• New DevOps Screencasts, a Video and Webinar

    Today we published three new screencasts and a video featuring the DevOps work we are doing with Vagrant, Puppet and Chef: Screencasts The first – “Using Virtual Machine Images for Community Development in an Open Source Project” – provides some insight into how open source communities may use Vagrant, cloud hosted VMs and … Read More

  • MS Open Tech is hiring!

    You want to join a cool and inspiring team? We are looking for someone who can build cutting edge software in partnership with Microsoft product groups and open source software communities, and provide technical leadership across a wide variety of projects and technologies, ranging from Java to JavaScript and from … Read More

  • MongoLab offers new options for MongoDB Developers on Azure

    As many of you know, MongoLab is an easy to use, rock-solid, free MongoDB-as-a-Service offering backed by a great support team. MongoLab’s latest paid options in the Azure Store, brought to you by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., now include larger capacity dedicated clusters of up to 56GB of RAM per … Read More

  • Office Wikipedia Application is on GitHub

    Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) and the Microsoft Office Team have published the source code of the free Office Wikipedia application for Office users, available on GitHub, to help developers understand and learn how to develop applications for Office. The Wikipedia App aims to help Microsoft Office users … Read More

  • Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta Released

    Great news for Windows-based Python developers: Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta has been released today. New features include support for the popular Bottle and Flask frameworks, improved Intellisense for Django developers, and support for Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web and Visual Studio Express 2013 for Desktop. Visual … Read More

  • New Bing Translator Plugin lets users localize your WordPress site into the language of their choice

    “It is the task of the translator to release in his own language that pure language that is under the spell of another, to liberate the language imprisoned in a work in his re-creation of that work.” ― Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections Good news for WordPress developers and … Read More

  • OpenSSL Vulnerability Addressed by VM Depot Publishers

    Yesterday a security vulnerability in OpenSSL was identified and patched. Known as the Heartbleed bug, or CVE-2014-0160, this vulnerability potentially affects a large number of online services which utilize specific version of OpenSSL. Full details can be found at http://heartbleed.com/ At Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. we immediately took the proactive … Read More

  • Tutorial: Sharing data between XAML and openFrameworks in WinRT applicationsEnter a post title

    Now that the openFrameworks porting project on Windows 8 is public , developers can share data between XAML and openFrameworks code. In this Tutorial I will walk you through the simple steps to make it happen in your own app. Create a XAML-WinRT openFrameworks Project As I outlined in a … Read More

  • Streamlined Video Content Management with Orchard and Azure Media Services

    Managing Microsoft Azure hosted video on Azure Media Services just got a whole lot easier with the release of the open source Orchard Azure Media Services feature and a new Azure Gallery image including these new feature. We have provided a user-friendly management interface for Microsoft Azure Media Services, allowing … Read More