With HoloLens Microsoft Is Cool Again: Or maybe cooler than ever

I haven’t been this excited about MicroSoft in forever. Their thought leadership, investment in R&D and incredible technical chops has turned what was recently science fiction into a deployable reality. The innovation is called the HoloLens. Its power and potential is perhaps best seen vice described. For an overview see the video at this link: In the […]

Fed Tech Roundup September 8

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Registration for 10 Nov 2015 FedCyber Summit Now Open Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With US Over Access to Data – New York Times Patent Law Shouldn’t Block the Sale of Used Tech Products – New York […]

Enterprise Partner Group Cloud Partner of the Year Award

Hortonworks has just announced that they have won the Enterprise Partner Group Cloud Partner of the Year award at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, held in Orlando. Hortonworks has been recognized for their efforts of bringing the benefits of Apache Hadoop to Microsoft Azure and Windows. Offering Hadoop for hybrid cloud architectures, Hortonworks delivers enterprise grade solutions […]

Wunderlist Joins Microsoft

Tuesday, June 2 Microsoft and Wunderlist announced their joining of forces. I’ve been using and recommending Wunderlist to others for months and can see why Microsoft was so interested in them. Now we all have to hope Microsoft keeps Wunderlist focused on what matters most to us. Here is the news: Microsoft has indeed added Wunderlist […]

Informatica: the Data Integration Company, Provides Innovation Towards a More Data-Centric World

Informatica provides data integration software. Their products help with data integration, replication, virtualization, masking, and quality. Their flagship product is Vibe, a virtual data machine which is an “embeddable data management engine that powers Informatica’s Intelligent Data Platform and can access, aggregate, and manage any type of data.” Watch this quick introduction on what Vibe […]

Revolution Analytics, A Statistical Software Company, Now Part Of Microsoft

First announced at both Revolution Analytics’ and Microsoft’s blogs, on 23 Jan 2015, the purchase of Revolution Analytics by Microsoft was done in order to help customers “find big data value with advanced statistical analysis.” Revolution Analytics has been offering support and services for R since 2007, when it first started as Revolution Computing. Since then, they […]