Latest release of SQL Server Data Tools(SSDT) is now available here:
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
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)
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
If you are planning to install on your desktop/laptop then you must read the
release notes here:
as some side-by-side installations with other versions will not work without ... (more)
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)
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.
This article details the Microsoft roadmap of major updates taking place
(some have already) in 2014. For details follow this link:
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)