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 CU-RTC-Web Prototype from MS Open Tech Demonstrates WebRTC Video Support Without SDP Offer/Answer

Supporting ORCA, a new W3C Community Group for WebRTC Today, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., (MS Open Tech) is publishing a new prototype implementation of CU-RTC-Web on HTML5Labs that continues our exploration of alternatives to the SDP Offer/Answer approach. The CU-RTC-Web approach is based on two basic principles: that JavaScript APIs for realtime communications should not…


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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For Backbone.js devs: easily enable new Cloud based experiences in your apps with the Windows Azure Mobile Data Service

Synchronizing data with the cloud has just become easier for Backbone.js developers thanks to the open source Backbone adapter for Windows Azure Mobile Data Service from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Developers using the popular JavaScript framework Backbone.JS to structure their web apps now only need to add a couple values indicating the table name and…

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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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Sublime Text, Vi, Emacs: TypeScript enabled!

TypeScript is a new open and interoperable language for application scale JavaScript development created by Microsoft and released as open source on CodePlex. You can learn about this typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript reading Soma’s blog. At Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. we are thrilled that the discussion is now open with…

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Openness Update for Windows Azure

As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Open Source Communities, I couldn’t be happier to share with you today an update on a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. As we continue to provide incremental improvements to Windows Azure, we remain committed to working with developer communities. We’ve spent a lot of time listening,…


Prototypes of JavaScript Globalization & Math, String, and Number extensions

As the HTML5 platform becomes more fully featured, web applications become richer, and scenarios that require server side interaction for trivial tasks become more tedious.  This makes deficits in the capabilities of JavaScript as a runtime come into focus. Microsoft is committed to advancing the JavaScript standard. Through active participation in the Ecma TC39 working…

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PhoneGap mobile HTML5 framework adding support for Windows Phone Mango

[Cross posted from the Windows Phone Developer Blog] We’re very excited to join Nitobi to announce availability of a PhoneGap beta supporting Windows Phone Mango. This new option to build applications targeting Windows Phone gives more choices to developers. In particular, Web developers will be able to easily leverage their HTML5 skills to target Windows Phone. The…

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