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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Windows Azure at GigaOm Structure

Posted by Kerry GodesSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Early today, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB) participated in an onstage fireside chat moderated by Derrick Harris, GigaOm senior writer, at the GigaOm Structure event. Nadella discussed cloud trends, Microsoft’s cloud strategy, and specific examples that highlight the openness of the Windows…

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Windows Server Hyper-V drivers now supported in Ubuntu

Posted by Geoff SullivanManaging Sales Director, Open Solutions Group As you may have heard, the recently released Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been engineered with the drivers needed to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We are pleased to support customers running Ubuntu on Hyper-V in their virtualized and cloud infrastructure. We’ve heard particular interest…

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Open Source Customers Embracing Microsoft

Posted by James UtzschneiderGeneral Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations We use this blog to talk about Microsoft’s approach to Openness and our investments in standards, interoperability, and integration with open source software. We do this because we have changed as a company and have become more open.   Many of our government customers are listening to this…

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Customers Say Microsoft is “Open” for Business

Posted by James UtzschneiderGeneral Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Microsoft has changed as a company and become more open. This includes building interoperability into our core products that span office productivity and collaboration, cross-platform systems management, and security and identity management.  We’ve made these investments as a result of listening to customers and focusing on…

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Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud

Posted by Sandy GuptaGeneral Manager, Open Solutions Group I’m excited to be at the Open Source Business Conference today and to announce that in collaboration with SUSE, and based on our longstanding alliance, we are releasing a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System Center. This management pack connects the Linux server…

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OpenStack + Hyper-V

Posted by Sandy GuptaGeneral Manager, Open Solutions Group Two weeks ago the OpenStack community announced the release of Essex. I want to congratulate the community on reaching this key milestone. Microsoft is working with the OpenStack community to restore and enhance Windows Server Hyper-V support in OpenStack to benefit customers planning to use the two together. We have…

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Get your Hunger Games fix via Internet Explorer 9 and HTML5

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations It seems like everyone saw a certain movie with Jennifer Lawrence this weekend. If you’re still looking for your Hunger Games fix or curious to know what the fuss is about, check out The Capitol Tour, a companion site to the movie that extends the film to…

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Cloud Computing’s Role in Job Creation

Posted by Colette StallbaumerDirector, Worldwide Marketing and Operations An interesting new study from analyst firm IDC found that spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015. The Microsoft-commissioned study also found that IT innovation created by cloud computing could produce $1.1 trillion a year in…

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Microsoft Live@edu Plug-in for Moodle

For educational institutions, meeting accelerating technology demands with limited budgets is tough.  However, today the task seems a bit less daunting for millions of education customers worldwide. Moodlerooms released an open source plug-in that integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle, the world’s leading open source Learning Management System with 55 million users. This solution will bring…

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