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.

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...


Now available: Microsoft R Server 9.0 with support for Spark 2.0

This week Microsoft released Microsoft R Server (MRS) version 9.0, built on top of the latest open source R engine. This release has several exciting new capabilities, best-of-breed machine learning...


Now in Public Preview: SQL Server on Linux

At Connect(); 2016, Microsoft announced the public preview of the next release of SQL Server on Linux and Windows. SQL Server helps developers and organizations to build intelligent applications with...


Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Announced this week at Connect(); 2016, Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member. As part of ongoing efforts to work closely with open source communities, Microsoft’s...


DevDays Asia 2016 @ Beijing

The Microsoft Office 365 and Open Specifications teams hope you can join them for DevDays Asia 2016 @Beijing, October 21-23, 2016. The event will dive into the many opportunities to develop for...


Microsoft takes next step in open source journey with PowerShell release

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux. PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on the .NET Framework to help IT...


Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta

From high-level strategy to deep product insights, you’ll hear about new technologies and explore real-world solutions to today’s challenges. Customize your schedule to go deep on the topics that...