Terry Myerson of Microsoft today announced the release date. The wait is over, it will be available starting July 29. In fact Cortana told me this morning (if you do not have Cortana you can hear here: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/01/hello-world-windows-10-available-on-july-29/).
It will be first available for PCs and Tablets on Windows 7 with SP1 and Windows 8.1. For the Windows Phone there will be a delay, probably within the year.
Google I/O 2015 just concluded (May 25-29) recently at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, CA. Google has been very productive with lots of stuff battling in many fronts. Looks like almost every other similar vendor has comes out with a plethora of awesome to near awesome products/Services/fun stuff. It has been hectic everywhere.
Here are some highlights:
With emphasis on Security rather than look and feel. Finger print scanning (Windows 10 from
Jump the skill gap and what is better, do not pay for it.
Read now and get yourself ready with preliminaries:
You can register for this event at this site here.
The live event (Microsoft Virtual Academy) is in Redmond and if you are in Honolulu it starts at 6:00 AM on June 11, 2015. Get ready.
What are you going to learn if you are getting up so early in LuLu?
Copied over from: http://www.microsoftv
Meristem Securities Limited and the subsidiaries from its group, the Meristem Group has taken most of their services to Microsoft Azure. They have saved considerably dollar-wise and operational-wise by moving into the cloud and adopting Microsoft Azure SQL Database and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Their move was motivated, besides getting into the modern way of doing business, by the problems they encountered with custom software and the inconsistency in electrical power availability which required r
I was able to work with Arduino UNO using Visual Studio 2013 Community edition (here and here). However, when I wanted to install the Arduino IDE to run on Windows 8.1 Professional, the drivers that came with latest nightly builds (Arduino 1.6.4) did not work. In the device manager I could not find the ports and all that I could see was the node for 'Other devices' having an unknown device. I later found that the driver would work for Window 7 but not on Windows 8.1.
The story leading up to Windows 10 and a detailed description in great detail is discussed
by Don Box. (at WinHEC Shenzen in China)of Microsoft.
Review this link for full details:
Several screen shots (not all) of the talk are included if you want to skip the video (about an hour) for any reason. The power point slides are well made and need no explanation.
Please review the following before you continue as they are related:
When you use the Local Debugger Tool in Visual Studio 2013 Community edition with your Arduino UNO board the build output windows as seen in this next image refers to a Serial Port Tool Bar.
If the board is not connected when you locally debug you get the following message in your build output window:serialPortToolBar1
How many editions of Windows 10 will be available?
There are 7 editions and counting.
1. Windows 10 Home:The most popular edition is Windows 10 Home, for PCs, tables and 2-in-1s.
Features in Home: Cortana -the unflappable and courteous digital assistantMicrosoft Edge BrowserContinuum tablet mode for touch-capable devicesWindows Hello -face recognition iris and finger-print loginA bunch of out of the box universal Windows apps such as Photos, Maps,
3D printing of objects and body parts is out of SYFY realm and a solid reality. There are many, many players worldwide.
Autodesk is a computer graphics program vendor and Autodesk came out with the SPARK Platform for 3D printing.
Read this 2014 post:
With Autodesk's Fusion 3D you can design, engineer and fabricate parts all in a single tool. As it is cloud-based it is location a
The first public preview of SQL Server 2016 is imminent. This is deemed to be an historic version with real-time operational analytics; rich data visualization on mobile platforms and advanced analytics already built-in. It also has the latest hybrid cloud scenarios with latest Advanced security technology.
More story with pictures here.
Straight from Microsoft Research. Data protection at rest (in Server) and in motion
Arduino has become very popular among IOT enthusiasts of all types and stripes and because of
relatively low cost you need only to invest modestly to turn your imagination into reality.
Most probably you already know about Arduino and if you have not heard of Arduino here is a link
for you to start (http://www.arduino.cc/) with.
There are a number of videos about Arduino at the above site. Simply put, Arduino is an electronics platform (the platform you can use
Recently Microsoft made it easy to migrate data form certain sources to DocumentDB on Microsoft Azure. Review post here.
The following source data can be migrated to DocumentDB using the migration tool:
CSV file or filesJSON file or filesSQLMongoDBDocumentDB
This post shows how you may obtain response to your SQL query in JSON format using the migration tool.
You start with a SQL query that can be run on the instance of SQL Server 2012 (in this case).
Some four years ago I had compared Google, Bing and other translators. The translations were far from perfect, in fact inadequate for any useful purpose.
I took the same piece to be translated from Japanese to English and found the results no better.
Both Google and Bing have extended the coverage of languages they can translate to and from but the quality of translation does not appear to have improved.
Perhaps subjecting them to translating from Japanese to Eng
SQL Server 2016 will appear as a preview in October according to topics discussed at the recent Ignite meeting.
SQL Server 2016 is supposed to provide " ....breakthrough performance for mission-critical applications and deeper insights on your data across on-premises and cloud".
Expected new features:Encryption of data on the move and at restIntegration with R Programming LanguageLook up Revolution Analytics regarding R language which was acquired by Microsoft. This
This post is written after listening to the video presentation of the talk. This post will be continued.
Best Practices for Creating IoT Solutions with Azure talk delivered by Kevin Miller at the recent build conference covered the Microsoft strategy of dealing with 'IOT' and coming up with some patterns and practices.
The components of IOT, from devices to presentation are as shown in this slide. The whole path from devices to presentation and action is chalk
The trading of SalesForce halted briefly () this morning to get this news time to get digested.
My most read post on sys-con.com (http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/1204167) was at the beginning when Microsoft challenged SalesForce. That was in the beginning of 2010. Microsoft was just beginning to feel around in the cloud. Much water has flowed.
Microsoft has grown leaps and bounds and at its recent Ignite event it is pushing out an unbelievable amount of stuff fr
The browser strategy at Microsoft got changed. Now it is Microsoft Edge. More about this new browser will be discussed at the coming Microsoft Edge Web Summit. I hope the browser lives up to its name as presently I am having my IE 11.0 hanging up on a TD Ameritrade page for more than an hour.
The 'edge' things we can look forward to:Adhering to modern web standards and securityBuilt-in note taking and sharingA distraction-free reading paneIntegration with CortanaOffering discoverability of
In recent times both Amazon.com and Microsoft have made bundles of cash with their cloud assets. Amazon had the advantage of being the first to get into action (2 years earlier) with Red Shift. In the Data Warehouse scenario Microsoft’s Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Red Shift are clear competitors.
Now Scott Guthrie has challenged Amazon's Red Shift (http://aws.amazon.com/redshift/). According to Scott, Azure allows you to make adjustments to compute in just seconds that is beyond th
Event Hubs, Stream Analytics, Azure HDInsight and Machine Learning are the components of Microsoft's way of doing IoT. However these 'words' may be little too much for those who want to toy with IoT and somewhat intimidating.
With ConnectTheDots.io, an open source project initiated by Microsoft Open Tech a playground is available to get started with Microsoft Azure Services IoT projects. Makers, IoT geeks, systems engineers and enterprise developers can all participate. The cl