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My 9th weekly newsletter of not-so-great tech stuff - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side of this page. Here’s a link to the original file.   HTML5 Choosing ...read more...(read more)
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Issues with Forums-10/9 -Investigating - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Sleeping on a cloud—advanced clinical anesthesiology solution uses Microsoft Azure as its technological foundation - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
As a physician, I have a great deal of respect for my colleagues who specialize in anesthesiology. While surgeons may get all the glory for what they do in an operating room, they couldn’t do their job without the anesthesiologist. These specialist doctors put patients to sleep and maintain them in a kind of twilight zone between life and death before bringing them back safely to consciousness. They are critical members of the operating room team and to your safety during surgery. They literally...(read more)
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How to add custom auto complete functionality to your map app - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Building a Windows Phone Controlled Arduino Robot – Part 1 - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
I am partnering with one of the universities near me to perform a few workshops to build a Windows Phone App to control an arduino robot via Bluetooth. I recently built an universal app that communicated to an arduino board to perform a little trivia ...read more...(read more)
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SQL PFE has a Pre-Con at the PASS Summit! - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
At the 2014 PASS Summit in Seattle on Tuesday November 4, Denzil Ribeiro and I (Tim Chapman) will be giving a Pre-Conference seminar entitled “Troubleshoot Customer Performance Problems like a Microsoft Engineer.”  In this full-day session Denzil and I will cover a plethora of troubleshooting tools and methodologies that we use as field engineers when confronted with challenging performance related issues.  The first few hours of the day will be spent on covering troubleshooting tools and methodologies such as wait statistics, extended events, using PSSDiag and SQL Nexus.  The rest of the day will be spent re-living some of these challenging performance issues and how to resolve them.  This will be a day focused on SQL Server internals as they relate to performance troubleshooting.  It will be a fast-paced and fun day.  Expect a lot of interaction (and if we do our job correctly - a good deal of learning new things).  We hope to see you there!
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Installing BizTalk Adapter Service - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
Create the BizTalk Service Deployment before you install the BizTalk Adapter Service. The set up can be downloaded from Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services SDK Setup Most of the issues with installing BizTalk Adapter Service are related to not having proper prerequisites installed on the machine. Make sure you have prerequisites for “Runtime” component are installed before running the setup WindowsAzureBizTalkServicesSetup.exe (WindowsAzureBizTalkServicesSetup-x64.exe). Make sure that the “Software requirements” are also met. Check Install Azure BizTalk Services SDK for the details. The setup can install BizTalk WCF Adapter Pack and WCF Adapter SDK – so you don't need to set it up separately. There are 3 components which can be installed. Developer SDK The Developer SDK is required to develop Windows Azure BizTalk Services applications using Microsoft Visual Studio. Tools The Windows Azure BizTalk Services Tools installs the PowerShell extensions for managing Windows Azure BizTalk...
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Building a Windows Phone Controlled Arduino Robot – Part 1 - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Installing BizTalk Adapter Service - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Sleeping on a cloud—advanced clinical anesthesiology solution uses Microsoft Azure as its technological foundation - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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SQL PFE has a Pre-Con at the PASS Summit! - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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How to add custom auto complete functionality to your map app - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
More and more developers want to add auto complete to their map applications, and for good reason. It’s convenient for users and can help make your map application a user-friendly delight. In this blog post I will show you how to use Bing Spatial Data Services to create custom auto complete functionality in your next app…READ MORE
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Issues with Forums-10/9 -Investigating - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
Initial Update: Thursday, Oct  9 2014 06:23 PM UTC We are currently investigating issues with MSDN forums where customers may face issues while trying to Sign-in after navigating to msdn.microsoft.com -> Samples -> Community -> Fourms  . Dev-ops is currently working on mitigating this issue We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. -MSDN Service Delivery Team
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My 9th weekly newsletter of not-so-great tech stuff - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Announcing key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview
The Windows 10 Technical Preview brings key advances to Chakra, the JavaScript engine that powers Internet Explorer and store based Web apps across a whole range of Windows devices – phones, tablets, 2-in-1’s, PC’s and Xbox. As with all previous releases of Chakra in IE9, IE10 and IE11, this release is a significant step forward to create a JavaScript engine that is highly interoperable, spec compliant, secure and delivers great performance. Chakra now has a highly streamlined execution pipeline to deliver faster startup, supports various new and augmented optimizations in Chakra’s Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler to increase script execution throughput, and has an enhanced Garbage Collection (GC) subsystem to deliver better UI responsiveness for apps and sites. This post details some of these key performance improvements. Chakra’s Multi-tiered Pipeline: Historical background Since its inception in IE9, Chakra has supported a multi-tiered architecture – one which utilizes an interpreter...
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Announcing key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Designing for Big Scale in Azure - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Designing for Big Scale in Azure - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
Introduction Using a public Cloud such as Microsoft Azure is associated with a general expectation of infinite capacity and scalability. While we all know that there are always physical limits, the massive scale, ease of management and self-service nature of cloud environments give us the impression of a seemingly infinite set of computing resources. However, all cloud resources have finite capacity and when creating cloud apps we should carefully design for scalability from the very beginning. In a cloud environment it's all about scale-out, so we should design and be prepared to manage scale-out efficiently. Even if you start small, you should be prepared and be able to easily scale out or scale back depending on demands. But apart from dynamic scaling, when the scale gets really big and you need for example thousands of cores, thousands of databases or tens of petabytes of storage, managing the capacity becomes challenging. If designed well, you should be able to easily operate at...
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Hosted Build Experiencing Some Queueing -10/9 - Mitigated - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
Final Update:  Thursday, October 9th, 17:15 PM UTC The queue has caught up and no customers should be experiencing queue delays for their builds. We will continue to investigate the root cause and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. VSO Service Delivery Team ---------------------------------------------------  Initial Update:  Thursday, October 9th, 16:22 PM UTC A very small number of customers using Hosted Build may be experiencing delays in the starting of their builds.  The delay started ~3:18 PM UTC and the queue is rapidly getting caught up. We are investigating the root cause. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. VSO Service Delivery Team
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Hosted Build Experiencing Some Queueing -10/9 - Mitigated - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Some SCSM report parameter forms take several minutes to open - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Some SCSM report parameter forms take several minutes to open - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
Do you open a report in Service Manager Console and have to wait several minutes to just see the parameters of the report? Let me explain the reason on a sample report, for example “List of Incidents”. Check how many items are listed in “Classification Category “ parameter. Most probably you may have defined a lot of custom Incident Classifications before, so you may see a long list in this parameter selection window. (Please note that the Classification Category parameter is just an example. You may have other “long list” parameters in other reports that may cause this issue.) The reason of the slowness is that the Service Manager Console invokes some calls to the SDK service at the SCSM server for each item in all your lists (e.g. Classification Category parameter). In addition, SM Console also does some permission checks if the logged on user is NOT a member in SCSM Administrators role. All these operations may take a long time. This is a known issue and currently there is no fix...
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Simplifying high-scale computing applications with Orleans - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Simplifying high-scale computing applications with Orleans - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
This spring at //Build we announced the preview release of “Orleans”, a cloud programming model that originated in Microsoft Research and is built on the well-established Actor model. What’s great about Orleans is its simple and elegant approach to building distributed, high-scale computing applications, without the need to learn and apply complex concurrency or other scaling patterns. It was designed for use in the cloud, and has been used extensively in Microsoft Azure. Project “Orleans” has been used in production at Microsoft since 2011, and publicly it is most well-known as the basis of the Halo 4 services architecture—if you’ve played Halo 4, you’ve relied on it as part of the game experience, and the Halo 4 services team will tell you that they could not have achieved the scale and level of user interactivity they needed without it. You can find out how they used Orleans in the Build session “Using Orleans to Build Halo 4’s Distributed Cloud Services in Azure”. Halo Waypoint...
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Empowering Enterprise Mobility – Considerations for enabling apps on mobile devices : Part 3 - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Empowering Enterprise Mobility – Considerations for enabling apps on mobile devices : Part 3
In part 2, we discussed considerations for preparing an enterprise for mobility. In this post, we will discuss Application Development & Distribution Strategy and Mobile device management Mobile Application Development Strategy Apps define the experience that end users have and therefore, laying out a robust plan for app development should form the crux of your strategy. Phase-wise development of apps Building out all applications that you users need together is not possible. How do you choose which apps to do first? Should you go for the low hanging fruits? Will low hanging fruits make the impact on users? When it comes to the users, the first impressions, tend to stay for a long time. So then should we do a big bang approach and choose the most critical app first? What if things fail? Therefore, it is it very important to balance between a big-bang approach and low hanging fruits approach. Classify mobile apps by Impact and Usage. Choose a combination of apps from the classification...
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Cities & Sustainability – Joining Forces and Expertise at Microsoft and Around the World - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
Cities were center stage at the recent UN Summit on Climate Change held in New York City. And while historically cities have been less involved at the UN level than country governments on the topic of climate change, the shift in conversation reinforced our belief that addressing climate change cannot happen without addressing our urbanizing world. Cities generate around 80 percent of global economic output, and around 70 percent of global energy use and energy-related GHG emissions. How the world’s largest and fastest-growing cities develop will be critical to the future of sustainability and managing climate change. So, how can we reconcile the anticipated growth of urban areas and our dependency on natural resources, with the need to create more efficient, prosperous and economically competitive cities? Faced with the mounting pressures of population growth, and resource depletion, only cities that find ways to manage their resources more efficiently and bridge the disparate...
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Cities & Sustainability – Joining Forces and Expertise at Microsoft and Around the World - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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Is SQL Broker required for SCSM? - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
Long story short, the answer is YES. You can check the current status of SQL Broker with this: SELECT is_broker_enabled FROM sys.databases WHERE name in ('ServiceManager') The result should be 1. If you get a value of zero, then it is strongly recommended that you enable this feature by running the statements below. Please ensure NOT to run these statements in working hours, since all connections to the ServiceManager database will be closed. For more detailed info why SCSM is using SQL Broker check this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...   USE master GO ALTER DATABASE ServiceManager SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE ALTER DATABASE ServiceManager SET ENABLE_BROKER ALTER DATABASE ServiceManager SET MULTI_USER
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Is SQL Broker required for SCSM? - http://blogs.msdn.com/b...
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