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Alin Irimie

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Just a quick heads-up to the Windows 7 early adopters. Microsoft has rebranded its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation system in Windows 7, likely an attempt to shed the controversial image of the antipiracy program. The company said Thursday it is renaming WGA ‘Windows Ac...
I was wondering when Microsoft will announce the equivalent of Amazon’s Public Datasets. Well, it’s here, although with strange name. I hope they wouldn’t do this just for government agencies. The Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) is an initiative led by Microso...
Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) (‘Borland’), the global leader in Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), today announced that Micro Focus International plc (LSE:MCRO.L) (‘Micro Focus’) and Borland have entered into a definitive agreement (the ‘Agreement’) under which ...
It’s the most secure distribution version of Windows XP ever produced by Microsoft: More than 600 settings are locked down tight, and critical security patches can be installed in an average of 72 hours instead of 57 days.  The only problem is, you have to join the Air Force to get it....
Using Logging in a Windows Azure Application: Windows Azure provides a built-in framework for writing log messages from your applications. In this screencast, you’ll learn how to use the Windows Azure logging API and how to read log messages whether your application is running in...
Buried under the buzz around Windows 7 RC release, here’s an important update from Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2 release candidate. Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first Windows operating system to be offered for only 64-bit processors. And Windows Server 2008 R2 can now suppo...
TechEd 2009 is less than a week away so get ready for a fresh new stream of Windows Azure news. Check out the available sessions, and notice how many are related to Windows Azure and Cloud computing in general.  Bill Veghte, senior vice president of the Windows Business, will be kickin...
Lately I see many medium to large companies asking wether they should build their own “private cloud” (a.k.a. ‘datacenter’) or go with one of the cloud computing providers. Especially now with the adoption of Eucalyptus, rumors that next version of Ubuntu (Karmi...
Today Microsoft announced the first Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge. Over the next two months, developers will have the opportunity to show off what they can do on the  Azure Services Platform There are a couple of surprise twists to this challenge.  The first twist is this...
  The guys over at Network Instruments have done their annual State of the Network study. Nothing surprising, but some interesting stats.  The study show increases in virtualization — 75% of the respondents now use virtualization, and by 2011, 60% of applications are expected to be run...
In case you missed it, here’s an update on Project “Huron”.  For those new to it, this is an incubation project built by Microsoft to provide database “friction free” (this is a one of those Microsoft terms that basically means simple to setup) synchroniza...
As it was announced at MIX this year, Windows Azure Geo Location enables developers to choose data centers and group applications and storage. Today it went live and can be used, you can specify which geographical region you want your Cloud Service to run. Why is this important? Perfo...
Today Microsoft Corp. announced the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows 7 operating system, now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers at http://technet.microsoft.com. Broader public availability will begin May 5 on the Microsoft Download Center at http://microsoft.com/do...
The book written by Phil Haack, Scott Hanselman, Rob Conery, and Scott Guthrie is in stock at Amazon.com. You can find the first chapter as a series of HTML articles. This is a great series which walks through the construction of the NerdDinner website. It touches upon most of the day-...
Some time ago I had a bad feeling about Windows Azure. The reaction to the article was mixed - some agree with the “cloud” confusion and the lack of release dates, others (mostly Microsoft guys) asking for more time so the technologies will evolve; and last but not least people trying ...
Last week, at the Uptime Institute IT Symposium in New York City, management consultancy firm McKinsey a well respected professional services company that describes itself as “a management consulting firm advising leading companies on organization, technology, and operations”, released...
VMware, Inc. today announced VMware vSphere 4, the industry’s first operating system for building the internal cloud, enabling the delivery of efficient, flexible and reliable IT as a service. With a wide range of groundbreaking new capabilities, VMware vSphere 4 brings cloud computing...
  Ever wondered what is in a Windows Azure Service Package?  Wonder no more … it contains the Service Definition for your Cloud Service along with the content and binaries for each of the roles. Jim Nakashima has a nice article breaking down types of packages as well as what it ...
HDCloud, developed by Diversion Media, a New York-based startup that creates and operates consumer media properties, is offering automated, high-definition video encoding in the cloud for large-scale media companies.  Whether you need 400 kpbs Flash, 1.2 Mbps MPEG-2, or 5 Mbps h.264, H...
Amazon SQS launched over three years ago and is the quiet workhorse behind many of the highly scalable applications running on Amazon EC2. Today Amazon is rolling out some important new features for Amazon SQS including availability from within our EU region, control of access permiss...
I don’t need to comment too much on this one. Yesterday someone managed to insert fake posts saying ‘eeyore is cute’ into a bunch of Blogger blogs. Here’s Blogger explanation: Some blogs are seeing a new post that says “eeyore is cute!” We are identi...
Microsoft confirmed a vulnerability in Microsoft Office PowerPoint that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted PowerPoint file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accoun...
ASP.NET MVC is a free, fully supported, Microsoft product that enables developers to easily build web applications using a model-view-controller pattern.  ASP.NET MVC provides a “closer to the metal” web programming option for ASP.NET.  It enables full control over HTML markup and URL ...