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

High-performance SequoiaDB available to developers worldwide via VM Depot

SequoiaDB is an open source, distributed NoSQL document database, created by the Chinese software company of the same name. A set of NoSQL database benchmark performance tests conducted by Bankmark UG in December 2014 found that SequoiaDB performs competitively with other open source offerings. In order to support a growing … Read More

AllJoyn demonstrated on Windows 10 and on .Net Micro Framework at WinHEC

AllJoyn was everywhere at the renewed Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) Summit in Shenzhen, China this year. The open source framework developed by the AllSeen Alliance, which enables interoperability among connected devices to create dynamic proximal networks, hit the prime time. Demoed on Windows 10 IoT during the keynote presented by Kevin Dallas (General Manager, … Read More

ANGLE: The display attribute used to configure an EGLDisplay to use WARP has been changed.

If you are seeing the following compiler error when building your ANGLE project, you most likely just got the latest updated ANGLE. “error C2065: ‘EGL_PLATFORM_ANGLE_USE_WARP_ANGLE’ : undeclared identifier” can be fixed by replacing the display attribute: This update introduced an alternate flag to use for configuring the EGLDisplay to use … Read More

Open Compute Project showing strong momentum at U.S. Summit

The Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2015 this week in San Jose is highlighting key announcements from Microsoft, HP, Canonical and other members of the OCP vendor ecosystem, as outlined in a blog post today from Kushagra Vaid, Microsoft’s General Manager of Cloud Server Engineering. These announcements demonstrate OCP’s continued … Read More