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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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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How Openness Translates into Opportunities for Microsoft Partners

Posted by Mark Hill Vice President, Open Source Sales and Marketing Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC) kicks off today in Washington D.C., where partners get to see first-hand how Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first vision translates into partner opportunities. As Satya Nadella said in a message to employees last week, “developers and partners will thrive by creatively…

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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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Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project

Posted by Tara GrummSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In this decade we will collect more scientific data than we’ve collected in human history. Soon it will be impossible to do any kind of analysis without access to powerful computational tools, which can make sense of the flood of data coming from sources like satellites,…

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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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Open Door Policy: Brady Gaster on Coding like a Vampire and Making the Microsoft Cloud Open

Posted by Tara GrummSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Brady Gaster (@bradygaster) is a Microsoft Azure Program Manager and the former host of Channel 9’s Web Camps TV, who focuses on building tools that make it easier for web developers to benefit from the cloud. His recent interests involve connecting devices like the Kinect, Netduino,…

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Techies of the ‘80s Rejoice: Microsoft Releases Source Code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows

Posted by Openness Team Yesterday, with the help of the Computer History Museum, Microsoft made the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to the public for the first time, helping future generations of technologists better understand the roots of personal computing. For the tech savvy of the eighties, the…

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Open Door Policy: S. Somasegar Discusses the Great Value of Microsoft and Open Source Ecosystems Working Together

Posted by Tara GrummSenior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations S. Somasegar is Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division at Microsoft and responsible for developer tools and services, including the programming languages and runtimes designed for a broad base of software developers and development teams, the Visual Studio line of products and services, the .NET…

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