During Mobile World Congress I met with some folk from Twilio, the cloud telephony company, who said something that interested me. Twilio uses Amazon Web Service (AWS) for its infrastructure and told me that essentially there is no choice, AWS is the only cloud provider which can scale on demand quickly and smoothly as required.
…continue reading How Amazon Web Services dominate infrastructure as a service
A few days in, and the reactions to Windows 8 Consumer Preview are coming thick and fast, mostly strong reactions, with love for Metro on a tablet and hate from annoyed Windows users looking for the Start menu.
For myself, I have it installed on a tablet (Samsung Series 7 Slate bought for the purpose)
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I have been running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a dual-monitor desktop today. I encountered several annoyances. In no particular order:
The Start Menu
If you are working on the desktop, being dumped back in Metro every time you need the Start menu is disconcerting. It is not so bad on a touch slate, because
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Microsoft, rightly, is making plenty of noise about the Metro-style side of Windows 8, which is great for those using Windows 8 on a touch device. But has the company spent so much energy on that aspect, that there is little left for desktop users? That is arguable; but there are new features on the
…continue reading What’s in Windows 8 client for desktop users who do not need Metro?
Embarcadero has released Delphi XE2 Update 4. The depressing news is that you have to uninstall RAD Studio completely before installing the update. The reward is a large number of bug fixes, listed here, as well as new features:
Printing support in FireMonkey OS X Support for Free Pascal 2.6 in FireMonkey iOS New FireMonkey
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Following the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft is now offering its server cousin. You can download Windows Server 8 beta here.
What’s new since the developer preview? Here are some highlights:
Metro UI screenshots to follow! There is a new Metro Remote Desktop client as well. Voice over IP in Remote Desktop Services
…continue reading Here comes Windows Server 8 beta: what’s new since the Developer Preview?