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‘Blue’ Preview for Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, Partners with Oracle in the Cloud

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 Available Worldwide for Purchase; Windows Store App Crash Reports

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 Tests Smartphone Icon in Mobile Search Results; Judge Demands Oracle and Google ‘Names of their Paid Bloggers’

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 …

Google Settles Safari Tracking Probe for $22.5 Million; Demands Oracle $4 Million Against Legal Expenses Incured

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 …

Jury, Google Didn’t Infringe Two of Oracle’s Android Patents — but the litigation is far from over

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 …

Street View Exposes ‘Secret Base’ in Israel; Google Subpoenaed in Zeus Botnet Case; Likely to be Fined by U.S. Court Over Apple Safari Breach; Lost Over $97.7 Million Android Money in 2010

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 …

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 Automates Database Migration to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 for SQL Server 2012SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 for SQL Server 2012SQL 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 default
  • Support conversion of Sybase’s Rollback Trigger

Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs Release Announced

Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs ReleaseWindows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs ReleaseMicrosoft 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 …

Steve Jobs Memorial Held At Stanford University’s Memorial Church

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.

Oracle Public Cloud: An Open, Hybrid Cloud for Business Applications

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.

Oracle Public CloudOracle Public CloudThe five components comprising Oracle’s public cloud are …

Get $150 Cash Per License Off On Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Via ‘Cloud CRM for Less’

Microsoft is launching a new limited-time promotion for its Dynamics CRM Online service on the opening day of rival Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference, the Softies announced on August 29.

Via its “Cloud CRM for Less” offer, Microsoft is targeting Salesforce, SAP and Oracle switchers — Microsoft is offering users $150 …

Google’s Damned “Copying” and then Damned for “Not Copying”

Google has not innovated in a decade. But, they’ve been in many fights. Against relatively tiny, unarmed combatants. Now when they have a real fight on their hand, they run to the government.

Twice this year, Google’s been vocal about something competitors have done that it feels is unfair. The first …

Google Responds to Microsoft’s Missile: They’re Diverting Attention with a Trick that Failed – MS “Why? BECAUSE they wanted to buy something….to assert against someone else”

The back and forth between Google and Microsoft continued throughout the day today and is really getting interesting. In a blog post yesterday, Google’s Chief Legal Officer David Drummond vents out calling Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and others using “bogus” patents to try to kill Android.

Drummond went ahead and said …

Microsoft Fires Back with a Missile at Google’s Android Patent Accusations

Yesterday, we reported that Google’s SVP and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, lashed out at Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and others for using “bogus patents” to attack their Android mobile platform.

In our previous day’s coverege, we had objected to Drummond’s language — in his blog post, Drummond noted that …

TechNet Magazine Article: Overview of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) Plus SQL Server: Manage the Migration Video

A TechNet article provide overview of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) features and how it can be used to support database migration to SQL Server.

SQL Server: Manage the Migration describes the main feature area of SSMA including migration assessment, converting database schema, migrating data, and testing database migration. Read more in the …