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Microsoft Open Technologies expands into China

By HE WEI in Shanghai ( Updated: 2014-01-20 20:57

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp, has announced the opening of a subsidiary in China to better serve local developers.

The new subsidiary, dedicated to bridging Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies, will focus on open innovation and collaboration with open-source and open-standards communities in China.

In a news release, Jean Paoli, president of MS Open Tech, said: "We are committed to fostering Chinese innovation. Our new subsidiary will offer more flexibility to iterate and release open-source software created in China, participate in existing open-source and open-standards efforts and collaborate with the community of open-source developers in China."

In a report published in July, IT consultancy Gartner Inc. said, "There is growing interest in China in the evolution of cloud technologies, open-source software, shared services, data center technologies such as the software-defined network, smart cities and green IT/sustainability."

In a news release on the expansion into China, MS Open Tech said, "Through its operations in Shanghai, MS Open Tech will play a pivotal role by driving investments in interoperability and standards in Microsoft products, contributing to the open-source community, and enabling open-source software on Microsoft platforms, such as Windows Azure."

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