Microsoft announces its .NET framework will be an open-source offering. This may be good news for Platform as a Service advocates.
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Microsoft gradually sheds its reputation as a proprietary local software provider, reaches out to cloud and open source.
The latest Microsoft Management Summit has wrapped up, and on top of the software giant's IT management agenda for the coming year is cloud and SaaS-based delivery. How close is the vendor to this vision?
Here are the top 10 posts that generated the most traffic -- and also discussion -- in the year 2010. A common thread throughout -- how much IT does a company really need these days?
Microsoft says it intends to invest almost $10 billion into cloud R&D over the coming year.
Microsoft makes its entrance into the private cloud space with an appliance -- but keeps it under wraps.
Last year, I heard Brian Loesgen compared Oslo, Microsoft's modeling strategy, to an onion, with many layers of features. Lately, it appears there is another layer to Oslo forming, which ties the platform closer to Microsoft's data programmability stack.
"Make no mistake about it -- despite the recent buzz around Enterprise 2.0, people have been creating mashups for many years....
'Thousands of applications being built on RESTful Web services on the public Internet, versus SOAP and WS-* interfaces'
Microsoft supporting SCA is about as likely as an embrace of Enterprise Java Beans would have been a decade ago. There's not much there for Microsoft to embrace