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SoftElegance at TechEd, Microsoft’s premier conference for enterprise developers in Houston.

SoftElegance participated at TechEd North America 2014 in Houston, TX

TechEd is an annual conference for developers and IT professionals put on by Microsoft. TechEd North America is provides technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected enterprise. The brightest and most skilled technology professions meet to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on technical learning, sharing of best practices and interaction with Microsoft and a variety of industry experts and their peers.

SoftElegance at Microsoft TechEd North America in Houston 2014

SoftElegance participated at this premier conference for enterprise developers and IT professionals to learn and share knowledge with the community.

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Will Silverlight live or die?

What is the future of Microsoft Silverlight? Will HTML5 break Silverlight6?

The latest version of Silverlight is 5, it was released on December 2011. And since those date there are no news about the future of Silverlight. The company saying that’s too early to comment the future. Can Silverlight survive in a world of HTML5?

Microsoft Silverlight logo horizontal

“Silverlight is a powerful development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications. Silverlight is a free plug-in, powered by the .NET Framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices and operating systems, bringing a new level of interactivity wherever the Web works” says official MS website. So can it live together with HTML5?

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Microsoft plans to add Hadoop to SQL Server

Microsoft plans to bring ‘big data’ analysis by integrating Hadoop into Windows and SQL Server

This week Microsoft announced collaboration with Yahoo Hortonworks to develop a Apache Hadoop implementation for Windows Server, SQL Server 12, and Windows Azure platforms.

Hadoop is an open source platform for big data analysis and working with unstructured data. It also works on clusters of computers or servers. The preview of Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure will be available by the end of 2011, and the Server’s Hadoop implementation will work with the existing BI tools.

Hadoop and SQL Server logo

“Microsoft’s strategy is to groom Linux-friendlier Hadoop to fit snugly into Windows environments, thus giving organizations on-tap, seamless, and simultaneous access to both structured and unstructured data via familiar desktop apps, such as Excel, as well as BI tools such as Microsoft PowerPivot”, said Ted Samson, InfoWorld’s senior analyst.

Steve Ballmer keynote speach at BUILD conference …with screenshots

Part 2. Steve Ballmer’s appearance at BUILD Windows Conference

It was surprising appearance and … sometimes funny…

Steve Ballmer boring at BUILD

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