Open Source OData Library for Objective-C Project Moves to Outercurve Foundation

As Microsoft continues to deliver on its commitment to Interoperability, I have good news on the Open Source Software front: today, the OData Library for Objective-C project was submitted to the Outercurve Foundation’s Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability gallery. This means that OData4ObjC, the OData client for iOS, is now a full, community-supported Open Source…

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Full Support for PhoneGap on Windows Phone is Now Complete!

Congratulations to all the people involved in the PhoneGap community for the recent release of version 1.3 of their HTML5 open source mobile framework! This release includes many new features, and you can find more details here. You may remember that we announced back in Sept that Microsoft was helping to bring Windows Phone support…

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GigaSpaces shows Java + Windows Azure

Today Microsoft is hosting the Learn Windows Azure broadcast event to demonstrate how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows Azure. Senior Microsoft executives like Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, Mark Russinovich and others will show how easy it is to build scalable cloud applications using Visual Studio.  The event is be broadcasting…

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Openness Update for Windows Azure

As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Open Source Communities, I couldn’t be happier to share with you today an update on a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. As we continue to provide incremental improvements to Windows Azure, we remain committed to working with developer communities. We’ve spent a lot of time listening,…

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SQL Database Federations: Enhancing SQL to enable Data Sharding for Scalability in the Cloud

I am thrilled to announce the availability of a new specification called SQL Database Federations, which describes additional SQL capabilities that enable data sharding (horizontal partitioning of data) for scalability in the cloud. The specification has been released under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise. With these additional SQL capabilities, the database tier can provide built-in…

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Preview Release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux Hits the Streets

Microsoft’s SQL Server team yesterday announced the availability of a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux, which allows native developers to access Microsoft SQL Server from Linux operating systems. For customers with native applications on multi-platform, the existing, reliable and enterprise-class ODBC for Windows driver (a.k.a. SQL Server Native Client, or…

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jQuery Mobile Open Source Framework Support for Windows Phone

Hello web and mobile developers! As you probably noticed, jQuery Mobile version 1.0 was announced this week. We are pleased to use this exciting occasion to reinforce our commitment to supporting popular open source mobile frameworks. Of the most recent activities, I want to highlight the work done to supporting PhoneGap by adding support for…

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First Stable Build of Node.js on Windows Released

Great news for all Node.js developers wanting to use Windows: today we reached an important milestone – v0.6.0 – which is the first official stable build that includes Windows support. This comes some four months after our June 23rd announcement that Microsoft was working with Joyent to port Node.js to Windows. Since then we’ve been…

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Microsoft, Hadoop and Big Data

In a couple of weeks it will be my one year anniversary here at Microsoft  and  I couldn’t  wish for a better anniversary gift:  now that Microsoft has laid out its roadmap for Big Data, I’m really excited about the role that Apache HadoopTM plays in this. In case you missed it, Microsoft Corporate Vice…

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Open Source Community Participation at Think Tank Paris and Open World Forum

I recently returned from Paris, where I attended both the annual Open Source Think Tank and Open World Forum events. It was really great getting to chat with some of the folks representing the myriad of businesses that have sprung up around Open Source solutions, and having some in-depth discussions about broad industry trends. The Open…

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