Supporting the Windows Store Certification D3D Device Trim requirement

Applications submitted to the Windows Store must pass the Windows App Certification Kit.  This kit launches the application and performs multiple tests to ensure that the application meets the Windows Store requirements.  A test category labeled Direct3D Feature Test checks if your application properly calls IDXGIDevice3::Trim when it is suspended. … Read More

Cocos2d-x 3.6 is here, Modern Windows support, too!

Cocos2d has released the latest version of Cocos2d-x engine – version v3.6 http://blog.cocos2d-x.org/2015/04/cocos2d-x-v3-6-released/ . For this release, Cocos2d continues to add 3D features (view full details within the above-referenced blog) The complete change log is also available here https://github.com/cocos2d/cocos2d-x/blob/v3/CHANGELOG   MS Open Tech contributed to this version, which enabled us … Read More

Check out our open source software projects at Build 2015!

We look forward to connecting with conference attendees, partners and the media at Microsoft’s Build conference next week. Several events will be showcasing some of the open source work Microsoft has been engaged in to bridge Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Sessions to check out! Here are two sessions that highlight … Read More

OASIS has Submitted OData v4 and OData JSON Format v4 to ISO/IEC JTC 1 for approval as an International Standard

Ram Jeyaraman, co-Chair of the OASIS OData Technical Committee, and Senior Standards Professional, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Brian Benz, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. I am delighted and proud to share the news that OASIS has formally submitted the Open Data Protocol (OData) version 4.0 (including approved errata) … Read More

MS Open Tech Tools plugin for IntelliJ and Android Studio updated with Blob storage

If you are writing Java or Android applications that need storage backup now you can use the Services Explorer functionality to manage the Azure Storage resources inside IntelliJ and Android Studio without having to navigate to Azure Management Portal. The current version of the plugin adds management of Azure blobs … Read More

Open source at Microsoft: The next chapter for Microsoft Open Technologies

Three years ago, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) was founded as an innovative startup subsidiary within Microsoft. The goal of the organization was to accelerate Microsoft’s open collaboration with the industry by delivering critical interoperable technologies in partnership with open source and open standards communities. Today, MS Open … Read More

New Tutorial: Using Ant and Jenkins to automate the deployment of Java projects from the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse

Martin Sawicki has published a great tutorial for users of Apache Ant who want to automate deployments of Java to Microsoft Azure without using an IDE, such as Eclipse. The tutorial shows you how to automate the deployment of Java projects to Azure using the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse’s command … Read More

Microsoft Closes Acquisition of Open Source R Company Revolution Analytics

Welcome Revolution Analytics to the Microsoft open source community from our team at MS Open Tech. Openness has become a key business strategy at Microsoft with investments in open source ecosystems stronger and broader than ever. This morning, Microsoft announced the close of its acquisition of Revolution Analytics – a … Read More

You can now use JavaScript to build Cocos2d-x Games for Modern Windows

MS Open Tech has just contributed JavaScript support for Cocos2d-x for Modern Windows. With this version of the popular “Cocos” family of technologies, named Cocos2d-JS, developers who like to program in JavaScript can now create Cocos2d games that will run on Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 platforms. As … Read More