vendors and open source projects have implementations of these web services protocols in their products. That being said, connecting heterogeneous platforms in an interoperable manner hasn’t always been easy. That’s why Microsoft…


Identity “Mash-up” Federation Demo using Multiple Protocols (OpenID and WS-Federation)

[Guest blogger Mike Jones, from the Federated Identity Team] At the last Interoperability Executive Customer (IEC) Council meeting in October 2009, there was broad agreement to involve third party software vendors to work with IEC Council members and Microsoft on specific interop scenarios brought forward by the council members.  We are pleased to report that…

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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 wants to hear from developer’s experiences. For that…

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Managing “404/Page not found” Error on WordPress with Bing

Here’s an interesting way for WordPress developers to easily manage the “404/Page not found” error by leveraging the Bing search engine using the recently released Bing Search Library for PHP project (a wrapper on top of the Bing API, which provides a simple way to submit queries to and retrieve results from the Bing Engine)….

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Powering Search on PHP Web Sites with Bing

The Bing Search and Decision engine offers a comprehensive Application Programming Interface (API) that enables developers to programmatically submit queries to and retrieve results from the Bing Engine. If you are a PHP developer and looking for a way to easily enable the search feature on your website, you are in luck. Today, we’re pleased…