VM Depot Crosses Another Milestone

In January of last year, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) launched VM Depot– a community-managed repository of open source virtual machine images for deployment on Microsoft Azure. The vision we articulated for this repository is that it be a place where “the community can build, deploy and share their favorite Linux configuration, create custom open…

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Vagrant Supports Hyper-V "Out-of-the-box"

Our code providing Hyper-V support to Vagrant has been included in the latest Vagrant 1.5 release, and so users need not install Hyper-V support separately. Mitchell Hashimoto, creator of Vagrant and Founder of HashiCorp, said “This is an example of why Vagrant is open source. Our users asked for Hyper-V support and MS Open Tech stepped up…

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Tutorial: Finding Virtual Machine Images for Windows Azure in VM Depot

For users of VM Depot, our repository of community managed Virtual Machines for Azure, we have added significant enhancements to the search feature of the website. With this expanded search capability, it is now easier than ever to find an open source, Linux-based, virtual machine for Windows Azure. Search and you shall find Basic search…

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Using Chef to Manage Windows Azure Resources

Chef is an open source DevOps tool built to address hard IT infrastructure challenges. The team at Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. (MS Open Tech) has been hard at work collaborating with Chef the company to enhance Windows Azure resource management capabilities. The latest knife-azure release (v1.2.2) brings a number of bug fixes and some important…

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Android and Java Developers: MS Open Tech has a SignalR SDK for You!

Today, Microsoft Open Technologies is releasing a SignalR software development kit for Android/Java developers. This SDK, available to the open source community on GitHub will give Java and Android developers the opportunity to add real-time functionality to their Java and Android client apps. To learn more, read MS Open Tech’s post.

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Kinect Common Bridge update

The newest release of Kinect Common Bridge makes it even easier to track faces and recognize speech in your C++ applications with Kinect for Windows. This is the first update to the open source Kinect Common Bridge (KCB) released recently by MS Open Tech to make it simple to integrate Kinect for Windows scenarios and…


New Open Source Portable Class Library for SQLite

Microsoft Open Technologies has released an interesting Portable Class Library for SQLite, offering .Net developers a single API for integrating SQLite across Windows Store, Windows Phone and .Net 4.5 apps. The library is released as open source and is available as a NuGet Package (and source code). To learn more, read the full blog post…

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MS Open Tech is expanding into China!

Today I’m happy to report that Microsoft Open Technologies is expanding its presence to China with a new subsidiary – Microsoft Open Technologies (Shanghai) Company Limited (MS Open Tech Shanghai), headquartered in the Minhang District of Shanghai. Below are the full details of the new subsidiary and office. We’re thrilled to kick off 2014 with…

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Acceptance of Media Source Extensions as W3C Candidate Recommendation will accelerate adoption of dash.js

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. welcomes the news that the Media Source Extensions (MSE) specification has moved to Candidate Recommendation (CR) at the W3C. Media Source Extensions allow JavaScript to manage media buffers directly. This is a critical step towards broad adoption of the dash.js project which provides cross-browser support for MPEG-DASH adaptive streaming video using…

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New release – Tx (LINQ to Logs and Traces)

We are proud to announce the release of Tx (LINQ to Logs and Traces), an open source project to help with the debugging of software from logs/traces, and the building of real-time monitoring and alerting systems.   This tool is code that has been used within Microsoft, for example, by the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and…

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