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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Discussing Microsoft’s Openness at Linux Tag

LinuxTag is the leading meeting place for Linux and open source in Europe. Held in Berlin last week it was the place to learn about new innovations and trends, as well as to connect with core expertise for professional users, decision makers, developers, beginners and of course the community. I was lucky enough to attend…

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//build/ today with open source frameworks on Windows Phone 8

Added support for Windows Phone 8 in Apache Cordova, Sencha Touch, Cocos2D, Ogre3D and other open source frameworks. The cool news for developers keeps on rolling at //build/ 2012. We’re thrilled to relay the announcements from a broad range of open source communities that their support for Windows Phone 8 goes live on “Day 1”…

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Interoperability Goodness at TechEd 2012

I know there was a flurry of news at the recent TechEd 2012 conference in Orlando, so I wanted to point you to a piece of Interoperability goodness that might have gone unnoticed in the mix: the release of the System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) OVF Export/Importtool. I recently chatted with my…

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Eclipse Plugin for Java Developers on Windows Azure

I’m pleased to announce the availability of the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java (by Microsoft Open Technologies), June 2012 CTP. This has been the most ambitious and technically complex update we’ve had, focusing on improving the ease of creating projects, deploying apps to the cloud, and simplifying developers’ programmatic access to various services…

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Gigaspaces Working with MS Open Tech on Java Tools for Windows Azure

We’re pleased to announce that GigaSpaces Technologies Ltd, an established leader in helping enterprises move their Java applications to the cloud, has joined Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. and Persistent Systems Ltd. in the the development work behind the latest version of the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java (by Microsoft Open Technologies) – June…

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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…


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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New Interoperability Solutions for SQL Server 2012

I am excited to share some great news about how we are opening up the SQL Server data platform even further with expanded interoperability support through new tools that allow customers to modernize their infrastructure while maximizing existing investments and extending virtually any data anywhere. The SQL Server team today introduced several tools that enable…

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