Friday, April 07, 2017

MOOC class & book: Mindshift

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential - McMaster University | Coursera

"help boost your career and life in today’s fast-paced learning environment"

starting 2017-04-10

by Dr. Barbara Oakley
and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski


starting 2017-04-18

cloud: Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)

IBM Launches Blockchain as a Service
IBM announced the release of IBM Blockchain as a Service. This service is based upon the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0 and runs on IBM’s high security network which is underpinned by LinuxONE.

IBM Blockchain ...600 people in the extended team.
...400 clients that are working with on production-level use cases with 8 networks in production."
"Yaron Goland, principal architect at Microsoft, has published an article describing how a blockchain client can be made AP or CP based on its implementation. This works by being able to configure how many blocks must come after a transaction until it is accepted."
Azure Podcast

Azure CAT: “Customer Advisory Team”


AzureCAT Guidance – Hands-on solutions, with our heads in the Cloud!

Hello world! Welcome to AzureCAT Guidance! – AzureCAT Guidance
"What is AzureCAT? CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions! We then have unique lessons we’ve learned from those solutions. And, thus, we publish them back to you to show you these insights, architectures, lessons learned, best practices, and emerging patterns, with Microsoft products, like Azure, SQL Server, Power BI, Visual Studio (and dev tools), and more!"