VM Depot repository off to a flying start

It’s been just one month since Microsoft Open Technologies announced the early preview of VM Depot, a community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine images. Today we are proud to announce that the community has rallied to our call and already produced over 100 images. We are thrilled at the reception this preview has received…

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Git now fully supported and integrated into Team Foundation Service

Here is great news for open source developers: Brian Harry announced today at the Microsoft’s ALM Summit that Git is now fully integrated into Visual Studio as well as the Team Foundation Service, Microsoft’s cloud-powered Application Lifecycle Management tool. Here at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., we are excited to hear such news as this offers…

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It’s an exciting day for me

I’ve been involved with open source software for just shy of 15 years now. During that time I’ve seen open source software become a fundamental part of technology innovation.  It is that technology innovation that has fed me and my family for many years. I like to think I’ve given back and played a small…

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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…

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TypeScript: an open and interoperable language

Today Microsoft announced the release of the TypeScript preview, a new open and interoperable language for application scale JavaScript development. The TypeScript compiler is available as open source on CodePlex. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript starts and ends in JavaScript. You can read more details in Soma’s…

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Windows Server Hyper-V is now a hypervisor for FreeBSD

As noted on the Openness@Microsoft blog this morning by Anandeep Pannu, Senior Program Manager for the Open Source Technical Center: Today, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix are excited to announce the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V. This collaboration, announced at BSDCAN 2012, will help more customers adopt virtualization and move toward cloud…

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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…

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MS Open Tech @ OSCON 2012

If you’re at OSCON 2012 this week, drop by the Microsoft booth (#601) – we’d love to see you! We have many members of the MS Open Tech team here, as well as OSCON attendees from a variety of Microsoft teams and product groups who work with open source software. Our booth features a huge…

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Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) – open-source implementation of DMTF CIM/WBEM standards

Microsoft and The Open Group have announced the release of Open Management Infrastructure (OMI), an open source project to further the development of a production quality implementation of the DMTF CIM and WBEM standards. The Windows Management team has a blog post covering the details of OMI and the goals of the project. OMI (formerly…

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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…

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