Does it Work? Try Plugging It In

Posted by Openness Team Next week representatives from about 30 companies, including Apple, Oracle, and Google, will gather on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus for a five-day Interoperability Plugfest. Hosted by Microsoft Interoperability teams, this event provides free, hands-on help to developers and quality assurance engineers who want to test Windows and Office products and make them…

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Reserve Your Spot for Microsoft’s Next Interoperability Plugfest

Posted by Michael BowmanProgram Manager, Office Engineering Mark your calendars for June 16th to 20th! Microsoft Interoperability teams are hosting a five-day Interoperability Protocols Plugfest at Microsoft’s Redmond Campus. A critical aspect of Microsoft product development is an ecosystem dedicated to shipping interoperable systems and these plugfest-type events are great opportunities to work closely with…

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Openness is the Change We Need

Posted by Hans BerndlMicrosoft Austria, Platform Strategy Lead Our customers deserve the best of both worlds: choice and quality. Today, many enterprises and governments run open source and Microsoft technologies side by side. Rather than replace one technology with another, many customers find that a perfect blend of solutions is best. Our openness is a prerequisite to…

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Microsoft TechDays 2014 Showcases Work with Open Source Technologies

Posted by Frederic AatzDirector of Interoperability, Microsoft France Microsoft TechDays 2014, the largest annual tech event in France dedicated to developers, IT professionals and business leaders, recently brought together 19,000 attendees with 60,000 online participants for three packed days of sessions. This year open source technologies were at the heart of the event, with several…

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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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Openness Customer Spotlight: Microsoft Helps Aston Martin Solve Interoperability Challenges

Posted by Steve LambMicrosoft United Kingdom With nearly a century of history, Aston Martin has developed into an automotive icon, a marque synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship. All of their models are hand-crafted, using advanced technology processes within a very modern environment at the forefront of contemporary manufacturing. Supporting the company’s entire operations,…

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Now Available: Skype for Outlook.com

Posted by Jose Miguel ParrellaInteroperability Strategy As Skype continues to grow in popularity, so does the number of ways that users can connect with friends and colleagues, regardless of what devices or services they prefer. This week Microsoft announced that Skype for Outlook.com is now fully available in several countries around the globe, allowing users…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: Caixa Econômica Federal Turns to Microsoft Solutions for Cost Savings and Improved Interoperability

Posted by Luís Fernando PatriciAccount Executive, Microsoft Brazil Established in 1861, Caixa Econômica Federal is not just a bank, it’s an institution that impacts the lives of millions in Brazil. The 100% public company has a key role in promoting urban development and social initiatives across country, giving priority to sectors such as housing and…

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Skype for Android Passes 100M Installs and Launches Redesigned 4.0

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Recently Skype for Android reached a major milestone: installation on more than 100 million Android phones worldwide! This is part of the vision for Skype’s Mobile Future, delivering a modern design that puts conversations first, focuses on quality and performance, and enables a common set of experiences…

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OWA for iPhone and iPad Brings Office 365 Email Experience to iOS Users

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this week, the Microsoft Office team took another step forward in bringing a great Office 365 email experience to users of iOS devices with the launch of OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad. Available for download from the Apple App Store, subscribers to Office 365 with…

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