Apache Hadoop on Windows Azure which is currently only available via CTP, now has a Apache Hadoop on Windows wiki, for you get a jumpstart learning.
"The wiki contains overview information about Apache Hadoop, as well as information about the Hadoop offerings on Windows and related Microsoft technologies, including Windows Azure," mentions Windows Azure team.
It provides links to more detailed technical content from various sources and in various formats: How-to topics, Code Samples, Videos, and more.
This wiki also covers Apache Hadoop on Windows Server.
For those now aware, "Apache Hadoop is an open source software framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model. It consists of two primary components: Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), a reliable and distributed data storage, and MapReduce, a parallel and distributed processing system."
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Microsoft has also introduced a new Wiki offerings developers and IT Pros to discover and learn the new features of SQL Server 2012. "Rather than announcing new bits of content on various blogs, we'll simply update the SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cookbook wiki so there is one place to find all the latest information about early adoption content assets," Microsoft stated.
The current version of the Wiki begins by describing the criteria for how we evaluate whether an application or solution is considered a "design win" for early adoption programs like SQL Server 2012 Metro.
- Database Engine AppCompat
- Database Engine AlwaysOn
- Database Engine Beyond Rational
- Data-tier Application Framework
- BI Semantic Model
- Integration Services
You can use the following links to navigate all of the information in this wiki:
- SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Content
- SQL Server 2012 Samples
- SQL Server 2012 Upgrade and Application Compatibility
SQL 2012 Wiki: SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cookbook.