By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 9:35 AM
As companies emerge from the recession, IT managers need to rethink their careers, especially as businesses recast IT's role more as growing the business than running the operations. The old approaches to career growth won't work. Instead, IT managers -- and those who aspire to be managers -- should focus on seven key skills for the new era.
By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 9:20 AM
In June, we announced that as part of Windows Live Essentials beta, we brought together two programs, Windows Live Sync and the Live Mesh beta, into one: Windows Live Sync beta. We focused on four things with our beta release:
- Making it easy to access the PCs you use from anywhere
- Getting your files and folders on the PCs you use regularly
- Giving you enough space to sync your most important files and folders to the cloud
- Providing simple document collaboration over the web using SkyDrive
By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 9:17 AM
Apache Hadoop 0.21.0 was released on August 23, 2010. The last major release was 0.20.0 in April last year, so it’s not surprising that there are so many changes in this release, given the amount of activity in the Hadoop development community. In fact, there were over 1300 issues fixed in JIRA (Common, HDFS, MapReduce), the issue tracker used for Apache Hadoop development. Bear in mind that the 0.21.0 release, like all dot zero releases, isn’t suitable for production use.
By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 9:14 AM
The early numbers are in and it looks like Oracle's stewardship of the Sun Microsystems server franchise isn't going as well as claimed. And the figures, from the second quarter this year, reinforce SearchDataCenter.com survey findings showing Dell rebounding big-time in server sales.
By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 9:11 AM
Formspring, the Q&A service that lets users invite their friends to “ask them anything”, has had a wild year: since officially launching last November, the service has skyrocketed to over 16 million registered members, 40 million monthly uniques, and it’s now closing in on one billion questions answered.
By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 9:07 AM
Yesterday, the internet collective noticed that Facebook was claiming some astonishing monthly active user figures on its respective app fan pages. At the time, Facebook was showing just over 100 million users of its Facebook for iPhone app, nearly 60 million BlackBerry users, and a bit more than 12 million using the Android client.
By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 9:02 AM
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
By SuperUser Account on 8/30/2010 8:55 AM
MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER Paul Allen has decided to wage a legal battle against just about everyone by claiming patent infringement against a number of the Internet's biggest names.
By SuperUser Account on 8/27/2010 9:29 AM
Microsoft SQL Azure Service Update 4 is now live with new support for database copying, an enhanced help system and deployment of Microsoft's "Houston" tool to multiple data centers.
By SuperUser Account on 8/27/2010 9:24 AM
Lucky Xbox 360 testers have received a wonderful little email in their inbox today, telling them that they will soon be receiving a “limited audience” beta hardware version of Microsoft Kinect.
By SuperUser Account on 8/27/2010 8:48 AM
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2010
HP today announced that it has increased its proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of 3PAR Inc. (NYSE: PAR) to $30 per share in cash, or an enterprise value of $2.0 billion. The proposal represents an 11 percent premium above the most recent price offered by Dell Inc. of $27 per share. HP’s proposal is not subject to any financing contingency and has been approved by HP’s board of directors. Once approved by 3PAR’s board, HP expects the transaction to close by the end of the calendar year.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/
By SuperUser Account on 8/27/2010 8:46 AM
We have received a quite a number of requests from various organizations and individuals that wish to use our Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) content to build out their own secure development processes. We have put a lot of thought into these requests and how best to service them.
I am happy to announce that from this point forward, Microsoft will be making our publicly available SDL documentation and other SDL process content available to the development community under a Creative Commons license. Specifically, we will be using the license that specifies Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa) terms.
By SuperUser Account on 8/27/2010 8:42 AM
For a quarter of a century, the relational database (RDBMS) has been the dominant model for database management. But, today, non-relational, “cloud,” or “NoSQL” databases are gaining mindshare as an alternative model for database management. In this article, we’ll look at the 10 key aspects of these non-relational NoSQL databases: the top five advantages and the top five challenges.
By SuperUser Account on 8/27/2010 8:36 AM
If you invited me to try and crack your password, you know the one that you use over and over for like every web page you visit, how many guesses would it take before I got it?
By SuperUser Account on 8/27/2010 8:32 AM
Forty-five percent of IBM (NYSE: IBM) Business Partners are experimenting with a social media business strategy to generate new revenue streams; however, three quarters say they still are uncertain how to apply it as an effective sales tool, according to survey results from 1,000 IBM worldwide partners released today.
By SuperUser Account on 8/26/2010 2:03 PM
Microsoft has delivered four developer previews of Internet Explorer (IE) 9 so far, but has yet to show off the new interface for its next-generation browser. That is expected to happen on September 15, during Microsoft’s beta launch event in San Francisco.
By SuperUser Account on 8/26/2010 1:57 PM
Redmond released the first service pack for its Exchange 2010 software yesterday.
By SuperUser Account on 8/26/2010 1:52 PM
Some of the world's most popular Windows programs are vulnerable to a major bug in how they load critical code libraries, according to sites tracking attack code.
Among the Windows applications that can be exploited using a systemic bug that many have dubbed "DLL load hijacking," are the Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera browsers; Microsoft's Word 2007; Adobe's Photoshop; Skype; and the uTorrent BitTorrent client.
By SuperUser Account on 8/26/2010 1:48 PM
It's no secret that Google has been making a play for SMB market share, a territory long under Microsoft's control. It's a logical goal to pursue as business computing continues to evolve from the local machine to cloud computing—Google's wheelhouse. But can Google succeed at taking customers from business software incumbent Microsoft, even while fending off newer cloud-based competitors?
By SuperUser Account on 8/26/2010 1:42 PM
Red Hat announced a strategy for its cloud stack, now called Cloud Foundations Edition One.
It’s about portability and interoperability. In other words it’s about standards. In line with that, Red Hat has submitted its cloud platform as a potential standard for interoperability.