Node.js Paris Community Highlights ‘Internet of Things’ Potential

Posted by Frédéric AatzDirector of Interoperability, Microsoft France Earlier this month, Node supporters convened for a Node.js Paris community meetup, and it was great to see how Node is supporting the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), through creation of APIs that can connect devices to data. Node is being tapped for IoT because…

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Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Load Balancing Highly Available Linux Services on Microsoft Azure with OpenLDAP and MySQL

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Continuing our “how to” series of demos, I’m sharing another example of how you can deploy a full range of open and community-driven OS and software solutions on Microsoft Azure. In the below video, I’ll use connected Linux virtual machines and Microsoft Azure load balanced sets to show you how…

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Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Embracing Linux Devices on Microsoft Azure via Service Bus and Websites

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure’s Node.js Developer Center provides support for deploying Microsoft Azure Websites, Virtual Machines, and Mobile Services, configuring git-based deployments, and using Service Bus and Storage. In this video, I’ll use Azure's open source SDK for Node.js, the REST interface of Azure Service Bus, and Node.js and Web Sockets support…

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Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Jumpstart Android Applications with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure helps developers build their mobile applications with Mobile Services – a scalable and secure backend that can be used to power apps on any platform – iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. In this video, I’ll show Java developers how to jumpstart their Android applications by creating Mobile Services,…

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Microsoft Azure Offers Hadoop-as-a-service to China

Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the availability of Azure HDInsight for all customers in China as a public preview, making it the first global cloud provider to have a cloud Hadoop offering publicly available in China. Azure HDInsight is a 100% Apache Hadoop-based service in the cloud with the ability to process big…

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WordPress on Microsoft Azure Now More Scalable

Posted by Openness Team This week’s Microsoft Azure update includes new features for Azure Websites, an enterprise-class cloud service for developing, testing, and running corporate websites, business applications, and digital marketing campaigns. In addition to VPN support, Azure Websites introduced a scalable WordPress offering through the application gallery to help enterprises setup robust CMS backed…

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Summer School in Turkey: Where Top University Students Spent a Month with Microsoft

Posted by Openness Team For more than two years, Microsoft Turkey has been running a program called Open Academy (Açik Akademi) with the goal of providing valuable online training for anyone interested in developing mobile applications, regardless of their current skill level. Open Academy has various levels of online classes, from beginners to advance, and…

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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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