The Business of Open Source

by Sandy Gupta on November 05, 2009 09:25am I am blogging from ApacheCon here in Oakland, where the Apache Software Foundation its celebrating its 10th anniversary. Congratulations to the Apache community and cheers to the next ten!  Our focus at Microsoft is to make Windows Server a platform choice for both closed source and open…

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Microsoft and ApacheCon 2009

by Peter Galli on November 03, 2009 01:35pm This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation, which is being celebrated at the annual ApacheCon U.S. event. Microsoft is proud to be a platinum sponsor of both the ASF and ApacheCon 2009. The Apache community is an important one for Microsoft and, as…

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A Chat With Apache Software Foundation President Justin Erenkrantz

by Peter Galli on November 02, 2009 03:01pm This week the Apache Software Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary at its annual U.S. ApacheCon 2009 event in Oakland. As such, I though it would be interesting to chat with ASF President Justin Erenkrantz about the past 10 years and what’s still to come going forward. Peter…

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Moving Forward With Eclipse

by Sandy Gupta on October 27, 2009 08:00pm It is great to see the work that started last year with the Eclipse Foundation at EclipseCon 2008 in Santa Clara, California continues its exciting journey. Today at the Eclipse Summit in Germany, the Interoperability team at Microsoft announced a number of updates with our partners Tasktop…

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Roadmap Announced for Outlook Personal Folders Documentation

by Peter Galli on October 26, 2009 06:20pm Great news on the data portability front: today, Microsoft announced that it will be releasing documentation for the .pst file format – the format in which data is stored in Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders. Even better is the fact that the documentation will be released under Microsoft’s…

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Part 2: Lessons I Learned as a Project Manager Converting to Agile

by saraford on October 20, 2009 04:11pm   In my first post for this series, I stated that “Agile is the single greatest things a team could do to significantly improve the user experience and quality of their website” and “not designing the full 100% is a true blessing in disguise.” By putting these two…

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Part 1: Lessons I Learned as a Project Manager Converting to Agile

  by saraford on October 19, 2009 02:16pm Before I became the Program Manager for CodePlex.com, Microsoft’s open source project hosting site, I worked on the Visual Studio team on four different product cycles. Since Visual Studio uses traditional Microsoft product lifecycle releases, I had to learn about Agile development alongside learning about open source…

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Another Great Step Forward for Hyper-V, Red Hat Certification

by hjanssen on October 07, 2009 12:06pm Hello again! It has been a pretty busy couple of months for us, and I wanted to give you an update on what we’ve been doing. We just completed the first step in another major milestone for Hyper-V. As you can read from Mike Neil’s Blog, Microsoft and…

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New Bridge Broadens Java and .NET Interoperability

by Peter Galli on September 29, 2009 10:31am Microsoft continues to deliver on its ongoing promise to build bridges between different technologies, and this week jointly announced with Noelios Technologies a new interoperability bridge between Java and .NET through REST.   The Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team has been working with Noelios to build an extension…

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Apache Qpid Moves Forward

by Sandy Gupta on September 29, 2009 06:15am Microsoft recently made a significant code drop to the Apache Qpid project. For those of you who don’t know, Qpid is Apache’s implementation of the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (aka AMQP), which is an exciting new reliable messaging protocol developed by some of the world’s biggest messaging…

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