There are lots and lots of Apps. In fact there are over a couple of million
Apps including all of the major brands, Apple, Google, Blackberry, Microsoft
with Apple at the top and Microsoft in the bottom. But this is a growing
market. The variety is truly bewildering, different size devices; different
operating systems(OS); different programming languages; and different
This post is not very recent but you can see how the various mobile operating
The interactive image in the article really shows the popularity of a given
OS/device among different geographical regions.
Windows Phone Apps is for example based on Microsoft's Window 7, 8, 8.1 OSs
using .NET. With Windows OS and Visual Studio one can build Apps for all of
Microsoft devices cove... (more)
Linked servers offer the following advantages as noted in MSDN documentation:
•The ability to access data from outside of SQL Server.
•The ability to issue distributed queries, updates, commands, and
transactions on heterogeneous
data sources across the enterprise.
•The ability to address diverse data sources similarly.
There are two ways to create Linked Servers in SQL Server 2012.
Using SQL Server Management StudioUsing the sp_addlinkedserver stored
procedure Microsoft SQL Server 2012 has two providers to connect to SQL
Anywhere 16 from SAP (Sybase). They are,
MSDASQL - Microsoft OLE D... (more)
Azure platform is going all out and it is burgeoning.
"Microsoft Azure DocumentDB is a document-oriented, NoSQL database service
designed for modern mobile and web applications"
The above from Microsoft site.
Microsoft beefs its Azure Services portfolio with yet another service. Azure
DocementDB service is which also serves as a search tool. Searching stuff
goes into NoSQL should be very useful. It is presently available as a
preview product and developers will be able to run SQLesque queries on JSON
and supports transactional consistency.
Under the hoods it uses th... (more)
According to Woody Leonard's post on InfoWorld, the following recent patches
do more harm then good.
It appears that Microsoft has taken them out of its site. If it is installed
uninstall them as they may cause Windows to freeze creating Blue Screen
horros in Windows 7 and Balck Screen horrors in Windows 8.1. Windows updates
causing problems (sometimes) is not new to me.
In Windows 8.1 search for Windows Updates from Search in charms and pick up
view installed updates history.
Featuring PaaS for Internet of Things
Connecting and controlling any device on the internet is easy and cost
effective if you can buy into Ayla's IOT Cloud Platform.
Cloud based services on the Ayla IoT Cloud Fabric are invoked by software
agents embedded in the IoT Connected devices and the mobile device apps.
Since this is a complete end-to-end scalable solution Ayla Networks provides
a number of benefits for the customers:
Simple to implement Accelerate development Lower Cost Scalable Reduced risk
Agility Read details here:
Well there are quite a few ven... (more)