Thursday, April 17, 2014

Deixe-nos trabalhar com servi├žos de nuvem Azure -Azure in Brazil


Microsoft has announced Azure service from Brazil through its Azure South region located in Sao Paulo. It is now available for public preview. With Locally Redundant Storage data can remain in Brazil.

Nature of Locally redundant replication:
With locally redundant replication, storage account data is replicated three times within the same data center. Locally redundant replication is offered at discounted rates.

Note that changing from Locally redundant replication to geo-replication will incur additional costs.

More on Locally Redundant Replication here.
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-manage-storage-account/

According to Microsoft,
"The Azure website has been updated to provide detailed information on service availability and pricing for the new region. Azure Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Storage, SQL Database, Web Sites, and Data Transfers hosted from Brazil South will be offered at a discount during the preview period. "

Brazil joins other countries in hosting the center

Azure Intelligent Systems Service - Business intelligence right in the Cloud

Microsoft has unleashed Azure Intelligent Systems Service (AISS) targeted at the Internet of Things. This service can get to the insides of your refrigerators, garage door openers etc via web connected sensors that are part of the internet of things. This enables all levels of technical skill to leverage intelligence from these devices.

More here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-embedded/archive/2014/04/15/microsoft-azure-intelligent-systems-service-limited-public-preview-now-available.aspx

Right now it is in preview. Analytics Platform System (APS) also new is an appliance fancied as 'Big Data in a Box', With this you can query SQL Server or Hadoop data. It has wide spread range of data access, transactional systems, website logs, social media info, etc.

Watch this video to see  how AISS is being used in London Underground Rail System


Visit this site for participation details in this limited time preview:
https://connect.microsoft.com/site1132/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview now!

It is now available although it is not the final version. Get a free Microsoft Developer Account and Start a project.

You start right here by accessing this link and once there sign-in with your Windows Credentials:
http://appstudio.windowsphone.com/

Once there you start your project as shown here:



In this screen you start creating a project.
You do not have to create a full blown project but test the water with some minimum features and save.

You will get an email to take it further.

To get the develope's preview click on OS preview for developers which will take you to this link here:
http://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/develop/devpreview

Note that you can register
* as Windows Phone Developer
* as developer with App Studio
* or 'Developer unlock your phone'

Before you download read the contents on this page paying attention to the following warnings:

•After you install a preview update, you may void any warranty from your mobile operator and OEM.
•A preview update only includes the Microsoft portion of the update; mobile operator and OEM driver updates will be available when the official update for your phone is available.
•You cannot revert or return to a prior operating system release version after you have updated your phone to a preview update. We will move you forward to a "released state," but we cannot take you back to a prior "released state."

You will get an email with instructions to install. Open the email in your Phone (herein, Nokia Lumia Icon).


 
After you install you will have to agree for some license terms before your installation completes.
The updating of phone OS takes quite a bit of time and finally you will get a 'Installed successfully' message.

When it completes you get some information on New Settings:
  • Wi-Fi Sense
  • Automatic Update of Store Apps
  • Microsoft account Updates
You will also recieve a free message on your phone asking you to go to:
WindowsPhone.com/new
There are tons of things you can do with your new installation. The one I like immediately is to choose the option to connect to Wi-Fi ovr cellular as my data plan is limited.