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Latest release of SQL Server Data Tools(SSDT) is now available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/hh297027 This update is now available for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 Instead of the above link you can also get it from inside Visual Stuido 2012 via Tools -> Extensions and Updates->Updates. What's new in this: Of course more bug fixes and some of the following enhancements: Schema Compare update          Added MSBuild support for Schema Compare with text and XML output.  A blog post is    available with more information. Improved Windows Azure SQL Database node in the Server Explorer         Added Token-based authentication using a Microsoft account (MSA) or organizational account (OrgId)         Added supported for VS2012Improved (Parallel Data Warehouse) PDW support        PDW tooling is now part of the Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop SKU. ... (more)

Visual Studio "14" CTP 2 is released

The CTPs of the next major release of Visual Studio "14" (like other CTPs) are for testing and early adopters to try out (and hopefully provide no cost useful information to Microsoft) exciting new features. You can download and install them or, you can use the image on a pre-built Azure Virtual Machine. You can access the Azure site gallery for information regarding this. If you are planning to install on your desktop/laptop then you must read the release notes here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2967191 as some side-by-side installations with other versions will not work without ... (more)

Big day for Big Data at Insight 2014

If you are working in Big Data this should interest you and if work with Data and IBM then this is for you. Insight 2104 is IBM driven Conference for Big Data and Analytics.   Get all the competitive advantages of data:  * Drive business outcomes with sophisticated analytics  * Develop speed of insight  to accelerate "speed of action"  * Extend differentiation  through cognitive capabilities If you need to convince your boss to let you attend then show him this list (I took it out of the advertisement) Top reasons to make sure you're at Insight 2014: 1,500 deep-dive learning opportunities ... (more)

Wiring up the Internet of Things with Node-RED

Node-RED created in an IBM laboratory (UK) is a GUI for wiring up the Internet of Things (IoT) built-on Node.JS. It is possible that some of you have known, or used LabView. LabView  is a GUI for wiring up complex laboratory equipment like Voltage sources, measuring instruments, automated relays, rf generators, lasers, robots etc., but Node-RED is some thing similar for IoT but lot more extensible network-wise. Of course my knowledge of LabView is not current and you may find more information from National Instruments. Source: http://iotsolutionsalliance.intel.com/member-roster/... (more)

Microsoft offers in 2014: Desktop as a Service(DaaS)

This article details the Microsoft roadmap of major updates taking place (some have already) in 2014. For details follow this link: http://rcpmag.com/articles/2011/02/01/the-2011-microsoft-product-roadmap.aspx Here is a screen shot of the updates that are planned from the above site. In the above you may read Windows "Threshold" as Windows 8.2 or Windows 9 (sometime in 2015). Among the anticipated events is the release of Azure Remote App, your desktop in the Azure cloud. It is called "Mohoro" for now . It is serving Desktop as a service. In essence it is the Remote Desktop idea bundle... (more)