Prototyping Early W3C HTML5 Specifications

by Peter Galli on December 22, 2010 03:48pm In another significant Interoperability milestone Jean Paoli, the General Manager for Interoperability Solutions here at Microsoft, this week announced the launch of the HTML5 Labs Web site, a place where we prototype early and not yet fully stable drafts of specifications developed by the W3C and other standard…

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HTML5 Video and Interoperability: Firefox Add-On Provides H.264 Support on Windows

by Claudio Caldato on December 15, 2010 08:00am As you know, Microsoft is committed to interoperability, and the IE team has previously blogged about and provided developer previews and samples showing "Same Markup" – the same HTML, CSS, and script working across browsers – in action. Today, as part of the interoperability bridges work we…

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Equipping Students to Build Websites and Teach Class

by Peter Galli on November 22, 2010 01:45pm Microsoft Canada has used the launch of its new localized Port 25 site with a nine part video series documenting the teachings of The Yorkville Media Centre, commonly known as the YMC. Julia Stowell, the Community Manager for Microsoft Canada, reports that over a period of nine…

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Open Source Extension for Microsoft Word Supports MediaWiki

by Andrew Gordon on November 17, 2010 02:45pm The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation at Otago Polytechnic, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and Microsoft have worked together to develop an open source extension for Microsoft Word. The extension, written in C#, allows learning material developed in Microsoft Office to be saved directly to MediaWiki…

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Silverstripe Achieves Windows Server 2008 R2 Certification

by Andrew Gordon on November 16, 2010 01:15pm A large amount of the innovation in the software world is happening on the web and in the cloud, and in addition to that, we are seeing increased awareness and acceptance of open source software on the Microsoft Windows platforms. Microsoft’s Certified for Windows programs are well…

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More Open Data Goodness

by Peter Galli on November 10, 2010 01:53pm   My colleague Nik Garkusha, the Open Source strategy lead for Microsoft Canada, just posted a blog about their work to integrate the Drupal Open Source Content Management System with the Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI), Microsoft’s Open Source solution for Open Data catalogues. It’s a great…

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F# Compiler/Core Library Now Available Via Open Source Code Drop

by Peter Galli on November 09, 2010 11:15am In case you missed it last week, Microsoft has made the version 2.0 of the F# compiler and core libraries available under the Apache 2.0 license to help education and tool development. The source code is published as part of the F# PowerPack CodePlex project, which now…

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Zend Framework 1.11, With Simple Cloud API, Released

by Peter Galli on November 02, 2010 08:30am At the annual ZendCon 2010 in Santa Clara, CA today, Zend Technologies announced general availability of Zend Framework 1.11, the latest release of its PHP application framework, which adds support for mobile application development and now includes the open source Simple Cloud API, allowing PHP developers to…

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Running a Java Environment on Windows Azure

by Peter Galli on October 28, 2010 12:00pm The Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team today used the Professional Developers Conference 2010 (PDC 10) on campus in Redmond to announce a new set of tools based on Eclipse and updated client libraries for Windows Azure. This means that customers can now choose to upload the Java…

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Open Source Cloud Collaboration

by Peter Galli on October 22, 2010 08:00am Microsoft today announced a partnership with Cloud.com to provide support for our Windows Server Hyper-V virtualization stack to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. In order to get more information on this partnership, I asked Ted MacLean, the general manager for Microsoft’s Open Solutions…

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