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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MS Open Tech early contributor to open source dash.js community to accelerate advanced video streaming through MPEG-DASH standard

MPEG-DASH is key to the future of online video as it is the latest ISO standard for Internet streaming. Over 75% of surveyed European broadcasters are planning to adopt the standard by the middle of 2014. To accelerate this new media technology, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) recently contributed code on a new…

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W3C Pointer Events Gains Further Web Momentum with Patch For Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., (MS Open Tech) has made another contribution towards interoperable support for Pointer Events across Web platforms by publishing an early open source prototype of the W3C Pointer Events Candidate Recommendation for Mozilla Firefox. This patch contribution advances the momentum around use of Pointer Events to build interoperable web sites that work…


W3C Pointer Events Gains Momentum Within Web Communities

MS Open Tech Announces Intent to Implement in Blink While Continuing WebKit Implementation From: Asir Vedamuthu Selvasingh, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Adalberto Foresti, Principal Program Manager Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. The W3C Pointer Events emerging standard continues to gain traction, advancing support for interoperable mouse, touch, and pen interactions across the web….

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Microsoft Donates JavaScript Materials to Web Platform Docs

We’d like to highlight a pleasant spring surprise from our Microsoft colleague Eliot Graff who this week has informed the tech community that Microsoft is proving additional content to the Webplatform.org project by donating over 400 pages of JavaScript reference materials. Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and the Microsoft Internet Explorer team represented by Eliot, have…

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jQuery Adds Support for Windows Store Apps, Creates New Opportunities for JavaScript Open Source Developers

The popular open source JavaScript Web framework jQuery is adding full support for Windows Store applications in the upcoming v2.0 release, thanks to recent contributions from appendTo with technical support from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech). Considering the opportunity Windows Store apps represent for developers, this is a great news for JavaScript developers…

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Breaking news: HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specification’s definition is complete!

Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. This means that the specifications are feature complete: no new features will be added to the final HTML 5.0 or the Canvas2D Recommendations. A small number of…

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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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How to make your site faster: use web standards!

Justin Garret from the IE team published a post on the Exploring IE blog late last week that explains how web standards not only help reduce the cost of development and the complexity of testing across browsers and devices, but also achieves noticeable performance benefits. Justin’s post describes results of performance tests run on sites…

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BuildNewGames.com to help developers write cross-browser code

BuildNewGames.com, a new site to make building web games easier for developers using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, is now live! Along with a new partnership with Bocoup, Microsoft announced @ JSConf the launch of this new site. You can read the post from Justin Garret, Senior Product Manager in the IE team, announcing the partnership…

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