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January 26, 2015  1:34 PM

Microsoft: more open (kinda commercial) sourcery

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Microsoft, Open source, R language

Microsoft's open technology credentials appear to look better ever day. Are we all okay with this statement? REV_14388_OPENlogo_Clark_2C_final.9fc359c9.png

December 15, 2014  9:12 AM

Microsoft plays more open games

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Microsoft, Open source

The all-new "we love Linux" Microsoft company has continued its sluggish crusade into openness by talking up plans to open source Project Orleans. Halo_4_box_artwork.png


June 30, 2014  9:36 AM

Microsoft gets it so right… and so wrong

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
.NET, Bill Gates, Build, language, Microsoft, Migration, Open source, Programmers, Programming Languages

The programming-specific press is in something of a maelstrom over the highs and lows of what Microsoft does so (arguably) well... and what the company still gets so (arguably, arguably) well, just a bit wrong. The firm's "oh alright then we like open source after all if everyone else does" stance...


June 16, 2014  7:31 AM

Red Hat 7, the opposite of Microsoft & OpenStack

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Microsoft, Red Hat

Red Hat has deliberately slowed the pace of its flagship OS release schedule in a bid to lower operational costs and stop "driving IT guys crazy" with the need to update deployments. RedHat2.jpg


March 18, 2014  10:00 AM

Mozilla VP: Firefox for Microsoft Metro would be a mistake

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, Metro, Microsoft

Mozilla has canned plans to build a Firefox browser that aligns specifically to Microsoft's so-called 'Modern Design' approach, the design approach artist formerly known as Metro. Microsoft Metro (sorry, Modern Design) remains a key component of the Windows 8 optimised-for-touch experience and...


January 20, 2014  12:16 PM

Microsoft open source goes 微软开源中国去

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
China, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft, or (in the simplified Chinese), the company known as 微软 has expanded it's open source footprint into China by opening an office to support the work of the Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. (MS Open Tech) subsidiary. MS Open Tech Shanghai will have a team of engineers, standards...


April 1, 2013  2:14 PM

Technical change to open source is the easy part

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
libreoffice, Microsoft, Open source, Word

The Document Foundation has released a white paper to help organisations migrate to LibreOffice. According to the white paper, a migration to Free Software - and especially to LibreOffice - should...


March 12, 2013  8:42 AM

Microsoft moves to open source Kinect code

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Code, Kinect, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft has been making what many would argue to be 'reasonable' (if not occasionally admirable) advances in open source technologies of late. It's latest moves are directed towards the Kinect motion-sense controller for which the firm now says it has open sourced a selection of code samples to...


February 28, 2013  4:22 PM

Azure “openness & interoperability” wins open ratification

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Azure, Microsoft, ODCA

The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has confirmed that Microsoft has joined the organisation as a contributor member. Redmond's open source protagonists have been apparently...


February 3, 2013  4:16 PM

Microsoft’s extends open source developer love

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Developer, Microsoft, Open source

Microsoft's ALM Summit conference in Redmond last week featured a presentation given by Brian Harry, a technical fellow in the Team Foundation Server (TFS) squad. Harry has confirmed that a portion of Microsoft's suite of developer tools will now support


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