Catch the Peace Train: “Make Web Not War” Rolls On with Next Open Data Hackathon

Posted by Keith Loo Open Platforms Lead, Microsoft Canada Last weekend’s Open Data Day Toronto 2014 (aka ODDTO14) brought together more than 300 public servants, community activists, and technology professionals to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies as part of International Open Data Day. The takeaway was clear – we have real…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: University Reduces Costs with Streamlined Cross-Platform Management

Posted by Openness Team The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. This public research university strives for academic excellence in all areas and uses technology to support its scholastic efforts. Until recently, the IT department…

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Free OneDrive Cloud Storage for Microsoft, iOS and Android Devices Worldwide

Posted by Openness Team Last week, Microsoft announced the global release of OneDrive, a free cloud storage service. Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive tries to make it as easy as possible to get all of your digital content – photos, videos and documents – in one place and accessible across any devices, at home or…

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International Open Data Day Supports Government Transparency and Local Economic Growth

Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Citizens around the world are gathering for International Open Data Day to encourage government transparency and adoption of open data policies. The events welcome anyone with a passion to make their cities better, from developers to government officials and librarians, working side-by-side on real projects….

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Making Big Data Work for All

Posted by Openness Team Big week for big data. Microsoft announced the general availability of Power BI for Office 365, and that support for Hadoop 2.2 clusters is now in preview for Windows Azure HDInsight, our cloud-based Hadoop service.   These are the latest examples of how Microsoft is striving to put the power of…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: UK Government IT Services Trusts Microsoft Hyper-V to Run Linux and Windows

Posted by Openness Team FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Services provides IT services to the UK Government, including a global network of embassies and consulates, which employs people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices worldwide. Last year, FCO Services delivered hosting and cloud services primarily on a VMware vSphere-based infrastructure, which ran workloads on both Windows…

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Windows Azure and NBC Sports Team Up to Stream the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to Your Favorite Devices

Posted by Openness Team Great news for all who want to watch the 2014 Olympic Winter Games live while on-the-go. NBC Sports Group and Microsoft announced yesterday that Windows Azure Media Services is being used to publish and stream all 98 events of the Games, right to your favorite device. Viewers can access live and…

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