Openness Partner Spotlight: COPA-DATA Helping Governments Manage Big Data from the ‘Internet of Things’

Posted by Openness Team As thousands of our partners gather in Washington D.C. for Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 this week, many will be focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how these new data sources can be translated into insights. We’re fortunate to be working with COPA-DATA, a Microsoft Partner Network member since 2005…

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Openness Partner Spotlight: Codetoki Partners with BizSpark to Empower Youth with Coding Skills

Posted by Openness Team The Philippine Government wants to empower today’s youth by increasing employability, and sees better IT skills as a major enabler. In 2013, local software company, Codetoki, decided to help by devising an online game that tests and scores coding skills. “My vision was to create a skills-development game where students could…

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How Openness Translates into Opportunities for Microsoft Partners

Posted by Mark Hill Vice President, Open Source Sales and Marketing Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC) kicks off today in Washington D.C., where partners get to see first-hand how Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first vision translates into partner opportunities. As Satya Nadella said in a message to employees last week, “developers and partners will thrive by creatively…

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Expanded Support for Linux Running on the IBM Mainframe

Posted by Michael KelleyPrincipal Program Manager, Microsoft Open Source Technology Center NiCE, a Germany-based Microsoft partner, recently released a management pack for Linux running on IBM System z, further expanding Linux operating system support in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager from x86/x64 hardware or hypervisors to the IBM mainframe. This management pack stems from an…

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