Microsoft Open Technologies, a subsidiary of Microsoft dedicated to bridging Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies, on Thursday announced the opening of a subsidiary in China, Microsoft Open Technologies (Shanghai).
MS Open Tech Shanghai will have a team of engineers, standards professionals and technical evangelists with roots in open source and open standards. The Chinese subsidiary will focus on facilitating interactions between Microsoft proprietary development processes and the company's services and devices by advancing the investments in interoperability, open standards and open source.
As interest in cloud computing and open source technologies increases in China, Microsoft is focused on providing local customers with the opportunity to work in heterogeneous IT environments. Through its operations in Shanghai, Microsoft hopes that it would drive 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.