Open Sourcing Automation Tools for Testing Linux Images on Microsoft Azure

Posted by Michael Kelley Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Open Source Technology Center Microsoft has participated in the Linux community for several years now, contributing drivers for Hyper-V to the Linux kernel source code base, and then working with Linux distribution partners to incorporate those drivers into their distros. We’ve had great results in running a…

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Node.js Paris Community Highlights ‘Internet of Things’ Potential

Posted by Frédéric AatzDirector of Interoperability, Microsoft France Earlier this month, Node supporters convened for a Node.js Paris community meetup, and it was great to see how Node is supporting the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), through creation of APIs that can connect devices to data. Node is being tapped for IoT because…

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Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Load Balancing Highly Available Linux Services on Microsoft Azure with OpenLDAP and MySQL

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Continuing our “how to” series of demos, I’m sharing another example of how you can deploy a full range of open and community-driven OS and software solutions on Microsoft Azure. In the below video, I’ll use connected Linux virtual machines and Microsoft Azure load balanced sets to show you how…

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Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Embracing Linux Devices on Microsoft Azure via Service Bus and Websites

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure’s Node.js Developer Center provides support for deploying Microsoft Azure Websites, Virtual Machines, and Mobile Services, configuring git-based deployments, and using Service Bus and Storage. In this video, I’ll use Azure's open source SDK for Node.js, the REST interface of Azure Service Bus, and Node.js and Web Sockets support…

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Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Jumpstart Android Applications with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure helps developers build their mobile applications with Mobile Services – a scalable and secure backend that can be used to power apps on any platform – iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. In this video, I’ll show Java developers how to jumpstart their Android applications by creating Mobile Services,…

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Microsoft Azure Offers Hadoop-as-a-service to China

Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the availability of Azure HDInsight for all customers in China as a public preview, making it the first global cloud provider to have a cloud Hadoop offering publicly available in China. Azure HDInsight is a 100% Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud with the ability to process big…

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New Universal Mobile Keyboard Works with All Your Mobile Devices — Windows, iOS and Android

Posted by Openness Team Although tablets and smartphones have become extensions of our daily routines, typing on the small screens can be arduous at times. To resolve this productivity dilemma, Microsoft announced the Universal Mobile Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. To see it in action, including switching between device platforms, check…

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MineCraft to Join Microsoft

Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the acquisition of Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s ground breaking “Minecraft” franchise. Available across multiple platforms, “Minecraft” is one of the most popular video games in history. Fans have logged more than 2 billion hours on Xbox 360 in the past two years, and…

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WordPress on Microsoft Azure Now More Scalable

Posted by Openness Team This week’s Microsoft Azure update includes new features for Azure Websites, an enterprise-class cloud service for developing, testing, and running corporate websites, business applications, and digital marketing campaigns. In addition to VPN support, Azure Websites introduced a scalable WordPress offering through the application gallery to help enterprises setup robust CMS backed…

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