Using Chef to Manage Windows Azure Resources

Chef is an open source DevOps tool built to address hard IT infrastructure challenges. The team at Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. (MS Open Tech) has been hard at work collaborating with Chef the company to enhance Windows Azure resource management capabilities. The latest knife-azure release (v1.2.2) brings a number of bug fixes and some important…

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Kinect Common Bridge update

The newest release of Kinect Common Bridge makes it even easier to track faces and recognize speech in your C++ applications with Kinect for Windows. This is the first update to the open source Kinect Common Bridge (KCB) released recently by MS Open Tech to make it simple to integrate Kinect for Windows scenarios and…


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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MS Open Tech is expanding into China!

Today I’m happy to report that Microsoft Open Technologies is expanding its presence to China with a new subsidiary – Microsoft Open Technologies (Shanghai) Company Limited (MS Open Tech Shanghai), headquartered in the Minhang District of Shanghai. Below are the full details of the new subsidiary and office. We’re thrilled to kick off 2014 with…

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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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MS Open Tech releases Kinect Common Bridge, a simple open source way for infusing the magic of Kinect in creative development

Want to control your 3D model animation with your body, Minority Report style? We’ve got you covered. Today, Microsoft Open Technologies released the open source project Kinect Common Bridge for Kinect for Windows. To learn more about this release and access the project on GitHub, visit out post on our new blog: https://aka.ms/kinectcommonbridgeblog

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Azul Systems Releases Zulu, an OpenJDK Build for Windows Azure, in Partnership with MS Open Tech

Today I’m happy to report the news that our Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., (MS Open Tech) partner Azul Systems has released the technology preview for Zulu, an OpenJDK build for Windows Servers on the Windows Azure platform. Azul’s new OpenJDK-based offering has passed all Java certification tests and is free and open source. Azul’s new…

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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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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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