Technology tips: 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

What is JQuery

You might have seen various websites having different animation or I should say rich effects and rich user interface – traditionally web designer has been using JavaScript for any dynamic effect and its client side technology that runs on client side, now people has been using different technology that handle events on client side and create animation too you can say advance animation and its application performance become fast. We call it JQuery- if you have question What is JQuery so- it’s  a client side scripting technology, jquery is totally free and it’s an open source model– you can use it in your website without any license fee. You can access DOM(document object model) using JQuery and also can create animation using it.
Very fine thing about this platform is – it supports mobile like you can view its forms and dialog boxes on smartphones as well.

There is another advanced version called jquery UI – you also can use it for advance animation, people are using JQuery UI for interactive or dynamic website.
I would recommend if you want to use JQuery- on your website just visit googlecode site.
And pass reference of jquery JavaScript file in your head tag and probably you are done.
And then use it inside your body tag of your HTML- these are simple hints how you can use JQuery initially and learn it using scripts.This is a very simple example for people  who wants to learn jquery.
If you want to see JQuery example where it’s being used – so JQuery has been used in office 365 online version where you see different dialog box is displaying on your screen and overall performance is quite fast of office online version because of this technology.
 
We hope you learned little about JQuery for beginners if you want to learn JQuery more so please stay connected with our site. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

what is cloud orchestration

Before cloud orchestration you need to understand cloud computing or cloud architectures-Up till now with cloud computing everything is going great in the world, like infrastructure as service and platform as service and software as services , if you have selected infrastructure as services you probably be using any data center on cloud if you want to reduce infrastructure or cut cost – you can get on demand computing and storage using this service, and if you look at vendors which one is the best so there are many, we will outline IaaS from Microsoft – if you go ahead with this model so you definitely get on demand computing and storage to host on cloud.
And if you have selected platform as services which means you are going to get a platform as a services where you can find your online operating system because your application need an operating system too.
PaaS includes windows azure and from different vendor they may be different – there are other vendors just providing PaaS, basically they are providing you an operating system and database services for you to use them on cloud.
Software as a service layer is more like you are running your software on cloud as services – this can include your application to run on cloud – probably consist upon sharepoint online or exchange online or any software that is running on cloud for you.

So far the important layers are cleared in understanding, as you are familiar with the types of cloud available – private, bybrid and public cloud and managing all of them for one organization may be a tedious job, and managing different datacenter and managing networks may also be complicated task so there is need of orchestration in cloud so we could manage them easily. Ochestration is the function of arrangement and managing of these services, platform and software on cloud so you can easily manage them is called cloud orchestration.

We hope cloud orchestration is understood by our audience please leave your comments and if you liked it so link back. Stay connected with this site we will come back with more concepts and ideas about cloud orchestration.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Understanding Server Virtualization

How you can reduce number of physical servers in your organization to cut cost - whereas you need more physical server to fulfill your users need. If you need different servers mean -one is for windows server 2003 and  other you may require for windows server 2008– here we are talking about physical server solely, now what is the idea to implement such model- you have only option -you just purchase new hardware and install multiple operating system to make them different server, but we will outline some technology that will probably help you and run multiple server under one host.
Server virtualization is the technology -can help you reduce such cost as defined above and can give you multiple virtual server under one roof, let’s say you have one server and you want to have multiple server side by side, so from this physical server you can make more server- this technology is called server virtualization.

In this model you can virtualize the entire hardware/server or we can say you just virtualize the entire hardware with operating system- you just imagine you are making copy or cloning of your hardware that could run inside your host server we refer it as hardware virtualization.
If you are administrator and wanted to make different masks of your peripherals of computer you can use virtualization technology to make them virtual.
  You just need software to virtualize this entire environment. There are different ways to do server virtualization but we will focus virtual machine model here.

There are different software from different vendors can be used for server virtualization, you can consider Microsoft hyper v Server 2008 r2 and the other is Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 this is also a server virtualization tool that runs on windows server 2003.
We will add one liner again "hyper v is the technology to virtualize server" where you can make multiple server inside your physical server and you can have different operating system their too.
We hope you did understand server virtualization using Microsoft tools - you can share this information with your friends.

Monday, December 5, 2011

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Organization are thinking to reduce cost in managing IT –how it is possible, how organization can control operation cost and its expenditure . You just imagine a scenario where you are required to manage 1000 computer network with different operating system and its application- simply you have to invest in server , compute, software and licensing of software or server.
And above all of this scenario you have to face a lot of difficulties while managing such a huge IT infrastructure.
In today’s IT business rule of game is changed – just simplify IT – but the question is how we can manage such a huge scenario or we should invest huge amount in IT, organization are seeking ways to reduce all that cost.
Today’s world virtualize environment is the answer to all that issues, virtualization is the technology that allows you to create multiple virtualized environment that can contain your hardware environment, multiple operating system, multiple storage devices environment and multiple network recourses under one host environment - and one more thing – what if you get all that virtual version under one roof to manage them easily- yes- all that component can be available if you work with virtualization technology.
If you are making virtualize environment you are just increasing your os server – you can have multiple os including windows 2008 or you can have multiple exchange and sharepoint for different servers in this virtualize environment.

There are many products in the market to manage virtualization and create virtualize environment but recently Microsoft has released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 –although System Center is suite of product but virtual machine manager is the product can be used to have multiple operating system in one machine or to create enhanced infrastructure- we used MS VMM because application management is easy there. So system center virtual machine manager 2012 is used for managing services and used for provisioning and managing your virtual and private cloud environment and this Microsoft virtualization is becoming more famous because other vendors has other products but I think there is huge license cost involved in that model whereas Microsoft virtualization supporting other product as well as its own model is comparatively inexpensive.
Virtualize Environment
This illustration is for learning purpose only.


Microsoft system center virtual machine manager 2012 includes number of new and enhanced features- VMM has feature of clustering now where you can have other vmm server stand by when one server is fail so other could play role.
Please leave your comments if you have any question.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Microsoft SQL Azure and BI

There are number of Business intelligence software available in the market from 0 to thousands dollar cost but what if you just have to analyze your data and use business intelligence feature for free – we will outline some details of Microsoft offering something in business intelligence domain. And we will import data from MS SQL Azure which is handy too, if you are familiar with cloud computing then it will more easy for everyone to import data from Microsoft SQL Azure and work with the business intelligence technology for free. 
We are assuming this- your organization is dealing with millions of rows of data –such data may be stored in legacy system, in flat file, or in other system- and you need to analyze it anyhow- so you just need to do the following.
Download Power Pivot for free from Microsoft and install office 2010 and using excel 2010 you can import data from MS SQL Server or you have any system you can import data inside excel using power pivot for detail analysis.
In this scenario we need:
  • Microsoft SQL Azure database on cloud
  • Power Pivot free
  • Excel 2010
Once you have installed office then install Power Pivot component which is free and create a connection to MS SQL Azure- just point your location to Data (Excel 2010)- Add connection to azure and select ODBC option to connect to MS SQL Azure environment.

If you already have taken space for azure database otherwise subscribe for MS SQL Azure database and you will be given further instruction in email from Microsoft.

You can create, copy and work with T-SQL using Microsoft SQL Azure environment, there are few SQL Azure limitation in statements they are not supported in SQL Azure environment.

You can connect to SQL Azure environment using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) having full support of SQL Azure environment, if you want to access SQL Azure database from visual studio.net using ado.net so the some part of the code will be replaced – you can change providerusername with SQL Azure login id it all depends on what type of format you are using- for example it can be admin@microsoftazuredb.com and so on. You ODBC connection setting could be something like
  "Server=tcp:[sqlazureserver].database.windows.net "

As SQL Azure compliant with 3rd party application –and allow them to connect with MS SQL Azure environment. You also can use ODBC and ASP.NET and ADO.net to connect with SQL Azure- so this time we are assuming you have taken ODBC connection approach to connect with Excel 2010 Power Pivot and then you can import/export data to azure. As of now you are able to understand the entire azure connection functionality then with the help of proper credential you can connect with MS SQL Azure via ODBC connect option in Excel 2010 data menu. If you have configured it then your data from legacy system available on excel sheet – can be exported to SQL Azure or can be imported to excel using power pivot if you want to import your data from SQL Azure to Excel 2010 via power pivot.

Conclusion About Microsoft SQL Azure:
We have taken ODBC approach to access SQL Azure database from Excel 2010 with a plug-in Power Pivot to import data from Azure – with the same approach you can export data. Our objective was to transfer data from old database to Microsoft SQL Azure or vice versa.
Leave comments for any issue or idea.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

If you are clear with the understanding of virtualization then we will go ahead with virtual desktop  infrastructure and discuss how it’s very important and  this technology includes what.
Virtualizing means virtual not physical very simple to understand - you are doing something with your desktop virtually not physically is -desktop virtualization-, so there are different terms used for virtualization -one is desktop virtualization is the idea of providing desktop with virtual concept and another aspect is desktop virtualization infrastructure- as its name says infrastructure includes hardware, network resources and OS as well, so VDI is the mechanism of creating a computing environment with hardware resources virtually.

Why VDI?
Managing IT infrastructure and operation in any organization is a tedious job, whenever organization have new employee in then he needs a provision of desktop and application etc, if you consider a scenario where you have to manage more than 1000 desktop without virtualization then what you would do, means very simple desktop virtualization helps you maximize your hardware resources utilization by just VDI model.

On the other hand - everyone wants their application access on diversified devices like mobile, laptop and access application from anywhere, so one point which is quite prominent here – you can easily access your desktop if you are using VDI technology. Where you will be having your windows and the entire desktop for you to start work from anywhere. There should be mechanism of managing desktop easily and in a centralized place to face desktop challenges like we have in the form of new employee.

Another aspect of using VDI is – once you work with application and there are number of application setting you need to do -so imagine without desktop virtualization you are spending time on configuring all those data and setting on different desktop for your new employee. Even when the same employee accessing application from other network or pc then he needs that same application setting there if he wants to access application from there, one of the example of application setting is environment variable – you need to set these variable when you access your application from other PC’s or devices. Another example is user’s profile which can be stored in centralized data center. Once your application and data is stored in centralized data center so you can take backup easily.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology can give you secure and centrally managed desktop environment – it’s just simplifying delivery of desktop with application and providing complete os, application and users setting and data in virtual machine which resides in data base center.
So far Microsoft and vm ware has provided various tools for desktop virtualization and citrix also representing few tools for virtualization.

Microsoft technology for VDI:
Hyper v is used for creating multiple os on hosted server machine where you can create multiple desktops for other users whenever it is required. Microsoft System center, App V, Remote desktop services Windows 2008 R2 are tools for creating and managing virtual environment and infrastructure.

HP is also providing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology other vendor includes Citrix, VMware and IBM.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oracle Cloud Databse

If you are quite familiar with oracle and been maintaining oracle-based application and its database you may be thinking of exporting your oracle's database on cloud – here we have little overview- how you could go a head with this thinking. Your oracle application may be running fine and but if you have decided to migrate your database from oracle to somewhere on cloud you need to consider such technique to follow.

Technically we call it platform migration- because you are migrating your database- based on oracle from oracle developer to web based cloud computing environment, let me add few words about oracle developer it’s a java based tools and free for all, additionally- if you come up with the idea which cloud is better so can go ahead with Amazon RDS service to manage your relational database on cloud and can follow the procedure below with this hope that will be a perfect for migrating database from desktop oracle client/oracle server to cloud environment.
There are many ways to export data from oracle database and dump it on cloud computing environment, in which you can use Oracle Import/Export utility, and it’s ideal to use this tool if you have small database and limitation of data types, on the other hand you can use oracle developer to import /export database from oracle.
Oracle developer tool is ideal for small databases from oracle desktop to cloud environment.
Whereas another option is sql loader will help you to do the same task means to import/export data from oracle, this process will export data from oracle into a flat file and then so on you can create a control file where you write DDL statement in it.
If you have decided to run your database on cloud from oracle server/ oracle client so you can now think of selecting any other services that are compatible to run oracle database on cloud, we have done little research and seen oracle itself offering Oracle cloud but quite expensive model they have- you also can do the same thing and we have seen Amazon RDS is quite impressive for all small business people to migrate their databases from oracle server/client to cloud environment.

Little overview of Amazon RDS:
A services designed by Amazon to operate, access and manage oracle databases on cloud environment, it’s a services to scale up you relational databases on oracle engine, this is ideal for any organization using oracle developer database desktop /server environment to move your database from single user interface and move your database from client.

You need to get amazon RDS web service and register on amazon site for this service if you are happy with management console workspace of aws then you can go ahead.
You need to create database instance on cloud environment using your own oracle developer client tool or you can do such kind of activity from amazon management console.
Now you have fantastic interface with you that is oracle developer and you are connected with your database instances on cloud environment side by side. In first step you will create database and its table in cloud computing environment using oracle developer client tool or you can use it from amazon management console workspace. You will create database instance and then dump data into it but we would recommend just creating a snapshot instance is quite safe step and then go ahead with data import option.
As an option you can use import/export utility or sql loader option for data import/export.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hybrid Cloud Computing

You can combine two cells in Excel and make it one cell, like that you can combine two technologies into one, it’s a mixture of tow element – a hybrid cloud computing environment is mixture of two or more cloud models that are independent but linked together where at least one private cloud and other could be public cloud to form a partnership with each other.

Hybrid Cloud Computing is a model in which organizations provide and manage resources in-house and other resources are manages externally or as out- sourced.
In the light of above definition of hybrid cloud -you can be on safe side while selecting better cloud model for your organization.

There are many services available by public cloud providers and you ideally can consume them and have another private cloud environment to store data where you can manage your hybrid cloud. That is why we call it hybrid cloud.

If your organization using storage or backup services from public cloud environment then you can store your data in private cloud environment. Another example could be managing emails on public cloud – many cloud providers like Microsoft too – offering storing and managing your emails on public cloud and you can archive them on your private cloud environment to form a hybrid cloud.
You can consider consuming public cloud services and store your application’s data on private cloud to form a hybrid cloud.
Hybrid Cloud Computing
Hybrid Cloud Computing Example

You can consider sharepoint on public cloud and some workload in private cloud environment and it’s data to form a hybrid cloud environment.
You can consider consuming some services on public cloud and maintain cluster servers nods on private cloud to make it a hybrid cloud.

Conclusion of Hybrid Cloud Computing:
 Hybrid Cloud Computing environment gives you full control over your data and application and you have fewer dependencies over public cloud environment. By implementing this strategy you are securing your data on cloud environment. You are just combing resources and accessibility on cloud environment.
Please let us know your comments.




Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cloud Computing Concerns

We are addressing the cloud computing concerns so you could decide about the better cloud provider-
If you have taken a decisive step towards your application and data to be resided as outsource entity on server on-line we call it the cloud then review some aspects before selecting the cloud vendor how that vendor is handling your data, you need to make sure some aspects as given below for selecting better cloud vendor
one thing is important to know whether your cloud computing provider is allowing you to the data movement from one cloud to another, it all depends on which type of services you want to take from other cloud vendor. So this is very important to know if your existing provider can allow you to move your data to other cloud provider so specific service can be consumed.

Encryption of structured and non-structured data:
Another aspect is how encryption is done to move data, whether vendor enables unstructured or structured encryption or not, and in storage encryption is enabled or not.
Data can leak out on cloud, you need to consider what tools are available at your cloud vendor side and you also can explore tools for data leakage and how to be secure.

Cloud Infrastructure:
You need to consider the infrastructure of cloud is it secure or not, this may happen you are paying for dedicated server and your server is being shared among other customers, not only server – network resources or backup devices are being shared among others or not- you need to make sure if you are paying for dedicated cloud resources then they should be dedicated to your organization.
You need to consider on physical security of cloud provider, for example you have taken some space on cloud and checking email using exchange online, now you need to make sure what security software are there for your data to be secure etc.
You may require data for your internal processes you need to make sure is that compliance enough to satisfy your own regularity requirement.

Conclusion:
In our views one point is having weight among all those point –that is privacy of data – and you need to know how the personal information will be used they are not using such data for marketing purposes, another aspect before selecting cloud provider is- make sure for how long cloud vendor has been in the market, better ask for some customers already using that service.
Please let us know your inputs.




Monday, October 24, 2011

Cloud Computing and Virtualizing

Cloud computing is becoming more famous now a days- If you have decided to work with virtual private cloud model then you need to consider how you can increase control or customization from those dedicated resources. You can build your private cloud with hyper v and system center- there are number of other elements that will play different role.
And technically virtualization will reduce cost because you just improving your server utilization by adding virtual machine inside this environment. We will try to discuss its feature so you could be able to understand how private cloud can be built using it.
Hyper v allows you to create a virtual server computing environment using windows 2008 server technology – why I used this virtualized environment because I want to improve the efficiency of my resources by utilizing of my hardware resources.
For example – this virtualized hyper v environment will help you reduce cost of operating and maintaining physical server- another thing which is obvious it increases your test efficiency along with the development activities by just reducing the amount of time- it takes normally with physical server.
Once you setup your hyper v environment that supports up to 24 virtual processor if you run some hotfix from Microsoft with that. On the other hand logical processor can be one or multiple to manage environment.
Memory can be configured up to 1TB on physical machine whereas virtual machine with windows 2008 and DC edition can be configured with up to 24 GB of virtual machines.
We just have covered little about how private cloud can be build using hyper v- there are a lot of things you need to consider before configuring your private cloud data center.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Office Live

Microsoft has released a cloud version of office called office 365 live or office live and few new features also have been released with office live, where you can access mail, manage documents, and you need only browser to create and edit documents using Excel, PowerPoint, word and Outlook for mail. This will give you total web experience to manage emails, and contact, calendars, and you communication via messaging.
Once you registered with office 365 cloud then you will have office admin workspace environment where you can manage settings for outlook for communication messages, lync for instant message and video services, you also can manage team site and documents for your team to work. There will be header inside your office 365 workspace where you will find links for Home, outlook, team site.
You also can design website inside the office 365 live workspace environment.
Whereas Outlook configuration is quite easy and ready to go, you just login and start working and send email and received e-mail via exchange, it’s same User interface like you have in outlook web mail but few new functionalities are bundled inside.
You can manage your team site from office admin workspace, you can edit your team site for your team to work, you also can administer your team site from this workspace, there are number of templates available for people to design their team site as per requirement template includes announcement, assets web database, basic workspace, basic search center, blank meeting, blank site, blog, calendar, contact, custom list, document library, form library, project task, Visio process library etc- this is partial list.

Inside office 365 login screen you will have main navigation where you can point your location to team site, it’s a sharepoint team site version where you can store docs inside the workspace.
By clicking site action menu you can edit main page and its look and feel,  just edit your team site on the fly.


office live
Office live connected account feature 
Another new feature has been added in office live, that is connected account feature which help people to just use single account to check all other emails like yahoo, opened, Msn and Gmail ids can be checked by one click using connected accounts – all these email id can used inside outlook web access Microsoft Office 365 environment and reply using one single environment – you can sync cloud based 5 account and these 5 accounts can be used inside outlook web access and inside your office cloud environment and you can reply using office account.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Private cloud

Private cloud attribute enables on-demand self service mechanism which means peripherals including memory, network, computer and resources should be available from a portal /website so finally whenever anyone wants to access private cloud service they can access it. So anyone is going to access such services does not require any intervention from cloud service provider.

Wide network:
Another aspect of private cloud is- it should be available throughout multiple devices like smartphone, PC, laptops, tablet/tab and any other device available in the market.

Dedicated area for resources:
Dedicated area for Resource - is another aspect of private clouding, if someone is going to provide you private cloud services then it should provide you dedicated area for resources where computer, network, memory. Disk /tap should be allocated to consumers from shared area.

Sudden change in resource utilization:
Another aspect of private cloud id it should have tendency to change its position from utilization if someone is using resources from private cloud then consumer should be able to reduce its resources as per requirement. Tendency to release or use resources on demand should be there for all private cloud consumers.
private cloud
Understand Private Cloud

Rented resources:
One more aspect of private cloud is- it should provide your cloud services as it has been used – means whatever you have used you pay for it, if consumer has used some resources then they should be bill for such resources. These recourses utilization is monitored by cloud services provider via policy and its billing should be transparent to consumer and providers.

Private cloud provides changeable, dedicated area of resources that consumer of cloud services can access through self -services mechanism in such environment where all that is dedicated to your organization.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Understand What is Windows Azure

You might be facing such kind of scenario where you are having issues in managing your network when you are scaling out and may be facing issues for memory when application needs more space to run, and load balancing, and managing environment and patching type of issues.
You can think of one scenario where you do not have to think about your application which is design on your pc or you do not need to take care of your application in desktop environment,. The only way to interact your business will be Internet – and you do not need to think of your hardware/software etc- that scenario is called Windows Azure cloud is a platform from Microsoft for design , build and host web application and this application will be accessed via cloud OS that is Windows azure.
One major advantage we could see here is reduced hardware cost – traditionally you need to manage a server and clients in order to your entire client should access that application, configuring client and its support might be another issue.
Windows azure platform includes cloud services for operating system and developer services that provide a functionality to develop application that span from small to enterprise entities.
Windows azure and sql azure are the major components of windows azure platform. Whereas windows azure provides storage, networking and content delivery feature and scaling web application feature on Internet.
Microsoft sharepoint on-line, exchange on-line, office communication on-line and net meeting already released before windows azure where as these are sharing common operational element like datacenter, provisioning and identity infrastructure.
Windows azure platform also provide test staging and different testing environment in software developer life cycle where they can move their application from test to production environment this environment is based on subscription. We have made it very simple  to understand what is windows azure if you still have any issue to understand it please let us know.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SQL Azure Reporting Services

You can develop and deploy report online with sql azure reporting services –it can give you business intelligence - Just imagine a scenario where you are working with your application and getting reports but everything is on cloud, idea is very simple and been implemented and used by Azure reporting services, SQL Azure reporting is basically cloud based reporting mechanism build on sql server reporting services and Microsoft azure technologies. This cloud based reporting is easy for provisioning, cutting cost, highly available and reduced administration and management for reporting server – whereas traditionally everybody is managing report server for all reports to be available and working.
If you have confusion with SQL Server reporting services on which sql azure reporting is based, sql server reporting services- is basically a tool-set that allows anyone once installed on physical machine to create and manage and maintain reports after installation whereas sql azure reporting service is cloud based hosted serves for anyone to use it anywhere online in a cloud environment where Microsoft data-center is hosted where you do not need to focus on anything but on your main objective.
sql azure reporting services cloud based
understand sql azure reporting by example

You need to sign up/subscribe for sql azure reporting services.
You will be having business intelligence design studio for designing report online
Or you will be having report builder where you will be authoring report to azure reporting online.
You will store all report data in sql azure online
You can manage report online sql azure report portal where you render these report into different formats xls, pdf etc.
Your authentication model will not be windows based but it will be online username/password.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Supercharging Android ecosystem

Google CEO, Lary Page recently announced that Googlers are going to have another member in their family  "Motorola", everyone has to get ready for better user experience in mobile world, recently giant search tool Google has mad a biggest move and agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility and  Motorola has history of 80 years of innovative technologies in communication and its peripherals.
Lary Page explained that we are acquiring Motorola because we want to strengthen our Android that are built in smartphones and its devices.
Google also wanted to protect Android from anti-competitive threat that they have received from Microsoft, Apple and some other companies.

Google Supercharging combination and acquired Motorola:
This engagement will supercharge Android ecosystem in the mobile world and provide excellent user experience for Mobile users.

[Editor's Note: Content here are solely for informational purpose and learning purpose only and this site is a learning paradise]

Friday, July 15, 2011

Google plus project

 Google recently jumped into social business site like facebook although facebook already has been in this business since long before but if you look at the Google’s history –as a Giant search tool whenever they made any move it went fantastic, this is not just like simple statement – when Google come into market back in 1995 there were already Giant tool available in the market Altavista delight, yahoo etc, and people has been using them, but when Google come into existence then Google become world largest search tool.
Recently they have launched another service for sharing things called google+, Now google is going deep and testing Google plus project(Goolge +project), you just need to submit your email to test this service and then done and enjoy your social world.
This is what we have been feeling that when Google has launched Google plus service people are using it, and the best part of this service is , this is available inside your search results- this is something which is the best part of this service, if you want to tell your friends or anyone that this site is fantastic then click on plus sign after the search link you see.
Now Google is going deep and making this service in full swing, Google +Project contains number of other functionality Circles, hangouts, sparks etc. But this google+project available on invite means for registered users only currently.
Once you are member of google +project then you will see Google plus bar on top of your screen with the link and caption “You”  and you can enjoy the number of social feature with this functionality.
We will elaborate number of  google +project services like Circle, hangouts, instant upload, sparks and huddle.

Q1: What is circles functionality in Google +project?
This feature is for sharing  and making friends of circles more like you have friends circle family circle and student circle where you will keep your childhood friends and in family circle you will your family member only, so the bottom line is sharing things with different type of people become super easy.

Q2: What is “hangouts” in google plus project?
This feature is new thing to all social site, this feature tells anyone that you are going for hangout on face to face chat.

Q3: Instant upload in google +project?
Very easy to upload images and videos via mobile automatically and share it with friends.

Q4:Sparks feature in google +project?
Tell anything to your friend community – have you seen any fascinating movie tell your friend, have you heard any news tell your friends, more like share feature in facebook.
google plus project
Google Plus Project by example

Q5: Huddle is what in google +project?
Huddle is having a group chat with your friends or with number of people, so finally you could decide to go for movie on weekend after having great meeting with friends as group.

Editor Note: Content here is not against any individual or group but for learning purpose only.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Microsoft Skype

Leader in Internet voice and video communication skype has been acquired by Microsoft - this is the biggest news of 2011 up till now - Microsoft may have made a good move, but Microsoft have to do a lot of struggle to manage its customer based who are using skype already.
Now having big customer base with million of existing user are under Microsoft umbrella is called Microsoft Skype.
 Microsoft skyp is available on Android, symbian operating system of mobile phones.  You also can do video communication on Panasonic tv using Skype.
If you are working with your own software and want your software should work like skype so use its API called Skype API, that enables third party application to communication with skype.

There are many vendor already in this business, one example is Google, already doing and having their own software in voice and video communication.
Another video conferencing technology available in the market is CISCO-also have good video and voice technology. Microsoft may use skype in windows phone.

Editor's Note: All technology having different features and mechanism.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Web SQL Server

If you are working with internet facing website and trying to find out which is best available database you should  use for your site, basically Microsoft has also launched another version of SQL Server for small and medium size business for those people who has limited budget and want to do much more on internet, so Microsoft SQL Server Web edition may be the best venue for them.
Take a look at full featured offered by Microsoft with Web SQL Server  or you could say Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition:
  • ·         Web SQL Server Edition support 4 cpu’s with web workload only.
  • ·         Web SQL Server Edition utilize OS memory.
  • ·         Database size supports 524 PB.
  • ·         32 bit /64 bits hardware support
  • ·         High availability is partial
  • ·         Log shipping is a mechanism that automatically sends transaction backup from a primary database on a primary server instance to another database on separate server – this functionality is supported in Web SQL Server R2.
  • ·         Fail-over clustering is not supported in SSR2W.
  • ·         Automatic page repair during a database mirroring is not supported.
  • ·         Change tracking feature is available in SQL WEB edition as it’s available in sql standard, workgroup and enterprise edition.
  • ·         C2 audit option for tracking failed and access attempt to object is available
  • ·         Hypervisor support, Database migration tool, policy based management, sql server management studio tools are available in web edition as they are available in enterprise, standard and workgroup version.
  • ·         Reporting service manager and reporting designer is available in this edition.
  • ·         Basic data profiling, export report to pdf, word format and images features are available.
  • ·         Pro-grammatically you can do anything you want – so please read Microsoft Manual and SDK for that. 

SQL Server 2008 Web Edition:

Sql server 2008 web edition is designed for small business because of cost and actually this is far cheaper than standard edition where you have to pay more amount and feature is far better than express edition- so people and small business finding ways to reduce cost of database driven website can use sql server for web and design website that would be database drive.
There is no size limit of database where you would have this limit in express edition.

Please let us know you if there is any other feature which is missing.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio

    Many organizations rely on up-to date data analysis and reporting mechanism and organization's stake holder discuss latest sales figures and inventory report and side by side they usually compare these figures planned statistics versus actual statistics and performance and look into what is going wrong with which department. At some point in time you need to extract data from data warehouse to represent and analyze data you can do it using sql server business intelligence development studio
If your data is stored in IBM DB2 and AS400 data servers, then you may face some performance issue or delays in processing of this kind of heterogeneous data chunk. And your transaction data log may not be seen easily in data warehouse and there are database column and row limitations on AS/400 so you could keep limited data to process.
On the other hand if you have to deal with heterogeneous type of data and you want fast processing in terms of analyzing of report based on intelligence so you can do sales forecasting and other decision making activities based on this huge data.
You can easily deal with heterogeneous type of data in less time if you are working sql server 2008 and its reporting services including SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio.
If you have sql server 2008 enterprise database software, and sql server 2008 reporting services and sql server fast track data warehouse. Then that is all for that kind of operation that took more time to process heterogeneous data from diversified data bases. And if you are using  Excel Services and sharepoint/performance point services/server.

"There is no comparison between any software giant- these facts are just for information purpose and analysis only"

Saturday, February 26, 2011

What is business intelligence

If you are running an organization then you would like to know what is happening with your business. What has happened so far? And what is going to happen to your business? And why this happened? These 4 W questions urge you to understand that what is business intelligence?
So Business intelligence is the mechanism for analyzing, monitoring and planning of your business data so you could take instant decision based on this data.
If you are working with number of software and you may have such big volume of data but unfortunately because of lack of business intelligence data you may ignore such potential of your business.
Answer for what is Business intelligence-it’s  all about how your business is going and how your employee are preforming against the target given to them  like sales team can be monitored against their target on time basis and you analyze the entire sales and increase sales as well.
You can find out the problem area in organization with business intelligence software, you can identify who has done it; if you want to monitor your strategy against the performance you need business intelligence software. Any department in any organization can monitor their performance against goals or target. To understand more about what is business intelligence you go through the Q&A below.

Business Intelligence Q&A
Q1. How business intelligence works?
Ans. In any business intelligence software and its dashboard are used to consolidate data from multiple sources and make them as useful information and then scored card can used for individual performance and goals. After this stakeholder of any company can ask any question if anything wrong happened to your company.

Q3. What happened to my organization?
You are running an organization and your business may not be performing well and you want to know how much revenue was expected and you have not achieved that or any target you have not achieved and what happened why it was not achieved. You might need   business intelligence software to know such answers.

Q4. When this happened to my organization?
 Time of that activity – let say your sales was not achieved but you want to know  when this happened and analysis of that time. You have set some target they were not achieved and you want to know what was that time and what should we do next time to be on safe side. It may be considered if you have achieved something in summer time what else can sold in winter.

Q3. How your business is performing?
You want to know current performance of your business and what else can be done, let’s say your organization is doing well

Q4. How your business can grow?
This is very critical question – if you use business intelligence software that can tell you how your business can grow, it’s all about informative decision, it can gather data across the dashboard and display highly sophisticated information to user or business owner.
Terms used in business intelligence software:
Scorecard, Dashboard, KPI

Friday, January 21, 2011

Microsoft SQL Azure

Microsoft has started working on cloud and as of now Microsoft has released few products based on cloud computing – if you have heard a buzz called -sql azure – so probably be thinking what is Microsoft SQL Azure.
 SQL Azure is cloud based technology for people who want to work with RDBMS model in cloud space.
You just think of one scenario -you are working in organization where you have to manage databases that include software to manage and a dedicated server - where your database and software will be installed online sql like a cloud space for you is called dedicated server, this kind of dedicated server is different from dedicated hosting  and after few months you probably be asking for some patches to fix some database related issues. This is not the end- you have to manage high availability, disaster recovery that may increase overall cost if your planning is to scale up or scale out.

Other Cloud Database may be used for such functionality.
But with a cloud technology especially you can manage hosted database – this will probably decrease your cost overall. But with cloud technology you will have to face scaling issues.

Why SQL Azure in Cloud?
SQL Azure is an environment for managing RDBMS databases on cloud they are already distributed on different node.
SQL Azure is not like an environment where you have to deploy your databases on different machines for different purposes SQL Azure is already deployed on different sql instances.
You do not have to worry about its patches or you have to manage it physically, just do all stuff on cloud with all RDMBS feature plus you can pay some cost and scale up your RDMBS environment. This means you are saving physical architecture cots of RDMBS environment when you need it to scale out.
SQL Azure provides you scalability, availability and reliability anyway. Azure is an environment of clustered SQL Servers based in cloud in Microsoft data centers.
Microsoft sql azure
Understand Microsoft Cloud by image example

Some facts about Microsoft SQL Azure:
•    Microsoft has released backup functionality in SQL Azure –just copy object
•    Microsoft may Support full text indexing in SQL Azure.
•    Microsoft may support rich Reporting Services.
•    Distributed transaction not supported in Microsoft SQL Azure Cloud
•    Select Into statement is not supported in SQL Azure.

Now, ready to take off – install SSMS 2008 R2 to create your own database in cloud and user database can be 1gb to 5gb on web edition. SQL Azure database support standard API like ODBC, ADO.NET these two technologies are very famous to manipulate data.
Few select statements you can use supported in  SQL Azure environment:
if you want online sql server management studio then you can register for sql azure online where you can same environment almost and you also can run sql queries there, Microsoft is offering free trial for azure you can browse Microsoft site and register for free sqll azure.

Hope you have great user experience on this site, please stay connected and leave your comments for any inputs or any other interface Azure supporting?