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  • So is SQL Server 2014 in memory Hekaton gonna crush nosql?

    Having need to rework with old VBA macro in Excel, I found that using Excel to manipulate data is very similar to using nosql to do that... except that older Excel version has row limitation that prevent you to store data that has size the could be described by big data, but you have access to many useful built-in functions. Also it's much slower than nosql but you have access to formula fields that could be treated as trigger updated fields.

  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.


    In the WP8.1 feature list on WPCentral, there's one point which bugs me:

    • Operators can also install certain applications once a SIM card is detected

    Is there any description on how this works? Would that be any notification to phone owners that cannot be disabled through software appear? Can phone owners uninstall them ourselves?

    Unless these questions are cleared I think I have to bring another phone when I need to travel to China...

  • So is SQL Server 2014 in memory Hekaton gonna crush nosql?

    , spivonious wrote

    I'd argue that even the flattened schema meets 3NF unless the company table has the same company more than once with different addresses.

    That's probably more common than you thought, my current company has 2 addresses and my previous company has 5 addresses (3 of them occupies the whole building in different area).

  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.

    , PeterF wrote

    same order of magnitude, now +1 because finally there's an official Microsoft Remote Desktop app for WP8.1 :)



    The onscreen keyboard is not very good with display of this size. I guess it's time to buy a bluetooth keyboard.

    Btw, anyone know whether bluetooth keyboards are supported on WP8.X, or already tried it there?

  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.

    I have something to check. The list could be generated from the full Apps listing filtered by category marked as Games. My full Apps list contains 150 - 200 Apps only. How about yours?


  • So is SQL Server 2014 in memory Hekaton gonna crush nosql?

    Well, at least Oracle users get greatest() and least().

    We tried to suggest Microsoft to implement these on MSConnect, the SQL team initially show interest in making them available, but later marked it as won't fix on a cleanup before release of SQL2012.

    I know these are syntax sugar, but with short hands like decode() here and there, the summed up difference will be huge.

  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.

    @magicalclick:It take around 1 second to load. While slower than before, not quite unacceptable. (My list have about 50 games in it)

  • Win Phone 8.1 beef.

    @magicalclick:Actually the games have returned, just that the "Recently played game" list still missing.

  • Did your Surface pen get lost yet?

    I did have some customers wanted to get prepared for the lost and actually bought the 5-pens pack for Palm 10+ years ago.

  • 100 million downloads of Apache OpenOffice

    , 00010101 wrote

    PC office software is becoming a bit of a Dinosaur.

    Most businesses and schools have migrated to either Google Apps or Microsoft 365. Most have migrated to Google Apps. 

    Let me tell you something: No serious company will allow it's core financial data to leave the coparate network. Otherwise why do we have policy of banning unauthorized use of flash drives, plus outbound emails for finance department staff?

    I'm sure we'll continue to see local installation of spreadsheets for quite a long time.