Microsoft is now enabling testers of its Migration Accelerator tool to move Linux physical and virtual workloads more easily to Azure.
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Microsoft has made available its first Docker image for Linux in the Azure Marketplace, and is delivering its largest VM for the public cloud, as well as a new cryptographic key storage offering.
Microsoft is looking to the .NET Core to help bring its programming framework across different Windows flavors, as well as Linux and Mac OS X.
Microsoft is porting its server-side .NET stack to Linux and Mac OS X, and is making more of that stack available as open source.
Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?
The mayor of Munich has revealed that abandoning Linux and returning to Windows, after spending years moving away from Microsoft, would cost the German city millions of euros.
For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and OpenOffice. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.
The industry group representing Apple, Microsoft, HP and IBM has argued that if Australian competition law is changed to ban the so-called Australia tax on technology, it might drive companies out of the country.
Microsoft is among the many cloud and Linux vendors supporting the first release of the open-source Docker application-deployment engine.
[UPDATED] A vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux is being exploited in the wild. An update is available from Adobe (and Google and Microsoft for their browsers).
Microsoft has confirmed Azure Services are pretty much immune to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, except for customers running Linux images in its cloud. Google, Amazon, Rackspace, Joyant, and others have clarified which of their services are affected, and which are in the clear.
Things change drastically in April 2014, when Microsoft finally ends support for the much beloved Windows XP. It's time to convert to Windows 8 or Windows 7 or Mac or Linux or BYOD. And time is running out.
Valve has joined the Linux Foundation, making Steam Machine prototypes looking more and more like serious competition for Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4.
Don't look now, but Microsoft is continuing to open source many of its own technologies, even though it is still competing with Linux and Android vendors.
Microsoft is beefing up its Linux guest support in the coming Windows Server 2012 R2, a k a Windows Server "Blue" release.
Here's another Microsoft-Motorola Mobility battle brewing, but we have a new party in the mix: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announces that Ubuntu Linux bug #1 -- "Microsoft has a majority market share" -- is closed. Rather than simply boasting of Linux's victory, Shuttleworth offers an olive branch.
Microsoft has released a new version of Skype, its popular VoIP program, for Linux.
This shouldn't come as any great surprise, but Linux is faster than Windows, and at least one anonymous Microsoft developer is willing to admit it and explain why that's the case.
ME Bank has claimed that the long term cost of using Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 will be over AU$100,000 cheaper than the Linux alternative.