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Open Container Project: How cloud giants are joining forces against lock-in and fragmentation | ZDNet

Open Container Project: How cloud giants are joining forces against lock-in and fragmentation | ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Announced today under the Linux Foundation banner, the Open Container Project has the backing of the major forces in cloud and containers, including Docker and appc.
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Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows? - CIO

Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows? - CIO | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The possibility is no longer far-fetched, one Microsoft engineer has suggested
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Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows? Might happen...

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Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10

Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Microsoft dropped an interesting piece of information today when it revealed that it is testing Windows 10 with users of Xiaomi’s Mi 3 Android smartphone.
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GeekWire Radio: Envisioning the future of work, and life, in 5-10 years - GeekWire

GeekWire Radio: Envisioning the future of work, and life, in 5-10 years - GeekWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This week on the GeekWire radio show, we get a glimpse of the future, going behind the scenes of Microsoft's new "Productivity Future Vision" video with on
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New Foundation Will Oversee Popular Coding Tool Node.js

New Foundation Will Oversee Popular Coding Tool Node.js | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microsoft, the Linux Foundation, and other tech heavy weights are establishing a new, independent foundation for the popular software development platform Node.js.
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Six Reasons Why Microsoft can be a Potential Threat to Google After Investing in Cyanogen

Six Reasons Why Microsoft can be a Potential Threat to Google After Investing in Cyanogen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to reports Microsoft is investing huge stake in Android ROM developer start-up Cyanogen
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Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin For Digital Purchases

Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin For Digital Purchases | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin adoption continues to grow apace and now Microsoft has joined the party. In the U.S., you can now use the currency to buy apps, games, music and videos from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music and Xbox Video stores.
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Welcome to GitHub, .NET!

Welcome to GitHub, .NET! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced at their Connect event last week that they will be open sourcing much of the .NET technology stack, as well as moving development of these technologies over to GitHub.

And within hours of the announcement contributions were already being accepted!

You can browse and search the projects that Microsoft has made public on GitHub over on their landing page.

This isn't the first team from Microsoft to join us on GitHub - the Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Open Tech, TypeScript and ASP.NET teams are already on GitHub, collaborating in the open with the community.

If you're one of the 6 million developers building applications using .NET, this is your chance to contribute to the future direction of your development stack. Check out the GitHub help site or GitHub Guides to learn more about contributing to open source.
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via Nikolay Georgiev who writes:

Step by step the open source logic starts to grow seeds in the biggest software corporations. This is inner transformation through one common good aspect. We should continue to pay attention to the motivations/intentions and all the other systemic aspects like sustainability, governance/democracy, human dignity, etc.

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The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality

The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recently, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave some shocking advice to a young businesswoman who was concerned that her male peers were passing her up for promotions: Don’t question the systemic sexism of corporate America, just trust in “good karma” to get you ahead. While his attitude made waves in the blogosphere, in fact it accurately represents a form of spirituality that is becoming popular in the West.
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Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format - The Conversation AU

Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format - The Conversation AU | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Open Document Format (ODF) is one such format. ODF was specified by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an industry consortium which aims to produce standards for e-business.

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Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software.

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Seeking out free alternatives to dominant Microsoft Office - Irish Independent

Seeking out free alternatives to dominant Microsoft Office - Irish Independent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Office suites are a common software feature of practically any business today. Indeed it's hard to imagine that any company in Ireland - or anywhere else in the world for that matter - might not have one.

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The Decline of E-Empires

The Decline of E-Empires | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Steve Ballmer’s surprise announcement that he will be resigning as Microsoft’s C.E.O. has set off a huge flood of commentary. Being neither a tech geek nor a management guru, I can’t add much on those fronts. I do, however, think I know a bit about economics, and I also read a lot of history. So the Ballmer announcement has me thinking about network externalities and Ibn Khaldun. And thinking about these things, I’d argue, can help ensure that we draw the right lessons from this particular corporate upheaval.

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Microsoft: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible' - Redmondmag.com

Microsoft: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible' - Redmondmag.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Mark Russinovich commented that a future version of Windows could be open source.
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Open-source Windows? The unthinkable is already happening, says Microsoft - PCWorld

Open-source Windows? The unthinkable is already happening, says Microsoft - PCWorld | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Microsoft executive confirmed that this once-unthinkable prospect is already in progress, as Microsoft allows its customers and partners to dictate what it includes in its products.
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Skype, Get Your Shit Together

Skype, Get Your Shit Together | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Skype is part of TechCrunch’s newsroom workflow. It’s the standard way that individual authors converse, share, collaborate and the like. We use other software to work as a team, but for one-on-one chats, Skype is our jam.
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Microsoft Add Even More Features to Azure to Bring Big Data to the Mainstream

Microsoft Add Even More Features to Azure to Bring Big Data to the Mainstream | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microsoft is rolling out new Azure services as a part of the larger strategy to “help more people realize the possibilities of big data.” Last week, at the  Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose, the tech giant claimed to make “big data...
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Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED

Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up. In several months, Microsoft will unveil its most ambitious undertaking in years, a head-mounted holographic computer called Project HoloLens. But at this point, even most people at Microsoft have never heard of it. I walk through the large atrium of Microsoft’s Studio C to meet its chief inventor, Alex Kipman.
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Microsoft in the age of Satya Nadella - Wired

Microsoft in the age of Satya Nadella - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wired subscribe SCROLL DOWN Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms By Jessi Hempel On a campus notable for tight security and secret offices, Building 92 is a rare beacon of openness.
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Are You Listening Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft? Technology's Real ... - Huffington Post

Are You Listening Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft? Technology's Real ... - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Moore's Law which was first espoused by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, essentially and correctly predicted that technology speed and decreasing price would double every 18 months.

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Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source - InfoWorld

Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source - InfoWorld | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Like an abusive partner, Microsoft says it 'loves' Linux -- when what it means is that it desperately needs Linux
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Microsoft: We've Always Had Freemium, It's Called Piracy - TorrentFreak

Microsoft: We've Always Had Freemium, It's Called Piracy - TorrentFreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New comments from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggest that luring people in with zero-cost products is of great interest to the company.
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Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft - Wired

Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


But it's also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSA's mass surveillance program.

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Mobile technology news is not good for 18000 Microsoft employees - QR Code Press

Mobile technology news is not good for 18000 Microsoft employees - QR Code Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This tremendous hacking of the company's workforce represents 14 percent of the total.

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Microsoft to Cut Up to 18000 Jobs - Wall Street Journal

Microsoft to Cut Up to 18000 Jobs - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


“Our businesses have now created nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months.” “Manufacturing is ...

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