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…


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,…


Update: Microsoft, Hadoop and Big Data

I’m really excited to be able to give you an update on our strategy and product roadmap for Big Data, especially around our embrace of Apache Hadoop as part of our data platform. As you may remember, at the PASS Summit last October we laid out our roadmap for Big Data, with Microsoft Corporate Vice…


Meet the team that is collaborating on open source projects at the MS Open Tech Hub

From Jean Paoli Since we launched Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) as a subsidiary, project ideas have poured into our team from inside and outside the company as we shipped many open source projects and participated in many open standards activities. After a few months of existence I want to provide you some…


A New Milestone For Openness On Windows Azure

Today Bill Laing, Corporate VP for Server and Cloud, announced a very important set of Windows Azure updates. With these new updates, Windows Azure is more than ever an open and easy platform to build and run applications in the cloud, and the place to be for developers who want to have choice and flexibility. I…


For your OSS image building and sharing pleasure … meet VM Depot from MS Open Tech

By Gianugo RabellinoSenior Director Open Source CommunitiesMicrosoft Open Technologies, Inc. As I write this, I’m exploring the public preview of VM Depot, a new service from Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. VM Depot is a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images for Windows Azure. On VM Depot the community can build, deploy and share…


Announcing one more way Microsoft will engage with the open source and standards communities

In case you missed it, I just wanted to flag this blog from Jean Paoli: I am really excited to be able to share with you today that Microsoft has announced a new wholly owned subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., to advance the company’s investment in openness – including interoperability, open standards and…


FreeBSD to run as a first-class guest on Windows Server Hyper-V

Today, at BSDCan 2012, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix announced upcoming native support for FreeBSD support on Windows Server Hyper-V. This move continues our commitment to extend support across platforms to the Windows Server Hyper-V solution, making it easier for more customers to realize the benefits of server virtualization and more easily adopt cloud computing….


Microsoft at Node Summit

We are excited to be attending and participating at Node Summit in San Francisco this week. Among those Microsoft staffers on site are Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie – who participated on a panel about Platform as a Service this morning and also gave a keynote address – and Gianugo Rabellino, the Senior…


OpenNebula Clouds on Windows Server Hyper-V

More good news on Microsoft’s commitment to Interoperability in the cloud: last week Sandy Gupta, the General Manager for Microsoft’s Open Solutions Group, announced that Windows Server Hyper-V is now an officially supported hypervisor for OpenNebula. This open source project is working on a prototype for release next month and it will soon be possible…