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You need to get to the Azure preview portal here: https://portal.azure.com/hodenteklive.onmicrosoft.com Of course you would be needing an account on the Microsoft Azure. You could also start here: Once in the preview portal click on the Azure Gallery at the bottom of the page shown in this partial screenshot. Gallery listing gets shown. In the gallery listing shown click on Data storage, cache, +backup Another set of related list of services gets displayed. Click on DocumentDB. DocumentDB is displayed with some summrized information. You can also create a DocumentDB service. Here is the pricing information for DocumentDB presently only avilable in US West and European datacenters. Click create to open the window for filling in details for the service you want to create. Name field has restrictions (Small ccase, numbers etc.) Click create after filling up details. Th program start... (more)

IoT Foundation Service on @IBMBluemix Gets a Boost | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

IBM recently boosted its support for its IoT Foundation Service by setting up a dedicated IoT business practice with funds totaling $3B. This will bring together clients, partners and stake holders to integrate dispersed sources, sensors, devices, business operations to glean real-time intelligence. This IoT ecosystem partnership will include The Weather Company that provides a strong bearing on anything related to weather on business. IoT Foundation Service makes it easy to access IoT via Cloud APIs. The cloud platform will further add: IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform for Industries... (more)

Now you have SQL Azure Reporting Services in the Cloud

At the PDC on October 28th Microsoft announced two new features for SQL Azure Reporting CTP and SQL Azure Data Sync CTP2. You can embed cloud based reports using SQL Azure Data. You use the familiar SSRS to author reports and use it on-site or, up on the cloud (you can have your cake and eat it too!). SQL Azure Sync CTP2 enables synchronization between on-premises SQL Server and SQL Azure. Now you have it both ways. If you are new to SSRS I strongly recommend my book, http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2009/03/finally-book-is-published.html If you are new to SQL Azure you can order my book f... (more)

HP Dumps SQL Server and Picks Up MySQL

HP seems to be courting Oracle, its one time bitter foe, by choosing Oracle's MySQL (it's not Oracle's original stuff but was part of Sun Microsystems suite which it acquired in 2010) over SQL Server. This reminds me of the famous quote (I forgot to who it must be attributed) that, "there are no friends, no enemies, but eternal interests". Why did HP do it? Perhaps MySQL’s adoration by the Open Source developers (it's really poor man's RDBMS compared to MS SQL Server's and may cost a lot less than SQL Server) and by those with smaller budgets. Perhaps, HP wants to motivate the in... (more)

Twilio's Cloud-based Telephony Aligns with Microsoft Azure

You may start hearing voices from Microsoft Azure. Do not send for an exorcist. The new strategic alliance between Twilio and Microsoft make this possible by aligning Twilio's Cloud-based telephony (voice and messaging services) with Microsoft Azure Cloud. You may recall that an earlier post was related to  Skype integrated with the IE browser. Twilio offers a similar advantage in that there is no need to download an app or plug-in. Twilio in some ways may be similar to Skype but it appears to offer much more such as: interactive voice response, mobile app distribution via SMS cal... (more)