Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
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Tis the season to spend money and if you are considering a notebook or slate, you should consider the popular Lenovo Yoga. Lenovo just released the Yoga 2 Pro with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors. This form factor device works in a variety of configurations from standard notebook mode, to a slate or tent mode. Very nice.
See the features, technical specs, and ordering links at http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/yoga/yoga-2-pro/.
Nokia took the wraps off some new devices today on the other side of the world. See the press release for details on their new slate form factor computer and smartphones. I don’t normally dig huge screen smartphones, but the list of features in the Lumia 1520 is rather impressive. 6” IPS 1080p display, 20 megapixel camera, Snapdragon Quad Core 800 processor and much much more. Dig it!
More information on this lovely phone at http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia1520.
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. In limited cases, the tools can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008. Some of the tools work for managing roles and features on Windows Server 2003.
Go get the bits @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39296
This download package contains Word and PDF versions of the technical documentation for Windows Azure Pack. The following guides are available:
Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40792
Check out the 411 on Windows 8.1 at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/features.
I am proud to be part of the team providing information on the innovation Microsoft is delivering to support our Cloud OS vision. Today some of the best products in the industry are “generally available” meaning you can download them and start testing them against your unique technical requirements. Here’s a recap of the blog posts we have written and posted on the Server and Tools Blog Network today:
We have a ton of technical information coming over the next weeks and months. Deeply technical “How-To” posts and videos to help you build technical muscle and competencies on the products.
In the meantime, be sure and explore the TechNet Evaluation Center to grab some bits. Windows Server 2012 R2 is at the core, so head on over to the TechNet Windows Server 2012 R2 hub for information and videos on the server roles and technologies.
It is the holiday season. Cool weather, leather jackets, the sound of the leaves shaking to old man winter. Then there is the fall parade of cameras, gadgets and computers vying for your hard earned dollars. Today the parade begins. Windows 8.1 is officially available and our OEM partners are taking the wraps off a slew of devices.
Samsung has one of the best laptop designs on the planet and the machine they released today is no exception. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus NP940X3G-K04US is a crowd pleaser. Next generation Intel i7 4500U dual core CPU with integrated 4400 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, a mind blowing 13.3” 3200x1800 resolution screen, backlit keyboard, and much more. I had the pleasure of owning the previous generation machine and you literally could not tell it was in my backpack. Look at the technical specifications carefully.
If you need a state-of-the-art light weight computer, this should be on your list of candidates. It isn’t cheap so look for a deal. Let me know if you have any questions. I have owned both the 13.3” and 15” versions of the previous generation.
The Office for Mac 2011 training downloads include Portable Document Format (.pdf) and PowerPoint (.pptx) versions of all Office 2011 tutorials and videos. I pulled down the Outlook zip file and took a look at a couple of the videos. These are tastefully done and informative. Short and sweet.
Go get them @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=19790.
For you visual creatures, we have some new posters that will help you understand some of the new Windows Server 2012 R2 components, the architecture under the covers, and some key Hyper-V mini posters. Highly recommended for your reference library.
Go get them @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40732.
Black Carbon fiber. Only $3,000,000.00 USD. I got this.
We are pushing the boundaries of our data platform with breakthrough performance, cloud capabilities and the pace of delivery to our customers. Last year at PASS Summit, we announced our In-Memory OLTP project “Hekaton” and since then released SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse and public previews of Windows Azure HDInsight and Power BI for Office 365. Today we have SQL Server 2014 CTP2, our public and production-ready release shipping a mere 18 months after SQL Server 2012. MORE