Microsoft + Open Source

Microsoft’s commitment to open source is ingrained in our business. Investments in this space began several years ago and continue to be reinforced through technology decisions, partner momentum, customer adoption, and community contributions.

Microsoft R Server 9.1 now available

During yesterday’s Data Amp event, Microsoft announced the new Microsoft R Server 9.1, which is available now. In addition to several advanced machine learning algorithms from Microsoft, R...


Azure HDInsight 3.6, now generally available

This week at the DataWorks Summit, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure HDInsight 3.6, backed by Microsoft’s enterprise-grade SLA. HDInsight 3.6 brings updates to various open...


Now available: open source Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

This week Microsoft released the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit version 2.0 out of beta. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, is a free, easy-to-use, open source, commercial-grade toolkit that trains...


Highlights from FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2017

In an unprecedented partnership, Microsoft and FOSSASIA (the largest open source technology advocate in Asia) worked together to showcase Microsoft’s commitment towards open source software...


Meet up with JavaScript and TypeScript pros in Prague, Bucharest, and Łódź

Last week, our resident JavaScript and TypeScript pros, Josh Gavant and Dan Silver began a tour through Central and Eastern Europe, covering how these popular open source technologies are supported on...


More open source resources for Microsoft cloud partners

According to IDC forecasts, more than 60% of enterprises are embracing open source and open APIs as the underpinning for cloud integration strategies in 2017. Microsoft is empowering partners to...


Get your nomination in! Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year Award

The MPN Partner of the Year Awards are presented each year at Microsoft Inspire based on a self-nominating process by partners. This will be the third year that we name an Open Source on Azure Partner...


Microsoft’s open source Project Olympus grows partner ecosystem

Introduced in November 2016, Project Olympus is Microsoft’s next generation rack-level solution that is open sourced through Open Compute Project. Since inception Project Olympus has attracted a...


Updates to HDInsight tools for IntelliJ and Eclipse now available

HDInsight is Microsoft Azure’s managed Hadoop-as-a-service. It is the only fully-managed cloud Hadoop offering that provides optimized open source analytic clusters for Spark, Hive, MapReduce,...


Register for free cloud trainings in a city near you

Around the world in 2017, Microsoft is hosting a series of free, two-day technical trainings for IT professionals and developers, connecting them with experts who build and manage Microsoft cloud...