Microsoft + Open Source: Embracing new collaboration opportunities | TechNet Radio

Jessica DeVita welcomes Jose Parrella to the show as they discuss Microsoft’s commitment to Open Source standards and  interoperability. Tune in for this great discussion on how Microsoft is becoming more open in the way that works with and collaborates with others in the industry. 
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