How to develop for Windows Phone 8 on your Mac

UPDATE 01/07/13: added instructions to enable Hyper-V in Parallels Desktop VM   Interested in developing apps for Windows Phone 8, but you are developing on a Mac? No problem…check out the guide below to find a variety of options. First you should consider whether to build native WP8 applications or Web applications. Applications will run…

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New MS Open Tech Prototype of the HTTP/2.0 initial draft in an Apache HTTP server module

We continue to see good momentum within the HTTP/2.0 Working Group (IETF 85 meeting) toward identifying suitable technical answers for the seven key areas of discussion, which we had identified back in August, including an update to the HTTP/2.0 Flow Control Principles draft, which Microsoft co-authored with Google and Ericsson. Through our continuing support of…


Microsoft Open Technologies releases Windows Azure support for Solr 4.0

Microsoft Open Technologies is pleased to share the latest update to the Windows Azure self-deployment option for Apache Solr 4.0. Solr 4.0 is the first release to use the shared 4.x branch for Lucene & Solr and includes support for SolrCloud functionality. SolrCloud allows you to scale a single index via replication over multiple Solr…

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Open source release from MS Open Tech: Pointer Events initial prototype for WebKit

From: Adalberto Foresti, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Scott Blomquist, Senior Development Engineer, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. It’s great to see that the W3C Pointer Events Working Group has expanded its membership and published the first working draft last week in the process to standardize a single input model across all types of…


Breaking news: HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specification’s definition is complete!

Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. This means that the specifications are feature complete: no new features will be added to the final HTML 5.0 or the Canvas2D Recommendations. A small number of…

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Using LucidWorks on Windows Azure (Part 2 of a multi-part MS Open Tech series)

  LucidWorks Search on Windows Azure delivers a high-performance search service based on Apache Lucene/Solr open source indexing and search technology. This service enables quick and easy provisioning of Lucene/Solr search functionality on Windows Azure without any need to manage and operate Lucene/Solr servers, and it supports pre-built connectors for various types of enterprise data,…

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Lowering the barrier of entry to the cloud: announcing the first release of Actor Framework from MS Open Tech (Act I)

From: Erik Meijer, Partner Architect, Microsoft Corp. Claudio Caldato, Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.   There is much more to cloud computing than running isolated virtual machines, yet writing distributed systems is still too hard. Today we are making progress towards easier cloud computing as ActorFX joins the Microsoft Open Technologies Hub…

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Windows Azure Authentication module for Drupal using WS-Federation

At Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., we’re happy to share the news that Single Sign-on of Drupal Web sites hosted on Windows Azure with Windows Live IDs and / or Google IDs is now available.  Users can now log in to your Drupal site using Windows Azure’s WS-Federation-based login system with their Windows Live or Google…

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MS Open Tech Contributes Support for Windows ETW and Perf Counters to Node.js

Here’s the latest about Node.js on Windows. Last week, working closely with the Node.js core team, we checked into the open source Node.js master branch the code to add support for ETW and Performance Counters on Windows. These new features will be included in the new V0.10 when it is released. You can download the…

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