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SAP Executive Bernd Leukert's take on IoT SAP's Bernd provides an overview of the myriad of IoT's that will be arriving at our door steps in the coming months and years. Some of them have already made their precense felt and more of them on the threshold. As far as busines value is concerned it appears to be a deluge. It is anticipated that billions of devices will be interconnected and our private lives are forever compromised.  From the list of IoT collected in this article there is but one conclusion, it is not just IoT by IOET (internet of every thing). Here is a compiled list that Bernd describes at length: The Internet of Home - HomeKit by Apple for iOS8 The Internet of Health - fitbit, Apple's HealthKit, Jawbone, Helius System with ingestible sensor, etc. but fails to mention Microsoft  & IBM related news The Internet of Fashion- Intel's Smart Shirt, Smart Clothin... (more)

Health and Fitness App after OS upgrade

Nokia Icon's OS  was recently upgraded to version 8.1 from 8.0. This resulted in the Health and Fitness app having all its features enabled. With OS 8.0 Machine Data was not supported. The Health and Fitness app requires a minimum charge of around 40% to produce correct  readings from its GPS. Here are some comparisons of the app before and after OS upgrade. All screen shots are for the same track but on different dates. With 8.0. Notice no step information. Also notice GPS is smoother and measures lower values.  Windows 8.1 was rolled out sometime today or yesterday. Higher readin... (more)

BI projects in SQL Server Data Tools

SQL Server  Data Tools(SSDT) installs when you install SQL Server 2012 (even the SQL Server 2012 Express edition). SSDT has all the necessary project templates to start a Business Intelligence project. However it will not have the templates for other language projects such as C#, VB.NET etc. SSDT allows you to create all the Business Intelligence related projects by providing templates for the projects. You can also create SQL Server projects as shown here: ssisProj03 Here is an example of creating a SQL Server Integration Services project using the Visual Studio Shell launched by ... (more)

Finally Verizon upgraded the Nokia Icon OS

In the last couple of days Nokia has upgraded the Nokia ICON OS from Windows Phone 8.0 to Windows Phone 8.1. They took a very long time to do this. Anyway it is better late than never. Now the Health and Fitness app can record your footsteps as Machine Data has appeared in your Settings list. Read more about Sensor core here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26558729/why-do-i-get-this-sensornatavailable-error-what-is-wrong/28547660?iemail=1&noredirect=1#28547660 I was using the Windows Phone 8.1 developers preview and this also got upgraded. The apps created using Windows Phone 8.1 D... (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)