Empowering you through an Open Cloud

Learn more about how Microsoft is supporting open source software on the Microsoft Cloud Platform that provides you with the most choice of technology and deployment options to empower you on your journey to the cloud.

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Open Cloud

Microsoft offers a hyperscale, hybrid, enterprise-grade cloud platform that supports a wide range of operating systems, languages, tools, and frameworks.

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Did you know that more than 20 percent of virtual machines on Azure are Linux today? Easily lift and shift Linux workloads to the cloud.

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Customer Stories

Microsoft’s open approach helps customers around the world meet their mixed IT needs and maximize value.

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Industry Trends

From next generation architectures to DevOps and IoT, we are helping customers and partners derive value from the latest IT trends.

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Microsoft’s commitment to openness and collaboration is ingrained in our day-to-day approach to doing business alongside industry partners around the world .

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Trusted Cloud

We’re committed to transparency – keeping our customers informed about the processes we have put in place to protect data privacy and security in the cloud.

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Featured blog posts

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Friday, June 12, 2015

Researchers with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network installed seismometers under CenturyLink stadium to measure the seismic activity that results from fan celebrations after big Seattle Seahawks plays. Streaming of seismic data is based on open source software and with the internet-facing components hosted on Microsoft Azure.

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BizSpark Plus extends Azure offer

Tuesday, June 1, 2015

Microsoft is partnering with more than 150 startup accelerators in 47 countries, including Techstars, ERA, MassChallenge, Seedcamp, and 1871, to offer $120,000 per year of free Azure cloud services to qualified startups around the world.

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2015 Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Alter Way will be honored at this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference as the winner of the first annual Open Source on Microsoft Azure Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of open source customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

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Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi

Friday, May 1, 2015

Windows 10 IoT Core is a new Windows 10 edition for low-cost, small-footprint devices available ‘free’ for Makers and commercial device builders.

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Microsoft Virtual Academy



Microsoft Virtual Academy offers free, online training events to help developers, IT and data professionals, and students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers.

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AzureCon 2015

September 29, 2015

Virtual Event

Hear from the experts about the latest Microsoft Azure innovations and easy-to-adopt solutions. Listen as customers take the stage to share their stories. Choose from more than 50 technical sessions—and accelerate your journey to the cloud.

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Protocols Plugfests

September 20-24, 2015

Santa Clara, Ca

Microsoft-hosted protocols plugfests provide software developers with the opportunity to learn more about the Microsoft protocols and to test their implementations of the Microsoft Open Specifications.

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