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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Here’s to the first release from MS Open Tech: Redis on Windows

The past few weeks have been very busy in our offices as we announced the creation of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Now that the dust has settled it’s time for us to resume our regular cadence in releasing code, and we are happy to share with you the very first deliverable from our new company: a…

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ASP.NET, Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages Open Sourced

More Open Source goodness from Microsoft today, with the announcement that we are open sourcing ASP.NET MVC 4, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Web Pages v2 (Razor) – all with contributions – under the Apache 2.0 license. You can find the source on CodePlex, and all the details on Scott Guthrie’s blog. “We will also for…

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New Interoperability Solutions for SQL Server 2012

I am excited to share some great news about how we are opening up the SQL Server data platform even further with expanded interoperability support through new tools that allow customers to modernize their infrastructure while maximizing existing investments and extending virtually any data anywhere. The SQL Server team today introduced several tools that enable…

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Open Source Plug-in Integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle

As you know, educational institutions across the globe face the challenge of trying to meet accelerating technology demands with limited budgets. That is why I am really pleased to report that, today, Moodlerooms has released an open source plug-in that integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle, the world’s leading open source Learning Management System with 55 million…

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Microsoft at Node Summit

We are excited to be attending and participating at Node Summit in San Francisco this week. Among those Microsoft staffers on site are Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie – who participated on a panel about Platform as a Service this morning and also gave a keynote address – and Gianugo Rabellino, the Senior…

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GigaSpaces shows Java + Windows Azure

Today Microsoft is hosting the Learn Windows Azure broadcast event to demonstrate how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows Azure. Senior Microsoft executives like Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, Mark Russinovich and others will show how easy it is to build scalable cloud applications using Visual Studio.  The event is be broadcasting…

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First Stable Build of Node.js on Windows Released

Great news for all Node.js developers wanting to use Windows: today we reached an important milestone – v0.6.0 – which is the first official stable build that includes Windows support. This comes some four months after our June 23rd announcement that Microsoft was working with Joyent to port Node.js to Windows. Since then we’ve been…

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New SDK and Sample Kit demonstrates how to leverage the scalability of Windows Azure with PHP

From the floor of the PHP Tek Conference in Chicago, with my colleague Peter Laudati, we’re excited to announce the availability of the Windows Azure SDK for PHP version 3.0. This Open Source SDK gives PHP developers a “speed dial” library to take full advantage of Windows Azure’s coolest features. On top of many improvements…


Migrating PHP Apps to Windows

by Peter Galli on May 29, 2009 10:32am Microsoft Malaysia is helping sponsor a competition, known as LAMP2WIN, designed to help ensure that PHP applications run well on both Windows and open source platforms. The competition, themed ‘World of Interoperability,’ is being organized by PHP.net.my and involves migrating PHP applications from the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) stack…

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