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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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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Announced Today: Oracle’s Mission-critical Software on Microsoft’s Enterprise-grade Cloud

Posted by Amy GreenDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This morning Microsoft and Oracle announced the next big step in their partnership, delivering the power of Oracle’s mission-critical software to the millions of customers running Windows and Windows Azure. The combination of Oracle workloads on Microsoft clouds is incredibly powerful for customers looking for enterprise-grade reliability, scalability…

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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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Taking Contre Jour to the Web with HTML5, Clarity Consulting and Internet Explorer

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Since 2011, the puzzle-focused game, Contre Jour, has captured the hearts and minds of mobile gamers worldwide with its ability to blend impressive, leading-edge 2D graphics with physics-based, multipoint controls. Created by developer Maksym “Max” Hryniv, the game is a perfect match for the touch capabilities…

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TypeScript: A New Open and Interoperable Programming Language

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In addition to supporting industry-standard languages like C++, Python, and JavaScript, Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating great programming languages – Visual Basic, C#, and F# being the recent examples. We create these languages to better support a broad ecosystem of developers, increase productivity,…

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Windows 8 AppFest in India Sets Guinness World Record

Posted by Mandar NaikDirector, Platform Strategy 8 miles of cables. 540 bean bags. 15,000 cans of soda. These are just a few of the amenities required to set a world record for the largest application development marathon in one location. The Windows 8 AppFest set the Guinness World Record in Bangalore, India this past weekend…

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Windows 8 AppFest in India Sets Sights on World Record

Posted by Mandar NaikDirector, Platform Strategy With one of the world’s largest developer populations, India has always been a strong driver of the global software industry and Indian developers have helped shape software trends across the world. Today, one of those fastest-growing areas is application development. It is therefore fitting and very exciting that Bangalore is…

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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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Movideo: Java a First-Class Citizen on Windows Azure

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Movideo, the only end-to-end SaaS online video platform based in the Asia Pacific region, has announced a four-year strategic alliance with Microsoft, migrating its integrated online video platform to Windows Azure.  Movideo has a history with open source and was impressed with the way Microsoft has made Java…

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