Microsoft Contributes to Open Ecosystem Joins Linux and Welcomes Google (Download PDF)

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During its annual Connect Developer event, Microsoft unveiled a series of products and partnerships that strengthen the company’s Azure cloud platform for building intelligent, cross-platform apps and services.

Microsoft embraces Linux and enables developers to write cloud, mobile and macOS apps on Apple’s Mac operating system. A preview of Azure App Service on Linux with support for containers.

Microsoft is joining the Linux Foundation

Microsoft is Joining the Linux Foundation

Microsoft is joining the Linux Foundation

Tools for Any Platform

Microsoft highlighted helping developers use the Microsoft tools to create Android, iOS and Windows apps powered by Linux or Windows Server, including the following:

  • The SQL Server on Linux public preview - next version of SQL Server on Linux and Linux-based Docker containers, in addition to Windows.
  • Visual Studio for Mac preview- provides a macOS-based integrated development environment designed for building mobile, cloud, and macOS apps.
  • Azure App Service on Linux with support for Containers- provides native Linux support for Node.js and PHP stacks on Azure App Service and enables developers to bring their own Docker-formatted container image.

End-to-end Developer Experience

Through the Visual Studio family, SQL Server, Windows, Office and Azure, Microsoft is working to providing complete platform for application innovation, spanning mobile and cloud.

The Visual Studio 2017 release candidate includes new capabilities for productivity.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017 and Azure Application Insights provide collaboration and DevOps platform for cloud- first, mobile-first scenarios.

About Microsoft

  • American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
  • Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States
  • Founded: April 4, 1975, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Revenue: 85.32 billion USD (2016)
  • Founders: Bill Gates, Paul Allen
  • Owners: Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer
  • As of 2011, MS was the world’s largest software maker by revenue and one of the world’s most valuable companies.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 17, 2016

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