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For the past five years, Microsoft has been working with a diverse group of companies to develop the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) standard. The group of 20+ companies consisted of tech vendors, including Red Hat and VMware, and enterprises like JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse. The goal has been to build an open, wire-level protocol standard for messaging that enables easy interoperability between different vendor products. Back in October 2012, the OASIS standards organization announced the approval of AMQP 1.0 as an OASIS Standard and, on the same day, we released a preview implementation of it with Windows Azure Service Bus. MORE
We’ve all had that experience when buying something online: Maybe it’s not quite what we expected, or maybe we have additional questions. It makes a world of difference to be able to speak to another human being who can understand, and often address, our concerns. It turns an experience that could have gone sideways into a positive. And that can make a huge difference for the business.
Small business owners especially know the importance of providing their customers with great service, one on one. So does Skype. Skype buttons – which are free and quick to add to a website – enable small business owners to interact directly with current and prospective customers, to answer questions or even complete transactions.
Big data analytics often cost big bucks and take a lot of know-how to implement effectively. PatternBuilders founders, Terence Craig, CEO and chief technology officer, and Mary Ludloff, vice president of marketing, are taking advantage of the Microsoft BizSpark program to offer more affordable solutions.
“We found it disconcerting that there was such a huge divide between big data excitement and actual adoption rates,” said Craig. “Taking advantage of big data analytics often requires a budget, toolset and in-house expertise far beyond what most enterprises can muster. Mary and I founded PatternBuilders because we thought there must be a better approach.”
Like flexibility? Check this out. The ASUS Transformer Book TX300 starts out as a great laptop. Detach its keyboard “station” and presto, you can use it as a tablet.
ASUS has incorporated an all-metal design for this PC with a spun-metal finish. The PC comes with the latest generation Intel Core processors – all the way up to a Core i7. It has a 13.3-inch IPS HD (1920 x 1080) touch display – great for 178-degree wide viewing angles – and comes with either 64GB or 128GB SSD options. And you get up to five hours of battery life as a laptop and up to eight hours as a tablet.