At Oscon 2011, Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director for Open Source Communities at Microsoft, said as long as the APIs, protocols and standards for the cloud are open, that is, open surface, customers don't care about whether the underlying platform is open source or closed source. Microsoft also announced a new version of Azure SDK for PHP is now available and the company is announcing new tools to cloud enable open source applications for Azure.
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Alfresco's 3.3 ECM upgrade delivers CMIS support, integration with Lotus Notes, Outlook, Google Docs, Drupal,
Alfresco's first commercially supported implementation of CMIS provides interoperability of its enterprise content management system with IBM Lotus social software, Google Docs, Drupal and Microsoft Outlook.In addition to support for the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS), Afresco's Enterprise Edition 3.
Citrix -- a leading virtualization vendor -- has announced a major upgrade of its flagship product, XenApp, formerly known as Citrix MetaFrame and also Presentation Server.XenApp 6, which will be available for download on March 24, offers simplifed centralized management, expanded scalability, enhanced integration with Microsoft virtualization platform and enhanced Macintosh and smartphone support, Citrix said.
It's more than notable that Red Hat and Microsoft have delivered on some aspects of their cross certification virtualization promises.Here's what was delivered today (verbatim, from the Red Hat press release), following pledges of both companies last February:Validation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The Renaissance project plans to release this week another prototype of its next gen OpenOffice GUI that offers a "hybrid" toolbar combining traditional menus and tabbed toolbars, project leaders say."0.
One Samba contributor is working with Microsoft on a new set of SMB/CIFS documentation.A recent post on the Samba team blog indicates that code contributor Chris Hertel and his Ubiqx consulting company are working with Microsoft on a new set of SMB/CIFS protocol documentation.
Microsoft has quietly unveiled its much anticipated licensing change to ease virtualization: Application Server License Mobility.The licensing plan, quietly launched in a licensing brief on the company web site tonight, now allows customers to freely move VMs, virtual workloads -- and their respective licenses -- across multiple servers in a server farm.
Microsoft’s pledge to support ODF as a native file format in Office 2007 SP2 is good news for OpenOffice – but on paper only.The devil is in the details – and Microsoft hasn’t spelled out precisely how or if its ODF 1.
On April 16, 2006, I wrote (in another unnnamed tech pub) about Microsoft's plans for a virtual machine management platform , then code-named "Carmine," which was being designed for Microsoft's much touted virtulization hypervisor under development, then code named "Viridian."These product promises were downright ethereal at a time when market leader VMware was printing money and preparing its version 3.
Will Microsoft embrace or kill Zimbra?Zimbra is putting on a brave face as rival Microsoft turns up the heat on its bid to buy Yahoo but fear-doubt-and uncertainty is in the air.