News: Code will be available on GitHub for developers to use for applications such as IoT devices.
Open source is increasingly becoming the future for Microsoft, with the company making a core piece of its Edge browser open.
In addition to this move, the company is also planning to accept code contributions from developers outside of Microsoft.
The engine can work with NoSQL databases in addition to productivity software and supports Node.js.
Microsoft recently open sourced its Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit and has made other moves this year to embrace a greater open source movement.