While I have long moved on from PostgreSQL, I continue to follow its development. I am glad to see Citus grow from a small startup with growing pains into an important part of Microsoft.
Facebook, these days, reminds me of Microsoft: big necessarily evil that is very difficult to avoid altogether. The irony of the situation is that it is easier to stop using Google than it is to stop using Facebook. Here is why. Getting rid of Google Search There is plenty of web search alternatives out there, … Continue reading Facebook is the new Microsoft
It is a new year and time for something entirely new. Photography is a hobby of mine. When we travel or when I go to photo outings, I like to bring my iPad with me and do some basic post-processing before I get home. The problem is: the mobile version of Adobe Lightroom is horrible. … Continue reading Windows 10: a confession from an iOS traitor
The other day I had a conversation with a friend who pointed out that one of the reasons he purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet as opposed to an iPad Pro was the fact that Windows 10 has proper file management mechanisms whereas the iPad does not. I am not going to debate a personal … Continue reading Files and folders: apps vs documents
This article was originally published on my Cloud Power blog at Computerworld on November 10th, 2015 On October 21st, 2015, HP officially announced what many of us anticipated for months. After months of denials and flip-flopping they will shut down their HP Helion Public Cloud service. How does their SLA stack up against other cloud … Continue reading Managed IT is not the future of the cloud
Your IT department's Kodak moment is now, but it is not the kind of a moment where you get to take a cute picture and save it forever. George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888. The company was dominant during most of 20th century in the market for photographic film. Even though they invented the first … Continue reading Your IT Department’s Kodak Moment
Satya Nadella explained Microsoft's “secret” weapon against AWS and Google: To me what matters is having the right mix of SaaS value. I don’t think of my server business as somehow “old school” or “legacy.” I actually think of the server as the edge of my cloud. We now have the ability to tie together … Continue reading Smart IT Departments Own Their Business API and Take Ownership of Data Governance
Desperate times call for desperate measures at Microsoft. Frobes reports: Despite a lacklustre start, Chromebooks are becoming relatively popular in the super-budget end of the portable market. This has worried Microsoft for some time. After all, with a Google-centric experience, not to mention an operating system in the form of Chrome OS, there’s little if … Continue reading Microsoft and Apple Have Everything to Lose if Chromebooks Succeed