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Microsoft joins OIN: FAQs with Erich Andersen

Microsoft recently joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), a community dedicated to protecting Linux and other open source software programs from patent risk. Since its founding in 2005, OIN has been at the forefront of helping companies manage patent risks and we’re humbled to be a part of it. It’s been great to see the...

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Open Source Weekly: database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL and more

5-minute read + demos Check out the below recap of this week’s top open source related product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. Anything else you’d like to hear about? Let us know in the comments. Azure database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL: Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL are...

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Microsoft joins effort to help advance open source licensing

Today Microsoft is pleased to join RedHat, Facebook, Google, IBM, CA Technologies, Cisco, HPE, SAP, and SUSE, to announce that it is making an open source license commitment designed to help licensees overcome common mistakes in using open source software. Specifically, the commitment offers licensees of GPLv2 code a reasonable period of time to correct...

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Microsoft joins the Open Source Initiative

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium sponsor. OSI is a global non-profit dedicated to promoting and protecting open source software through education, collaboration, and infrastructure. Open source advances come from its community and Microsoft continues to increase its involvement and contributions. Microsoft participates in...

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Microsoft’s open source Project Olympus grows partner ecosystem

Introduced in November 2016, Project Olympus is Microsoft’s next generation rack-level solution that is open sourced through Open Compute Project. Since inception Project Olympus has attracted a large group of partners from compute silicon providers to ODMs, OEMs and component manufacturers and is becoming the de facto open compute standard for cloud workloads. Last week,...

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Announced this week at Connect(); 2016, Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member. As part of ongoing efforts to work closely with open source communities, Microsoft’s membership in the Linux Foundation will benefit customers and partners through increased collaboration and innovation within a diverse technology ecosystem. Microsoft’s commitment to working with open...

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DevDays Asia 2016 @ Beijing

The Microsoft Office 365 and Open Specifications teams hope you can join them for DevDays Asia 2016 @Beijing, October 21-23, 2016. The event will dive into the many opportunities to develop for Microsoft Office 365 and has a track dedicated to Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability, including open specifications and open protocols. It’s a great opportunity...

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Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta

From high-level strategy to deep product insights, you’ll hear about new technologies and explore real-world solutions to today’s challenges. Customize your schedule to go deep on the topics that matter most to you and your organization including: cloud infrastructure and management, big data, analytics, productivity, communications, operating systems, mobile devices, and more. 1,000+ hours of...

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