Monday, December 17, 2012

NASA Moon GRAIL, Ebb & Flow

NASA crashes two orbiters into moon mountain - Computerworld

NASA announced that the mission, dubbed GRAIL for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, was a success, giving them the highest resolution gravity field map of any celestial body.
Along with its primary science instrument, each orbiter carried a camera that took more than 115,000 images of the lunar surface. Before the mission began, groups of middle school students voted on what areas of the moon the cameras should target. The images are being sent to those students as part of the planetary studies program.

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 "Office 2013 is more "cloud-based" than previous versions.
This is notable as the default save location is the user's SkyDrive.

Office 2013 reached RTM milestone on October 11, 2012.[1] Microsoft has planned general availability release for the first quarter of 2013.[1]"

Since Office 2010 there is also a x64 version, besides standard x86 (32-bit).

For "standard" users, the x86 version is recommended.
For users who are going to use Excel for PowerPivot, the x64 version is recommended.

Windows Azure Mobile Services Dev Center

Windows Azure Mobile Services Dev Center:

"Azure Mobile" is in fact universal back-end web service
for storing and sharing data from "Apps",
that could be Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, Android,
even regular Web apps...

The service is free (for up to 10 instances),
and it is running on node.js with SQL Azure back-end.

A very nice feature are auto-generated complete sample apps
for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and iOS (!)

Installing all required tools and SDKs is quite involved process...
Not too hard, just takes time...