Very interesting article from Mark Russinovich dating from Decembre 1998:
Russinovich explains how David Cutler lead Windows NT after leaving digital and how he and his team borrow from their work on VAX machines.
The article goes on explaining the similarities between Windows NT & VMS (OS of...
Among the flurry of new features of Windows Server 2012 R2 is Windows Azure Pack (WAP).
I've read about that product but I didn't install it yet and therefore do not have hands-on experience yet.
Microsoft positions this new offering within its Cloud OS vision:
- Customer, the consumer of cloud services in this People Centric...
Watch this presentation from Randy Shoup, distinguished engineer at eBay.
He goes on talking about the lessons learned from his organization to scale a service.
He brings in 10 lessons:
- Partition Everything
- Asynchrony Everywhere
- Automate Everything
- Everything Fails
- Embrace Inconsistency
- Expect (R)evolution
- Dependencies Matter
- Respect Authority
- Never Enough Data
- Custom Infrastructure
Those are valuable lessons for any...
Microsoft is going to deploy a new simplified user experience to login in its different services.
You can opt-in to this new UX by going here. You will have to opt-in every week though.
The video is a nice and comprehensive introduction to Windows 8 for everyone (i.e. not geek only).
My experience with Windows 8 is that once you’ve figured out a few things (e.g. how to activate contextual Search), you can start appreciating the product. Before that, it just looks...