Donovan Brown was a new technical seller at Microsoft struggling with a demo when he sent the email that changed his life. “I had completely hosed the VM [virtual machine] I was using,” Brown recalled. He sent a desperate, cold-call email to a technical evangelist for help, which led to an invite for Brown to demo on stage, which led to a meteoric career rise. Three years later, the once-unknown … Read more »
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Seth talks to Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Datameer’s Senior Director for Market Strategy and Intelligence, Andrew Brust, about Big Data. Seth and Andrew discuss a working definition of Big Data, some of the key technologies behind it and how it ties into BI. The Datameer product, and its integrations with Azure HDInsight are discussed as well, as are NoSQL databases and how they are slowly converging with relational database stalwarts like SQL Server and DB2.
Andrew’s posts on ZDNet’s “Big on Data” blog: http://bit.ly/bigondata
Datameer on the Azure Marketplace: https://azure.microsoft.com/enus/marketplace/partners/datameer/datameerdatameer/
Apache Hadoop: http://hadoop.apache.org
Apache Spark: http://spark.apache.org
Apache Kafka: http://kafka.apache.org
JSON Data on SQL Server: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn921897.aspx
MongoDB API on DB2: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/data/library/techarticle/dm-1306nosqlforjson1/index.html
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We head to Envelop to experience their Immersive Computing platform. We examine Envelop’s SDK that enables web and native applications to extend themselves in VR and see how you can do all this work while you’re in VR! Continue reading Immersive Computing with Envelop
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We recently announced deeper integration of Skype for Business with iOS devices using Apple’s CallKit framework, which enables a better experience for Skype for Business calls on the iPhone. —Read on to learn more.
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Get the snow tires ready and pack your best parka, because Blizzard Mountain beckons! The Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is coming Dec. 13 and bringing with it a Forza first – snow, ice, extreme elevations and blizzards to challenge players in their quest to become the King of the Mountain. Set amidst extreme alpine settings, players will explore a snowy mountain playground in eight new vehicles – including the 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX – all in brand new race events that have been specifically designed for spectacular mountain racing. Become King of the Mountain… Continue reading Prepare for a Wintry Forza Horizon 3 Adventure with Blizzard Mountain
Today’s Visual Studio Extension is one you’ll love if you constantly keep multiple instances of Visual Studio running (like I do). It’s simple, yet once you see it, brilliant in hindsight (and it’s open source too).SolutionColorAdds a toolbar that allo… Continue reading Coloring VS Instances with SolutionColor