Chat: Microsoft Corp Senior Director Dharmesh Mehta: Top Global Cool Tech Authority

Dharmesh talks about trends: where files are being saved, classical social networks, smaller mobile social networks, smaller devices, flexible displays, touch exploding further. He further delves into Microsoft as one the largest telecom companies, strong advancements (Bing to Skype to SkyDrive to Outlook.com), Skype tied with Outlook.com, Outlook.com as the fastest growing e-mail service, SkyDrive…

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Young Innovators Competition application deadline June 30

The Young Innovators Competition (http://world2013.itu.int/event/innovation/) will close its application in 10 days (on June 30th).  Remind any young men and women who might be interested to apply with their concept, for a chance to win up to USD 10 000 in prize money and great international exposure. They are are looking for the next generation…

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Register for July 17 ACM-SIGHPC Learning Webcast, "Changing How Programmers Think about Parallel Programming"

Register TODAY to attend the next free ACM Webcast, "Changing How Programmers Think about Parallel Programming," presented on Wednesday, June 17, 2013, at 2 PM ET (1 pm CT/12 noon MT/11 am PT/6 pm GMT), part of the ACM Learning Webinar series. Join William Gropp, Director of the Parallel Computing Institute at the University of…

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Updates: Mark's TechEd Sessions, Autoruns v11.61, Strings v2.52, ZoomIt v4.5

Mark’s TechEd Sessions Available On-Demand:  Mark delivered four top-rated sessions at Microsoft’s TechEd US conference two weeks ago, and the recordings are available now for on-demand viewing. In Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, he gives an overview of the deployment and operation of Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks; in Windows Azure Internals Mark goes under the…

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Journal: Report Astana Economic Forum ASTEX 2013

I am back from speaking at the ITU/UN WSIS Forum in Geneva, and Astana Economic Forum ASTEX 2013. I have previously reported on WSIS so I will focus on the economic forum. The Astana Economic Forum (AEF) ASTEX 2013, the largest in Eurasia, went very well. From post-event reporting, the total delegate count was over…

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Private, Hybrid, Public: What Cloud Keeps Your Organization Connected?

Which cloud service is right for my organization?                                 Microsoft prides itself in providing three base offerings of cloud services: Private, Hybrid and Public. All three have their advantages and so organizations must do their due diligence to ensure the best fitting option is chosen. Ensuring the right fit for your organizations implementation will…

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What’s New in Windows 8.1

Microsoft built Windows 8 to bring a modern computing experience to businesses and to help professionals stay connected to their colleagues and clients from anywhere, anytime. Windows 8.1 advances this vision and introduces new manageability, mobility, security, user experience and networking capabilities that will be available later this year – with the goal of offering…

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Windows Server 2012 & System Center 2012 Workshop

  Take part in an introductory workshop that will provide you an overview of System Center Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012. This event is hosted by Microsoft. Why Private Cloud? Why Microsoft? For a growing number of enterprises, the journey to cloud computing begins with a private cloud implementation transforming your datacenter. Building on…

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Updates: Autoruns v11.6, Procexp v15.31, Procmon v3.05, Sigcheck v1.92

Autoruns v11.6: Autoruns is a utility for enumerating and disabling executables and DLLs configured to activate in dozens of autostart registration points.  This update fixes some minor bugs and adds Authenticode SHA1 and SHA256 hash reporting to Autorunsc output. Sigcheck v1.92: Sigcheck is a command-line utility for reporting image version and signature information.  With this…

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Your IT Career: Taking the Next Step

  With summer months quickly approaching, most IT professionals look forward to the down time to be had.  While a little “rest and relaxation” should be planned, and is well deserved for all those countless “need ASAP” requests and/or dealing with those pesky user errors, many IT Professionals take advantage of the downtime to further…

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