Indonesia’s ICT Awards Support an Open and Thriving Ecosystem for Young Entrepreneurs

Posted by Heriyadi Janwar Microsoft Indonesia, Product Marketing Manager Last month in Jakarta, Microsoft was proud to sponsor the seventh annual Indonesia Information and Communications Technology Awards (INAICTA) ceremony, held to honor innovative local technologies and support a thriving ecosystem of young entrepreneurs in Indonesia. With the rapid growth of the information and communications technology…

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Open World Forum 2013: Three Days of “Thinking, Coding, and Experimenting” with Open Source Thought Leaders

Posted by Frédéric AatzDirector of Interoperability, Microsoft France Earlier this month, I was fortunate to be back at Open World Forum, the first event of its kind to bring together European political and IT leaders to discuss opportunities for free and open source technologies to deliver technological, economic and social impact. It was a great…

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Available Today: Windows Azure HDInsight Brings Hadoop Big Data to the Cloud

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing & Operations After a successful public preview, today Microsoft released Windows Azure HDInsight, a cloud-based distribution of Apache Hadoop and a cornerstone of our strategy for helping customers realize value from big data. Windows Azure HDInsight combines the best of Hadoop open source technology with the security, elasticity and…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: Peel Children and Youth Initiative Opens Up Data and Opportunities for Local Children

Posted by Keith LooOpen Platforms Lead – Microsoft Canada Between after-school and dinnertime, there are many opportunities for children and youth to truly engage in their communities, particularly through quality after-school programs. The challenge, however, is not so much whether these recreational and education activities exist, but rather the degree of awareness and accessibility. The…

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Just Announced: Next Wave of Enterprise Cloud Products and Services

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday, Microsoft announced a wave of new enterprise products and services to help companies realize the benefits of cloud computing and overcome today’s top IT challenges. Complementing Office 365 and other services, these new offerings deliver on Microsoft’s enterprise cloud strategy, connecting IT and data infrastructure, application…

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Open Source, Open Data, Open Learning: Supporting a More Open Web

Posted by Keith Loo Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada A few years ago, Microsoft Canada began hosting a series of events called Make Web Not War (MWNW). The concept was to assemble a group of thought leaders working with the latest technologies, open source or proprietary, and get everyone to work together. During MWNW Community…

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