Excel for good: While helping a client working on treating respiratory illness

Our story today is from long-time Excel MVP Bill “Mr. Excel” Jelen. In his own words,
“A past client reached out to me recently. They’re working on treating respiratory illness – which is top of mind for all of us right now. Like many others, they’re w… Continue reading Excel for good: While helping a client working on treating respiratory illness

Microsoft shares new threat intelligence, security guidance during global crisis

Our threat intelligence shows that COVID-19 themed threats are retreads of existing attacks that have been slightly altered to tie to the pandemic. We’re seeing a changing of lures, not a surge in attacks. These attacks are settling into the normal ebb… Continue reading Microsoft shares new threat intelligence, security guidance during global crisis

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19603

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19603 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your […]

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Project Orleans and the distributed database future with Dr. Philip Bernstein

Episode 114 | April 8, 2020 – Forty years ago, database research was an “exotic” field and, because of its business data processing reputation, was not considered intellectually interesting in academic circles. But that didn’t deter Dr. Philip Bernstein, now a Distinguished Scientist in MSR’s Data Management, Exploration and Mining group, and a pioneer in the field. Today, Dr. Bernstein talks about his pioneering work in databases over the years and tells us all about Project Orleans, a distributed systems programming framework that makes life easier for programmers who aren’t distributed systems experts. He also talks about the future of database systems in a cloud scale world, and reveals where he finds his research sweet spot along the academic industrial spectrum.

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