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MSTDC IN SQL SERVER 2012 - WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2 WITH HIGHAVAILABILITYview story

http://serverfault.com – We had implemented SQL Server High Availability on two physical servers over the VPN network. SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2. It was noted that, Distributed Transaction was working perfectly with NODE1 and NODE2 switched on and also NODE1 ON and NODE2 OFF. We tested, failover switching off NODE1 and NODE2 one at a time and vice versa. It was experienced that, MSDTC was not working afte (HowTos)

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Cannot connect to MS SQL server 2012view story

http://serverfault.com – I installed SQL server 2012 when my laptop had no password, I could connect to it then, but now I changed my laptop password, and I could not connect to the server any more. So I removed the password of my laptop, but still am not able to connect to the server. (HowTos)

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ATM con Linux: l’industria lo considera possibileview story

http://www.oneopensource.it – A quanto pare, nonostante i paventati problemi di sicurezza relativi alla scadenza del supporto per Windows XP siano da prendere poco in considerazione per quanto riguarda questi dispositivi, i distributori di ATM stanno prendendo seriamente in considerazione Linux per quanto riguarda il loro hardware. Questo perché a detta loro, non è possibile sottostare ai tempi dettati da Microsoft per quanto (Software)

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Microsoft Will Now Deploy Two Legal Teams, Outside Former Federal Judge To Approve User-Data Searchesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Following a court document revealing that Microsoft read the email of a third-party blogger to uncover an internal leak, the company this evening announced a policy change, effective immediately, regarding how it searches user data that is part of its own network of services. (IT news)

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Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver/ Dongle Issueview story

http://www.overclock.net –  "Hello, I have an official Microsoft wireless controller dongle for windows. Used to..." (Hardware)

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How to capture Nth frame of a webcam in VLC?view story

http://superuser.com – I'd like to take a picture with my webcam on the command line with VLC. The camera is a Microsoft XBox Live Vision camera that I picked up on a whim (it was $5) and it miraculously worked out-of-the-box on Linux. The thing is, the first frame every time the camera turns on is half purple static. (HowTos)

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Microsoft Cloud Bet?: $11M Land Deal for Giant Data Centerview story

http://thevarguy.com – Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing and Xbox Live to gain more processing power? Microsoft's big cloud computing bets on Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox Live and Bing? Get this: Microsoft will pay $11 million to buy 200 acres of industrial land in rural Port of Quincy, Wash., to build a second data center there. read more (IT news)

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5 Things VMware Must Do In 2014view story

http://thevarguy.com – VMware (VMW) CEO Pat Gelsinger must balance public, private and hybrid cloud priorities while fending off Microsoft Hyper-V, OpenStack, KVM and more. Here are 5 top priorities for VMware and its channel partners. read more (IT news)

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Microsoft Was Right To Worry That Government Snooping Constituted An ‘Advanced Persistent Threat’view story

http://techcrunch.com – Early this month, Microsoft declared that ”government snooping potentially now constitutes an ‘advanced persistent threat,’” a statement that became ironic this weekend, given that, early this month, Microsoft likened government surveillance to “sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.” New NSA revelations out this weekend detailed precisely how the NSA’s (IT news)

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Microsoft’s Surface 2 Shortage Persists, Will Likely Stretch Into The New Yearview story

http://techcrunch.com – In mid-December, Microsoft’s Surface 2 inventory became extremely tight. (IT news)