Saturday, November 02, 2013

Angular + Breeze by John Papa

Building Apps with Angular and Breeze - Online Training Course for Developers  @ Pluralsight

CC: dashboard: @ Azure 

Azure HDInsight

HDInsight Documentation | Windows Azure

"Gain actionable insights by analyzing unstructured data, and drive decisions with Windows Azure HDInsight, a Big Data solution powered by Apache Hadoop. Quickly build a Hadoop cluster in minutes when you need it, and tear it down once you run your MapReduce jobs. Choose the right cluster size to optimize for time to insight or cost. Analyze unstructured data in Excel and with PowerPivot and Power View. Choose your language, including Java and .NET. Query and transform data through Hive."

Microsoft "embraced and extended" one of most popular BigData open source tools...

Announcing Windows Azure HDInsight: Where big data meets the cloud - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Surface #RemixProject

Surface #RemixProject

Microsoft's "music cover" for Surface tablets. Interesting...

iPad Air vs. Kindle Fire HDX

iPad Air vs. Kindle Fire HDX: Which is the best tablet? | ZDNet

ZDNet reviewer's conclusion:
Personally, I think the Kindle Fire HDX is the better of the two. It's cheaper, lighter, has a better screen, and storage costs are more reasonable if you want something beyond the base 16GB.

The iPad Air is a great tablet, but the Kindle Fire HDX is better.

However, if you want to be with the cool kids then you may still want to go with the iPad Air. It's without a doubt the flagship tablet, instantly recognizable and gives owners access to a huge ecosystem of apps and accessories. If you already own an iPhone or an older iPad, and have made an investment in apps, this may sway you.

Amazon is able to do what Microsoft is only trying:
keep up with Apple in creating and selling great tablets...

Maybe Bill Gates should not have left...
Apparently only founders of companies are able
to keep moving them ahead effectively...

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Tablet - Best Movie Tablet, Gaming Tablet, and Business Tablet

Apple - iPad Air

12 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos