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Microsoft seeking open-source expert to help put Linux on Azure

Jan 27, 2012, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary-Jo Foley)

"As I blogged earlier this month, Microsoft is preparing to enable Linux to run on its Windows Azure cloud platform. A test build of the coming Linux virtual-machine capability is slated for March, according to my contacts.

"For those still doubting this is on the Microsoft roadmap, I've got a new piece of evidence. A contact of mine provided me with a link to a Microsoft job posting for a software development engineer at Microsoft that calls for some serious Linux credentials.

"The job posting states quite plainly that the person the Server and Tools team is seeking will be charged with "Defin(ing) and scop(ing) open source projects designed to enable Linux on Microsoft's virtualization and cloud platforms." (Emphasis mine.)"

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