Apache Qpid Proton AMQP libraries now available for Windows.

Back in November Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. announced that Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0 was approved as an OASIS Standard.  AMQP 1.0 enables interoperability using wire-level messaging between compliant clients and brokers. Applications can achieve full-fidelity message exchange between components built in multiple languages and frameworks and running on different operating systems.   Today we’re…

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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…


Simplifying Big Data Interop – Apache Hadoop on Windows Server & Windows Azure

As a proud member of the Apache Software Foundation, it’s always great to see the growth and adoption of Apache community projects. The Apache Hadoop project is a prime example. Last year I blogged about how Microsoft was engaging with this vibrant community, Microsoft, Hadoop and Big Data. Today, I’m pleased to relay the news…


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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Microsoft on Open Source, OData, the Web and the Cloud at OSBC

Microsoft was once again at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on March 17-18, 2010. As  Platinum Sponsors, there was good presence by quite a few softies at the event, as attendees and delivering sessions. Stuart McKee, Microsoft’s National Technology Officer for the United States, delivered a…

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Microsoft sings ‘Incubator Blues’ at ApacheCon

While out at Apache Conference last week in Oakland California. We had an opportunity to participate in the Lightning Talks, and it was a real break from the regular conference proceeding and business as per related to our contributions to the Apache Software Foundation. The Lightning Talks was held during a reception with plenty of…

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Project Apache Stonehenge: progress and roadmap discussed at ApacheCon

I, along with other Microsoft colleagues, participated in the ApacheCon 2009 in Oakland, CA this week. This week also marks the 10th Anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation – so congratulations to the ASF and overall Apache community, which has steadily grown and sustained over the past decade! Microsoft is now actively participating in several…

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Open XML made easier for Java developers with Apache POI

[05/18- Update: Apache POI project is highlighted in today’s Document Interoperability Inititice (DII) event that just happened in London ] When developers are tasked to deal with document file formats it might be challenging to do the right thing if you don’t have a good experience with a particular format, and need to crack it…

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