Microsoft, Corporate Vice President
October 11th, 2017 | 18 mins 29 secs
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Microsoft has taken an approach that essentially meets the developer halfway by providing abstractions so tools like Jenkins and Terraform can seamlessly work in hybrid, multi-cloud environments using third-party tools. It's a mouthful but speaks to the concept of federation and how abstracting operations has become an important philosophy for Microsoft as it works to help developers bridge the gaps that have long been impassable. The intricate operations requirements to glue disparate components has long eluded customers. To close the gap means meeting developers where they are.
In essence, Microsoft is offering a platform for developers to use the tools they know and love instead of rebuilding from scratch, said Arun Chandrasekhar, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Azure, who joined us for a conversation at OpenSource Summit in Los Angeles in September.
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October 9th, 2017 | 19 mins 29 secs
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Julia Liuson joined Microsoft 25 years ago working as a developer on Microsoft Access. Continuing her work in the Visual Studio space, Liuson now is the corporate manager of developer tools and services. Changes started to come five year ago when Satya Nadella became CEO and quickly acted to start changing the company culture and embrace cloud services.
"Back then, as a developer, you simply weren’t allowed to look at open source software without an approval from VP," Liuson said about Microsoft. "That was just four years ago. Can you imagine?”
Three years ago came the real push to open source and what Liuson describes as an obsession with customer satisfaction, backed by engineering deliverables, cultural shift and delivery.
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