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April 4, 2014 at 9:09 AM

At Microsoft’s Build conference, some see new openness to open source and cross platform

[This story is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times April 4, 2014.]

SAN FRANCISCO ­ — Though Satya Nadella did not appear during the keynote on the second day of Build, a certain spirit of openness some attribute to the new Microsoft CEO seemed to pervade the announcements.

On Thursday, in a keynote centered on advancements in the company’s tools and cloud services for developers, the executives onstage at the annual conference also made sure to emphasize the cross-platform capabilities of its offerings and even made open source one of its largest pieces of code.

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