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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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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Expanded Support for Linux Running on the IBM Mainframe

Posted by Michael KelleyPrincipal Program Manager, Microsoft Open Source Technology Center NiCE, a Germany-based Microsoft partner, recently released a management pack for Linux running on IBM System z, further expanding Linux operating system support in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager from x86/x64 hardware or hypervisors to the IBM mainframe. This management pack stems from an…

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Open Source World Summit in Beijing: Developing a Thriving OSS Ecosystem in China

Posted by Cindy DongMicrosoft China The 9th annual Open Source China Open Source World Summit concluded in Beijing on Saturday. The two-day event kicked off on Friday and brought together major open source software (OSS) organizations, including the Linux Foundation, Open Source Initiative, and Apache Software Foundation, to focus on this year’s theme: Mobile, Smart,…

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Openness Customer Spotlight: blinkbox Saving Millions with Microsoft Cloud

Posted by Openness Team One of the most popular movie and TV streaming services in the United Kingdom, blinkbox delivers dynamic content to more than a million monthly users, across their favorite devices. The company needed a way to meet enormous demands for compute power and storage, to transcode video files for an ever-increasing number…

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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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Microsoft-SUSE Alliance: Linux and Windows Interoperability for More Than 1,000 Customers

Posted by Alfonso CastroDirector of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Most customers we speak with today operate heterogeneous IT environments and just want everything to work well together – whether they need to optimize existing investments or are interested in adopting new technologies along the way. One of Microsoft’s ongoing goals is to ensure…

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