Microsoft has launched a new Linux website to help users find information about its Linux and opensource interoperability efforts.
Bill Hilf, general manager of platform strategy group for Microsoft, will discuss the site -- http://port25.technet.com/ -- during his keynote at the conference in Boston Thursday morning. The site will also go live on Thursday.
Hilf, who formerly worked on Linux deployments at IBM, has been overseeing Microsoft's Linux and open-source interoperability lab at its Redmond, Washington, campus for the past two years. He recently moved into a more senior position, replacing Martin Taylor, who has moved over to the Windows Live team. Hilf now is in charge of all of Microsoft's open-source compatibility efforts, including its controversial Get the Facts anti-Linux campaign and its SharedSource initiative, which is the company's own version of allowing developers access to some of its proprietary source code.