Editorials

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Copyright, Asset Ownership, Data Ownership

Connected items, the Internet of Things and data collected there are all coming together, and in ways that perhaps aren’t so clear, but impact us all significantly. I will tell you that I’m still madly reading and lookikng through diffrent DMCA and copyright things, but the general push for this post is about copyright and ownership of code. Sort of […]

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Licensing by the Core

I’m wondering about the direction Microsoft is taking with the licensing of the SQL Server engine. Because of the per core licensing model you can carve out how you wish to use the licenses rather nicely. Say you purchase licenses for four cores, because the physical server has four cores, you can use them with different configurations. Say you have […]

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Are We Ready for the New Age?

In my opinion, privacy is going to be the pivot point to the ultimate success of AI and the Internet of Things. For example, the ability of IOT to capture health factors for an individual allows for applications to make suggestions, or even control different features that improve the quality of life for an individual. Those kinds of applications require […]

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What’s New?

If you pay attention to product marketing today one of the things you may notice is that they are constantly inventing new problems for which they can sell you a solution. Maybe that isn’t quite fair. Many times they are simply inventing new terms to describe problems that already exist. At the end of the day, we end up with […]

AI in the DB
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AI in the DB

One of the big announcements has to do with AI in the DB for SQL Server 2017… what does that mean for you? What I mean by that is, when you hear that SQL Server supports R and will be supporting Python, what types of projects come to mind? Having the artificial intelligence and machine learning and language support and […]

FaaS?  Good grief.
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FaaS? Good grief.

Psssst… just a quick note – have you registered for the SSWUG.ORG Virtual Conference? It’s free. Here’s a direct link – we’re looking at more than 1,000 people there, more than 35 sessions… it’s going to be grand. http://www.sswugvc.com I’m glad “aaS” allows for all sorts of initial abbreviation characters, but the new FaaS is as intriguing as it could […]

Are Smart Phones Really Smart?
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Are Smart Phones Really Smart?

I have a contract with my children regarding the use of their electronic devices. One of the things in our contract says that we will maintain transparency. I have the right (and responsibility) to look at their activity online. To be fair, they have the same right with my devices; true transparency is a two way street. I tell you […]

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So THAT is what is brewing on the horizon

Watched some announcements and demos this AM from Microsoft… interesting stuff and much food for thought on direction and ideas. Specifically, you can see a little more clearly now where they see thing going in terms of functionality, performance, data protection, utility, etc. The Data Amp “event” was a couple of really solid sessions broadcast initially live (and available now […]

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Are New Departmental Apps Better?

I had been looking at MS LightSwitch as a modern application creation tool thinking it might be a better solution than using previous tools such as MS Access. By the way, I still think Access has its place in the world. Back to LightSwitch. One of the reasons I was looking at it in a more positive way was the […]