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January 13, 2013  10:52 AM

Open source clouds gather over Microsoft

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

The Microsoft Open Technologies subsidiary has announced a public preview of its app store for Windows Azure known as VM Depot. This programmer resource is hoped to allow developers to construct, deploy and share Linux configurations and...

April 18, 2012  10:13 AM

Red Hat: can Microsoft culture perform “radical shift” to open source?

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

Red Hat is not backward about coming forward with its opinions in the open source arena these days. I recently reported on the company's work with OpenShift and I left out most the comments made about some of the other vendors during briefings in London at...


April 13, 2012  9:09 AM

Shush, be quiet! Microsoft loves open source

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

You may not have noticed, maybe the company was secretly discombobulated by the whole affair, but Microsoft this week announced a new "wholly owned" subsidiary known as Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. That's right -- a whole new division devoted to championing the cause of openness,...


March 8, 2012  6:06 PM

Microsoft contributes Mayhem interconnectivity system to open source

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

Microsoft Research has this week donated its Mayhem simple scripting system for non-programmers to The Outercurve Foundation -- a non-profit group focused on software IP management and project development governance. Outercurve champions collaborative software development inside open source...


February 8, 2012  9:08 AM

OpenStack cloud pulls plug on Microsoft Hyper-V

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Hyper-V, Hypervisor, Microsoft, Open source, OpenStack

Despite Microsoft's best efforts to "engineer compatibility" between its Hyper-V virtualisation software and the OpenStack open source cloud project since October 2010, it appears that may have run out for the Redmond software giant. Just last week Microsoft issued the following


December 19, 2011  9:26 AM

Windows 8 app store to allow open source apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, apps, Microsoft, Open source, Windows, Windows 8

In what has been variously described as the result of a "loophole", Microsoft appears to be opening up a channel for open source applications to appear on the Windows 8 app...


August 30, 2011  1:44 PM

Philanthropy and altruism in software programming

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
APIs, Microsoft

For some reason I've been spending an unhealthy amount of time looking at instances of software deprecation recently. As readers will know, this is the process by which certain features are left in software even though they have been superseded and been made redundant. This is rather like our...


August 25, 2011  9:01 AM

Microsoft’s Chinese cloud is cross-platform flavoured

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

Microsoft's recent agreement with China Standard Software (CS2C) sees the companies poised to jointly develop and sell "solutions" for the booming cloud-computing market in China. According to Microsoft's press statement, the "mixed source" solutions stemming from this collaboration will be built...


July 13, 2011  10:42 AM

Microsoft Research’s BarrelFish experimental operating system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ARM, Microsoft, multi-core, Processors, x86

Resisting the urge to use the term 'boffins' at all costs; news appears to be bubbling this week of a new experimental operating system driven by Microsoft Research and the science and technology university ETH Zurich. Built from scratch (or the bottom of the barrel if you want to go with the...


December 7, 2010  9:02 AM

Red Hat: more reliable than Microsoft, apparently…

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Microsoft, Open source, Red Hat, reliability, RHEL

With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 now cutting its way into the enterprise-calibre open source operating systems space, there is much to talk about as the terms security and virtualisation are increasingly used to highlight its key new features.

It has been almost eight years since the...


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