Category Archives: Microsoft
Do you work with both MySQL and Excel? Are you stuck editing Excel file after Excel file, while you know that in a database things would be easier? Fetching data from a database to then get it into an Excel spreadsheet to do analysis, reporting, transforming, sharing, etc. is a very common task among users. Do you want to interactively “connect” to an MySQL database, retrieving content? Do you need to keep having office users updating excel sheets, while you still need to have the data on a database? MySQL for Excel is an application plug-in enabling data analysts to very easily access and manipulate MySQL data within Microsoft Excel. It enables you to directly work with a MySQL database from within Microsoft Excel so you can easily do tasks such as:
- Importing MySQL Data into Excel
- Exporting Excel data directly into MySQL to a new or existing table
- Editing MySQL data directly within Excel
While everybody has recently heard of the news that Microsoft bought Skype in a $8.5 billion deal, and Voice over IP telephony has gained once more some publicity, nobody knows of the several options for communication over the internet. While Skype can easily be considered as the most popular or even the most famous, there also other services that can be considered. Perhaps, there’s probably no one service that provides a feature-for-feature replacement for Skype, there are plenty that offer great VoIP and video calling services, some of which are even better than Skype’s. Let’s take a look at the options
Since Oracle acquired Sun, and several of Sun products changed hands and management, there are a growing number of people asking questions about the products future. We will not be getting into all that discussion, but will focus on using one of the products that has already gained much out the new environment. Sun VirtualBox is claiming to be the world’s most popular open source virtualization software. The latest version of the open source hypervisor developed by Sun, released after the acquisition from Oracle, offers numerous bug fixes and compatibility with the next version of Ubuntu.
This is the first update marked by Oracle to the open source hypervisor developed by Sun Microsystems. The new version 3.1.6 of VirtualBox follows a grind of major importance to migrate virtual machines from one physical machine to warm to another without requiring the shutdown of the guest environment.
This version fixes stability issues related to Linux kernel 2.6.31 and some processors. Problems with crash the operating system Mac OS X have also been resolved. Similarly, with some bugs caused Intel Core and Xeon, as well as the VT virtualization technology have been corrected. Note also that the hypervisor supports the latest version 10.04 of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, scheduled for April 29 next.
Between February 2008 and the release of version 3.1, VirtualBox has been downloaded 20 million times, at a rate of 40 000 downloads every day, according to Sun. The hypervisor, which is capable of supporting virtual machines 32 and 64 bits, mainly uses OVF format virtual machines (Open Virtualization Format). Several of the people downloading VirtualBox end up with a very specific question:
How do I move a VMware virtual machine into VirtualBox?
Read More …
2009 is out and 2010 is in…For the better or worse, we are already 15 days into the new year. Let’s then get a taste of what 2009 had to offer? And what better way that browsing all the Top 10 lists for 2009.