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  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft goes public with more details on its Windows 10 rollout plan
    Published. July 2, 2015

    Windows 10 Enterprise and Education will be available starting August 1. Starting July 29, those who want Windows 10 under the first-year-free deal will get the OS in waves....


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Microsoft adds cheaper Core i7 tablet to Surface Pro 3 lineup
    Published. July 1, 2015

    The new $1,299 configuration keeps the price lower by featuring only 128GB of storage....


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Comment on Exploring the MSP430 tool chain: Part 7 – Code Composer Studio on Mac BETA now available
    Published. June 19, 2015

    Hi William Cooper: does CCS for Windows or Linux currently support the CC26xx and CC13xx? And, if I buy a floating license to CCS-6 now, for Windows, can I convert it to Mac when the time comes? I would prefer working on the Mac if I can....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Why MDM is Not Enough
    Published. June 11, 2015

    I remember the endless arguments about the cost savings from adopting mobility trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Thankfully, by now  everyone has realized that BYOD, unless done right, does not save money  for enterprises. Articles such as this one are proof that we have evolved to focus on what matters the most - apps. Apps are the windows through which end users access their data [Tweet this]....


  • Mocana Device Blog

    Mocana Device Blog

    Why MDM is Not Enough
    Published. June 11, 2015

    I remember the endless arguments about the cost savings from adopting mobility trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Thankfully, by now  everyone has realized that BYOD, unless done right, does not save money  for enterprises. Articles such as this one are proof that we have evolved to focus on what matters the most - apps. Apps are the windows through which end users access their data [Tweet this]....


  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?Windows 10 Mobile arrives for Xiaomi Android phones
    Published. June 1, 2015

    Microsoft would love to get some of Android's mobile market share, and here's one way they're trying to do it in China....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #NEWS: "Can Texas Instruments Obsolete the FPGA Industry?" #Semiconductors
    Published. May 7, 2015


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Dual Targeting and Agile Prototyping of Embedded Software on Windows
    Published. April 12, 2013

    When developing embedded code for devices with non-trivial user interfaces, it often pays off to build a prototype (virtual prototype) of the embedded system of a PC. The strategy is called “dual targeting”, because you develop software on one machine (e.g., Windows PC) and run it on a deeply embedded target, as well as on […]...


  • State-Space

    State-Space

    Dual Targeting and Agile Prototyping of Embedded Software on Windows
    Published. April 12, 2013

    When developing embedded code for devices with non-trivial user interfaces, it often pays off to build a prototype (virtual prototype) of the embedded system of a PC. The strategy is called “dual targeting”, because you develop software on one machine (e.g., Windows PC) and run it on a deeply embedded target, as well as on […]...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #452
    Published. May 14, 2014

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  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    WiGig Has Arrived to Enable IoT Designs--and Cut the HDMI Cord!
    Published. March 4, 2015

    What is WiGig WiGig is the name given to a high-speed multi-gigabit wireless communications standard over unlicensed 60GHz radio frequency band established by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance in 2007. Since then it has become part of the WiFi Alliances and established as one of the IEEE 802.11ad protocol. As part of the WiFi Alliances, WiGig tri-band-enabled devices will operate in the 2.4, 5 and 60GHz radio band. WiGig (802.11ad) vs. 802.11n and 802.11ac Demand for faster wireless broadband drove the...


  • Steven Brown's Blog

    Steven Brown's Blog

    WiGig Has Arrived to Enable IoT Designs--and Cut the HDMI Cord!
    Published. March 4, 2015

    What is WiGig WiGig is the name given to a high-speed multi-gigabit wireless communications standard over unlicensed 60GHz radio frequency band established by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance in 2007. Since then it has become part of the WiFi Alliances and established as one of the IEEE 802.11ad protocol. As part of the WiFi Alliances, WiGig tri-band-enabled devices will operate in the 2.4, 5 and 60GHz radio band. WiGig (802.11ad) vs. 802.11n and 802.11ac Demand for faster wireless broadband drove the...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Microsoft’s New Idea: A Hologram Headset to Rewrite Reality
    Published. January 21, 2015

    A wearable display set for release by Microsoft later this year can augment your world with realistic, interactive virtual objects.Microsoft today showed off an augmented reality headset slated for release later this year. The compact, visor-style device, called Hololens, generates holograms that make 3-D objects appear to the wearer to be overlaid on the real world....


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Finally, a desktop Linux that just works
    Published. January 22, 2015

    I’ve been a user of Linux on the desktop, as my primary desktop, for the last 16 years. In that time, I’ve had laptops with Windows flavors (95, XP, 2000, 7), a MacOSX desktop. Before that, my first laptop I had bought (while working on my thesis) was a triple boot job, with DOS, Windows […]...


  • scalability.org

    scalability.org

    Finally, a desktop Linux that just works
    Published. January 22, 2015

    I’ve been a user of Linux on the desktop, as my primary desktop, for the last 16 years. In that time, I’ve had laptops with Windows flavors (95, XP, 2000, 7), a MacOSX desktop. Before that, my first laptop I had bought (while working on my thesis) was a triple boot job, with DOS, Windows […]...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    November 2014 OSI Newsletter
    Published. December 7, 2014

    OSI Newsletter: November 2014 */   November 2014 OSI Newsletter Open in your browser...


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    The QA Mindset
    Published. December 3, 2014

    My first job in technology was a QA internship. The summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I tested the first release of Paradox for Windows at Borland. As an intern, I started by following someone else’s QA test plan – dutifully checking each test off the list. After a few weeks, I knew my… More...


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    ARM® Techcon Paper Report: How Microsoft Saved 4 Man-Months Meeting Their Coverage Closure Goals Using Automated Verification Management & Formal Apps
    Published. November 17, 2014

    Few verification tasks are more challenging than trying to achieve code coverage goals for a complex system that, by design, has numerous layers of configuration options and modes of operation.  When the verification effort gets underway and the coverage holes start appearing, even the most creative and thorough UVM testbench architect can be bogged down […]...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    c# oledb Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression
    Published. October 30, 2014

    Hello, I'm trying to import xlsx to datagrid using oledb.but i'm geting this: Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression.I've read other related posts but didn't helpedthis is the code: private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { OleDbConnection conn = new OleDbConnection(); conn.ConnectionString = @"Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=C:alm1.xlsx" + @";Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0 ......


  • Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Approaching Windows Embedded Intelligently

    Announcing Microsoft’s new IoT blog
    Published. October 28, 2014

    Posted By Barb EdsonGeneral Manager, Marketing, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Microsoft's Internet of Things blog. Join us there to follow what’s new and what’s next in Microsoft IoT. We’ve also launched a Twitter handle for all things IoT: @MicrosoftIoT, and our IoT videos will be found on the new IoT YouTube playlist. So update your bookmarks, and join us to see what comes next in Microsoft IoT....


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #676 – RANT: FTDI Bricking Counterfeit Chips!
    Published. October 27, 2014

    FTDI have released a windows driver update that bricks any product using counterfeit chips. A classic case of corporate suicide. Dave breaks down “FTDIgate”, and rants about FTDI’s official response. NOTE: The 2nd half of this video includes the original rant video before FTDI responded and withdrew their new driver. FTDI’s response The forum thread […]...


  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Multi-Device Development in Visual Studio
    Published. May 28, 2014

    You've read on Soma's blog post that Microsoft is broadening Visual Studio's reach to other platforms (including for example Android)…  specifically this is what Soma wrote: "With bring-your-own-device trends in the enterprise, and heterogeneity in the consumer mobile device market, developers are increasingly focused on building apps that can target a variety of devices. We are committed to enabling developers to build apps for this heterogeneous, mobile-first world with Visual Studio for...


  • Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    Frank Schirrmeister Blog

    DAC 2014—ESL Design Is Dead... Long Live ESL!
    Published. May 27, 2014

    Next week the EDA industry is getting together in San Francisco for Design Automation Conference 2014. As I pointed out in a recent blog called " Confessions of an ESL-Aholic ", the scope of electronic system level (ESL) design has changed quite a bit over the last 15 years, but there is still a lot of promise, and a lot to come. The basic premise of my soberness on classic ESL is that the basic momentum upwards in abstraction continues—as indicated in my graph dated ca. 2001 below—raising...


  • Team ESL Blog

    Team ESL Blog

    Intel vs ARM - Did the Embedded Systems Conference India Shed Light on the Battle?
    Published. August 5, 2009

    Being a Brit, Cricket is never very far from my thoughts especially when travelling to India, the biggest cricket mad nation in the world. There is a saying in cricket that you should always think of doing what the opposition would least like, a statement that applies in business too. I was on my way to present a session on Verifying Embedded SW Power Management” at the Embedded System Conference in Bangalore . With the recent activity by Intel firstly joining forces with TSMC to deliver licensed...


  • Joel on Software

    Joel on Software

    Trello, Inc.
    Published. July 24, 2014

    Hello? is this thing on? I’m not sure if I even know how to operate this “blog” device any more. It’s been a year since my last post. I’m retired from blogging, remember? Want to hear something funny? The only way I can post blog posts is by remote-desktopping into a carefully preserved Windows 7 machine which we keep in a server closet running a bizarrely messed-up old copy of CityDesk which I somehow hacked together and which only runs on that particular machine. The shame! I do...


  • Always On Real

    Always On Real

    Mobile Future Forward: Enterprise Mobility: IBM
    Published. July 24, 2014

    Last week Apple and IBM announced their historic Enterprise Mobility deal. Microsoft in a series of memos and presentations this month declared that it is essentially betting the company on redefining productivity. In one of the hottest mobile segments – IoT – Enterprises are the ones who are driving the most revenue and tangible value. [...]...


  • To USB or not to USB

    To USB or not to USB

    First USB 3.0 Docking Stations Specifically Targetted at Tablets
    Published. June 4, 2013

    Belkin announced the release of the very first USB 3.0 Docking Stations specifically targetted at tablet PCs. The design is such that it allows the simultaneous use of 3 screens: the tablet screen and 2 screens attached to the docking station. At this time, the docking station supports Windows 8 Tablets which means that the […]...


  • Everything USB

    Everything USB

    Password Reset Key is a Godsend to IT Admins
    Published. February 3, 2014

    One of the most classic and – yet still perversely prevalent – issues IT staff face is resetting Windows passwords for users who have […]The post Password Reset Key is a Godsend to IT Admins appeared first on Everything USB....


  • Simon Phipp's Blog

    Simon Phipp's Blog

    Microsoft opens .Net but misses the point with mobile
    Published. April 4, 2014

    In my last column, I observed that it's possible that Satya Nadella may be able to lead Microsoft out of the desertread more...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Better Software, Faster!: free virtual prototyping book available now
    Published. March 26, 2014

    Free book explains virtual prototyping and includes case studies about virtual prototyping from Altera, Bosch, GM, Hitachi, Lauterbach, Linaro, Microsoft, Renesas, Ricoh, Siemens, and TI.The post Better Software, Faster!: free virtual prototyping book available now appeared first on Tech Design Forum....


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog

    EDA vs. Windows 8
    Published. March 17, 2014

    I have read a lot in recent months about Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest incarnation of its flagship Windows operating system. While there are many new features over and above its Windows 7 predecessor, one thing that makes me quite curious about Windows 8 is its optimization for touchscreen technology. Note that I have yet to […]...


  • Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Robin Bornoff's Blog

    Heat Your Home Office for 8p a Day. Part 4 – Comfort Temperature
    Published. March 6, 2014

    Have you ever wondered why, after a winter night, some of your car windows are iced over whilst others are not? Happens after a clear night with no clouds. To understand the reason one must appreciate the fact that something loses heat, and thus gets cold, for two reasons; losing heat to the local air […]...


  • GROG: Green Tech Blog

    GROG: Green Tech Blog

    Jalousie aka louvre windows are terrible
    Published. February 4, 2014

    This post was written by Alex for Tashman Home Center in Los Angeles. If you live some where that is not temperate year round you may not have run into this abominable style of windows. For obvious reasons, installing these things somewhere cold is a terrible idea but installing them somewhere warm is also silly. […]...


  • Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    Daniel Cazzulino's Blog

    OutDir vs OutputPath
    Published. January 28, 2014

    Which one should you use? Seems like OutputPath is the way to go, since it’s the one that is specified on every project you create, right inside the Debug or Release configuration. From C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319Microsoft.Common.targets, however, we learn: OutDir: Indicates the final output location for the project or solution. When building a solution, OutDir can be [...]...


  • Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Soft Talk - Multicore and Parallel Programming

    Merry Christmas from Intel
    Published. December 4, 2012

    Intel is sponsoring the Android Christmas party at The Counting House this Thursday – an informal evening of food, drinks, and Android chat. Kicking off the evening, there’s going to be a quick presentation on developing apps for Android on Windows 8 and Ultrabooks. I’m looking forward to finding a bit more about this from […]...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985
    Published. November 20, 2013

    On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system....


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    ePC-K7 Embedded Computer Supports Kintex 7 325/410, Spartan 6 FPGAs
    Published. September 26, 2013

    Innovative Integration announced the ePC-K7 user-customizable, turnkey embedded instrument. The ePC-K7 embedded computer is a full Windows/Linux PC. It supports programmable Kintex 7 325/410 and Spartan 6 FPGAs and a wide variety of FMC modules. The ePC-K7 features a modular IO, scalable performance, and easy to use PC architecture. The embedded system reduces time-to-market. Read […]...


  • Jack Erickson's Blog

    Jack Erickson's Blog

    Slow Winter or New Spring for Hardware Design?
    Published. October 3, 2013

    If you're looking for an entertaining gonzo take on the history and current state of hardware design, I highly recommend "The Slow Winter" by James Mickens, the "Galactic Viceroy of Research Excellence" at Microsoft.The premise is that it's no longer lucrative or cool to be a hardware designer because process scaling has hit a wall in the form of voltage leaks, excessive heat, and...Pauly Shore. Thus, gone are the days when hardware designers could afford to buy Matisse...


  • McAfee Labs

    McAfee Labs

    Product Coverage and Mitigation for CVE-2013-3893
    Published. September 20, 2013

    Microsoft Security Advisory (2887505) On September 17th, 2013, Microsoft published Security Advisory 2887505, which coverers a remote code execution vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer.   The flaw resides in the handling of objects in memory which have been deleted or improperly allocated.  Specifically, a use-after-free flaw in the HTML rendering engine (aka Read more......


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Texas Instruments XDS200 JTAG Emulator Features USB Connectivity
    Published. August 28, 2013

    Texas Instruments recently introduced the XDS200 JTAG emulator. The TI XDS200 can be used for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI’s embedded processors. The JTAG emulators support a USB connection to the host computer and work with 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The TI XDS200 JTAG emulator [...]...


  • Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    Law & Life: Silicon Valley

    GitHub: Critical New Issue in FOSS Management
    Published. August 21, 2013

    The management of FOSS continues to evolve. Many companies have focused on managing their internal resources and repositories. However the rise of GitHub and other online repositories increases the complexity of this management. Samsung recently had this experience native Linux driver for Microsoft’s exFAT file-system which was accidently posted on GitHub. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTQxNzg. Samsung has [...]...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    An Interview with PICMG President and Chairman Joe Pavlat
    Published. July 29, 2013

    PICMG is the standards organization responsible for AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, CompactPCI, and several other hardware form factors. They’ve had a VERY busy twelve months, with myriad standards updates on the way. From CompactPCI Express, to faster Ethernet, to lower priced memories … Continue reading →...


  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Our Blog has Moved
    Published. June 21, 2013

    As you may have noticed, we’ve started to blog most of our announcements on the .NET blog. As of today, we are officially merging the BCL blog with the .NET blog. Originally, the .NET blog was the CLR’s team blog. Back in those days, we’ve basically split the content according to feature area: runtime features go to the CLR blog, managed features go to the BCL blog. After a few years we’ve figured out that this split doesn’t really help. First of all many features span...


  • Fusion

    Fusion

    Now Showing on AMD Everywhere – Adobe Premiere Pro with Real-Time editing and Finishing
    Published. April 5, 2013

    Now Showing on AMD Everywhere – Adobe Premiere Pro with Real-Time Editing and Effects Today at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow (NAB), AMD  announced a collaboration with Adobe to deliver OpenCL™ powered hardware-accelerated for the first time on the Microsoft … Continue reading...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by Harry Hedgecock
    Published. April 4, 2013

    Could you lie any more Mr. Holden? Allow me to show your readers the entire list of everything found in his room via a search warrant, except for guns, clips and bullets, there was a lot of them, that would have taken up to much space, My point is to demonstrate there was no large amounts of NRA literature as Mr. Holden claims. In fact the contents found via the search warrant revealed absolutely none, and instruction manuals, come with guns when they are purchased. However Mr. Holden feels he can...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Were the Five Recent/Worst Mass Murderers in the US Democrats? by Harry Hedgecock
    Published. April 4, 2013

    Could you lie any more Mr. Holden? Allow me to show your readers the entire list of everything found in his room via a search warrant, except for guns, clips and bullets, there was a lot of them, that would have taken up to much space, My point is to demonstrate there was no large amounts of NRA literature as Mr. Holden claims. In fact the contents found via the search warrant revealed absolutely none, and instruction manuals, come with guns when they are purchased. However Mr. Holden feels he can...


  • CEA Digital Dialogue

    CEA Digital Dialogue

    Five Connected Car Experts You Should Follow on Twitter
    Published. March 13, 2013

    Car technology has come a long way since cassette players and roll-down windows. Here are five experts who cover and discuss the latest innovations in this product category....


  • Jason Andrews Blog

    Jason Andrews Blog

    Embedded World 2013: Virtual Platforms Connected to Everything
    Published. February 22, 2013

    Sometimes it is hard to explain why certain ideas take off and why others don’t. There are many stories of poor products that are more successful than much better products. There are also many stories about products that struggle in one time or place, but the same thing is a big hit at another time in history. This is especially difficult for engineers who tend to analyze everything.Embedded World 2013 starts Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2013) in Nuremberg, Germany. Since the event revolves...


  • GreenTech Pastures

    GreenTech Pastures

    Microsoft offers progress report on carbon-neutral pledge
    Published. February 13, 2013

    The developer's internal carbon fee is funding investments in energy efficiency and purchases of renewable energy credits....


  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Embedded Keynote at SMART TECHnology World
    Published. March 26, 2012

    On Friday 23rd March 2012 Kevin Dallas, General Manager of the Windows Embedded Business at Microsoft delivered a keynote presentation at SMART TECHnology World, during the keynote Kevin is joined by Michael Allison, IT Administrator of Hillcrest Medical Center, Tom Romano, CIO of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Jim Buczkowski, a Technical Fellow at Ford to discuss the emergence and value of Intelligent Systems Here’s a link to the keynote video - Mike...


  • Windows Embedded Standard

    Windows Embedded Standard

    This Blog is Moving!
    Published. July 9, 2012

    This blog site is being incorporated into a new, more integrated blog site that covers all things Embedded. As of today we will no longer be posting news and announcements on this site but will be posting to the new site instead- Approaching Embedded Intelligently. We have migrated a number of useful articles to this new site already so you will not lose these troubleshooting and information resources- you can find them under the Products Update discussion topic. We hope you enjoy the new site!...


  • EEBeat

    EEBeat

    Info surfaces on the new Microsoft Surface
    Published. October 19, 2012

    If you want to know more about the Surface tablet computer, have a look at this page: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/7/A/37A9C06B-DB3D-4189-99EC-C1EE175234DE/HelpMeChoose.pdf The price for the RT version is $499 to $830. The price for the Windows version with the higher res display has not been given as of yet....


  • John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    John Coyne's Embedded Blog

    Compact 7 Webcast–June 19th!
    Published. May 21, 2012

      Our Windows Embedded Compact 7 team is hosting a Webcast on June 19th! Image Tuning to balance Performance and Power in Windows Embedded Compact 7 The demands of the embedded world make creating the best image possible an absolute requirement. ...(read more)...


  • Tom Anderson's Blog

    Tom Anderson's Blog

    Missing Real-World Assertions in Computer-Land
    Published. September 26, 2011

    I was reviewing the page view statistics on the Cadence Functional verification blog and noticed that my previous three posts about missing real-world assertions are among the most read. So, in the spirit of milking the cash cow, I've collected a few more incidents that amused me with their utter illogic. My examples this time all have to do with some aspect of computer programs or Web sites being out of sync with the times in which we live. As a member of several airline frequent-flier programs,...





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