At the Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft announced it is creating an independent .NET Foundation to foster open development and collaboration around the growing collection of open source technologies for .NET. Scott Guthrie was joined onstage by Miguel de Icaza of Xamarin to announce the .NET Foundation. It will serve as a forum for commercial and community developers alike to strengthen the future of the .NET ecosystem by promoting openness, community participation and rapid innovation. The preview of the .NET Compiler Platform codenamed Roslyn is one of the first projects at .NET Foundation.  The .NET Foundation will be the steward of a growing collection of open source technologies for.NET, Microsoft’s comprehensive development framework. Come back soon to watch community reactions from community members including Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza and others. More info from the website, Community leaders such as Miguel de Icaza (Xamarin), Laurent Bugnion (IdentityMine), Niels Hartvig (Umbraco), Nigel Sampson ...

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Bill Gates has said this so many times in the past, he said it again today. What is that? He is not returning to Microsoft for a full-time job and he will continue to work for his foundation for rest of his life. He also said that Microsoft board which is pretty good is continuing its search to find the best possible CEO for Microsoft. Microsoft founder and Chairman Bill Gates discussed about all these on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop” program. Watch the video above. Source: Bloomberg ...

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