Thursday, February 05, 2015

Microsoft .Net's execution engine goes open source

25 Valentine's Day gifts for geek gals (and guys) | Cisco offers ACI alternative for Nexus 9000 switches

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Microsoft .Net's execution engine goes open source
Continuing with plans to open up its software development technologies, Microsoft this week open-sourced CoreCLR, the .Net execution engine in the .Net Core platform. CoreCLR performs functions such as garbage collection and compilation to machine code, providing a modular implementation of .Net that can be used as the base stack for a variety of scenarios. Read More


Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

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Six Ways To Re-Think Your File Movement Strategies
As organizations re-think their file movement strategies, they need better visibility over files and file movements, better management of file access, and better governance of file actions. Learn More

25 Valentine's Day gifts for geek gals (and guys)
Inspired by tech, science and math? So are the makers of these 25 Valentine's Day gifts. Surprise a geek-minded sweetheart in your life with something special. Read More

Cisco offers ACI alternative for Nexus 9000 switches
Cisco is adding a new control plane capability to its Nexus 9000 switches for customers not yet opting for or needing a full-blown application policy infrastructure. Read More

Microsoft said to acquire calendar app Sunrise for north of $100 million
Microsoft is said to be acquiring Sunrise Atelier, maker of a hip calendar application that could aid in jazzing up Microsoft's own software. Read More

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7 Groundbreaking Storage Solutions
Please Join IBM and Nuance Communications Inc. to learn how Nuance uses IBM Elastic Storage to improve the power of their voice recognition applications by managing storage growth, cost and complexity while increasing performance. Learn More

MobileIron seeks to secure corporate data on personal clouds
When restrictive IT policies push employees to personal smartphone apps to share corporate data, the security of that information is at risk. MobileIron is releasing an update to its Content Security Service that seeks to plug that hole. Read More

An inside look into VMware's new hybrid cloud strategy
During the past week VMware has been making power play moves in the cloud computing market to position its offering as the premier enterprise hybrid cloud computing platform. As it does so, however, analysts question how well the grand plan VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has put together stacks up with heavyweights of the cloud computing market, most specifically Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read More

Cloud jumping: When it's time to switch providers
When Creative Solutions in Healthcare, which owns 75 nursing homes in Texas, first headed to the cloud nearly five years ago, it chose a local managed service provider. (Insider Story) Read More

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Which Virtualization Architecture is Most Efficient?
Over 61,000 virtualization customers have weighed in. Join the webcast and hear how other companies like yours are using virtualization to their benefit. Learn More

Yes, Virginia, there will be another SharePoint on premises!
In a blog post on February 2, Julia White, Microsoft's general manager for Office Product Management, defined a plan for the evolution of SharePoint, answering the question that a lot of customers wanted to know: With all the emphasis on Office 365 and SharePoint in the cloud, will there be another version of SharePoint on premises? The answer is yes – and the product has a name: SharePoint Server 2016. Read More

Sony spinoff uses robot dog's brain to monitor home electricity
Aibo's speech recognition is the foundation for a cloud technology providing itemized power usage. Read More

VMware CEO touts 'One cloud, any app, any device' plan
VMware is shifting its cloud computing engine into high gear with a series of product updates, including new versions of its vSphere virtualization software and VSAN storage platform, plus a distribution of OpenStack and integrations of its NSX software-defined networking tool with its vCloudAir public cloud. Read More


Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's latest Technical Preview

The latest version, Build 9926, does not include some of the things that Microsoft showed off on Jan. 21, but there are many important features in this build.


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