SharePoint on iPhone (iShare)

7. March 2011 15:29 by Rashid Aziz in Sharepoint blogs, Techno blogs  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments
iShare is an iPhone application. By using which user can serach and browse all the required important documents from the phone. It’s the world’s first iphone application.It connects with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007.That connection provides you a secure and authenticated access to team, group & company that allows information like documents, lists, tasks, announcements and meeting collaboration.Services:                                              Services It provides different useful services such as: 1).Browsing: iShare Browse through the sites and provide access to the lists and the document liberaries. 2).Search: This feature of iShare allows you to search across all of the SharePoint. 3).Access Documents: iShare allow us to open and read documents of different formats i.e. word, acrobat, excel, powerpoint, PNG, GIF, JPEG etc. 4).Modification of List Items: It can create, delete and update the list items that can be tasks, calendar items New. And you can view Metadata in the documents. 5).Support: document libraries, custom lists,out-of-the box and large documents paging. 6).Quick Access: It provide multiple account access to different SharePoint sites.   Platforms & Technical Requirements: 1).Microsoft Office 2007 2).Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Online   For getting started you need to have: ·         URL address of a SharePoint site ·         Your domain ·         Username & password  For SharePoint server requirements:  SharePoint Server 2007 (WSS or MOSS or Sharepoint Online) iPhone must be able to make a network connection to SharePoint server http or https (https recommended for better security if not using VPN) Windows Authentication or SharePoint Forms Authentication Your iPhone needs to be: Network connection (Wifi or Cellular) to your SharePoint server. iPhone's built-in VPN client to connect to your company network.

Earn Online Right Now!

23. February 2011 13:56 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags:   //   Comments
Following are the Golden point by using which you can earn money online right from your computer.   $.Writing Articles Online:Writing articles online may be hard to accumulated over 1,000 views, it really pays after you are committed. At first you may not have as much views, but after a while, you will make some friends and will slowly build up a community. That thousandsths mark will be easier the next day. Article writing can pay from one to five dollars per thousandths view depending on the site’s pay. Article writing just takes effort and commitment, if you have that, you can start earning.Examples of article databases who pay are Helium and Associated Contents. Check them out if article writing fits your type of style.   $.Offer to Sell Unneeded Goods Online:Selling your products online through high traffic auction sites like Amazon and Ebay. Although the auction sites may charge a small fee, it is worth the time and effort, especially if you want to clean out that garage and make some extra money on the side.   $.Take Paid Surveys:The two we mostly recommend, Opinion Outpost and Synovate. You can join the rest and simply get paid for taking paid surveys too. Surveys usually are about the daily trends and about how you feel about new upcoming products. You can learn more about surveys and how to start earning with our article about The Truth About Paid Surveys.   $.Start Freelancing Online:Any short or long projects ranging from many many jobs that can be fulfiled by your own knowledge and expertise in an instant.   $.Offer Coaching Online:Having some expertise in any subject, being a salesman, how to earn big with Ebay, how to successfully monetize a site, whatever, you can earn from it just by offering coaching lessons that people can attend to for a small fee. The better your teachings, the more reputable you will become. $.Leech Jobs Off Craigslist:Jobs ranging from basically anything that you can attend to, however, just be aware of the many scammers on Craigslist. $.Making and Monetizing a Blog:To start a blog it is rough at first, but equipped with the right monetizing tools and with the right amount of audience, you can earn big from your blog, especially if you have a lot of returning visitors. $.Join Referral Programs:Join referral programs and referring your friends and family members can easily earn your first hundred. I wouldn’t be surprised if you took it to the next level and started joining affiliate programs to refer people online that you don’t even know. Referral programs can be tremendously effective if you have a large audience to work, however, it may take time to build a large audience. $.Offer SEO Services Online:Search engine optimization services can range from just submitting sites to various search engines, as well as offering valid promotions. You can be paid valuable money for lists of dofollow links, resources, and much more. I strongly suggest the Digital Point Forums if you are interested in offering SEO services. $.Joining the Forex Market:Joining the Forex Market may sound a bit risky at first, it is always recommended to do some research. Then it is safe say it is easy to earn from exchanging foreign currencies. $.Start Your Own Online Store:Stocking up on merchandises and selling them on your own store front can strongly build up a reputable name for your store, especially if your store front is targeted only at a certain product that many people don’t offer. Making sure that your store is some what more unique and different from the other store fronts, can make your business that much more memorable in terms of branding and getting returning customers. $.Sell Ebooks:Selling Ebooks are becoming more and more popular these days, especially with all the networks that companies are offering. Clickbank and many more affiliate marketing monsters are the strongest, must convenient way to earn big with your Ebooks and to easily distribute them around the world for many publishers like me to promote and earn some of the big buck. $.Sell Digital Photos:Many Stock photos offer incentives for people to earn from their photos. Basically it is just like ebay, except you name the price of the photo for them to use them legally. $.Uploading Files:Many new uploading databases are offering incentives for each thousandths download. Ranging from $5 to $10 per thousandths download depending on how a reputable customer you are. $.Posting Jobs, Literally:Whether it be posting on a blog, on Craigslist, or just posting on a forum, it can quickly become an additively boring routine. Generally you earn some cents per post with payouts ranging from $0.10 to $0.20 per post. Once you try this method of earning, you can see how quickly it can become very boring, however, the pay can go substantially over minimum wage depending on how quickly you type quality posts. $.Join Free Trial Offers That Offer Cash Incentives:Joining free trial offers that offer cash incentives like how applying for the Visa credit card can earn you $30, can really add up depending on how many offers you do. Just remember, generally free trial offers ask for your credit card, however, to play it safe, it is always a standard procedure to search up reviews of the offer first before posting any valuable information on the web. $.Offer to Make Websites:There are many webmasters or I would say small business owners who just simply don’t have the time to learn how to make a website. This is where you can come in and earn some beneficial goodness for something you already mastered. This can easily become one of your side jobs. $.Write Site Reviews:There are many sites that offer users certain pay loads for each review they make. Generally it is determined by the length of the review and if it has some personal preference. Writing reviews can easily become an enjoyable part time job if you love trying out new things. $.Design Logos:In Adobe Photoshop or any other image enhancer application to make your job easier, you can easily become a professional logo designer. With the right amount of practice, you can earn from simply $20-$1,000 for each logo you make, however, be aware that there is always competition. Check out 99Designs if logo designing sounds right for you. $.Create Professional Web Templates:There are many themes to be made to match every web master’s needs. If you are good at web designing, you can simply earn a lot from just designing web themes. 99Designs is also a great place to find webmasters in need of customize designed web templates. $.Make Softwares:Any software that eases the user’s ability on the computer can be issued a price, and if it is a software that everyone is after, it can quickly become big with the right promoting. $.Make Freebies and Take Generous Donations:Who says that freebies can’t earn you money. Even if the product may be free, if a customer is pleased, a faction of them will issue donations. Generally Freebies receive more customers than paid services and it can come to show that donations can even out weight sales depending on how pleased the customers are. $.Sell Your Art Online:Selling your art to various groups can earn you big, especially if you are good at what you do. If this suits your type of style, I strongly suggest offering to sell copies of your art at Deviant Art. $.Keyword Academy: They will help educate and academically train you to better target keywords in markets that are both competitive and compelling none the less, and will help to guide you to making a substantial number of income with your visitors. I strongly recommend reading their keyword crash course as well.

Microsoft Lync

23. February 2011 13:44 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags:   //   Comments
According to Microsoft: Lync Server 2010 communications software and its client software, such as Microsoft Lync 2010, enable your users to connect in new ways and to stay connected, regardless of their physical location. Lync 2010 and Lync Server 2010 bring together the different ways that people communicate in a single client interface, are deployed as a unified platform, and are administered through a single management infrastructure.  PageHeaderDescription Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 delivers complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a single, easy-to-use interface that is consistent across PC, browser, and mobile device. Administrators benefit from a single, consistent management infrastructure, new capabilities to increase availability, and interoperability with existing systems. Features of Lync: PageHeaderDescription DescriptionRicControl costs Voice over IP (VoIP) enables communications among geographically dispersed company locations without long distance charges. Integrated audio, video, and Web conferencing helps reduce travel costs as well as the cost of third-party conferencing solutions.   Improve productivity Rich presence information helps employees find each other and choose the most effective way to communicate at a given time. Instead of e-mailing documents back and forth for approval, workers can rely on real-time collaboration through enhanced conferencing with desktop, application, and virtual whiteboard sharing—or contact a collaborator from within Microsoft Office or other applications. The unified Microsoft Lync 2010 client provides access to enterprise voice, enterprise messaging, and conferencing from one simplified interface.   Support the mobile workforce Mobile workers get access to rich Unified Communications tools from practically anywhere with an Internet connection, no VPN needed. An updated Lync Mobile client makes joining and managing conferences, searching the Global Address List, and viewing presence information easy. Rich presence in Lync Server 2010 has been updated with mobile location information, making on-the-go workers easier to find and contact. A single user experience across PC, phone, mobile phone, and browser gives workers more ways to stay in touch.   Gain operational efficiencies By integrating Unified Communications and rich presence into business workflows, latency and delays can be reduced or eliminated. For geographically dispersed teams, group chat can enable efficient, topic-specific, multi-party discussions that persist over time.   Be more responsive to customers, partners, and employees Enhanced delegation through Lync 2010, one-click call routing and management features in Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant for receptionists, and rich presence information in both help ensure that opportunities are routed to the right person at the right time.   Maintain regulatory compliance Built-in security, encryption, archiving, and call detail records help meet regulatory requirements. By using your own servers and network, you maintain control over sensitive data that would otherwise be transmitted over public telephone networks and third-party conferencing platforms.    Unified Experience Get easy access to presence, instant messaging, voice, and audio, video, and Web conferencing—all from the new Microsoft Lync 2010 client.  Use one set of contacts across Lync 2010 and Office applications.   Connect and Collaborate Find the right people, make connections, and communicate more effectively with new rich presence features including pictures and location.   Simple, Essential, Reliable Conferencing Collaborate more effectively with built-in desktop and application sharing, PowerPoint upload, and rich white boarding, including the ability to copy and paste images and other content. Complete Enterprise Voice Features Delight your users with the features they need, a wide range of IP and USB devices, and the ability to work in the office, at home, or on the road.   Powerful Deployment and Management Tools Work with a PowerShell-based foundation for administration consistent with Exchange Server, Active Directory, and other Microsoft server products. Extensibility Easily embed Communicator UI elements in your applications, build your own client experience in .NET with open and documented APIs, and enhance contextual collaboration by launching applications right from Communicator.

Mobile Backup & Synchronization

20. February 2011 04:25 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags:   //   Comments
Mobile Backup & Synchronization: There are several great free online storage services for best Mobile Backup & Synchronization. By using which you can backup and synchronize your data while on the go between your BlackBerries, iphones, laptops, and desktops.Some of the best services are:   Syncplicity                            “With Syncplicity, we can manage, share, back up and synchronize files that are both easy to use and gives user what they need. Syncplicity means business. Low cost, secure, and easy to administer file management, sync, share, and back-up solutions that scale. Features: File Management Made Easy: Syncplicity delivers powerful, easy to use file management in the cloud. Syncplicity automatically syncs your files across all your computers, backs up your data, and makes sharing files and collaborating easier than ever before.   Access:to all your files and documents, anytime from anywhere, no matter where you first saved them. Updated files will be available on every computer you use, instantly with no VPN required.  Share: your files and folders quickly and securely with your colleagues. Uploads and changes made by anyone are instantly and effortlessly available to everyone. IT Administrators can define and enforce policies and permissions to comply with corporate standards.  Manage:your files without lifting a finger. Syncplicity ensures your files and folders are safe, updated and instantly accessible across every computer and mobile device.   No Limits:on storage, files, folders, file sizes, users, or computers. Simply add more as your needs grow.  Easy:to get started and to use. No upfront fees, no long-term commitment. Seamless integration with Windows, Mac OS, file servers, and cloud applications means you don’t have to change the way you work.  Protect:your files with automatic back-up and Syncplicity’s unique instant restore and IT retention policy. Never lose another file or version.      Dropbox:               Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface to learn. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system. Features: File Sync   ·         Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. ·         Work on files in your Dropbox even if you're offline. Your changes sync once your computer has an Internet connection again. ·         Dropbox transfers correctly resume where they left off if your connection drops. ·         Efficient sync: only the pieces of a file that changed (not the whole file) are synced. This saves you time. ·         Doesn't hog your internet connection. You can manually set bandwidth limits.   File Sharing   ·         Sharing files is simple and done in only a few clicks. ·         See other people's changes instantly. ·         A Public folder that lets you link directly to files in your Dropbox. ·         Control who is able to access shared folders. Kick people out and remove the shared folders from their computers. ·         Automatically create shareable online photo galleries out of regular folders.   Online Backup   ·         Dropbox backs up your files online without you having to think about it. ·         Automatic backup of your files. ·         Undelete files and folders. ·         Restore previous versions of your files. ·         30 days of undo history. Upgrades available for unlimited undo.   Web Access   ·         A copy of your files is stored on Dropbox's secure servers. This lets you access them from any computer or mobile device. ·         Manipulate files as you would on your desktop. Add, edit, delete, rename, etc. ·         A Recent Events feed that shows you a summary of activity in your Dropbox.   Security & Privacy   ·         Dropbox takes the security and privacy of your files very seriously. ·         Shared folders are viewable only by people you invite. ·         All transmission of file data and metadata occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL). ·         All files stored on Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES-256). ·         Dropbox website and client software have been hardened against attacks from hackers. ·         Dropbox employees are not able to view any user's files. ·         Online access to your files requires your username and password. ·         Public files are only viewable by people who have a link to the file(s). Public folders are not browsable or searchable.   Mobile Device Access   ·         The free application for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android lets you: ·         View files from within the application. ·         Download files for offline viewing. ·         Take photos and videos and sync them to your Dropbox. ·         Share links to files in your Dropbox. ·         Export your files to other applications. ·         Sync downloaded files so they're up-to-date.

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

18. February 2011 13:02 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags:   //   Comments
    According to Microsoft “Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 enables businesses to align security and management to improve endpoint protection while greatly reducing operational costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3, allowing you to use your existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection. Download both trials and discover their combined benefits”. System Requirements:   Benefits:   Features:       1.      Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is built on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3. Configuration Manager provides a single interface for managing and securing endpoints, reducing complexity, and improving troubleshooting and reporting insights. 2.      Administrators have a central location for creating and applying all endpoint-related policies. 3.      With a shared view of endpoint protection and configuration, administrators can more easily identify and remediate vulnerable computers. 4.      Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 automatically detects and removes the most common endpoint security agents, dramatically lowering the time and effort needed to deploy new protection. 5.      Forefront Endpoint Protection uses the Configuration Manager infrastructure for deploying and managing endpoint protection. It also eliminates the expense of purchasing and maintaining an independent security infrastructure. 6.      Forefront Endpoint Protection protects against the latest malware and rootkits with low false positives. 7.      Forefront Endpoint Protection detects system behavior and file reputation data to identify unknown threats 8.      Forefront Endpoint Protection blocks exploitation of endpoint vulnerabilities with deep protocol analysis of network traffic. 9.      Forefront Endpoint Protection keeps employees productive with low performance impact scanning. 10. Forefront Endpoint Protection helps administrators centrally manage Windows Firewall protections across the enterprise

Virtual Machine Manager

18. February 2011 04:39 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments
Virtual Machine: A virtual machine is a tightly isolated software container that can run its own operating systems and applications as if it were a physical computer. A virtual machine behaves exactly like a physical computer and contains it own virtual (ie, software-based) CPU, RAM hard disk and network interface card (NIC). Virtual Machine Manager: Virtual Machine Manager is a desktop user interface application used for managing virtual machines. It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. The detailed view graphs performance & utilization over time. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain's resource allocation & virtual hardware. Components Every VMM implementation requires following components: VMM server and default library server VMM database VMM Administrator Console Virtual machine host Benefits of VMM Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 helps enable centralized management of physical and virtual IT infrastructure Increased server utilization Dynamic resource optimization across multiple virtualization platforms End-to-end capabilities such as planning, deploying, managing, and optimizing the virtual infrastructure Centrally creates and manages virtual machines across the entire datacenter Easily consolidates multiple physical servers onto virtual hosts Rapidly provisions and optimizes new and existing virtual machines Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) enables the dynamic management of virtual resources through management packs that are PRO enabled. As an open and extensible platform, PRO encourages partners to design custom management packs that promote compatibility of their products and solutions with PRO's powerful management capabilities Delegated Administration with User Roles Clustering Management Improved Resource Calibration and Optimization

Microsoft zune software

14. February 2011 12:31 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags:   //   Comments
  The Zune software is the digital media hub on your PC where you play and manage your music and video collection, shop and download from the online Zune Marketplace, sync your collection to your Zune devices, and interact with others at the Zune Social. Zune software is used for instantly stream music, movies, and TV shows. Shop, explore and discover all the entertainment you can handle and the best thing is that it’s all free.You’ll need to install and use the Zune software to do all of these things. The Zune software makes it easy and fun for you to connect, discover, and enjoy new entertainment. Get the most out of it with these features: FEATURES: 1).All Stuff in one place: It acts as a Hub for all your entertainment. With zune software you can enjoy, share and manage your media at the same place. 2).Stream instantly: You can stream videos to your PCs. There is no need for long time taking downloading. 3).Music Discovery: With powerful music discovery tools like Smart DJ and Mixview, you'll revisit old favorites or discover new ones. 4).Powerful Discover Tool: Zune Pass:Get unlimited access to millions of songs you can stream on your PC, Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, or Zune HD.* Your own personal DJ:Smart DJ is the easiest way to discover music based on your unique tastes. Let it create playlists from your own collection or Zune Marketplace. 5).Smart DJ: Smart DJ is a dynamic feature that creates instant mixes based on any album, artist, or song in your collection. Save the mixes as playlists and sync them to your Zune device.  6).Quickplay:  Fast, one-click play of newly added media, things recently played, and your favorite collection content. Quickplay lets you get to your favorite stuff right away. 7).Mini Player mode: Mini Player mode reduces the Zune window to the essentials: playback controls and a view of either the video or album info. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS FOR ZUNE: To get the most out of Zune, your computer should meet system requirements: A 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor. 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit). Broadband Internet connection. A wi-fi network is necessary for you to wirelessly sync your Zune to your computer. The Zune software won't work on versions of Windows earlier than Windows XP SP3. If the Zune software will not install on your PC and you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7. GETTING STARTED     Select an area to explore from the top of the window: ·         Quickplay gives you fast access to your favorite media items, along with items you’ve recently added or played. ·         Collection organizes your collections of music, videos, pictures, podcasts, and more. ·         Marketplace provides access to the online store where you can shop, browse, preview, and download digital media. You can view your cart to see pending purchases. ·         Social lets you find and interact with friends who have similar interests in music. ·         Device or Phone shows you what is on your Zune player or Zune-enabled phone, and lets you sync content to and from your PC. The upper-right corner of the window provides access to different features: ·         Settings let you customize settings for the Zune software, devices, and your account. ·         Help links to online topics to show you how to use Zune. ·         Sign in to access your Zune account. ·         Search for items in your collection and in Zune Marketplace. The icons in the lower-left corner of the window provide shortcuts to different activities: ·         Device: Click to view the contents of a connected Zune player or phone. Drag and drop media items from your collection onto this icon to sync those items with your device. ·         Computer: Click to return to your Collection view. Drag and drop media items from your device onto this icon to sync those items with your computer. ·         Playlist: Click to create and view playlists. Drag and drop songs, albums, genres, and artists to add them to a playlist. The area at the bottom of the window shows progress and status: ·         The progress bar displays details about the currently playing song, video, or podcast, or other tasks in progress. Click the Rating icon beside a song to rate it as either "I like" or "I don't like." ·         The sync status bar in Device view shows the free and used space on a Zune device. The area in the lower-right corner of the window shows what’s now playing: ·         Use the playback controls to enable repeat and shuffle, pause and play items, go to the previous or next item in the list, and adjust the volume. ·         Click the Now Playing icon to view the Now Playing screen

Microsoft Office 365

14. February 2011 07:21 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags:   //   Comments
     Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time and money and free up valuable resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite with online versions of our next-generation communications and collaboration services: Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Lync Online. Office 365 services are easy to administer and simple to use—with the robust security, reliability, and control you need to run your business.  Office 365 Usage Plans: Microsoft Office 365 brings together cloud versions of our most trusted communications and collaboration products with the latest version of our desktop suite. With plans for businesses of all sizes, you can get the services that deliver the greatest value for your needs Enterprises  Usages: Get the reliability and while keeping Control of IT services Flexible plans Complete productivity solutions  Business-class email Support that makes sense Stay in control of what matters Antivirus and anti-spam solutions Enhanced capabilities of cloud-based productivity tools Small businesses  Usage: Easy to use Web-enabled productivity tools Accessible from anywhere Office Web Apps Exchange Online SharePoint Online Lync Online Education al Usage: Enhanced learning Powerful and easy use of productivity tools Connection and collaboration Reduces management complexity Large capacity Learn from anywhere Familiar (and employer-demanded) Microsoft Office experience Next-generation collaboration tools Help keep students safe Latest version of Microsoft Live@Edu         SERVICES It provides all the cloud-based productivity tools you need in one place    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Office 365 will have new system requirements that customers and partners should note. Those requirements are as follows: Operating System Requirements Windows XP SP3 with RPC over HTTP update Windows XP Home is supported but will not support federated identity Windows Media Center edition is supported but will not support federated identity Windows Vista SP2 Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Office Client Requirements Office 2007 SP2 or Office 2010* Office 2008 for Mac and Entourage 2008 Web Services Edition .NET Framework 2.0 or later Microsoft Lync 2010 Mac Messenger 9 Browser Requirements — Administration Center and My Company Portal Internet Explorer 8 is required for Windows XP Internet Explorer 7 or above for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Firefox 3.x Safari 4.x Browser Requirements — Outlook Web App Internet Explorer 7 or above Firefox 3 or higher Safari 3 or higher on Macintosh OS X 10.5 Chrome 3 and later versions Browser Requirements —Outlook Web App Light** Internet Explorer 5.5+ Firefox 2+ Safari 3+ Opera

Microsoft web matrix

13. February 2011 09:32 by Rashid Aziz in Techno blogs  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments
WebMatrix  Microsoft’s definition for WebMatrix goes like this, “WebMatrix is everything you need to build Web sites using Windows. It includes IIS Developer Express (a development Web server), ASP.NET Web Pages (a Web framework), The Razor templating engine, and SQL Server Compact (an embedded database).” And it’s free. Main Features WebMatrix is a web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself.        Create your website Install WebMatric by using the Web Platform Installer.Then install free web application such as WordPress, Joomla!, DotNetNuke and Orchard. Customize your website WebMatrix provides all the tools features you’ll need in a single unified interface.With WebMatrix, you’re always just a click away from easily editing your files, managing your database and modifying your server settings. Publish your website When you’re ready, WebMatrix provides a no-hassle way to show the world your website. Just access our hosting gallery from WebMatrix and you’ll find a hosting provider that is guaranteed to run your site smoothly while also allowing you to publish directly from WebMatrix.   Conclusion With WebMatrix, there seems to be all you need to build and maintain a web application. By using it, a software provider should be able to build a system cheaper and quicker, so it would be feasible even for a local grocery store to use it. Even a large corporation should easily find a benefit from using WebMatrix, without demanding a large commitment from the IT department. Whether it succeeds is entirely dependent on the quality of the final product: To succeed, the help will need to be exceptional, the example templates comprehensive, and the helpers made to fit the whole gamut of common requirements for the average site. We look forward to the completed product, but it promises well.

Cloud computing

13. February 2011 09:26 by Rashid Aziz in Sharepoint blogs, Techno blogs  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments
Cloud Computing: Cloud Computing is a term that is often bandied about the web these days and often attributed to different things that -- on the surface -- don't seem to have that much in common. So just what is Cloud Computing? I've heard it called a service, a platform, and even an operating system. Some even link it to such concepts as grid computing -- which is a way of taking many different computers and linking them together to form one very big computer. A basic definition of cloud computing is the use of the Internet for the tasks you perform on your computer. The "cloud" represents the Internet       How Cloud Computing Works: The basic cloud computing foundation is comprised of a data center (servers, network switches, Internet connectivity, etc.), virtualization software (used to segment physical resources between users), operating system (Windows, Linux, etc.) and applications (Apache, MySQL, etc.). Together, these components "power the cloud" for millions of people using popular services such as Google's Gmail. Here’s an illustration:      It's On-Demand Cloud computing is mostly "pay-as-you-go". Quite simply, you only pay for what you need without contractual requirements. Imagine launching hundreds of servers "in the cloud" to number crunch decades of data for your client. Once the servers have fulfilled their purpose, you would simply "terminate" them and pay only for the time used. A few example uses: • Web site overflow • Database hosting • Gaming server The possibilities are endless! Flexible, Configurable Cloud computing solutions are offered in many flavors of hardware and software’s options: • 32-bit and 64-bit "virtual servers" • Linux and Windows • High I/O throughput • Gigabit network interfaces • Gigabytes of storage and memory Whatever your requirements, you won't find a lack of options to choose from. Cloud Computing Architecture: Cloud architecture, the systems architecture of the software systems involved in the delivery of cloud computing, comprises hardware and software designed by a cloud architect who typically works for a cloud integrator. It typically involves multiple cloud components communicating with each other over application programming interfaces, usually web services. This closely resembles the Unix philosophy of having multiple programs each doing one thing well and working together over universal interfaces. Complexity is controlled and the resulting systems are more manageable than their monolithic counterparts. Cloud architecture extends to the client, where web browsers and/or software applications access cloud applications. Cloud storage architecture is loosely coupled, where metadata operations are centralized enabling the data nodes to scale into the hundreds, each independently delivering data to applications or users.   Cloud Computing Application: There are three types of services offered.  Infrastructure as a service Platform as a service Software as a service Infrastructure as a service in this type,the service provider provides the necessary servers,hardware and networking components to an organisation for a fee.The organisation in turn installs the necessary programs in the service provider's server and uses them.The service provider is responsible for the maintenance of the servers. Platform as a service In this type,the service provider provides the necessary softwares and the tools for creating softwares which are installed in their server to an organisation for a specified amount.The organisation creates the necessary softwares on his platform and uses them.Its like renting in a house which has all the necessary things. Software as a service In this type the applications hosted in the service provider s server are made available to customers via the internet.The provider also interacts with the user through a front end panel.The provider provides the necessary support to the customer.The services range from e-mail to data processing.      Cloud Computing Standards: Computer hardware (Dell, HP, IBM, and Sun Microsystems) Storage (3PAR, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Mezeo, NetApp, ParaScale, and Sun Microsystems) Infrastructure (Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and Brocade Communications) Computer software (3tera, Eucalyptus, g-Eclipse, and Hadoop) Operating systems (Solaris, AIX, Linux including Novell, Red Hat, and Ubuntu) Platform virtualization (Citrix, IBM, Linux KVM, Microsoft, Sun xVM, VMware, and Xen) Application:  Communications (HTTP, XMPP) Security (OAuth, OpenID, SSL/TLS[85]) Syndication (Atom) Client: Browsers (AJAX) Offline (HTML 5) Implementations: Virtualization (OVF) Platform: Solution stacks (LAMP) Service: Data (XML, JSON) Web Services (REST) Cloud Computing Concerns: Cloud Computing: changing the way we use computers forever Cloud computing enables businesses to run online applications and services - rather than locally installed software. Cloud Computing is a new 'pay-as-you-go' internet model, sometimes referred to as SaaS (Software as a Service). It is being embraced by companies worldwide so that they can offer their workers the latest versions of business applications (e.g. Office) and server products (e.g. Exchange) at a much lower price - whilst lowering energy bills, hardware purchases and IT support costs. Cost Savings: Developers, consultants, small business owners and corporations are all attracted to cloud computing because of its cost-effectiveness. 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