Digital learning: distraction or default for the future?

Summary: Technologies like VR and AR are taking over classrooms – and for many teachers, that’ll prove a good thing. The use of mobile devices, virtual reality and augmented reality in learning still draws a mixed bag of reactions from educators. But recent developments in digital learning technologies suggest that virtual learning will not only…


SAP on SQL Server on Azure – How to Bypass Proxy Server During Backup to URL

This short blog discusses how to avoid overloading an on-premises or Azure Proxy server with Backup to URL. Creating a typical .Net configuration file to disable a proxy server will allow BackupToURL.exe to communicate via https directly to Azure blog storage. 1. SQL Server Backup to URL Modern releases of SQL Server support backups to…


Experiencing Data Access Issue in Azure Portal issue in Azure Portal for Many Data Types – 06/24 – Resolved

Final Update: Sunday, 24 June 2018 13:02 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 06/24, 12:40 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 06/24, 12:25 UTC and that during the 15 minutes that it took to resolve the issue 9% of customers experienced data access issues…


Después de más de dos lustros de publicar notas

Es posible que mis notas ya no sean bienvenidas en este sitio de blogs de MSDN. Si eso termina siendo el caso, entonces por favor encuentre otras notas mías en español en los siguientes sitios: (1) http://agilidad.blogspot.com/ (2) http://formularsoftware.blogspot.com/ (3) http://retrodidacta.blogspot.com/ (4) https://medium.com/@marcodorantes


After 18 years posting

My posts might be no longer welcome in this MSDN blogs site. If that ends to be the case, then please find further posts of mine in English at the following sites: (1) http://textum-recreo.blogspot.com/ (2) http://softwarevalue.blogspot.com/ (3) https://medium.com/@reflective (4) http://freetankerthink.blogspot.com/


Cibernética y lectoescritura como placer

Para mí —un programador de computadoras— es un deleite cada intento de poner por escrito mis pensamientos sobre lo que me interesa comunicar a una persona o, por otro lado, cada intento por controlar el comportamiento de una computadora al escribir líneas de código ejecutable. Escribir para procesadores basados en carbono (cerebros humanos) y escribir…


Experiencing Data Access in Azure Portal for Metric Data Types – 06/21 – Resolved

Final Update: Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:11 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 06/23, 01:28 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 06/21, 03:59 UTC and that during the 45 hours & 27 minutes that it took to resolve the issue customers experienced incorrect data…


Experiencing Data Access Issue in Azure Portal issue in Azure Portal for Many Data Types – 06/23 – Resolved

Final Update: Saturday, 23 June 2018 10:45 UTCWe’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with no customer impact as of 06/23, 09:50 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 06/23, 09:35 UTC and that during the 15 min that it took to resolve the issue 9% of customers experienced data access issues…


Win prizes and be heard – Developer Economics Survey

The new Developer Economics survey is open until 1st July 2018, so calling all software developers to take part. Click here to start right away! Don’t miss a chance to join over 40,000 developers from 160+ countries who take part in the Developer Economics surveys every year to tell the world where software development is…