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Your application is running slow. You need to find out what’s going on. If you’ve used SQL Profiler on a local database you might be familiar with how you can capture a trace of database activity and use it to figure out where your resources are going. The visibility makes it MUCH easier to tune a database than sorting thru a bunch of code. The question is, what do you do when you’re moving an app to the cloud? If you’ve wondered how you can get Profile information from SQL Azure, the new online management portal for SQL Azure has been updated with design, deployment, administration and tuning features built in. The Overview screen provides quick links to the different areas of the portal, as well as easy links to help information from msdn online. You can get to the portal either by going to the Windows Azure management portal on http://windows.azure.com and after... (more)

Why doesn’t remote desktop to my Windows Azure VM work? (So many questions. So little time. Part 48.)

An attendee at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago had an problem that is understandable: “Thanks for training session, I have a question.  Tried to RDP one of my VM’s at work and I can’t connect.  Possible firewall port issue?  I am going to try and connect from home tonight.” You're already onto the issue.  It’s important to remember that the port that you’re using for RDP is not the traditional 3389.  “It’s not?  How does that work?” Let’s step back for a second and consider what you see when you first create a virtual machine in Windows Azure and you get to the screen where “endpoints” are defined.  By default, it looks something like this… …Notice that, even though the operating system is going to have Remote Desktop enabled and will be listening on the traditional port 3389, the external “public port” value that will be redirected to the “private port... (more)

Why doesn’t remote desktop to my Windows Azure VM work? (So many questions. So little time. Part 48.)

An attendee at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago had an problem that is understandable: “Thanks for training session, I have a question.  Tried to RDP one of my VM’s at work and I can’t connect.  Possible firewall port issue?  I am going to try and connect from home tonight.” You're already onto the issue.  It’s important to remember that the port that you’re using for RDP is not the traditional 3389.  “It’s not?  How does that work?” Let’s step back for a second and consider what you see when you first create a virtual machine in Windows Azure and you get to the screen where “endpoints” are defined.  By default, it looks something like this… …Notice that, even though the operating system is going to have Remote Desktop enabled and will be listening on the traditional port 3389, the external “public port” value that will be redirected to the “private port... (more)

Level 3 e i suoi partner collaborano all’offerta di una dimostrazione di streaming 3D in diretta e su richiesta per PC e televisori 3D

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ : LVLT) ha annunciato oggi di aver stretto una collaborazione con Microsoft Corp. per la trasmissione di contenuti in diretta e su richiesta nel formato ad alta definizione (HD) e tridimensionale (3D) visualizzabili sia tramite PC che tramite televisori usando la rete di trasmissione di contenuti (content delivery network, CDN) di Level 3, Microsoft Silverlight per la riproduzione e Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming per la trasmissione. La tecnologia sarà presentata durante la manifestazione fieristica sponsorizzata dall’Associazione Nazionale degli Enti televisivi (National Association of Broadcasters, NAB) che si svolgerà a Las Vegas dal 12 al 15 aprile p.v., presso lo stand Microsoft n. SL220. La dimostrazione illustrerà come i contenuti 3D possano essere resi prontamente disponibili come contenuti IIS Smoo... (more)

Juno Award-Winning Gowan Live at Fallsview Casino

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian rocker Gowan returns to the Avalon stage for two nights as part of Fallsview Casino's July concert line-up. From July 11-13 fans will have the chance to sing out loud as Gowan, former solo artist and keyboardist/vocalist of the legendary band Styx, performs hit songs like Strange Animal and A Criminal Mind. Gowan's highly-decorated career includes 12 Juno nominations, two Juno awards, a CASBY award, several SOCAN awards, four Platinum albums, three Gold and one Gold-single. July's bill presents a number of must-see concerts, including the return of perennial Fallsview favorites Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone. Also throughout the month, audiences will be transported to the excitement of Elton John in concert with Rocket Man. Inspired by one of the most successful artists of all time, Rocket Man reproduc... (more)

Tasktop Sync Supports Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creator of Eclipse Mylyn and the leader for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration, today announced that its Tasktop Sync 2.5 provides full support for Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012. With Microsoft's recent improvements to its integrated toolsets and availability of Team Foundation Server as a cloud service, Tasktop Sync connects Team Foundation Server to a growing range of developer tools and extends the reach for developers building applications for .NET, Azure, Windows 8, and Windows Phone use. Tasktop Sync provides groups using Team Foundation Server deep data and workflow integration and connectors for a growing number of tools, such as JIRA, HP Quality Center and IBM Rational Team Concert. "With the growing popularity of mobile and the increa... (more)

NORAD Is Ready to Track Santa's Flight

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/28/13 -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command is prepared to track Santa's yuletide journey! The newly redesigned NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, goes live Sunday, Dec. 1 featuring a holiday countdown, daily games and activities, videos, music and more. Beyond a new look, features such as a 3D globe and new interactive games take advantage of today's modern web. The site is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. The official NORAD Tracks Santa app is also available in the Windows, Apple and Android stores, so parents and children can count down the days until Santa's launch on their smart phones and tablets! Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Santa followers just need t... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

The Next Chapter in the Virtualization Story Begins

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in development and launches of disruptive technologies to create new market opportunities as well as enhance enterprise product portfolios with emerging technologies. His most recent venture was Octoblu, a cross-protocol Internet of Things (IoT) mesh network platform, acquired by Citrix. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...