M2M – Ford And Microsoft Deliver 5 Millionth SYNC-Enabled Vehicle

  http://seekingalpha.com/article/979151-ford-and-microsoft-deliver-5-millionth-sync-enabled-vehicle-plan-to-bring-cloud-and-car-closer-together?source=cnbc “Today at GigaOm Roadmap, Windows Embedded General Manager Kevin Dallas joined Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas on stage to mark the fifth anniversary of SYNC and major milestone: the 5 millionth SYNC-enabled vehicle sold.  With this year’s expansion to the EU and Asia, Ford expects that number to reach 13 million by 2015.”

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Forester Says “running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure”

According to a recent post by James Staten Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research “With the latest release of Windows Azure here at Build, Microsoft’s premier developer shindig, this cloud service has become a serious contender for the top spot in cloud platforms.” … “If you have been waiting for your peers to…

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Running Windows 8 on a Lenovo X220 Laptop for Real Work

I have been running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Lenovo X220 Laptop.  It installed quickly without any problems.  All devices installed without any manual intervention. On the road, it works as a conventional Laptop without a touch screen.  In the office, I drop it onto a Lenovo cradle and drive two 32 inch HD…

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Final Release of Hyper-V Drivers for OpenNebula

OpenNebula has just announced the release of the final version of the Hyper-V drivers for OpenNebula 3.2.  As far as is known, this constitutes the most feature-rich, scalable and efficient integration of an open-source cloud stack with Microsoft Hyper-V, being an excellent example of collaboration in cloud innovation and interoperability.  Now Microsoft Hyper-V clouds can…

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Redknee TCB Benchmarked at 250 Million Subscribers on SQL Server 2012

The Redknee Turnkey Converged Billing (TCB) solution, built on SQL Server 2012, has been benchmarked to support 250 million subscribers.  The 250 million-subscriber test exceeded the performance objectives for both invoicing and mediation, generating 26 million invoices within a six hour billing cycle, and mediating 4.9 billion Call Detail Records (CDRs) within 12 hours, showing…

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Open Source Developments on Microsoft Windows Azure

Today Microsoft announced a series of updates to Windows Azure including a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. These updates are the latest incremental improvements to Windows Azure that deliver on commitments to working with developer communities. As Gianugo notes in his blog post summarizing all this Open Source goodness: “We understand…

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