Microsoft Office 2013 Codenamed "Mondo" Preview 'Metro' Logo Leaks - Webcasts: WebMatrix 2; SQL Server 2012 'Troubleshooting High CPU' 'Product Update Feature'; Deep Dive into Web API

A leaked screenshot revealing the new logo for the upcoming version of Microsoft Office, the Office 2013 which is set to launch in 2013. With Microsoft's new Metro UI, Office isn't being left out. It's new logo has been simplified all in favour of Metro.The logo has been simplified to match corresponding Metro elements, since […]

Office 2013 (Office 15) Metro Logo Leaks

A leaked screenshot revealing the new logo for the upcoming version of Microsoft Office, the Office 2013 which is set to launch in 2013. With Microsoft's new Metro UI, Office isn't being left out. It's new logo has been simplified all in favour of Metro.

The logo has been simplified to match corresponding Metro elements, since simple is better, according to Metro. "The new logo in this exclusive picture shows an red O with the same angle as the new windows 8 logo. It's also look like an opened door," posted CNbeta who obtained the picture.

A public beta for Office 2013 has been rumoured to launch sometime this month.

Here are some video webcasts released today:

With the release of WebMatrix 2, this webcast covers new features--PHP support, Node.js support, code completion for a huge range of languages, publication to your Windows Azure Web Sites account or other partner hosting providers, an extensibility framework you can exploit to make your own WebMatrix 2 plug-ins, and much, much more.

In this video "Troubleshooting SQL server High CPU", Microsoft explained the various causes for SQL to drive the processors i.e. high CPU and the steps to troubleshoot it. Possible causes that can lead to high CPU usage by SQL server:- 1.Inefficient Query Plans; 2. Intra- query Parallelism; 3. Excessive Cache look up time.

A new feature introduced in SQL Server 2012 setup is "Product Update".

"Product Update searches for the latest product updates and integrates it with the main product installation.It can search for the latest or applicable updates in Microsoft Update,Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), a local folder or a network share. Product Update can pull in a cumulative update, service pack, or service pack plus cumulative update. And once update is found, it downloads it and integrates with current SQL Server installation or setup process."

In this video, Dan Roth takes us on a code-centric deep dive into the Web API features and how to use Visual Studio 2012 to leverage those features in your own API development.

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