Is Windows RT dead? Is the desktop going away ? What's 'Threshold' got to do with it? Here's my latest attempt to try to make sense of where Microsoft's Windows roadmap will lead in the next couple years and beyond.
I have bought the Nokia Lumia 920 about 4 months ago and wanted to blog a review. Please note that this is written in the end of November 2013 and that things might have changed since this has been written. Perhaps there are OS updates released, or Nokia updates or app releases/updates. I got the Lumia with the Portico update but I received the upgrade to gdr2 (Microsoft update) and amber (Nokia update) rather quick after buying the device. I have blogged before aobut my experience about the upgrade from gdr1 to gdr2. Which was painless. I have
enrolled in the developer program of Microsoft (for about 18 euro’s) and have enrolled in the GDR3 preview program. Microsoft bought Nokia during the past 4 months and they have unlinked the Nokia update (Bittersweet shimmer, now called Black update) and the GDR3 update from Microsoft. So I have the GDR3 preview at the moment and I have to wait for the GDR3 final. Nokia will release the black update after Microsoft finalizes gdr3. There are also resources online which claim that there will be an enterprise update in Q1 of 2014 for Windows Phone 8. An other...(Read whole news on source site)
Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/bjackett/archive/2013/12/03/slides-from-dog-food-conference-2013.aspx Thanks to the organizers, attendees, and sponsors from Dog Food Conference 2013. It was a very packed conference but lots of great speakers and discussions going on. Thanks to the attendees for my session. Below is a link to my slides from my session on Social in SharePoint. I look forward to participating in future Dog Food Conferences. -Frog Out
The older I get, the less I want to worry about hosting my own website. Perhaps this is the real reason for the rise of cloud hosting. All of us old fogeys became too lazy to manage our own infrastructure. For example, a while back my blog went down and as I frantically tried to fix it, I received this helpful piece of advice from Zach Holman. @haacked the ops team gets paged when http://zachholman.com is down. You still have a lot to learn, buddy. Indeed. Always be learning. What Zach refers to is the fact that his blog is hosted as
a GitHub Pages repository. So when his blog goes down (ostensibly because GitHub Pages is down), the amazing superheroes of the GitHub operations team jumps into action to save the day. These folks are amazing. Why not benefit from their expertise? So I did. One of the beautiful things about GitHub Pages is that it supports Jekyll, a simple blog aware static site generator. If you can see this blog post, then the transition of my blog over to Jekyll is complete and (mostly) successful. The GitHub repository for this blog is located at https://github.com/haacked/haacked.com. Let me know if you...(Read whole news on source site)
So Google now has an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering to compete with Amazon and Microsoft Azure. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57614304-93/google-compute-engine-now-ready-for-prime-time/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title From my perspective as a developer this is a big yawn. IaaS is an IT pro thing – a way of shifting costs from an internal data center (usually capital cost) to an external provider (usually a cash cost). Mostly it is a bunch of accounting details that ultimately result in the same sorts of servers running in a different physical location. As a developer you don’t really change the way you code just because a server is running onsite, or in a co-location, or in a “cloud”.
So who really cares? IT managers and CFOs care. And really IaaS is fine for an IT manager because they still need pretty much the same size staff to run their servers regardless of where they exist physically. Somebody needs to do server admin, OS upgrades/patches, etc. Now platform as a service (PaaS) like you can get with Windows Azure is FAR more interesting to a developer, but incredibly threatening to IT managers and IT pros. Azure’s PaaS offering gives developers a higher level of abstraction. Instead of dealing with the OS we get to deal with versions of ASP.NET, and the underlying OS is automatically upgraded/patched (within limits...(Read whole news on source site)
Bangalore .NET User Group (BDotnet) and Microsoft is organizing the Visual Studio 2013 Community Launch which is scheduled to be held on December 14 , 2013 (Saturday) from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Visual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]