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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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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MPEG-DASH Tutorial: Embedding an adaptive streaming video within your HTML5 application

Poor quality streaming video solutions resulted in an estimated $2.16 Billion of lost revenue in 2012 (according to the 2013 Conviva Viewer Experience Report). That’s a LOT of zeros! Since we at Microsoft Open technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) believe this is simply unacceptable, we’d like to share some ways in which developers can leverage open…

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Microsoft Open Technologies and Azul Systems® to Partner on an OpenJDK™ Build for Windows Azure

New OpenJDK-based offering will be free and open source, with contributions back to the community O’Reilly OSCON, PORTLAND, Ore. – July 24, 2013 – Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech), a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. dedicated to bridging Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies, and Azul Systems®, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, announced today…

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Now on IE and Firefox: Debug your mobile HTML5 page remotely with weinre (WEb INspector REmote)

Great news for HTML5 mobile developers: the remote DOM inspector tool weinre is no longer restricted to Webkit-based browsers and can be used with Internet Explorer 10 or Firefox, thanks to the community contribution with technical support from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. WEb INspector REmote Weinre (WEb INspector REmote) is an HTML5 debugging tool addressing…

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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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Accelerating Start-ups with open source, and Windows Azure Accelerators

In early 2012 Microsoft chose Tel Aviv,  as the location for its first start-up accelerator. When the team at Microsoft Research and Development, Israel asked if MS Open technologies, Inc. could speak about open source on Windows Azure at their Cloud Day event I immediately jumped at the chance since I’m fascinated by how open source can…

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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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//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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