chartboost-chukong Now the world’s biggest smartphone market, China represents a wealth of still-growing opportunities for mobile game developers. While app developers in the West are fretting that the so-called “Gold Rush” is over, China’s market is still growing rapidly with north of 800 million active smart devices. But the mainland Chinese market is pretty impenetrable to… Read More


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Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available

July 30, 2014

Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager has been released and is now available for download. Details regarding the issues fixed in this update rollup as well as download and installation instructions can be found in the KB article below. 2966014 – Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Data […]

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Another day, another sensationalist, unfounded security story

July 29, 2014

Dan Goodin, at Ars Technica, is writing about a security flaw in Android. It’s got all the usual scary-scary language about doom and gloom, quotes from antivirus peddlers, and it wasn’t long until sensationalist Apple site AppleInsider took it all one step further (relevant). So, is this a real security threat, or are we looking […]

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Turn virtual machines on and off from a script (Hyper-V)

July 29, 2014

I got a question from Andrea this week: “Hi Steve, We have some VMs under HyperV that are used for training during the day and we would like to setup a vbscript that could be called from windows scheduler that could start them up in the morning, and shut them down at the end of […]

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For proven in-memory technology without costly add-ons, migrate your Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014

July 27, 2014

Today, we are making available a new version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), a free tool to help customers migrate their existing Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014. Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, after months of customer testing, with features such as In-Memory OLTP to speed up transaction performance, In-Memory Columnstore […]

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The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce

July 27, 2014

 A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions. For entrepreneurs looking to build the next billion dollar m-commerce company, it pays to understand who these groups are, what their mobile activity looks like, and how to best serve them. When it comes to finding customers in […]

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VDI–Shameless plug

July 26, 2014

I have spent the last six months writing my first book, Getting Started with Windows VDI  for Packt Publishing, basically because I want to create a one stop repository of the key elements you need to do this. The basic idea I had was to only use the Microsoft stack to do this and to […]

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Symbian and its drive letters

July 26, 2014

From an article I stumbled upon today, detailing the file manager that shipped on virtually every Symbian device in history. The Files UI should be familiar to anyone that has used a file manager or folder system/explorer on a computer and it behaves the same as well. Pictured to the left is the standard view […]

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Spam email and Office 365 environment – overview

July 26, 2014

I wanted to write a series of blog posts talking about email spam in Office 365. While majority of spam mail is blocked by the Office 365 mail security gateways, there are no perfect systems that will block 100% of spam all the time, some can still get through. In case that we do experience […]

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