Open Source OData Library for Objective-C Project Moves to Outercurve Foundation

As Microsoft continues to deliver on its commitment to Interoperability, I have good news on the Open Source Software front: today, the OData Library for Objective-C project was submitted to the Outercurve Foundation’s Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability gallery. This means that OData4ObjC, the OData client for iOS, is now a full, community-supported Open Source…

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Full Support for PhoneGap on Windows Phone is Now Complete!

Congratulations to all the people involved in the PhoneGap community for the recent release of version 1.3 of their HTML5 open source mobile framework. This release includes many new features, and you can find more details here. You may remember that we announced back in Sept that Microsoft was helping to bring Windows Phone support…

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Azure + Java = Cloud Interop: New Channel 9 Video with GigaSpaces Posted

Today Microsoft is hosting the Learn Windows Azure broadcast event to demonstrate how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows Azure. Senior Microsoft executives like Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, Mark Russinovich and others will show how easy it is to build scalable cloud applications using Visual Studio.  The event is be broadcasting…

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Openness Update for Windows Azure

As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Open Source Communities, I couldn’t be happier to share with you today an update on a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. As we continue to provide incremental improvements to Windows Azure, we remain committed to working with developer communities. We’ve spent a lot of time listening,…


SQL Database Federations: Enhancing SQL to enable Data Sharding for Scalability in the Cloud

I am thrilled to announce the availability of a new specification called SQL Database Federations, which describes additional SQL capabilities that enable data sharding (horizontal partitioning of data) for scalability in the cloud. The specification has been released under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise. With these additional SQL capabilities, the database tier can provide built-in…

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HTML5 Labs Prototype Update for W3C Media Capture API

Today, the Internet Explorer blog posted an interesting update of an HTML5Labs prototype of the W3C Media Capture API.  A usable and standardized API for media capture means Web sites and apps will be able to access these features in a common way across all browsers in the future. You can read the full post…

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Preview Release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Hits the Streets

Microsoft’s SQL Server team yesterday announced the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux, which allows native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating systems. For customers with native applications on multi-platform, the existing, reliable and enterprise-class ODBC for Windows driver (a.k.a. SQL Server Native Client, or…

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Prototypes of JavaScript Globalization & Math, String, and Number extensions

As the HTML5 platform becomes more fully featured, web applications become richer, and scenarios that require server side interaction for trivial tasks become more tedious.  This makes deficits in the capabilities of JavaScript as a runtime come into focus. Microsoft is committed to advancing the JavaScript standard. Through active participation in the Ecma TC39 working…

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jQuery Mobile Open Source Framework Support for Windows Phone

Hello web and mobile developers! As you probably noticed, jQuery Mobile version 1.0 was announced this week. We are pleased to use this exciting occasion to reinforce our commitment to supporting popular open source mobile frameworks. Of the most recent activities, I want to highlight the work done to supporting PhoneGap by adding support for…

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First Stable Build of Node.js on Windows Released

Great news for all Node.js developers wanting to use Windows: today we reached an important milestone – v0.6.0 – which is the first official stable build that includes Windows support. This comes some four months after our June 23rd announcement that Microsoft was working with Joyent to port Node.js to Windows. Since then we’ve been…

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