Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Microsoft Makes Open Source Commitments

Microsoft announced a number of big moves to bolster its standing with the open source community, including:

  • joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member
  • welcoming Google to the independent .NET Foundation
  • working with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to enable .NET developers to build apps for more than 50 million Samsung devices worldwide
  • demonstrating a preview of Visual Studio for Mac, which enables developers to write cloud, mobile and macOS apps on Apple’s Mac operating system using the popular development environment
  • previewing the next version of the company’s flagship SQL Server database with support for Linux, Linux-based Docker containers and Windows-based environments
  • and previewing Azure App Service on Linux with support for containers.

“We want to help developers achieve more and capitalize on the industry’s shift toward cloud-first and mobile-first experiences using the tools and platforms of their choice,” stated Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Executive Vice President. “By collaborating with the community to provide open, flexible and intelligent tools and cloud services, we’re helping every developer deliver unprecedented levels of innovation.”