New Open Source Portable Class Library for SQLite

Microsoft Open Technologies has released an interesting Portable Class Library for SQLite, offering .Net developers a single API for integrating SQLite across Windows Store, Windows Phone and .Net 4.5 apps. The library is released as open source and is available as a NuGet Package (and source code). To learn more, read the full blog post…

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Open sourcing npm.net, a .NET library for the Node.js package manager (npm)

Today I’m happy to announce the open source release of the npm.net library. This is the same library that the WebMatrix team used to implement the NPM package discovery feature as explained in Justin’s blog. The library gives developers using managed code access to NPM commands to, for instance, deploy or update node.js modules on…

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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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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,…


.NET Rocks! Chats with Jean Paoli

For those of you who love .Net and have an interest in Web standards and Interoperability at Microsoft, then listening to the interview with Jean Paoli, the General Manager of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft, with .NET Rocks!,  is a must. .NET Rocks! is an internet audio talk show for those interested in developing on the .Net platform,…

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Prototyping Early W3C HTML5 Specifications

Today we launched the HTML5 Labs Web site, a place where we prototype early and not yet fully stable drafts of specifications developed by the W3C and other standard organizations.  These prototypes will help us have informed discussions with developer communities, and give implementation experience with the draft specifications that will generate feedback to improve…

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Introducing the WebSockets Prototype

As we launch our new HTML5 Labs today, this is one of two guest blogs about the first two HTML5 prototypes. It is written by Tomasz Janczuk, a Principal Development Lead in Microsoft’s Business Platform Division. In my blog post from last summer I wrote about a prototype .NET implementation of two drafts of the…

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IndexedDB Prototype Available for Internet Explorer

As we launch our new HTML5 Labs today, this is one of two guest blogs about the first two HTML5 prototypes. It is written by Pablo Castro, a Principal Architect in Microsoft’s Business Platform Division. With the HTML5 wave of features, Web applications will have most of the building blocks required to build full-fledged experiences…

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Voice your opinion on .NET interoperability with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

  Who says Microsoft doesn’t listen? Here is a chance to voice your opinion and make .NET more interoperable and easier to use when dealing with other languages/runtime through Web Services (WS-*). The .NET Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) team is planning its next set of features and wants to hear from developer’s experiences. For that…

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Open Data Protocol (OData) .NET Framework Client Library – Source Code Available under Apache 2.0 license

Microsoft has just released the source code of the .NET Framework Client Libraries for OData. The source code is under the Apache 2.0 license and available for download on Codeplex: http://odata.codeplex.com  From Microsoft’s OData/WCF Data Service Team blog: “This release represents the OData team’s continued commitment to the OData protocol and the ecosystem that has…

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