Technology tips: 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

If you come across K2 smartforms which is a latest technology released by SourceCode,  It’s a BPM tool for designing processes spanning people which can design end to end process based on complex business logic.
If you are installing k2 smartforms then you need to understand few more technologies in order to work with K2 designer which is a main component to design end to end processes using k2 Smartform technology like you have to understand Smartobject, views etc.
You will understand the software and hardware requirement for K2 Smartforms and better if you install it on different server and name it as smartform server – and installation process will ask you to identify K2 blackpearl server on this network. But if you are doing some testing then I would say go ahead with existing K2 blackpearl server and run smartform setup from there.
Remember one thing – there is a major component in smartform life-cycle that is K2 Designer you need to remember this component required for smartform technology to run and design process.

Below are hard and software requirement for smartform technology.
In order to install k2 smartforms you need to have K2 Blackpearl 4.6 or greater already installed in your environment.

You need 200 mb to have K2 design time site environment, and for smartform server you need 200 mb of hard drive space.

Software perquisites for K2 smartform server  are , you need to have blackpearl 4.6 or greater already installed.

Microsoft .net framework 3.5 sp1 and Silver-light and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 web development project- these component are required for K2 Designer to be installed which is component requirement for smartform .

To configure K2 databases you need SQL Server 2008 express, Standard, Enterprise or its sp1 or sp2 or SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM or  SP1 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

To configure K2 smartform webpart you need sharepoint foundation, standard, enterprise RTM  or its SP1 or MOSS 2007 Standard, enterprise sp2.

For K2 Designer you need only internet explorer 8 or 9 as a client component and Firefox and Safari or Chrome browser are also supported for K2 designer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In today’s world bpm is a big must technology in the organization, but if you want to adapt this technology you need to understand the feature it provides.
Basically it’s for automation of business process where people require approval mechanism inside applications.
K2 blackpearl is latest release of K2 bpm suite – it’s been in market since long before and recently Sourcecode has released a blackpearl version and more recently Sourcecode inc, has released a front end interface technology for bpm called K2 Smartforms technology, so Sourcecode is the name of company they have developed a product called K2 blackpearl the entire workflow engine responsible for handling workflow request and if anyone wanted to design rich user  interface bundled with bpm tools they also can do that.
Traditionally it’s been very much complicated for any organization that where they have designed workflow then they need interface for that. If you are working with .net application so K2 is ideal tool for BPM.
And k2 smartforms can give you more power to your interface and business logic where you will be designing end-end process based on bpm technology.
K2 smartforms will give you very handy mechanism for designing interface for your workflow, if you have designed workflow in K2 workflow designer then you can easily design its UI using smartforms technology for that you need to install smartforms server along with K2 server whereK2 Server will be responsible for handling request for workflow or process and smartforms will be presenting UI attached with the workflow that you have designed.
Stay connected with the site to know more about K2 smartforms , ASP.Net application enabled workflow, and much more on BPM.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

In today's world searching on Internet is becoming difficult task because single query can give you millions results and  many people spend much time just finding little information and solve their issues.

More people feels that what information they are retrieving is the perfect –but reality is different everything can be displayed as result of your query so it's very complicated to distinguish between data and the right information.
If you are using Google so you will probably get the right information but still information is not intelligently displayed.

Let's understand the scenario, if you are googling item on the web and given a query to Google for famous painter so you will get the many painter information in the result pages saying different facts about painter including their different attributes. but you need to give another query to find out what they has painted.

Now Google has released another functionality to enhance its search and make it more intelligent and behave like human- this enhancement is called knowledge graph which will give you closely related object along with your query.
If you want to search how many people have won Nobel Prize so this feature knowledge graph will give you all collective information based on users experience. This functionality will give you broader range of your search query with more intelligence based on users data – what user has been searching that will come under one place right after your search engine text box in another column/panel. This panel will give you broader result in which listing of all people have won Nobel Prize will be displayed.

This feature will bundle all matching result of your query in another panel based on user's experience.
Currently this feature is available in U.S only and available on all smartphone devices. Technically this time Google will give bunch of things not only string as we call them bunch of links.

Hope that this will work perfectly as Google engineer wanted to solve users queries.
Bing already released social functionality in the panel.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Competition always make you be more motivated and keep you working on different ideas, this idea goes with Bing this time because Search giant Google already has more than 66% of market share in search industry, Microsoft has made a move and launching a new service with Bing to shake Google’s empire and decided to launch another mechanism tied up with Facebook suggestion.

Bing is working on a feature that will be linked with Facebook - this means you will spend less time in searching and more time on doing things , basically the idea behind this approach is – how people start searching, many peoples spend much time on searching but once they try to finalize their decision so they ask from their friend – if you are going to buy shoes or shirt or computer from Internet you would finally ask from your friend about this.

What if you are searching item and there should be another column right after your search box and that column is integrated with Facebook experience and tells you about your friend who has brought those shoes already and having fun with it.

So Bing is going to introduce a suggested search functionality bundles with Facebook friend or pages that will help you to take decision instantly – idea is rocking – if I am searching best restaurant in town and on a Bing page there is another column side by side and tell me about my friends or social world who already visited and had fantastic lunch there – so this will reduce my time on searching best hotel in town. This stream will not just show you experience from Facebook but also from LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media site.

Hope this idea will be making changes in terms of time people spend using search engine like Bing.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

People has been using different cloud services for storing files on Internet but if you look at the space so many vendors may be charging for up to specified size like if you store files on cloud so probably some vendor would like to give you some free space but after some space they will charge you for extra space .
Microsoft released cloud service called Microsoft Skydrive becoming more popular because of its free space offering, we have found this as a fantastic service on Internet and free for up to 25 GB for limited time but 7 GB is free– this is the largest free space we have seen so far on cloud.

And Microsoft has made another move and released application –if installed – will give you very handy mechanism for sync your files from your desktop to cloud computing mechanism called Microsoft skydrive.
It’s easy to install after installing it on our notebook we found this application is more like a folder on your desktop which can be used for you to store your all Microsoft docs, excel sheets and power point presentation on cloud by just selecting it from your windows tray panel and dropping them in this folder and sync will be done automatically.

You also can do little tweaking to specify any other folder and then map that drive too, if you have mac os or ios enabled device so changes will be sync in all those folder too.

If you install skydrive application so your experience will be a fun on cloud, and if you want to use its Skydrive API so you can do it and integrate your sharepoint document library with Microsoft skydrive using Skydrive API. So ideally you should be able to store your document instead of sharepoint document library but you will store them on cloud.

We have seen few gadgets for skydrive – if you use it so you can just have option inside outlook that will help you to manage your files and you can add files using this gadget and include them in your email message using outlook.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Amazon is company has been working on cloud since long before, but recently after the launch of Google drive Amazon has broken the ice and made it clear that they want to do something on cloud and release a cloud drive like Google drive called Amazon cloud drive almost has the same functionality.

Google drive has supported many devices from which you can upload data or files or share them using different devices, but Amazon cloud drive which is also free up to 5 GB like Google drive is. And it also supporting few devices – if you are using different devices like ipad or mobile so you can upload , share your files , music or videos on cloud – it’s like mobile hard drive you can move anywhere do not carry your data but only devices and access files from anywhere- and you also can do amazon cloud drive sync to sync documents.

Google Drive is also free for 5 GB but after that you have to pay little amount as per your storage plan, but amazon cloud drive is also offering 5 GB free but after 5 GB there is more amount required to get extra storage on cloud.

Amazon has followed Google this time and just penetrated into this offering to give options to the entire audience so they could have choice to go with any technology whereas Google is a search giant tool and been working with latest technologies and been offering the same functionality since long before but just renamed a product called Google docs to Google cloud drive.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A sharing paradise is released now, it's a Google drive people has been hearing this buzz since long before – but now it's released by Google. But after the cloud invention things are getting tough and increasing competition all along. Many Applications in the world are being built for cloud – people are using them from cloud and recently Google has made its appearance in cloud with a fantastic experience of sharing files called Google drive.

We have seen few prominent features including that -it can recognize text from scanned documents this functionality is called OCR(optical character reader) – so if you upload any scanned document on your drive so it will have feature of recognizing text along and can search inside this document. Many file types are supported including adobe files type even Photoshop and illustrator drawing can be upload and view them easily. Yes without installing adobe illustrator you can open its document from Google drive and any pdf file can open using this drive space.

You can store up to 5 gb file for free, and easily sync your desktop folder on cloud space. Another prominent feature is- it can work on mac, windows and androids devices as of now.
There are vendors offering the same services in terms of space and functionality they are lacking somehow – applications are Skydrive, Mozy Stash, Spider Oak, AVGLive Kive etc.


But we found Google drive experience was the fantastic and easy on all devices.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

You probably have used dropbox service for managing and storing files on cloud or skydrive from Microsoft for storing files on cloud too, but still there are many vendors motivating to use cloud computing in any form, recently Adobe has made a move to be in cloud and released its creative suite cs6 but you can download it from cloud space which is provided by adobe – number of adobe applications can be downloaded from cloud space and you can also  do content publishing using difference devices like ipad etc.

What you have to do is – download adobe creative suite application on your desktop from its cloud space and these applications will be installed on your desktop as on your subscription taken. But then what is the use of its cloud- so adobe cloud will help you to share your files among colleague or co-workers so finally you could publish your content.
Hope this has cleared a lot of concept of adobe creative suite on cloud.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Microsoft has made a move and released a Skype version for windows phone called Skype for windows phone developed by Skype- can be downloaded from windows marketplace.
You can do conference call using it, you will be having notification on the screen for call in progress, and you also can block any contact if you want to.

Now this application has been enhanced fixed the earlier issues like –now there is no crash inside application, performance issues has been resolved now it’s quite fast, now navigation is very fast and handy- additionally, you can call any free number with 1-800 without any Skype credit.

There are few known issues initially with the application like performance is slow, little navigation issues,.
Some issues yet to be resolved – if your windows phone with Skype is connected with USB code so it will not work and make a phone call.

If you have Blue-tooth with headset so you probably are running out of luck –it does not support it.
If you have setup up alarm or other event included low batter – if you have both symptom so your Skype call will be ended.
But overall- this move from Microsoft probably force users to buy Windows phone because it is supported on it with multi lingual support.
Please comment if you have any new issue with your windows phone.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Search is a mechanism of finding information or large collection of information mostly text or sometime images as well, if you want to search something you type some text probably called unstructured text and you get the refined result down the page- this search mechanism always been an important phase in any application development, whereas it takes time too, Search functionally can be composed of searching text, documents or images or we could say it –"information".

Recently Amazon has released a web based -cloud search service -for anyone to use and it's a bundled search functionality, what you need to do jut little tweaking like upload your data , configure search component, so your user could be entertained once they send search queries, and get the most relevant result as well. So Amazon search service if configured properly – could give full capabilities of finding information without writing code for search complement.

And because this service is given on cloud so you do not need to manage infrastructure for this search service, so amazon cloud search is basically a cloud based service where you do not need to manage its traffic or software packages etc.- just pay for amazon cloud search service and use its management console and configure search component to find relevant result.

You need to configure its search functionality where you set up number of things:
 whether it's  a full text search, or structure data or Boolean search including different fields can be used for search result- and you define these parameter using AWS management console.
Once you completed this process then you just need to upload data as well.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Search is a basic component of today’s world specially when it comes online search in research or in any domain. If you are looking for any book that you want to read you always take Google approach means – you always use Google to find a resource; this is quite common approach by individual who are looking for books online.
There are many researcher out there doing research work and all the time they need to get information from different sources- what if you provide them a single platform that can help them find books from diversified resources so research become more easy handy and useful.

Library cloud is a mechanism for storing metadata –means data about data from different sources like from libraries and museum and other institutions and make such data available to any application that can be used there- and end user like researcher can use such kind of huge data for research purposes.

You need to understand a scenario to understand this service- assume that there are number of libraries available on net and what if all information comes under single umbrella using a web service called librarycloud, that makes pro-grammatically available meta data from diversified sources under single place- you can its API to give such functionality from your interface or website.

Ideally If you are end-user so will probably find different meta-data available under single place and if you are developer so would probably use its API to bundle this functionality in your application or site so anyone or researcher can take full advantage of this service.

Different sources like Harvard, Stanford university can upload their library data to any sit site if that site has bundled this functionality in their website and other researcher will doing research by taking help from that website,

Hope this has cleared a lot about what is librarycloud service there are few other vendors offering the same idea.
You can browse vendor's site and find out more about this services - just google libraryservices or contact us for this kind of idea.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Today’s mobile can do much more beside just file sharing or photo sharing activity, if you browse mobile world you probably will see many application but few of them are quite impressive that can help you share your ideas, content including photos with each others.

Ideally any good application should have easy to use interface for anyone to upload photos etc, recently we just come across with an application that run on android, ios and can just give fascinating experience if you want to share photos or content online using you mobile.

You can post your text , you can share your ideas with friends, if you are listening any music share it with friends, you can also share photos with friends, if you are already using facebook or tweet so path will give you one login and you just have to check-in and done, so using path you post much more on these platform.
It’s more like what you on daily basis and things are being updated with you friends and family.
So why path why not other social platform – what we have seen so far path has a tendency to update content automatically and interface is quite handy. Path has localized feature – if you want to do anything in your own language so probably by the time you will get this done. Path can track you movements and entire experience is very fascinating for people who have been using other social media tools on mobile devices.

Little limitations are there with path photo sharing, you cannot upload video and it has 150 friends limitation, so you can share content with 150 friends currently. It is available on iphone, ipod touch, ipad and it requires iOS 4.3 or later or with android 2.1 or later. If your mobile has android so you probably will run path application.
You can download path directly from path website. And start making friends and sharing your ideas.
Path is fantastic picture application for android.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

You need to understand few other terms in order to understand what is bandwidth limit of blogspot blog, If you are running a small business or mid-size scale, so you probably need to know many terms been used on Internet like traffic of your site, bandwidth etc.
Many hosting companies offering different bandwidth if you have purchased a domain so you would definitely understand the difference of bandwidth of your web page or website.
If you want to download a file from Internet to your computer let’s say that file is 4 mb- and probably it will take 4 mb bandwidth- so traffic basically is a people visiting your site and if there are number of people simultaneously accessing your site – so probably you need more bandwidth to give them a better experience – otherwise all your customer will stick somewhere in downloading those  files and finally they will leave site after spending hours.

What web hosting bandwidth is- basically how your web page or post will be accessed by number of users simultaneously? If you have enough bandwidth then all users will be having very good experience on your site and can view web pages properly.

If you come across with blogging and specially blogging using blogspot blog and after few posts you want to know the bandwidth- so there are number of free blogging platform they probably ask you for extra payment if you access more than the specified bandwidth, but if you are using blogspot blog like we discussed – so there is no bandwidth limit on blogspot blog – so as many posts you create and you can accommodate as many traffic if you have. All users will be experiencing all post simultaneously.

Blogspot blog storage limit:
If you have 100000 visits per day like people are visiting your site per day so your site or blog will not down with such kind huge traffic- so all users will be having great experience –so blogspot has unlimited bandwidth and you are lucky one who are managing blog on blogspot.com

Picassa webalbubum storage limit:
After all those limitation you have many images on your post so there is limit on picassa to store images, whenever you add images in your blog or you templates contains images so if you cross that limit like 1 GB for storing images on picassa, have crossed that so no image will be displayed on your post – and if you want to know total consuming space on picassa so login and check out setting.




  Initially people has been facing such issues in their mobile while typing- they cannot type word properly or somehow they type them so words just jumble upon because of less space available on the mobile keyboard, after times- QWETRY keyboard layout released where everything was done without any absolute hurdle, and now you can see today's mobile devices has half qwerty keyword which is absolutely handy for anyone to use full keyboard easily on small mobile devices. 

You still have much rooms to use full keyboard on your mobile without using QWERTY keyboard layout, or if we say this- typing without looking  is possible -so recently Google has released a Gmail tap -  this is a kind of development  in the keyboard layout, and it's a  binary type keyboard where you have only 2 keys to write entire message.

If you want to know how to work  with two keys which are dot and dash and compose a  complete message, this is not a fantasy – this is reality Google tap is the idea of an application – if installed – will give you 2 keys on your screen –dot and dash and a space bar. With these two keys you can replace entire keyboard 26 keys on your mobile set.


How to type with Gmail Tap:
Basically Gmail tap is a binary language to make different character on your mobile screen.
  
A • −
If you want to type A on your mobile screen you need to press keys combinations .-

We will published a picture to clear understanding for learning purpose of Gmail TAP about this process and see how keys combination could be pressed

 You need to download gmail tap application which is free and done, you should have android phone or any device have ios like ipad etc- so are probably under the right way to experience it.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Just imagine if you are enjoying life with your friends and wanted to capture that movement but do not have camera and wherever you go you need a camera to capture those move, what if you do not carry big camera box and take pictures – is this possible yes- it’s now possible with Google Glass.
Google glass is a project being tested by Google employee probably will be tested by public soon, Google testing a prototype of technology sun-glass that can help you to take or capture movement where you are.
Because that glass has camera fitted at corner, just wear that glass and have fun with taking picture.
This is not just camera to capture movement, but it has camera to record video and it listens command in voice form,  so it has tiny camera fitted in sun-glass corner which is quite fascinating for anyone to watch the world wearing glasses and take pictures if like.
If you are a news reporter in any tv so this innovated technology with built in sun-glass could dramatically help you boost your productivity and focus you to the story instead of taking picture of the story etc.
This glass technology is quite impressive and we hope this will be accepted soon by audience.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

If you really want to know what is latest in adobe – so adobe has recently released a preview 5 for adobe edge tool . If you are using apple safari browser on ios platform in ipad type devices such devices does not support browser plug ins- and as a result people who were using ipad could never see any flash animation in it, because browser need plugin to run flash content. And initially apple ceased flash bundling with ipad device, few other vendors like Microsoft decided not to go with flash and not bundled it with Windows phone 7.
After all this situation Adobe has already decided to launch another product that could run easily on ipad or mobile devices, so they had only technology available using that – Adobe could be able to survive using flash type application that could easily generate animation for html pages and run them easily on any mobile device as well as desktop, so recently Adobe has released a preview version called Adobe edge – a fantastic tools for creating animation that could easily run on ipad or any mobile device.
Why this become easily for Adobe, because they have used HTML5 and CSS3 technologies – these technologies are used to display animation content on any mobile device up till now
.Adobe Edge 5 – been released for review and given much more rich experience for people who have
been using flash for animation, Edge has the same user interface as flash had, you can create keyframes and create different object and animate them easily using timeline.

Different new objects have been added in adobe edge preview five – that will help people to animate object easily and make them available for called ipad or iphone or any mobile mobile device or desktop.
Adobe edge also generate javascript code, one more feature which is publishing has been added in edge 5 that help anyone to compact or optimize code so the final output would be more robust and fast.

Now you can get adobe and download adobe edge from adobe website which is in a preview release – we have made some animation using this tool and found it fantastic for such mobile devices- where you can animate object and make them available on mobile devices. Adobe edge is a html5 tools for animation.



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

If you have been managing blog or content under Posterous platform so just continue your work but Posterous has been acquired by twitter. Probably twitter has been increasing its canvas for their own users so people could do much more on twitter platform.
Posterous is a micro blogging platform where you can create your own blog for free, but if you have been using blogspot so you probably have some issues with it if you are updating your blog from mobile or smartphones devices but it’s fun with Posterous - they have provided rich text editor etc. But blogspot has much more feature than Posterous.
Up till now users of posterous will be using its services as it is with twitter – if there is any change users will be notified from posterous platform so continue with Posterous but under twitter umbrella.
You can manage your content on Posterous via email or iphone .
If you already redirected you’re domain to Posterous so do not worry – posterous management will inform you about any update.
So now on words posterous is under twitter umbrella we hope to see much more fun on twitter.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Safari is mostly used browser in the world on mobile or smartphones almost 50-60% smartphone users used safari for browsing Internet world from their mobile.
Safari is developed by Apple, inc and it’s available on mac os and ios which is a operating system for ipad. You can download this browser for free from apple website for mac pc.
Online advertising is playing vital role in all aspect using such browsers, Many vendors need to understand their user if they are working with online advertising – because you need to know your user demographics in on-line advertising.
Technically Apple’s safari is configured to block user cookie, and if you block user’s cookie so basically you cannot know who the user is and where he/she is coming from which is very important in on-line advertising.
Recently Google a search giant and giant in online advertising recently identified by different researchers that Google has placed tractable cookie in Safari browser which is against the rule of game.
In future Google may face some legal issues- because this issue has been raised by U.S govt.
We hope this will be resolved soon in the best user interest and we believe NOW Google is a real giant in search advertising.

Friday, February 10, 2012


If you are searching content on web using Google and wanted to do something on cloud like dropbox,icloud is doing where people can start uploading their files or content and they can use them anywhere where they have Internet connection and they can manipulate those files anywhere.

If you ever used SkyDrive and used it and manage your files on Internet so be ready to work with your files on line with search giant Google, a new service is going to be released by Google –we do not have any information what is the charge of Google drive –normally Google provide things free – like if you ever used Google doc so that is totally free. This time Google is coming with cloud technology which will help anyone to upload and store content on cloud called it Google drive so you can manipulate them easily.

But Google drive is coming on smartphones and other devices if you have such mobile so you can use Google cloud technology and it’s our guess -this will be free services from Google.

Little details about other vendors currently offering free space:
Drop box 2 GB free (attempted to acquire by Apple)
SkyDrive 25 gb free space up till now by Microsoft

We will have to see how things will be working with Google drive but probably they will face huge competition in the market.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


 Touch screen is the most famous mechanism for operating smartphone, tablet and other devices even pc’s. This mechanism is more popular in games and driving more demand of touch screen in other devices – but if you want to control device through your voice and body gestures then there is another device called Microsoft Kinect.

Basic idea behind this is – you are going to control your computer through your voice- a device can understand your gesture and your voice as you perform in front of the device sensor.

It has feature of face recognition and skeletal tracking in real time as you move along, it can recognize two object(human face) within specified range.

 There are two different flavor to work with the device – one is for game console – and other one is for windows pc's- here you will see more ideas about how you can use it with pc's –means you will buy  Kinect for Windows sensor device if you want to build application for your business.

You can use Kinect for businesses – if you have retail store and want to track how people are interacting with your product and so you can do this by Kinect – and finally you will come up with the idea how many people has visited and seen which product and shown interest in them. You can do programming using Kinect SDK for windows pc's  and then you will be able to do such stuff.

You can design gesture based  or body movement based application and use it in diversified sector including healthcare to interact with the patient .

As you know Kinect for windows  can understand human movement  including skeletal and facial recognition and can understand your voice and recognize it,  so this means you can write application using Kinect SDK  which will understand and interpret your  command and execute them if you want to press button so don’t just press them just say it – because Kinect can understand and recognize your voice.

And then on this SDK could be easily used in your businesses – like we discussed earlier retail, healthcare and in other domain.

What you need in order to develop such application that could understand your command and execute them are following:

  •     Kinect device to detect your body movement and recognition of your voice.

  •     Kinect SDK for windows for developing application that could understand your voice and gesture.

Kinect in Education Sector:
Device is called Kinect released by Microsoft for motion detection for human, another idea of using Kinect SDK is to develop application that could understand your  voice if you are in class start clapping so your lecture will start and computer can display presentation based on your clapping sound and stop presentation if you clap again.

If you really want to capture human action and execute commands against those actions so you need to write a program using Kinect SDK and with Computer, windows  and visual studio and Kinect sensor device – connect it to your pc via USB cable.


How to start working with Microsoft Kinect for Windows:
You need to have Microsoft Kinect SDK and its hardware sensor and that is all.
Near Mode is a term used with Microsoft Kinect that can understand object from 40 centimeter.
Microsoft Kinect device can work with any pc's running Windows 7, this device can start sensing object and can receive and execute commands accordingly. Its SDK license is free for anyone- use its SDK and API for different functionality and you need to purchase Microsoft Kinect device only and then done.
Kinect SDK can be used to track anyone’s body movement and execute commands against those actions.

How to make program using Microsoft Kinect device:
If you are developer and want to use Microsoft Kinect SDK you need a pc with windows or Windows embedded standard 7 and visual studio 2010 and Microsoft Kinect SDK and finally you need to purchase a Kinect device – then probably you will be able to make any type of body tracking or speech recognition application using it.
Possibly you can make a program that can understand your voice to move screen pages and much more using its Microsoft Kinect SDK.

Please comment if you have any other idea of using Microsoft Kinect for windows.

Updated released.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Facebook is going into biggest valuation process after Google – and FB is filing initial public offering(IPO) so people could do trade with Facebook shares. A company started with 7 people now reached 3200 employee – spending $87 MM in research and development.

Facebook major expenses are recruiting, training, and infrastructures and acquisition and main revenue stream is ad serving and data center and payment system, where Facebook may charge fee for payment on-line – Facebook data center has advance infrastructure and its cooling system has evaporative technology to keep its server cool.

If you want to compare Facebook so you can do it with Google if you want to know competitors so again that is Google. And Google plus is the real threat to Facebook right now, initially Google has made a final move to be top competitor - in which Google has released few more features with its giant Search tool where you can find your friends and shared post with search engine down the line.
On the other hand Bing Microsoft's search tool and Facebook has come up with a deal where Bing user with Facebook profile will be inside Bing search with friends and items on Facebook.
Microsoft has also attempted to acquire little stake in Facebook worth $15 B valuation with the option to purchase 5% every six month and finally that deal was not completed but Microsoft ended up investing in Facebook.
Facebook has attempted to acquire Twitter and after this Google also submitted bid to acquire Twitter and submitted bid but both bid were turned down.

Editor End Note: The Above para is for educational and informational purpose only.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 Have you ever experienced any site using smartphones you would probably know how the site is working and you may find static content of the site – many applications on internet or you can say site having application does not support smartphone.
Another journey was that when you browse internet world and you are browsing with your mobile and that site is designed in flash so probably you have very bad experience because many smartphone or ipad does not support flash as a result you see blank pages of that site. 

Issues for adding video in HTML has been resolved with HTML5–  there is no additional tagging or plugin required to add video/music on webpage just one element can add video/audio in webpage so you can see HTML5 Video on any HTML5 supported browser.


HTML Five Validation:
New forms level validation has been added in HTML5 using them you can restrict anyone to enter wrong data who is using your form, or you can say you add forms level validation using different element in HTML5 like if someone has not entered valid email address in your HTML form so you can send message to user screen to enter valid email.
You can add NAV element to define navigation on your page. You also need to define the html pages they could be displayed on that html page, inside the nav element define your html pages using anchor tag link- probably you are done.

HTML5 example Tags:
You just try the following code snippet with the matching closing tag for HTML5 example and see how HTML5 elements can work with your browser.
You can use <nav> element enclosed with angle bracket for navigation.
You can add music audio stream just adding element <audio>You do not need to write any script to display time on website just add <
You can add <search>(enclosed with angle bracket) type of input to search content on web.


HTML 5 sites with application:
You can develop application using HTML5 many elements can be used to design application for example you can develop a canvas where any user can make a sketch online using html5 technology and you add different filters to make your art more artistic. We have seen and used HTML5 application on [deviantart] you just browse it from Goolge and can use it. We cannot sum up HTML5 in one word – it’s also a tool to create application on mobile or smartphone additionally you can develop photo editor online using its API.
If you using kindle and reading book so there is another application designed in html5 to read book online – additionally you can use various script from github to make your html5 application.







Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If your organization has purchased SAP solution you probably have been facing issues like how to work with its module and its ERP or CRM etc, and SAP ERP is the mostly used by number of MNC in the world – but employees has always problem in performing task because sometimes they do not have any commerce background and if they have then they do not know how generate a PO from SAP ERP etc. So Datango is software – that can help you how to do simple or complicated task using SAP using simulation.

If you want to understand what is Datango we would say it’s tools for SAP training and simulation-Datango can demonstrate you how to use SAP application using training session .
You can use Datango in various aspects in using SAP modules – like you can simulate its CRM module and can understand how to work with CRM easily, accordingly you can get help how to use change management module and its documentation.

With datango you can manage and work with different SAP modules and understand  various tasks via training with easy steps. This software work like a recorder and user can understand what to do when on each module –it’s like training manual or documentation, you can see how to create setup using simulation  etc.
SAP has acquired software from Datanago including its training module based on SAP modules so users can easily understand and learn how to work with SAP and generate documentation etc.

Please stay connected to know more and share your ideas about this with us.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Microsoft operating system has been supported by intel and AMD processor from the day one but this time Microsoft has supported another processor called ARM with its new operating system Microsoft windows 8 will be shipped with metro style where you can have touch screen feature too and you may find and listen music under one roof.
ARM chip-set has been used in various mobiles phones, this processor's chip can also be used in other devices. Nowadays ARM architecture is supported by Android which is a famous OS by many smartphones.
If you want to know how many other devices are supported by ARM so they are Amazon Kindle, various smartphones by Acer, ASUS products, various BenQ products, different navigation devices used for pointing location are supported by ARM technology, different versions of blackberry devices are supported by ARM, different version of Motorola and Nokia are supported by ARM architecture.
Microsoft has released a developer preview version of windows 8 which is being tested as well official may be released by the end of fourth quarter of 2012- we believe public beta of Microsoft windows 8 will be available in start feb 2012.
Metro style screen is new type of screen where there is no start button to navigate through but all icons on screen are available as action command.
Microsoft probably add few more feature including bootable USB 3.0 support without loading drive just plug in USB to login. Microsoft is going to support css3 and HTML5 for better web experience with windows 8

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

If you are planning to develop your site and add functionality of search –this may be ending up with a tedious job- because if you are coder then you can think of such functionality in ASP and in some other technologies. But let’s not reinvent the wheel and try adding some of the solution available in the world.
On the other hand you add search box for images as well, if you want to search content and images side by side so we will recommend Google custom search engine very famous used by number of people in the world for various web sites.

Google recently added another feature in their custom search engine that is called image search will give you image based result too– now you can find images via google custom search with a  image tab if you enable this feature from custom search engine.
Steps are below:
1) Login Google custom search website (http://www.google.com/cse)
2) Provide search engine name and description
3) Select some of the layouts from the option given there
4) You can select different styles of your custom search from control panel area.
5) You can enable auto completion from control panel of custom search.
Once you are done with all changes then you get code from get code button inside cse (custom search engine)
And then past this all snippet into your blog or any site that you are working on to implement a search engine their and off course that is provided by Google.

  In the new custom search interface you will see image search option and you need to enable this option from basic setting, and select layout for image search and finally you are done- you definitely will be having a image search option for your entire site.
 
Give it a try and we hope you will get a dashing google custom search with image search option -will give you image based results.
Please stay connected with the site to learn more on custom search engine.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

 Google plus has drawn a lot of attention and gathered much more audience and this show was going great but Facebook knew what could happen if they do not work hard and then they made a lot changes and given more features to Facebook users and people started sticking to facebook with more features on board.

Now Google has made a move to draw people attention from Facebook to Google plus and played its trump card which is obviously Google tool –the search tool – Google has made drastic changes in search and now if you are just searching content beside this -you can find a lot, this time giant search tool will find people and other things, which was being transformed from social search – now just few more features has been added.
 You can find personal results too if you have photos on Google plus and post like if you are finding any travel detail and you have post on Google plus about this category then you will probably find them altogether under one search tool that is Google search.

You can find profile in search result with google now, if you have friends with profile on Google plus then you can find them with Google search tool.
On the other hand Bing has become the second search in United States after Google, whereas Google still has 69% share in search.



Monday, January 9, 2012

If you want to know how secure your data is so – we could tell you there are many surveys that has been conducted and revealed that 48% of data from organization are stolen or many employees they do not follow the organization’s code of conduct just steal data– and sometimes that data is leak out to the competitors.
There are many ways people can steal data usually people uses sql injection technology to do such stuff.
Data can be stolen from inside and this percentage is getting doubled every year, application and data-ware house are becoming critical place for this activity, if you are using encryption technique and storing user privilege inside database which is very impressive too but this technique may not work if someone is approaching database with sql injection.

Oracle has introduced a technology called oracle database firewall that monitors your data access, enforces policies who has accessed your data with permission or without permission, it will protect network based attack originating from inside and outside too, it can protect you from any kind of threat and best part of this technology is- it support different databases, New release of oracle database firewall is supported to non-oracle database including my SQL, this means simple, this tool not only provide security to oracle databases but also SQL Server database and other RDBMS databases. It also supports IBM DB2, Sybase and SQL Anywhere databases.

You will find a white list policy feature that allows anyone to release only approved sql statement, for example you have mentioned approved sql statement and only such statement can be sent to database otherwise nobody can execute any other statement. In other words you can block as many sql statement as you want so any person approaching your database with select statement –if he/she is not allowed to execute such statement he cannot use them.

This tool is shipped with different reports – supported standards are Sarbanes Oxley and PCI DSS II.

Friday, January 6, 2012

If you want to understand what is windows phone so we can help you out there, so windows phone is a mobile operating system developed by giant Microsoft for different mobile devices.
Currently there are number of devices supported by windows phone including HTC, DELL, SAMSUNG etc. If you have such devices then you can enjoy with windows phone and use many Microsoft software with that and all features are quite impressive that we have seen so far.

You can use IE for your browsing session, and calendar and people contact and email, you can use office mobile option and use Microsoft one-not there using your windows mobile phone.
There is an option for people who wants to know “what’s that song” quite interesting feature just play a song and then press search will tell you who is the artist and where you can buy this song, you just need to press search button on you mobile and press music button to know all this.
You can find something while speaking let’s say you want to know “what is Microsoft sharepoint” just say this on your windows phone and done, the rest will fetched from search option and will display you the answers down the line.

In this process whenever you need anything related to updated software from Microsoft mobile update site so they always notify you and you get updated version of your software but now Microsoft has changed decision and discarding software updates site for windows phone where you get notification about update software and new updates will be available for those who will request it.

By the way this option was quite helpful for people who were just using windows phone and all the time whenever new information or updated software information is available so Microsoft notifies mobile users by a dialog box but now people will not be able to see such notification in future.

Hope this was quite helpful for you please stay connected to get more.






If you are power user of ipad and use it frequently in your life where you have desperate need to manage word document and excel sheet and power point, there are many applications you can create document and presentation online –but it always take time to use so many applications for managing files online and probably you switch your application too later on- if you are not happy with the application, this ends with time consuming process where if you have anything like professional online application or Microsoft office for ipad so you can create documents and power point presentations online using Microsoft word and create excel sheet and power point documents using cloudon service.

Microsoft has also released different versions of office, but this time it’s  available on cloud via ipad. Just get drop box account if you are not familiar with this drop box service – so we have used it and found it impressive- it is used to manage your files online- you can get an account on dropbox and then done and yes you need iPad too- if you want Microsoft office for ipad- you can try this version of office which is quite impressive to access service just visit or google cloudon. And you will get the best office application for ipad.