eclipse4SL: Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight

Just saw a posting that eclipse4SL – the Eclipse tools for Silverlight project is available. It is an eclipse plug-in that enables Eclipse developers to use the Eclipse IDE to create applications that run on the Microsoft Silverlight runtime platform. The purpose of this project is the creation of open source tools integrated with the…

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Data Mining Services in the Cloud – Mine your Data, Any Place, Any Time

This is great news – Software-plus-Services that any scientist/researcher could use.  The SQL Server Data Mining folks have a Data Mining Service in the cloud they are testing out…I posted previously [OLAP and Scientific Data & Data Mining Addins for Office 2007 (Excel & Visio)] about the Excel addins that allow anyone with Excel to…

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SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP – Released

PHP developers can now integrate data from SQL Server now that the driver is available for download.  Also glad to see that it works with SQL Server Express edition. It is my pleasure to announce that version 1.0 of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP has released!  This release marks another step in…

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NY Times Reader Beta for the Mac OS Now Available

Just saw this post that the NY Times Reader for the Mac is available – I’m interested in seeing how the Silverlight version works.  I’ve been using the WPF version for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and really like the ease of reading articles.  I’d like to see some research journals and magazines adopt this model as…

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Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta 2 is Here

Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta 2 is available on Microsoft Connect and Ryan Waite goes into detail on much of the new stuff.  I’m really excited to start seeing scientists utilize and evaluate the new version – I think many of the new pieces especially Network Direct, PowerShell integration, and the HPC Basic Profile will…

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Dual Boot CCS and Linux Whitepaper

Just saw VolkerW post info on the whitepaper to help understand how to setup a cluster to dual boot between WinCCS and Linux…very helpful. Dual Boot CCS and Linux Hot off the (virtual) press: “Windows® Compute Cluster Server 2003 and Linux.” Many partners, especially in academia, have asked about and experimented with getting a system…

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Reporting@Home: Delivering Dynamic Graphical Feedback in Community Computing Projects

I meant to do an entry on this paper by Stuart Ozer (MSR)  and David Kim & David Baker (Rosetta@Home) months ago…it’s a great way to integrate SQL Reporting services w/ something like Rosetta@Home, and provide really great service for not only the community users – but also for the researchers using the system. Below is the…

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Interoperability by Design – Dan’l Lewin

Good column by Dan’l Lewin on Interoperability by Design – Products, Community, Access, and Standards… The Facts on MS Interoperability Edge of  the Valley  By Dan’l Lewin Contrary to what Bruce Chizen, Adobe CEO, has said about our lack of intention to maintain a cross-platform solution, we have historically demonstrated a market-driven pursuit of interoperability…

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SecPAL v1.1 Now Available

Just got a note from Jason that SecPAL 1.1 is available – this is great – take a look at the codeplex site for more details – Jason/Blair and team, you’re doing great things…let’s see if the community recognize what you’ve been up to… Summary of New Features in the SecPAL Research Release v1.1 SecPAL…

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MSR Asirra: A Human Interactive Proof

 Nice to see Asirra available and ready to add to web sites… Asirra Asirra is a human interactive proof that asks users to identify photos of cats and dogs. It’s powered by over two million photos from our unique partnership with Petfinder.com. Protect your web site with Asirra — free! The JavaScript works in all…

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