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Speaker: Liam Cronin
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Microsoft recognizes that customers are running more and more mixed IT environments (Microsoft and Open Source) to get the best out of each available technology. We are listening to our customers and we are making it easier and less costly for customers to develop and manage great solutions in Mixed IT environments. We recognize that the world has changed, we have learned from the past and Microsoft has changed as a company and is becoming more open by
- Playing well with others (Standards, Open Source)
- Listening to customers (Microsoft and other technologies)
- Being Open in the cloud (Language, Data Infrastructure

Some facts around Microsoft and Open Source:
- More than 350,000 Open Source applications run on Microsoft platforms; that is 82% of Open Source applications on public source forges
- Microsoft contributed code to the Linux kernel
- Microsoft is supporting our customers to virtualize diverse data centers
- Microsoft is taking significant actions to ensure openness in the Cloud – a hot topic for the industry and certainly for Microsoft. A great example of this is SugarCRM, a 100% Open Source company which has chosen to offer its online services on Microsoft’s Azure platform.

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  • 1. The Openness Spectrum - Who “owns” the word “Open” Google earns the bulk of openness mentions (Note: Google is not seen as the most “open” company) The media tends to classify companies based on where they fall on an openness spectrum Openness is equally important as product attributes in driving trust in the cloud ≠ Microsoft
  • 2. We play well with others We listen to customers We are open in the Cloud Standards,Open Source Microsoft + other technologies Languages, Data Infrastructure
  • 3. Growth of the open source ecosystem on Windows 350,000 open source applications running on Windows today (up from 80,000 last year)* Open Source contribution (i.e. Hyper-V Linux Integration Components, Microsoft Live Services Plug-in for Moodle, Live Search Add-in for Mozilla Firefox) Growing number of commercial open source companies offering their customers open source solutions on Microsoft platforms (i.e., Zend, SugarCRM, Bitrix) On Codeplex.com alone, there are more than: 8000 open source Projects or plug-ins for MS server products 3000 open source Projects or plug-ins for Windows 1533 open source Projects or plug-ins for SQL 1400 open source Projects or plug-ins for SharePoint 600 open source Projects or plug-ins for Dynamics 500 open source Projects of plug-ins for Office Open Source Technology Center: 400+ servers, over 340+ Linux Distributions for testing interoperability OSS and Windows Technologies *Source: Geeknet
  • 4. AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) ANSI (American National Standards Institute) ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) CalConnect (The Calendaring & Scheduling Consortium) CCSA (China Communications Standards Association) CIPA (Camera Imaging Products Association) DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System Consortium) DDEX (Digital Data Exchange) DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) DMFT (Distributed Management Task Force) DSLF (DSL Forum) DTLA (Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator) DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) DVD Forum ECMA International ETSI (European Telecommunications Standardization Institute) The Green Grid GSMA (the GSM Association) HGI (Home Gateway Initiative) HL7 (Health Level Seven) HR-XML Consortium ICTSB (ICT Standards Board) IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) INCITS (InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards) Inria CAML Consortium ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) ISO/IEC JTC 1 (International Organisation for Standardisation / International Electrotechnical Commission Joint Technical Committee) ISOC (Internet Society) ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union) MDTVA (Mobile DTV Alliance) NABA (North American Broadcasters Association) NFC (Near Field Communication Forum) OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) OSTA (Optical Storage Technology Association) PS/SC Workgroup PCI-SIG (PCI Special Interest Group) PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) Project Inkwell PTSC (Packet Technologies and Systems Committee) PWG (The Printer Working Group) RosettaNet SDA (SD Card Association) SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) TCG (Trusted Computing Group) TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum) UPnP (Universal Plug and Play Forum) USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Wi-Fi Alliance WiMAX Forum WiMedia Alliance WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization)
  • 5. Openness and the Cloud AtomPub WS-Eventing WS-Trust SOAP RSS Azure™ Platform REST SAML OpenID HTTP WS-Man