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  • Blog Post: eclipse4SL: Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight

    Just saw a posting that eclipse4SL - the Eclipse tools for Silverlight project is available. It is an eclipse plug-in that enables Eclipse developers to use the Eclipse IDE to create applications that run on the Microsoft Silverlight runtime platform. The purpose of this project is the creation of open...
  • Blog Post: Data Mining Services in the Cloud – Mine your Data, Any Place, Any Time

    This is great news - Software-plus-Services that any scientist/researcher could use.  The SQL Server Data Mining folks have a Data Mining Service in the cloud they are testing out…I posted previously [ OLAP and Scientific Data & Data Mining Addins for Office 2007 (Excel & Visio) ] about...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP - Released

    PHP developers can now integrate data from SQL Server now that the driver is available for download .  Also glad to see that it works with SQL Server Express edition. It is my pleasure to announce that version 1.0 of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP has released!  This release marks...
  • Blog Post: NY Times Reader Beta for the Mac OS Now Available

    Just saw this post that the NY Times Reader for the Mac is available - I'm interested in seeing how the Silverlight version works.  I've been using the WPF version for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and really like the ease of reading articles.  I'd like to see some research journals and magazines...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta 2 is Here

    Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta 2 is available on Microsoft Connect and Ryan Waite goes into detail on much of the new stuff.  I'm really excited to start seeing scientists utilize and evaluate the new version - I think many of the new pieces especially Network Direct , PowerShell integration , and...
  • Blog Post: Dual Boot CCS and Linux Whitepaper

    Just saw VolkerW post info on the whitepaper to help understand how to setup a cluster to dual boot between WinCCS and Linux...very helpful. Dual Boot CCS and Linux Hot off the (virtual) press: "Windows ® Compute Cluster Server 2003 and Linux." Many partners, especially in academia, have asked about...
  • Blog Post: Reporting@Home: Delivering Dynamic Graphical Feedback in Community Computing Projects

    I meant to do an entry on this paper by Stuart Ozer (MSR) and David Kim & David Baker ( Rosetta@Home ) months ago...it's a great way to integrate SQL Reporting services w/ something like Rosetta@Home, and provide really great service for not only the community users - but also for the researchers...
  • Blog Post: 2007 eScience Workshop at RENCI registration is open

    Registration for the 2007 Microsoft eScience Workshop at RENCI is now open! Registration at the website www.mses07.net 2007 Microsoft eScience Workshop at RENCI October 21-23, 2007 The Friday Center for Continuing Education UNC-Chapel Hill 100 Friday Center Drive Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020 It is no longer...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability by Design - Dan'l Lewin

    Good column by Dan'l Lewin on Interoperability by Design - Products, Community, Access, and Standards... The Facts on MS Interoperability Edge of the Valley By Dan’l Lewin Contrary to what Bruce Chizen, Adobe CEO, has said about our lack of intention to maintain a cross-platform solution, we have historically...
  • Blog Post: SecPAL v1.1 Now Available

    Just got a note from Jason that SecPAL 1.1 is available - this is great - take a look at the codeplex site for more details - Jason/Blair and team, you're doing great things...let's see if the community recognize what you've been up to... Summary of New Features in the SecPAL Research Release v1.1 SecPAL...
  • Blog Post: MSR Asirra: A Human Interactive Proof

    Nice to see Asirra available and ready to add to web sites... Asirra Asirra is a human interactive proof that asks users to identify photos of cats and dogs. It's powered by over two million photos from our unique partnership with Petfinder.com . Protect your web site with Asirra — free! The JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft eScience Workshop at RENCI

    Announcing the 2007 Microsoft eScience Workshop at RENCI http://research.microsoft.com/workshops/escience2007/ October 21-23 2007 The Friday Center for Continuing Education UNC-Chapel Hill 100 Friday Center Drive Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020 The use of computers creates many challenges as it expands the...
  • Blog Post: LinuxInsider: Security: Microsoft Invites Collaboration With Grid Computing Research

    Article on SecPAL from LinuxInsider... Microsoft Invites Collaboration With Grid Computing Research Microsoft's Security Policy Assertion Language, or SecPAL, is the company's attempt to develop a language for expressing decentralized authorization policies. The software firm hopes that making available...
  • Blog Post: [Data Service] Microsoft Project Codename "Astoria"

    Time to think about how Scientific data could utilized the Astoria service... The goal of Microsoft Codename Astoria is to enable applications to expose data as a data service that can be consumed by web clients within a corporate network and across the internet. The data service is reachable over HTTP...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Nuggets

    Just ran across the MSDN Nugget resource - I like the short takes on the topics and the ability to download them and watch them on the road. MSDN Nuggets Don't have the time to read a 10-page how-to article or watch a full length webcast? Try an MSDN Nugget , a webcast that takes you step-by-step to...
  • Blog Post: SecPAL Preview Release for Microsoft .NET

    Grid folks and security researchers should be interested in the SecPAL preview release - The goal of the SecPAL project is to develop a language for expressing decentralized authorization policies, and to investigate language design and semantics, as well as related algorithms and analysis techniques...
  • Blog Post: HPC Basic Profile Overview

    Rich Ciapala from the Windows HPC team has posted a good overview of the work they've been doing on the HPC Basic Profile... HPC Basic Profile Overview The HPC Basic Profile is a proposed Open Grid Forum (OGF) interoperability specification for job submission and management between HPC systems including...
  • Blog Post: AJAX : The final release of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0

    Just saw that the ASP.NET team released ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 and have updated the website ... ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. With ASP.NET AJAX...
  • Blog Post: Technology Review: The Year in Infotech and MSR SenseWeb

    It's great to see the MSR SenseWeb project picked as one of 2006 most significant advances in information technology by Technology Review. Check out the SensorMap and you can see the JHU Life Under Your Feet Project sensors on the map . Geotagging. GPS is becoming a more common feature in mobile phones...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Formats : Ecma Standard 376 – Office Open XML formats

    Great info from Brian Jones on the Open XML standards as well interop solutions. Ecma Standard 376 – Office Open XML formats It's finally official. Today the Ecma General Assembly voted almost unanimously to approve the Office Open XML formats as an official Ecma standard. They also voted to submit the...
  • Blog Post: Mundie: Science as a Web Service

    I realized I forgot to post about Craig Mundie's article in the March/April Technology Review - Science as a Web Service XML can supercharge research. <...> XML is also one of the enabling technologies for grid computing and Web services, which will revolutionize the scientific community in the...
  • Blog Post: Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability &ndash; this is now a reality!

    Glad to see this use fo the Shibboleth ADFS Integration : An extension allowing a Shibboleth 1.3 IdP to integrate with Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Service. Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability – this is now a reality! Last week, the efforts of Microsoft , the JISC , London School of Economics...
  • Blog Post: WPF/E(codename) CTP available for download

    Just downloaded and tried out the December CTP of WPF/E (codename) and it is very smooth - it will be interesting to see how it can apply to scientific research projects. Both the Windows and Mac CTP's are available...as well as SDK and docs "WPF/E” is compatible with Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0 and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Search Beta for mobile

    WLS mobile really puts the power of searching and finding info into your hand - I especially use it when travelling to find locations (restaurnats, etc), but also to see the local traffic... The great part is that it not only run on Windows Mobile devices...but will run on other popular cellphones What...
  • Blog Post: HPC Leaders Demonstrate Interoperability Using OGF Specs

    Saw this demo while at SC06 today - this is great news for folks looking to use HPC clusters. The Open Grid Forum (OGF) announced its interoperability demonstration at the Supercomputing 2006 (SC06) conference showing the work being done towards interoperable high performance computing (HPC). Organizations...
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