Microsoft’s OSPO year in review—what we’ve learned 

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“Tech companies born with an open source mentality get it. It’s our ability to work together that makes our dreams believable and, ultimately, achievable. We must learn to build on the ideas of others”—Satya Nadella Whenever I teach open source at Microsoft, I open with this quote from Satya. Whether new to Microsoft, or learning…Read more

4 open source lessons for 2021 

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2020 fundamentally changed how many companies and teams work—seemingly overnight, remote-first cultures became the new norm and people had to change how they communicate and collaborate. However, for those of us who have been deeply engaged in open source, remote work has been our norm for many years because open source communities are large, globally…Read more

Microsoft joins Open Source Security Foundation 

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Microsoft has invested in the security of open source software for many years and today I’m excited to share that Microsoft is joining industry partners to create the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a new cross-industry collaboration hosted at the Linux Foundation. The OpenSSF brings together work from the Linux Foundation-initiated Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII),…Read more

Accelerating open source and hardware innovation to meet data and security demands 

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The Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit, kicking off virtually on May 12, is where a vibrant and growing community will come together to help grow, drive, and support the open hardware ecosystem. This year’s theme for the OCP Global Summit—Open for all—is a theme that certainly resonates for us as we continue our open…Read more

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Accessibility Insights for Android is here 

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Today we are announcing the release of Accessibility Insights for Android, a new addition to our family of open source tools that help developers find and fix accessibility issues early in the development process. Adding support for mobile developers has been one of our biggest asks and we are pleased to be able to share…Read more

FHIR Subscriptions and state changes 

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HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is an open standard for healthcare interoperability. Microsoft contributes enthusiastically to FHIR and the health standards community, from developing open source servers, tools, and libraries to hosting managed services in Azure, as well as technical evangelism and development of core specifications. From time to time on this blog, our…Read more

Microsoft announces OpenChain 2.0 conformance for open source 

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Trust is key to open source. Developers should be able to trust users to respect their licensing choices. And when you receive software, you should be able to trust that the open source licenses were followed. The OpenChain Project plays an important role in building trust by setting standards that define how to operate a…Read more

W3C Trace Context specification reaches Proposed Recommendation status 

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Today we announced that the W3C Trace Context specification entered Proposed Recommendation maturity level. A unified approach for propagating distributed trace identifiers and context improves observability into the behavior of distributed applications, facilitating problem and performance analysis. The interoperability provided by Trace Context is a prerequisite to manage modern applications with a microservice architecture. There…Read more

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Boosting interoperability in the cloud with CloudEvents v1.0 support on Azure Event Grid 

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When Microsoft launched Azure Event Grid in August of 2017, our goal was to make it easier to quickly architect and compose event-driven systems. Pretty much at the same time, Serverless Inc. launched their own solution solving many of the same problems, which made us both realize that solving the same problem in different, custom…Read more

ONNX joins Linux Foundation 

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Today the Open Neural Network eXchange (ONNX) is joining the LF AI Foundation, an umbrella foundation of the Linux Foundation supporting open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. ONNX was co-founded by Microsoft in 2017 to make it easier to create and deploy machine learning applications. In the past few years,…Read more

Announcing the Open Application Model (OAM), an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms 

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Kubernetes has become the leading container orchestration environment. Its success has driven the remarkable growth of Kubernetes services on every public cloud. However, the core resources in Kubernetes like Services and Deployments represent disparate pieces of an overall application. They do not represent the application itself. Likewise, objects like Helm charts represent a potentially deployable…Read more

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Microsoft joins partners and the Linux Foundation to create Confidential Computing Consortium 

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Microsoft has invested in confidential computing for many years, so I’m excited to announce that Microsoft will join industry partners to create the Confidential Computing Consortium, a new organization that will be hosted at The Linux Foundation. The Confidential Computing Consortium will be dedicated to defining and accelerating the adoption of confidential computing. Confidential computing…Read more

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