Are You Embracing Open Source?


Rich Maines, Senior ADM, and Jeremy Rule, Services Practice Leader, share an important message about how Open Source is shaping our industry.


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At the last BUILD conference, Satya Nadella famously stood in front of “Microsoft ♥ Linux” and spoke to the work Microsoft had done to with Linux in the Azure public cloud as well as on-premises datacenters.  Microsoft has transformed as a company in the way that we work and collaborate with others in the industry, in how we listen to customers, and in our approach to the cloud. These collaborations have enabled new scenarios for customers and partners to take open source software and integrate it with Microsoft platforms.

Are you currently doing enough to enable your development capabilities with open source?

We contribute to and partner with open source communities and promote interoperability to make it easier and less costly for customers to develop in multi-platform environments. We actively participate in the standards setting process and support established and emerging standards in our products. In the cloud, we support key standards that provide the building blocks for open, interoperable cloud services and we support developer choice of programming languages. We support data portability and believe customers own and control their data, no matter where it resides.

Did you know that 20% of virtual machines on Azure are Linux today? Azure also provides first-class support for Java, Node.js, Python, Ruby, and PHP and our recently announced Azure cloud security tools will work both on premise and in Amazon’s cloud.

Tasked with leading the support of the company’s strategy through people, process and technology, Microsoft Premier Developer is at the forefront of the company’s transformation. I bet you weren’t previously considering Microsoft as the preferred provider of expert training and consultative guidance for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Contact a Premier Developer representative to learn how our resources champion current and emerging open source technologies to create holistic solutions across your enterprise.


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