Taking Contre Jour to the Web with HTML5, Clarity Consulting and Internet Explorer

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Since 2011, the puzzle-focused game, Contre Jour, has captured the hearts and minds of mobile gamers worldwide with its ability to blend impressive, leading-edge 2D graphics with physics-based, multipoint controls. Created by developer Maksym “Max” Hryniv, the game is a perfect match for the touch capabilities…

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SmartGlass Extends Xbox Entertainment to Your Favorite Devices

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations How often do you use one device while in arm’s reach of another? All the time, right? You’re in the middle of a web search on your tablet when you need to check a new email on your iPhone, or you’re texting on your Windows Phone while…

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Openness Partner Spotlight: Canonical Brings Ubuntu to Windows Azure

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Cloud computing plays a significant role in helping our customers achieve better business agility, economics, and user experiences. We also know that for today’s CIOs and technology leaders, the cloud presents an opportunity to rethink the role IT plays in defining an organization’s strategy. In order for…

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Opening Doors To Real Big Data Value: Hadoop On Windows Azure And Windows Server

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Organizations are constantly in search of solutions that can help them manage, analyze and understand the vast amounts of data generated through today’s technology. Traditionally this required hiring business intelligence vendors and experts to extract Big Data insights, but no longer. Today at the O’Reilly Strata Conference…

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Microsoft at Open World Forum 2012

Posted by Frédéric AatzDirector of Interoperability, Microsoft France Alfonso CastroDirector of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Last week we were fortunate to participate in Open World Forum, a leading global summit focused on how we’re collectively building our digital future in an open and transparent manner. We’ve gathered together our recap of the Forum’s…

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TypeScript: A New Open and Interoperable Programming Language

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In addition to supporting industry-standard languages like C++, Python, and JavaScript, Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating great programming languages – Visual Basic, C#, and F# being the recent examples. We create these languages to better support a broad ecosystem of developers, increase productivity,…

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Navigate the Open Web with Web Platform Docs: Available Today

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the past, developers using HTML5, CSS and other open web technologies have consulted multiple sites for guidance on how to effectively use these technologies across the world of browsers, operating systems, and devices – a time consuming chore that drove increased development costs. Today…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Improving Scientific Data Sharing and Management

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations The absent-minded professor is an exaggerated movie cliché. But like most clichés, it does have a kernel of truth within it – namely that people who are absolutely brilliant in one area are often less disciplined in others. In certain scientific communities, an area of…

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