GroundWork Open Source Joins Microsoft’s System Center Alliance

by Peter Galli on September 24, 2009 08:31am GroundWork Open Source, Inc., a commercial open source company that produces network management software, last week announced the availability of the GroundWork Connector for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The company has also become a member of the System Center Alliance. GroundWork Monitor, which already has more…

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Zend Launches Open Source Initiative to Drive Cloud Application Development

by Peter Galli on September 22, 2009 09:00am Today, Zend Technologies announced the Simple API for Cloud Application Services project, which is a new open source initiative that allows developers to use common application services in the cloud, while enabling them to unlock value-added features available from individual providers. This new project is designed to…

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Sam Ramji is leaving Microsoft

by billhilf on September 10, 2009 12:47pm It’s been a while since I made an appearance on Port25. I felt it was important to provide some thoughts to the Port25 community on Sam Ramji’s impending departure from Microsoft. After many years helping to carry the open source software banner for the company, Sam is leaving…

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The CodePlex Foundation Debuts

by Peter Galli on September 10, 2009 11:30am Many of you will, by now, have heard about the formation of the CodePlex Foundation. In order to give you an in-depth look into the thinking behind Microsoft sponsoring the Foundation, I talked to Bill Staples, the General Manager for the Web Platform and Tools Team at…

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Windows Live Embraces the Activity Streams Open Standard

by Peter Galli on September 04, 2009 11:52am More good news with regard to Microsoft’s embrace of open standards, this time out of the Windows Live group. The Windows Live team is using a developing open standard called Activity Streams – an extension to the Atom feed format – which kicks in when users add…

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Tuxera Signs File System IP Agreement with Microsoft

by Peter Galli on August 26, 2009 07:21am Tuxera, a Finnish company that develops NTFS drivers, has entered into a file system IP agreement with Microsoft in the area of data portability for devices The agreement gives Tuxera access to the exFAT specifications and source code, as well as testing and verification tools, and the…

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The PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services

by Peter Galli on August 21, 2009 06:00am Today, the DPE Interop team at Microsoft released a new open source project that bridges PHP and .NET using REST. Specifically, the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services was made available, which makes it easier for PHP developers to take advantage of the ADO.NET Data Services, a…

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ElegantCode Cast Interview

by Peter Galli on August 17, 2009 08:09am David Starr, a Most Valuable Professional for Visual Studio Team System and who runs ElegantCode Cast, a podcast series off his Website, recently conducted an interview with Sam Ramji and me. It is a comprehensive interview about all things open source at Microsoft. As David says: "Sam…

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Virtualizing Free Linux Distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2

by Peter Galli on August 10, 2009 07:00pm Jason Perlow, a columnist over at ZDNet, has written a comprehensive review on virtualizing free Linux distributions in Windows Server 2008 R2. In his Tech Broiler column, Perlow notes that the updated Hyper-V bare-metal hypervisor virtualization layer in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2, which is due…

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MindTouch: Open Source Collaboration Built on .NET

by Aaron Fulkerson on August 04, 2009 01:05pm It has been a while since I last guest wrote at Port25, which is always a pleasure. Today, I am writing about the latest MindTouch software release, codename Minneopa, which introduces three new innovative capabilities: the ability to capture and collaboratively edit video, the easy packaging of…

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