Happy Birthday XML!

XML was first published as a W3C Recommendation on 10 February 1998. I would have never dreamt, 15 years ago, that we would be so successful in our dream of exchanging information freely between different platforms and now across devices and clouds. For me, this has been the beginning of the Openness revolution.  I truly…

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W3C’s Web Platform Docs – Your “Go To” for All Things Web Development

From: Jean Paoli, President, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Michael Champion, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.   We are thrilled to share the news that the W3C announced the alpha release of Web Platform Docs. Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera are among the stewards of the project. Together, we worked…

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Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web (CU-RTC-Web)

UPDATE: See our latest W3C WebRTC Working Group blog post on 01-17-2013 https://aka.ms/WebRTCPrototypeBlog describing our new CU-RTC-Web prototype that you can download on HTML5 Labs. From: Matthew Kaufman – Inventor of RTMFP, the most widely used browser-to-browser RTC protocol on the web Principal Architect, Skype, Microsoft Corp. Martin Thomson Senior Architect, Skype, Microsoft Corp. Jonathan Rosenberg…

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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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Speed and Mobility: An Approach for HTTP 2.0 to Make Mobile Apps and the Web Faster

This week begins face to face meetings at the IETF on how to approach HTTP 2.0 and improve the Internet. How the industry moves forward together on the next version of HTTP – how every application and service on the web communicates today – can positively impact user experience, operational and environmental costs, and even…

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W3C Accepts Microsoft’s Tracking Protection Standard Submission

The W3C announced today that they have formally accepted Microsoft’s proposal on a common W3C standard for Web Tracking Protection, which means that the standardization process can now begin.  An important part of our work with W3C is being an active part of existing working groups as well as identifying important new areas where users…

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Celebrating the W3C & HTML5 With a New Logo Program

W3C is the home of web standards The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been the home of web standards since 1994 and is a unique place where every major browser vendor (Apple, Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Opera) participate as one of the 322 W3C members. Logo now available Today, the W3C is introducing a new…

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Prototyping Early W3C HTML5 Specifications

Today we launched the HTML5 Labs Web site, a place where we prototype early and not yet fully stable drafts of specifications developed by the W3C and other standard organizations.  These prototypes will help us have informed discussions with developer communities, and give implementation experience with the draft specifications that will generate feedback to improve…

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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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