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Thinking about the Cloud and/or Azure?

Gartner predicts that by 2013, "Cloud computing will grow to 20% or more of the total IT budget. As a developer, where do your Cloud skills current stand? Have you built your first application yet? Have you even taken thirty minutes to follow one of the walkthroughs that are available?

Kinect for Windows

Microsoft officially announced that a new Kinect for Windows device will be released on February 1st along with a commercial license for using the Kinect SDK. This new device shouldn't be seen as simply a toy any more than a computer mouse is a toy.I posted an article today on Codeguru, "Kinect for Windows: A New Interface for Your Apps." In this article, I touch on the licensing, show a bit of code, and more. Using a few lines of code, You'll see how little code is needed to start integrating with a Kinect! Rather than my repeating everything here, take a look at the article! Click now!

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Lenovo recommends Windows 8 Pro. "I dropped my laptop getting out of the taxi." This probably sounds familiar to most IT professionals. If your employees are traveling, you know their devices are in for a rough go. Whether it's a trip to the conference room or a convention out of town, any time equipment leaves a user's desk it is at risk of being put into harm's way. Stay connected at all times, whether at the office or on the go, with agile, durable, and flexible devices like the Lenovo® …

  • When individual departments procure cloud service for their own use, they usually don't consider the hazardous organization-wide implications. Read this paper to learn best practices for setting up an internal, IT-based cloud brokerage function that service the entire organization. Find out how this approach enables you to retain top-down visibility and control of network security and manage the impact of cloud traffic on your WAN.

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