.NET Tools – Amazing list of OpenSource .NET tools and resources

dotnet-tools This is a great set of resources complied by Nate McMaster, Senior software engineer on the ASP.NET Core project A list of tool extensions for .NET Core Command Line (dotnet CLI). see  https://github.com/natemcmaster/dotnet-tools These tools can be installed by executing dotnet tool install -g $packageId After installing, the tool should be available by running…


Windows Template Studio

If your interested in building an app for Windows 10 UWP then there is now a easier way to get started and be provided guidance to create new projects that target the Universal Windows Platform. Windows Template Studio uses a dev-friendly wizard to get your UWP apps. The Windows Template Studio provides a wizard which…


Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables organisations to deliver Azure services from their own datacenter

  This week I got into a discussion around Data Centre strategy. The institution in question, where this happened are presently defining a new strategy on datacenters. The institution is presently considering a cloud option but one of their key requirements is that they maintain an on premise datacenter. During the discussion I simply made…


OpenStack and Azure – Hybrid Data Centers

OpenStack is the most widely deployed open-source software for building and managing public and private clouds, and one of the fastest growing open-source projects in history. OpenStack is a collection of community driven, open-source cloud computing projects that meets your private cloud needs for Windows & Linux applications, and can extend to public cloud environments….


Creating a custom Virtual Machine for deployment on Azure

  I was speaking at a University this week where they wanted to deploy specific Linux machine for their labs based on specific build of Red Hat Linux. the University already had a custom build for their labs PC but wanted to make this available as an Azure VM.  The team already had PCs on…


Microsoft and Opensource–Scripting with powershell

You’ve heard Satya Nadella say “Microsoft loves Linux” and that’s never been more true than now. Nearly one in three VMs on Azure are Linux. Nearly 60 percent of third-party IaaS offers in the Azure Marketplace are open source software (OSS). We have even announced SQL Server on Linux, as well as open sourced .NET….


Quick overview of Azure VM Specifications

  Choosing the Image for the task It’s all about choice for your virtual machines. Choose Linux or Windows. Choose to be on-premises, in the cloud, or both. Choose your own virtual machine image or download a certified pre-configured image in our marketplace. With Virtual Machines, you’re in control. Choose your language, workload, operating system…


Open Source for Academics

Open source software is a powerful way to advance software development and share data for experimentation. Microsoft offers open source code for academic projects as well as key software, such as the .NET Core. Our repositories contain over 50 projects and tools across all areas of computer science.Read more on the Microsoft Research Open Source…


ManifoldJS – Open Source framework that that can take a website and create an application for Windows, iOS, Android, Chrome, and Firefox

At \\Build 2015 Day 2 keynote John Shewchuk showed off ManifoldJS. What is ManifoldJS ManifoldJS uses the W3C Manifest for Web Apps to create the apps for a number of platforms. ManifoldJS Supports the delivery of native apps for iOS, Android, Windows 8.1, Chrome, FireFox OS, and now Windows 10. ManifoldJS runs as a command…


Cocos2d-x $25,000 Game Development Contest

Cocos2d-x is a open source, cross platform set of game development tools used by developers. This week Microsoft Open Technologies group announced the option to use JavaScript to develop Windows Universal Apps using Coco2d-x. This will allow developer to us a combination of JavaScript and C++ and Cocos2d-x for Windows and Windows Phone games. Cocos2d-x…