Now Available: Open Source Windows Azure Active Directory Libraries for iOS and Android

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy The gift-giving started early this week for developers looking to add Windows Azure Active Directory’s enterprise-level identity features to their applications and services, as MS Open Tech released alpha versions of new iOS and Android open source libraries.   Now developers can authenticate users of cloud and…

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Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Ready For Time Travel – ChronoZoom Transports Students and Teachers through History

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy ChronoZoom, the award-winning open source cross-platform timeline that captures the “history of everything,” continues to make waves in the education space. This time, Microsoft Research’s Donald Brinkman has teamed up with the National Council of Social Studies, the American Historical Association, LearnNC from the University of North…

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From Santa’s Village to Your Chimney: NORAD and Internet Explorer Deliver Holiday Cheer to Any Device

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Since 1955, Santa fans of all ages have tracked his reindeer-guided route with the help of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD’s) radar, satellites and jet fighters. This year, Microsoft joined the fun to create an interactive experience that extends to any device with the launch…

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First InterOpConf Brings Open Source Communities and Microsoft Together in Central Europe

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy Earlier this month, I participated in the first InterOpConf event, which highlighted solutions resulting from work between open source communities and Microsoft, showing how even competing technologies can work together to deliver value for enterprise customers. 65 members from open source communities within Poland and across Europe…

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Node Windows Hackathon: Improving the Node Experience on Windows

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Recently the Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. team hosted the first Node Windows Hackathon, bringing together Node.js developers to learn about new tools and work together on innovative scenarios and features.   “Our goal for the hackathon was simply to begin fostering a community of Node developers we…

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Internet Explorer Teams Up with The Hunger Games and Lionsgate for a Revolutionary Web Experience

Posted by Jose Miguel ParrellaMicrosoft Interoperability Strategy If you can’t get enough of The Hunger Games or simply wonder about the recording-breaking buzz this past weekend, check out The Hunger Games Explorer – the go-to destination and online hub for all the latest on the blockbuster series in an interactive and rich web forum.  Part…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: Mind Palette Builds Linux Environment on Windows Azure, Saves 20%

Posted by Masami SuzukiMicrosoft Japan Mind Palette is a cloud services vendor based in Tokyo, Japan, that develops and markets Snapeee, a smartphone picture-sharing app designed for those who love Japan’s unique aesthetic of kawaii, meaning “cute.” With Snapeee, users can take pictures with their phones, personalize them with playful stamps, lettering, and frames, and…

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Join Us for Our Next Interoperability Seminar in Shanghai

Posted by Michael BowmanProgram Manager, Office Engineering A critical aspect of Microsoft product development is an ecosystem dedicated to shipping interoperable systems. We work closely with other vendors and open source communities by providing extensive documentation and hosting interoperability and plugfest-type events to provide opportunities for testing and feedback. I’m pleased to announce the next…

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SUSE and Microsoft Management Tools Simplify Administration of Windows and Linux Environments

Posted by Alfonso CastroDirector of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Today at SUSECon 2013, SUSE announced the availability of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center, giving system administrators running Windows and Linux servers a single console for managing their environments, maintaining patch health, and deploying updates. Tight integration between SUSE Manager and…

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Microsoft Remote Desktop App Delivers Windows Apps to more than 1 Million Android, iOS, and Mac Users

Posted by Jose Miguel ParrellaMicrosoft Interoperability Strategy In October, the Microsoft Remote Desktop App was released in the Android, iOS, and Mac stores, bringing a dynamic Windows experience to devices around the world. Just a few days after release, the free app reached 1 million downloads and ranked as the fastest growing Android app from…

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