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Microsoft Releases A Host of Office 365 Development Tools

A new Android SDK for Office 365 is also revealed.

Big Data on Windows Gets Boost with Hortonworks Update

Microsoft dropped offering its own version of Hadoop for on-premises deployments.

Microsoft Goes to China for Open Source Collaboration

China, meanwhile, continues to develop its own China Operating System (COS).

Microsoft Finally Supports GPLv3 on CodePlex

Many developers would not put code in the repository, due to the lack of a GPLv3 license option.

Rackspace Cloud SDK for .NET Released

Rackspace Cloud SDK for Microsoft .NET is a tool suite for .NET developers working with the OpenStack cloud OS.

Microsoft Celebrates a Year of Open Source Success

The Open Technologies Group has open sourced ASP.NET, MVC 4, and the Entity Framework, among other technologies.

Update for Python Tools for Visual Studio Released

Microsoft releases Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.0 alpha.

How-to: Create an Android Support Package

Google has a set of libraries that allow older versions of Android to get support for newer APIs. Mono for Android provides full support.

Android 4 and Fragments

Learn how to use the Fragments API in Mono for Android to create an application UI for multiple screens, such as a handset and tablet.

Write Windows 8 Apps in Native Java

Developers use Codename One to create all components from scratch, instead of using native widgets, to avoid fragmentation.

Microsoft Embraces Open Standards for Office

Office 2013 will provide full support for both variants of Open XML.

Microsoft Previews Authentication Library for Windows Azure AD

The company has added an Azure Authentication Library for .NET to the Developer Preview of its cloud-based identity management service.

GitHub Releases App for Windows Developers

Windows developers can host code and collaborate with colleagues through brand-new application.

No Java Required: Write Android Apps in C#

XobotOS is a Xamarin-developed project that translated millions of lines of Java to C#.

Giving Back to the OSS Community

While we often talk of how we can leverage OSS to deliver a higher-quality product, rarely do we talk about how we can give back to the OSS community.

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