Creating a More Open Web: OASIS Releases OData v4.0

Posted by Openness Team There is a vast amount of data available today that is being collected and stored at an unprecedented rate. Market demand is growing for easy use of this data across multiple platforms and devices, increasing the pressure to create a more open and transparent Web through standardized approaches to accessing and…

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Socrata Releases Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365

Posted by Openness Team If you’re a Microsoft Excel fan who is hoping to use familiar technologies to meet the open data mandate, you should check out the just released Socrata Open Data Connector for Microsoft Office 365. By adding support for the Open Data Protocol (OData), an open standard for accessing data over the…

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Springtime in Taipei is Lovely: Join us for our Next Interoperability Seminar

Posted by Michael BowmanProgram Manager, Office Engineering The Microsoft interoperability teams are hosting our next plugfest in Taipei, Taiwan on March 25th – 27th. A critical aspect of Microsoft product development is an ecosystem dedicated to shipping interoperable systems and these plugfest-type events are a great opportunities to work closely with other vendors and open source…

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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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Data Explorer Connects Big Data to Excel 2013

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The amount of data available to individuals today is powerful and can spark exciting new insights. But it can also overwhelm. Consequently, organizations are challenged to give employees the tools needed to find and access the most pertinent information, whether across the web or within internal…

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OASIS OData Initiative Making Progress

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a REST-based open web protocol for unlocking and sharing data, freeing it from silos that exist in some software applications today. The OASIS international consortium has launched a new initiative that will standardize OData and simplify the querying and sharing…

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Microsoft LightSwitch Broadens Reach with Open Standards

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations To keep up with increasingly dynamic market demands, enterprises want data from their line-of-business applications to be accessible at any time from any device without sacrificing quality, agility and time-to-market.  Microsoft LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 was created with these needs in mind.  LightSwitch is a…

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Teaming Up to Support OData: Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, Progress Software, SAP, & WSO2

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations There is a vast amount of data available today that is being collected and stored at an unprecedented rate.  Market demand is growing for easy access to this data across multiple platforms and devices. The move to cloud computing is also increasing pressure to create a…

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