Friday, April 29, 2011

Look what happened to my IE 9

I am wary of automatic updates of any kind;
automatic payments from my checking account;
automatic renewing of subscriptions;...
the  list goes on.

I am not sure but look what happened to my IE 9.0 after a recent Windows automatic update.

Friday, April 22, 2011

This is a win-win opportunity, why don't you make use of it?

Let me help you started...
Because this is where the future is.

1. Go and download free trial here,

2. Send me an email ( with 'SQL Azure' in the subject line and you enter a raffle to get a free copy of my book.

3. Read all my SQL Azure related posts here,

4. Did you know that Microsoft's latest program Microsoft LightSwitch can host it's application on Windows Azure Cloud Platform?

5. If you live in and around Plainsboro, NJ 08536 write to me ( and I will give you the low down for free.


Thursday, April 07, 2011

Toyota drives to the Microsoft Clouds

This has to happen someday and so it has happened. Toyota Motor Corporation and Microsoft Corp have announced the formation of a partnership to build a global, next gen telematics platform using the Windows Azure. Telematics is a mash up of Telecoms and IT with GPS support. SQL Azure would surely play a part as it supports geographical and geometry data types. Great opportunity exists to bring together all stake holders (vendors, parts manufacturers, dealerships, and most of all buyers) in one place and have a great party . The other Microsoft products will all also get to play their part. Voice recognition; embedded software; conferencing; Active Sync; power management; etc to name only a few.
This partnership will surely enhance Microsoft's Windows Azure  stature as a growing enterprise ready product. In recent times Toyota has been directing its effort to look beyond just the developed markets. Surely there are yonder greener valleys. Read related stories here and here. Protection Status