history.forward() – Port 25: The Open Source Community at Microsoft

I am excited about the work we are doing in contributing back to the Open Source community here at Microsoft. Our work on getting PHP to not only run, but run exceptionally well on Windows Server 2008 with FastCGI is a great step ahead to support web developers who are active users of this popular…


Moonlight (Silverlight on Linux) – Interview with Miguel de Icaza

Code to Live: Dancing in the Moonlight with Miguel de Icaza The interview is a bit old, but has just been published. Miguel de Icaza talks about Moonlight and how it came about. Thanks to Josh Holmes for posting it.


Windows Server Hyper-V RC1

Got to say I am very excited about the eminent release of Hyper-V to Windows Server 2008. I have been running Windows Server 2008 on the machine for a while and it continues to impress. Hyper-V is one of those technologies is really going to help customers achieve a number of cost reductions in their…


Expanded Format Support in Office 2007

There is some great news coming out of Redmond today around some of the feature improvements being delivered via Office 2007 Service Pack 2, scheduled for the first half of 2009. Service Pack 2 will incorporate document support for XML Paper Specification (XPS) Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1 What…


First Moonlight Release – Miguel de Icaza

Here is some great news, the first release of Moonlight to the public. Just to ensure that I dont elevate expectations at this point, this is just a source code release, and not a full and final release and Miguel mentions on his blog. But if you are a Linux user and want to be…


Nexus SC: The System Center Team Blog : Operations Manager 2007 goes CROSS Platform!

There is sometimes so much information to digest that you miss these announcements, so I am a bit late to the party, but this is awesome none the less. Announced at the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 in Las Vegas was the new functionality for System Center Operations Manager 2007 enabled through a technology called Cross…


Expression Studio 2 is out… now with PHP support!!!

Lots of things happening today… Got to admit, the branding of the Expression tools is really funky, however the tools themselves are equally awesome. Expression Studio brings together the various Expression products together such as; Expression Web 2 (Professional Web Design Tool) Expression Blend 2 (Professional Interactive Design Tool) Expression Design 2 (Professional Graphic Design…


Interoperability Principles

Back in February you would have heard the interoperability principles that Microsoft announced to enable non-Microsoft products and Microsoft products better interoperability to share data and capabilities. If you missed out on that announcement,  you can read more at the Interoperability Principles page here Interoperability Principles The first principle announced "Open Connections to Microsoft Products"…