Greater Interoperability for Windows Customers With HTML5 Video

Google recently announced that its Chrome web browser will stop supporting the H.264 video format. At Microsoft we respect that Windows customers want the best experience of the web including the ability to enjoy the widest range of content available on the Internet in H.264 format. Today, as part of the interoperability bridges work we…


Sublime Text, Vi, Emacs: TypeScript enabled!

TypeScript is a new open and interoperable language for application scale JavaScript development created by Microsoft and released as open source on CodePlex. You can learn about this typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript reading Soma’s blog. At Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. we are thrilled that the discussion is now open with…

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Roadmap for Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) Documentation

By Paul Lorimer, Group Manager, Microsoft Office Interoperability [UPDATE: 05/24/2010, Two open source projects to facilitate interoperability with Outlook .pst data files][UPDATE: 02/20/2010, New Office Documentation Now Publicly Available ]  Data portability has become an increasing need for our customers and partners as more information is stored and shared in digital formats. One scenario that…

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Announcing one more way Microsoft will engage with the open source and standards communities

I am really excited to be able to share with you today that Microsoft has announced a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., to advance the company’s investment in openness – including interoperability, open standards and open source. My existing Interoperability Strategy team will form the nucleus of this new subsidiary, and…

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Redis on Windows – stable and reliable

The MS Open Tech team has been spending quite a bit of time testing the latest build of Redis for Windows (available for download from the MS Open Tech Github repo). As we approach completion of our test plan, we thought we’d share some very promising results. In phase I of our stress testing, we…


Announcing PHP SDK for Windows Azure… and much more!

I’ve just arrived at TechEd India where I’m going to talk about interoperability in my sessions “Build Mission Critical Applications on the Microsoft Platform Using Eclipse, Java & Ruby” and “Developing PHP Applications using Microsoft Software & Services”. In addition to presenting the on-going activities that Microsoft is driving to strengthen interoperability, I’m excited to…


Here’s to the first release from MS Open Tech: Redis on Windows

The past few weeks have been very busy in our offices as we announced the creation of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Now that the dust has settled it’s time for us to resume our regular cadence in releasing code, and we are happy to share with you the very first deliverable from our new company: a…


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…

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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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