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PowerShell 5.0 February preview is available to download from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45883  February 2015 includes the following:Updates to Windows PowerShell, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)Windows PowerShell ISEPlus new CMDLETS OneGet PowerShellGetNetwork Switch Supported OSs: Windows Server 2012 R2Windows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows Server 2012February 2015 preview updates the November 2014 preview with a few more new features detailed here (only two of them stable): Develop DSC resources with classes in Windows PowerShell - StableRemove DSC documents delivered to a system - StableSupport for inheritance with classes in Windows PowerShell - ExperimentalDSC resource script debugging - ExperimentalSupport for new RefreshMode - ExperimentalPartial configurations support mixed RefreshModes - Experimenta... (more)

IoT Foundation Service on @IBMBluemix Gets a Boost | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

IBM recently boosted its support for its IoT Foundation Service by setting up a dedicated IoT business practice with funds totaling $3B. This will bring together clients, partners and stake holders to integrate dispersed sources, sensors, devices, business operations to glean real-time intelligence. This IoT ecosystem partnership will include The Weather Company that provides a strong bearing on anything related to weather on business. IoT Foundation Service makes it easy to access IoT via Cloud APIs. The cloud platform will further add: IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform for Industries... (more)

So You Want to Use JSON with 'Internet of Things' | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

So You Want to Use JSON with the 'Internet of Things' Here is a comprehensive article on the basics of using JSON, the Javascript Object Notation. JSON packs lot more power into just information in a piece of text. JSON has become a nice connector to bridge the physical (IoT) and the Digital worlds (Web Services). Get this still in development plug-in (pURL) if you want to read URLs in JSON format to send out a listenable event. This is just the beginning to create automatons based on URL content, be it web services or something else. http://freedomotic.com/content/plugins/purl ... (more)

Turn off Microsoft Oracle Client and turn on ODP.NET

Excellent support from Oracle to its products has prompted (it appears) Microsoft to deprecate the System.Data.OracleClient. The developers will of course migrate their applications that use this product. The comparison listing of ODP.NET and Microsoft Oracle Client shows a lot of no's for Microsoft and lots of yes's for Oracle's ODP.NET. Of course you want to join the "yes" gang. The ODAC downloads are on this page for specified versions of Visual Studio and Oracle versions here. For example the ODAC 11g 11.1.0.6.21 include the following: a) Oracle Providers for ASP.NET (11.1.0.6.20... (more)

Rich Content with a Database Server

Enterprises are increasingly being called upon to provide a high level of user experience with compelling and interactive content. Serving enterprise content and data securely to internet / intranet has become a very common necessity and is routinely handled by web servers. Web services technology, on the other hand, addresses the application-to-application transparent interaction over the web using industry standards. Delivery of web services can also be handled by databases which are responsive to HTTP requests. In this article a simple example of serving a static web page cont... (more)