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…

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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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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 Extension for Microsoft Word Supports MediaWiki

by Andrew Gordon on November 17, 2010 02:45pm The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation at Otago Polytechnic, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and Microsoft have worked together to develop an open source extension for Microsoft Word. The extension, written in C#, allows learning material developed in Microsoft Office to be saved directly to MediaWiki…

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The Intersection of Open Source and the Cloud

by Sandy Gupta on September 14, 2010 10:30am I was in Beijing this summer to represent Microsoft at the 5th annual Open Source China Open Source World Summit, sponsored by the China Open Source Promotion Union (COPU). Led by conference chairman, Dr. Lu Shouqun, there were a series of 20 minute back-to-back keynote addresses by…

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Welcome Gianugo Rabellino as Senior Director of Open Source Communities

by Peter Galli on September 13, 2010 05:38pm Jean Paoli, the General Manager for Interoperability Strategy here at Microsoft, has just announced the appointment of a new addition to his team, welcoming Gianugo Rabellino as the Senior Director engaged directly with the broader open source world. "In his role, Gianugo will work to foster relationships…

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Microsoft at VMworld 2010

by Peter Galli on August 31, 2010 08:54am Microsoft is participating at VMworld in San Francisco again this week, where we have a booth and where we will be talking about and showing customers how to move to the agile, responsive world of cloud computing and Microsoft’s solution, Windows Azure, which is an open platform…

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Team Microsoft Sings "Them Incubator Blues" at ApacheCon

by Peter Galli on November 12, 2009 04:33pm As you probably know, Microsoft was both a sponsor and active participant at ApacheCon 2009 in Oakland, California last week. But what you might not know is that we also showed our lighter, more fun side, when we participated in the Lightning Talks, which were held on…

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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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