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Microsoft promises open strategy with Taiwanese developers

Microsoft promises open strategy with Taiwanese developers

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) Microsoft Corp. (??) pledged to be more open and offer greater support to Taiwanese software developers and the company's local customers and partners at its fifth annual Taipei developer conference on open technologies that began on Tuesday. "We have changed as a company and have become more open," said Sin Lew, partner director of enterprise cloud engineering at Microsoft, referring to the company's transition into a cloud services provider. Microsoft promises to help its customers and partners in Taiwan utilize their investments in Microsoft technologies through three approaches -- playing well with others, listening to customers and developing open cloud technologies, Lew said during his opening remarks at the conference. Playing well with others, for example, means Microsoft will be investing more in industry standards, embracing open-source technologies and enabling open source in its own platforms, Lew explained. The Microsoft Taipei Interoperability Protocols Plugfest, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday, is being attended by nearly 200 local developers from the telecom, hardware, peripherals, chip making, financial and integrated system sectors. The three-day conference will feature a record-high 23 speakers from Microsoft's headquarters in the United States to discuss new technologies incorporated in Windows 10, Windows Server, Office 365, Cloud OS and Open Data. (By Jeffrey Wu)