Open XML SDK: Released Today as an Open Source Project

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy Today Doug Mahugh, Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Open Technologies Inc., announced the release of an Open XML SDK as an open source project through the MS Open Tech hub. Although the SDK has been available since 2007, this release includes full source code available under the…

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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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ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages Open Sourced

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations ASP.NET is a free web framework for building web sites and web applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Microsoft announced this week the release of source code for ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages (aka Razor) under the Apache 2.0 open source license, increasing the development transparency…

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Expanded Hadoop Preview for Big Data Customers

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this month, Microsoft announced plans to release an additional limited customer preview of the Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure in the first half of 2012. Since the first limited preview was released in December, customers such as Webtrends and the University of Dundee have been using…

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Navigating the New World of Data

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Just ten years ago, most business data was locked up behind big applications.  We are now entering an era when unlocking this data and its potential to drive new knowledge and insights is becoming a key success factor for many ventures.  In a world where data increases tenfold every…

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