Cloud OS Product Previews of System Center 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014 CTP1 released. Announces new building blocks of database-backed Azure services, Private Cloud Fast Track, partners with Oracle.
Office 2013 SKUs and Office 365 now available for purchase around the world via Microsoft Store, or online portal. Microsoft offer crash reports to help developers get certify Windows Store apps. Warns users about fake Java updates and Oracle's cloudwashing.
Google on its search results pages currently testing a new smartphone icon that link to mobile-friendly content. Spotted by Bryson Meunier over the weekend, when search on his Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) -- in the URL field on the search result, a smartphone icon appears to indicate the availability of mobile content. […]
Federal Trade Commission and Google have reportedly reached an agreement to settle charges regarding the proble over Google bypassing the privacy setting in Apple's Safari web browser. As per the settlement, Google agrees to pay a record fine of $22.5 million, the Wall Street Journal first reported on the looming deal Tuesday. According to "officials […]
A U.S. federal court jury ruled this week that Google did not infringe upon any of the claims of Oracle's patents with its use of Java components in its Android platform. The jury found against Oracle in each of the eight claims it was asked to assess.The verdict came unanimously as jurors in the Google […]
Google Maps recently opened its Mapping services in Israel facing now some issues with images appearing on its Street View of what's described as a "secret base" in the Tel Aviv area. But the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says everything is fine. There's nothing in the Ynetnews article that places any blame on Google. In […]
SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 released today simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. The v5.3 of SSMA provides the following major enhancements:Support conversion of Oracle %ROWTYPE parameters with NULL defaultSupport conversion of Sybase's Rollback TriggerBetter user credential security to support Microsoft Access Linked Tables"SSMA automates […]
Microsoft released of the Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs release. The capabilities showcased in this release enable two key scenarios on Windows Azure:Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) provide rich message processing capabilities and the ability to connect private cloud assets to the public cloud. EAI capabilities include:Easily validate, enrich and transform messages and […]
A list of celebrities, politicians, including the Clinton family and House Democratic Leader and California member of Congress Nancy Pelosi, media magnates, high-ranked executives and industry figure heads had attended a private memorial service held for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2011, yesterday at Stanford University's Memorial Church.Jobs was […]
At last weeks' Oracle Open World show, CEO Larry Ellison took the wraps off Oracle's public cloud platform and strategy aptly named "Oracle Public Cloud," a broad mix of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS), and a potential competitor to Salesforce, Microsoft, and others.The five components comprising Oracle's public cloud are Sun servers; Fusion Middleware, Oracle […]