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Windows versions, Windows Vista, Windows ME, Windows XP, etc. are soon to end. The reason being Windows OS will be offered as a Service - that is there is a new model for Windows- Windows as a Service. Details of this model are in the video at the end of the post. But, if you are impatient glean over the screen shots of the same. One thing I will expect from Microsoft is to take complete care of the malware and virus threats. Can Microsoft promise this? Presently, how the Windows as Service it is going to be priced, is up in the air and may slowly emerge. Everyone who has Windows will get an upgrade. The other question although you do not worry about Windows software, what about computer hardware upgrade? How often it needs to be upgraded? I have about 4 laptops in my apartment which resulted from the relentless Microsoft upgrades of not only Windows but also other Micr... (more)

Check out new features in Power BI Desktop (July 2017 Version)

The July 5 version of Microsoft Power BI Desktop can be downloaded from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331 The details of this version  are here Summary of new/improvements: Reporting     New table & matrix visuals are now generally available     Renaming fields in visuals     Custom visuals store integration     Relative date filters     Responsive layout for visuals (preview)     New waterfall chart option - breakdown     Custom visual updates         Drilldown Choropleth         Drilldown Cartogram         Drilldown Player         Certified custom visuals A... (more)

Microsoft vs Salesforce: Rivalry in the Clouds

Azure Cloud on Ulitzer With deep pockets Microsoft is able to fight it out on multiple fronts. With Azure, in the coming months, it will take on Salesforce.com as a formidable cloud platform provider. It's no longer just software as service; it will be framework as a service at the finishing line. Read up this article to get a picture of what is brewing. Here is Microsoft market place positioned to start any time soon: Here is the opponent with a big repertoire: ... (more)

Authoring Reports with Report Builder 2- Part 2

  Work with Part 1 on this site before you start . Hands-on exercise 6.1: Enabling and reviewing My Reports As described previously the My Reports folder needs to be enabled in order to use the folder or display it in the Open Report dialogue. The RC0 version had a documentation bug which has been rectified (https://connect.microsoft.com/ SQLServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=366413). Getting ready In order to enable the My Reports folder you need to carry out a few tasks. This will require authentication and working with the SQL Server Management Studio. These task... (more)

Jump start your Cross-Platform App Development skills with Intel's XDK

In my previous post some of the cross-platform app development tools/programs were described in a general way.  In this post I describe the Intel XDK tool which does not require skills except HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript. From here you can jumpstart your App development skills after downloading the Intel XDK. You can write once and deploy to several platforms. It is generally argued that while HTML5/CSS3/Javascript is a good option to create cross-platform apps it is only suitable for some simple, inexpensive apps. In order to buld more complex apps you need a single language to access t... (more)