Microsoft is forming a wholly owned subsidiary to house its interoperability, open source and open standards efforts, the company announced on Thursday.
The Linux Foundation issued its semi-annual report this week and, for the first time, recognized Microsoft as a Linux kernel contributor.
Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo have agreed to a deal that offers customers access to online display ad inventories from AOL's Advertising.com, the Microsoft Media Network (which includes MSN and Fox Sports sites) and Yahoo Network Plus.
Microsoft marked another open source milestone last month. The company's Oct. 10 patch improved the Samba core code and was submitted under the open source GNU General Public License.
Microsoft issued an update on Friday that enables Macintosh users to connect to the company's Office 365 service.
Microsoft formalized its alliance with Linux server provider China Standard Software Co. Ltd. (CS2C) this week, with an interoperability and legal agreement designed to promote cloud computing in mixed environments.
Microsoft is renewing its server interoperability and patent-protection agreement with SUSE Linux and investing $100 million in the program.
An extension of the final judgment's terms, which concerned the oversight of Microsoft's software documentation practices, has also expired.
Microsoft submitted a Web Tracking Protection specification to the Worldwide Web Consortium in mid-February with the goal of broader adoption as an W3C Recommendation.
Gianugo Rabellino is a man on a mission, giving full attention to open source software and interoperability at Microsoft.
Microsoft touted its operating system interoperability partnership with Novell on Monday.
Microsoft signed a "patent cross-license" deal with Amazon.com regarding Amazon's Kindle e-reader device and "Linux-based servers."
Microsoft plans to talk about Internet Explorer 9 at its MIX 10 event for Web developers next month.
Microsoft on Friday described what it has been doing to improve software interoperability.
Microsoft is joining the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group.