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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Openness Customer Spotlight: Start-up Powers PHP-based E-commerce Solution with Windows Azure

Posted by Prisda GomutputraPlatform Strategy Lead, Microsoft Thailand Bangkok-based Semantic Touch creates online marketing solutions for small- and medium- sized businesses. The company has developed BentoWeb, a ready-to-deploy e-commerce solution that enables businesses to quickly launch web storefronts online and on Facebook. Within five months of their Facebook launch, the beta version of BentoWeb, built…

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Now Available: PHP 5.5.0 Delivers Significant Performance Improvements

Posted by Stephen ZarkosSenior Program Manager – PHP on Windows Congratulations to the PHP community on yesterday’s PHP 5.5.0 release, which delivers a long list of updates, including enhancements that significantly speed up PHP performance. It’s exciting to see the PHP language continue to grow and evolve, as well as the ongoing work between Microsoft,…

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Microsoft and Windows Azure Head to….the Home of “Middle Earth!”

Posted by Thiago AlmeidaTechnical Evangelist, Microsoft New Zealand Spreading the good word about Openness at Microsoft (check out our updated website!) and Windows Azure can take us far and wide, but we didn’t expect to find ourselves in the middle of Middle Earth. Let me explain… Earlier this month, a few of us at Microsoft…

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PHP 5.4 Available in Windows Azure Web Sites

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Microsoft and its partners continue to work with the PHP community to improve the experience PHP developers and users have on Windows Server and Windows Azure. Last week marked another milestone for improved PHP interoperability, with PHP 5.4 now available in Windows Azure Web Sites.   …

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Publish Open Source Apps and Cloud-Based Sites with WebMatrix V2

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations WebMatrix V2 was released to web earlier this month, including support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites. WebMatrix is a free and open web development tool optimized for the Cloud. It allows…

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Microsoft Office 2013 Embraces Apps

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Love using apps on your smart phone? Wish you could use them on your PC or tablet? The Microsoft Office team has granted your wish. With the recent launch of their Customer Preview, the Office team announced that developers can now build a new class of apps…

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KimsQ and Windows Azure at the 2012 Summer Games in London

Posted by JangYoon KimKorea Marketing and Operations More than a billion people worldwide tuned in to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games in London.  Although most of us can’t be there in person, the almost instantaneous sharing of photos and video footage can make us feel like we have front row seats to…

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Microsoft’s CoApp: Making Open Source Projects on Windows Easier

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today marks the start of the Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, OR. Among the Microsoft attendees that will be onsite at this year’s event is Garrett Serack from the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center.  Garrett will be celebrating the first full release of CoApp, an open…

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KimsQ Expands Web Platform

Posted by JangYoon Kim Korea Marketing and Operations Microsoft is proud to be working with KimsQ, a PHP-based web platform provider that has just become the second largest web provider in South Korea after adding Windows to their existing PHP on Linux solutions.  KimsQ currently powers 10,000 websites in South Korea. That number is expected to…

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