Web Sandbox Source Now Available Under Apache License 2.0

by Peter Galli on January 26, 2009 08:48pm Microsoft has released more source code under an OSI-approved license: this time it has made the source code for the Web Sandbox runtime available under the Apache 2.0  open source license. The Web Sandbox project explores how to advance the web platform to improve security, isolation, quality…


CodePlex: A Year in Review

by Peter Galli on January 26, 2009 06:52pm CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source project hosting Web site, has grown by leaps and bounds over the past calendar year. Visits to the Website more than doubled to top 19-million in 2008, while new registered users were up more than 70 percent to over 66,000 and the number…


Moonlight Shines on Obama’s Inauguration

by Peter Galli on January 23, 2009 12:45am Microsoft and Novell joined forces this week to make sure that Linux users were able to watch the Barack Obama Official Inauguration stream with Novell’s Moonlight, an open source implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight 1.0. The issue was that while the inauguration stream was fully Moonlight compatible, as…


Update: Stonehenge Incubation Project

by Peter Galli on January 19, 2009 02:00pm As Microsoft continues the drive for interoperability between different implementations on various platforms, the Interoperability Technical Strategy Team is, for the first time, participating as a code contributor to an Apache project: the Stonehenge incubator project. Microsoft first talked about Stonehenge at ApacheCon 2008,  which was held…


Update: PHP 5.3 on Windows

by hanrahat on January 16, 2009 02:53pm Congratulations to the PHP community on its PHP 5.3 alpha 2 release in December.  In roughly one month, there have been over 80,000 downloads of the alpha 2 release from unique IP addresses.  You can see that interest in PHP on Windows is growing significantly when you compare…


More Mac-Windows Collaboration

by Peter Galli on January 07, 2009 05:30pm Microsoft plans to release new Macintosh software later this year, known as Document Collaboration Companion, that will allow users of Office 2008 for Mac to work with both Office for Windows and Office for Mac colleagues. This collaboration will be through a Cocoa-based application that provides easier…


DotNetNuke Moves to CodePlex

by Peter Galli on January 07, 2009 04:31pm DotNetNuke Corporation, the creator of the industry-leading DotNetNuke development framework, has decided to leverage the CodePlex infrastructure for its core product distribution. DotNetNuke will utilize CodePlex for download infrastructure, bandwidth, and metrics reporting for its core product offerings. Until now, DotNetNuke had been leveraging services from SourceForge.Net….


What’s Microsoft up to with PHP?

by Peter Galli on January 06, 2009 06:18pm Over the past year, Microsoft has stepped up its participation in initiatives supporting Free and Open Source Software projects like Apache, Samba, and PHP.   The company has also been working more closely with the PHP community, sponsoring PHP events and contributing code in the form of…