Attend an Intel IoT Roadshow and enrich yourself.
It is planned in several countries, IntelRoadShow01
and at several locations in USA (Seattle, Mountain View, Boston and New York, only New York and Mountain View still available). Registration may already be closed in some of them hurry up!
IntelRoadShow02 In three days you will be doing a lot of stuff from training to hacking and who knows your team may win! Bring your own computer with enough memory. Free de
You can now manage your investments with SQL Server 2014 backend using Abacus.
Prism Cybersoft has launched an Azure Cloud based investment accounting software with SQL Server 2014 backend. It will cost you $600/yr.
The novelty is it is cloud based. Is security a problem, Perhaps?
With Abacus you can monitor your investment portfolio across various asset classes like equities, derivatives, mutual funds etc. and generate various kinds of reports. Managing it is e
Read about the Azure new App Service here:
and the pricing info here:
You need to get to the Azure new portal here:
which takes you to the secure site here:
I assume you have an Azure subscription. T
If you are in the business of building enterprise-ready apps in a well-built development platform then Azure App Service provides in addition to building apps a common management and billing model. The choice is yours to pick items from a large menu. You can start off experimenting for free (or shared) and then upgrade to Basic, Standard or Premium tiers.
The new Azure App Service details are here:
Microsoft ties up three of its offerings (Azure Web Sites, Azure Mobile Services and Azure BizTalk Services) into a new Azure App Service to provide a unified expereince ofor the developers.
This is achieved by the following 4 key components, the last one being the connectivity platform for systems both on-premises and the cloud:Web AppsMobile AppsLogic AppsAPI appsWeb Apps (Azure web sites) provides support for .ENET, Java, PHP, Python and other languages through integration with Visual S
Rockwell Automation (Ticker Symbol:rok) has taken the connected experience concept to reality and beyond. This could not have been possible without the convergence of IT, OT and the IoT. Of course Azure IoT Services must have played a major part.
This video from YouTube shows the connected experiencce by Rockwell Automation addressing the Petroleum Supply Chain.
At Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, GA Microsoft outlined Microsoft's vision of IoT on 16th March. Convergence is actually showcasing of Microsoft Dynamics CRM products but as PowrBI is very much a part of IoT a large part of the talk from the CEO was on 'Azure IoT Suite' and how Windows 10 will play out in IoT.
Here is the complete Azure IoT Services suite, some production worthy(almost) and others in preview:
Preview Stage-Likely to enter GA stage next monthAzure DocumentDBAzure
I tried to look back on one of my posts a year ago here
but could not locate the toolbar.
On my Windows 8.1 Skype (comes in as default when you upgrade to Windows 8.1) I could not see the Tools menu and a few other things. In addition to the Skype app I also downlaoded Skype for desktop (SkypeSetupFull) and now I have the tools menu with advanced settings, connecting port info etc.
You can create an Android app in Visual Studio 2015 CTP6. Such as XamarinTest as in the next image (Please refer to the first image in Part 1).
There are only two items in the Solution Explorer as shown:
XamarinApp02 In order to proceed you need Xamarin and when you access to learn more about Xamarin you will be taken to the Xamarin site here:
Microsoft recently (like yesterday) released Microsoft PHP drivers for SQL Servers. Microsoft drivers 3.2,3.1, 3.0 and 2.0 for PHP makes it easy to connect to SQL Servers from PHP Applications.
Download the drivers from here:
This download has many drivers and you choose the version to match up with your PHP version.
I am having PHP 5.6 and will be using driver version 3.2
More details here:
In Part 1 here, http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2015/03/problems-you-may-encounter-installing.html the problems encountered were described.
There was yet another option, to skip the files the program could find neither on the file system nor on the Internet.
The installation was continued choosing this option. The program stopped couple of times (hiccoughing) and finally the installation was completed. Although there were warning as it was suspected some functionalit
The desire to test drive resulted in downloading this file.
Before installing the program by choosing the Typical method which installs defaults, the C: drive was checked for 9GB space. The available 120Gb was more than sufficeint. Double clicking the file in the downloaded location started the typical acquiring/applying type of starting. However when the install button was clicked in the initial screen, the desktop went blank (Windows 8.1 Professional) and screen came back asking whe
Nokia Icon's OS was recently upgraded to version 8.1 from 8.0. This resulted in the Health and Fitness app having all its features enabled. With OS 8.0 Machine Data was not supported.
The Health and Fitness app requires a minimum charge of around 40% to produce correct readings from its GPS. Here are some comparisons of the app before and after OS upgrade. All screen shots are for the same track but on different dates.
SQL Server Data Tools(SSDT) installs when you install SQL Server 2012 (even the SQL Server 2012 Express edition). SSDT has all the necessary project templates to start a Business Intelligence project. However it will not have the templates for other language projects such as C#, VB.NET etc.
SSDT allows you to create all the Business Intelligence related projects by providing templates for the projects. You can also create SQL Server projects as shown here:
As I was getting ever frustrated with all kinds of pop-ups and other similar nasty stuff, I decided to use the Internet Options (this is for IE 11.0) to makes changes to my advance settings. I gave permission to accept cookies from third party and that opened a flood of cooking streaming in. Some of the sites such as Seeking Alpha, StackOverflow and many other sites flooded my browser with cookies. Here is a picture of some of the cookies (over a period of some 6~7 minutes), a really small %tage
In the last couple of days Nokia has upgraded the Nokia ICON OS from Windows Phone 8.0 to Windows Phone 8.1. They took a very long time to do this. Anyway it is better late than never.
Now the Health and Fitness app can record your footsteps as Machine Data has appeared in your Settings list.
Read more about Sensor core here: