High-performance SequoiaDB available to developers worldwide via VM Depot

SequoiaDB is an open source, distributed NoSQL document database, created by the Chinese software company of the same name. A set of NoSQL database benchmark performance tests conducted by Bankmark UG in December 2014 found that SequoiaDB performs competitively with other open source offerings. In order to support a growing … Read More

AllJoyn demonstrated on Windows 10 and on .Net Micro Framework at WinHEC

AllJoyn was everywhere at the renewed Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) Summit in Shenzhen, China this year. The open source framework developed by the AllSeen Alliance, which enables interoperability among connected devices to create dynamic proximal networks, hit the prime time. Demoed on Windows 10 IoT during the keynote presented by Kevin Dallas (General Manager, … Read More

ANGLE: The display attribute used to configure an EGLDisplay to use WARP has been changed.

If you are seeing the following compiler error when building your ANGLE project, you most likely just got the latest updated ANGLE. “error C2065: ‘EGL_PLATFORM_ANGLE_USE_WARP_ANGLE’ : undeclared identifier” can be fixed by replacing the display attribute: This update introduced an alternate flag to use for configuring the EGLDisplay to use … Read More

Open Compute Project showing strong momentum at U.S. Summit

The Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2015 this week in San Jose is highlighting key announcements from Microsoft, HP, Canonical and other members of the OCP vendor ecosystem, as outlined in a blog post today from Kushagra Vaid, Microsoft’s General Manager of Cloud Server Engineering. These announcements demonstrate OCP’s continued … Read More

Predictive monitoring and control at SLAC with Machine Learning and ConnectTheDots.io

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in a pilot with MS Open Tech that demonstrates predictive monitoring and control for one of the SLAC’s particle accelerator beam’s cooling systems. The pilot encompasses Microsoft Azure IoT services and the open source project ConnectTheDots.io. At the forefront … Read More

Pointer Events is now a W3C Standard

Today, the World Wide Consortium (W3C) announced that Pointer Events is a Recommendation. This means that the specification that describes how HTML5 elements respond to various input types (mouse, touch and pen) is feature complete and tested, and the standards body formally endorses its widespread use. W3C achieved this milestone … Read More

Using Packer with Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure

Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images, that is static units containing pre-configured operating systems and application software. With Microsoft open technologies latest contributions to the project you can now use Packer to create machine images for Azure and Hyper-V using any computer with Hyper-V enabled. Pre-baked machine images configured by tools such as Chef and … Read More