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XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language)

Discussion  XAML, Extensible Application Markup Language, is Microsoft's XML-based language for creating a rich GUI, or graphical user interface. XAML supports both vector and bitmap types of graphics, as well as rich text and multimedia files.

Last updated: Jul 3, 2014   0:31 AM GMT  
DirectX

Discussion  DirectX is an application program interface (API) for creating and managing graphic images and multimedia effects in applications such as games or active Web pages that will run in Microsoft's Windows operating systems.

Last updated: Feb 1, 2014   0:31 AM GMT   |    DirectX
Nvidia Optimus

Blog  Hey everyone, I had reviewed the alienware laptop a few posts ago, here isthe technology being utilized. "With Nvidia's Optimus technology, you get the best of both worlds, as general application and multimedia duties are handled by Intel's HD graphics for improved battery life, and demanding appl...

Last updated: Apr 9, 2010   2:19 AM GMT  |  Blog: The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy
Mobile application processor: Your device's hidden secret - Top 10 consumerization definitions IT pros should know

Discussion  A mobile application processor is a system on a chip inside a smartphone or tablet that helps power the apps that run on its mobile operating system. The mobile processor is a self-contained environment that supports all the system capabilities apps need, including graphics processing, memory manage...

Last updated: Jul 18, 2014   4:33 PM GMT  
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)

Discussion  HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) is the set of rules for transferring files (text, graphic images, sound, video, and other multimedia files) on the World Wide Web. As soon as a Web user opens their Web browser, the user is indirectly making use of HTTP. HTTP is an application protocol that runs on...

Last updated: Jan 9, 2014   11:51 PM GMT   |    HTTP
Word of the Day: PCoIP definition

Blog   "The advantage of bitmap-streaming protocols like RDP with RemoteFX and PCoIP is that they handle multimedia and extreme graphics well, and they have very low client-side hardware requirements. But the downside is that they basically shift all of the processing over to the remote host, which lea...

Last updated: Oct 4, 2012   12:23 AM GMT  |  Blog: Overheard: Word of the Day
Chrome OS - is this the first OS for cloud computing?

Blog   Google has fleshed out its strategy for Chrome OS, an operating system which will only run web applications and will offer no local storage directly. The hardware will be tightly controlled to ensure the OS performs well, which means devces will use solid state disks and specific wireless network a...

Last updated: Nov 19, 2009   7:04 PM GMT  |  Blog: Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog   |      Uncategorized
The authors Anderson catch the JavaFX wave

Blog  JavaFX, a development platform for creating rich Internet applications, was in the spotlight at the recent JavaOne Conference, and the timing was great for Gail and Paul Anderson. The first copies of their book, Essential JavaFX, had just arrived at the conference. I talked to the Andersons shortly...

Last updated: Jun 11, 2009   2:06 PM GMT  |  Blog: Software Quality Insights
Refracta 8.0 is an 'average' Linux distro, that's what's great about it

Blog  With what amounts to literally hundreds of Linux distributions out there, Refracta version 8.0 and its suitability for the so-called "average user" might just be what makes it an above average contender. Could Refracta be your next operating system of choice? As we know, a great OS needs to evidenc...

Last updated: Dec 12, 2016   11:05 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider
Can Microsoft bridge the enterprise world with consumer space

Blog   For many years, Microsoft has been building its credentials in the enterprise with Windows Server, providing an alternative to costly Unix systems. It has taken over 20 years since it divorced IBM to build this reputation.On the desktop, it has had no competition, until Apple finally got its act to...

Last updated: Sep 20, 2012   11:26 AM GMT  |  Blog: Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog   |      Uncategorized
Hyper-V R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate is out

Blog  Hyper-V's long-awaited Dynamic Memory feature is one step closer to general availability. Microsoft made the Hyper-V R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate available today as part of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate. The big deal with this release is Dynamic Memory, which is...

Last updated: Oct 26, 2010   7:33 PM GMT  |  Blog: The Virtualization Room
Review: Sony F Series - Huge screen, nice lappy

Blog  The first thing you'll notice about the F series is the amazing 16.4 inch HD screen, complete with anti-glare, well that's what the top of the range model lower models have full HD 1920x1080 resolution. This is a beast of a machine as it comes with a quad-core Intel CoreTM i7 processors (Quad Cor...

Last updated: Jan 7, 2010   11:38 AM GMT  |  Blog: Inspect-a-Gadget   |      Sony
XFX Radeon HD 6990 - Fastest Video Card in the World?

Blog  Okay all you gamers fanatics, have you taken a look at the current reigning champion of video cards? The XFX Radeon HD 6990 is a one card SLI solution, that requires quitea lot of power to run, how much you ask? Well the minimum recommended power supply is 750 watts. Also make sure you have cleara...

Last updated: Apr 28, 2011   4:08 AM GMT  |  Blog: The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy
Linaro juggles multiple SoCs (system-on-a-chips)

Blog   Linaro used its appearance at the ARM Techcon event in Santa Clara earlier this month to showcase what it describes as "progress and momentum" for its collaborative embedded Linux. The company did this by showcasing multiple open source distributions, running on multiple SoCs (system-on-a-chips) us...

Last updated: Nov 17, 2010   8:52 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      Uncategorized
Your organization should be blogging

Blog  I am constantly amazed at how many of your customers get the bulk of their IT news from blogs. Thats right, blogs. In fairness, they tend to take the source into consideration when evaluating the quality of the information; corporate blogs may be less trustworthy than an independent source, but y...

Last updated: Feb 18, 2009   4:32 PM GMT  |  Blog: Channel Marker
Meet the BlackBerry PlayBook

Blog  Okay, so here comes something that may actually stand up to the iPad, and hopefully it does. Based on some of the specs below, how can it go wrong? I especially love the fact that it comes withHDMI out, Micro-USB, and streaming capabilities, I'm a big multimedia fan, and those things are a must on...

Last updated: Sep 27, 2010   11:31 PM GMT  |  Blog: The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy
Choose your route to cloud computing

Blog   Microsoft and Google have both unveiled their plans for cloud computing. Azure is Microsoft's attempt to bridge the gap between desktop and cloud-based computing. The idea behind it is that applications developed using a common Windows programming model can be run either in-house or as a cloud ser...

Last updated: Nov 20, 2009   4:29 PM GMT  |  Blog: Computer Weekly Editor's Blog   |      "Chrome OS", Azure, Cloud Computing
Know Those PowerPoint MVPs to Help Yourself

Blog   Microsoft has an award called Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) for these independent experts around the world who are awarded for voluntarily sharing their high quality, real world expertise in offline and online technical communities. In the area of presentation skills, there're Power...

Last updated: Mar 30, 2008   4:46 AM GMT  |  Blog: Business Presentation over your IT
Probably the best logic in the world

Blog   An educational initiative between Rice University and Indian educators gives an indication for the shape of future gadgets.The team has devised an electronic equivalent of the slates and chalk used in Victorian schools and currently still in use in some rural schools in India. Krishna Palem, the Ri...

Last updated: Mar 22, 2009   10:26 PM GMT  |  Blog: Inspect-a-Gadget   |      "Rice University", I-slate, probabilistic
PC-over-IP remote display technology: The inner workings of VMware View 4

Blog  VMware recently announced that the release of VMware View 4 is slated for later this month which will include a new display protocol called PC-over-IP (PCoIP), which should greatly enhance the user experience. What is PCoIP? PCoIP is a relatively new technology developed by a company called Teradi...

Last updated: Nov 11, 2009   5:23 PM GMT  |  Blog: Virtualization Pro
The challenge of learning - and teaching - modern media management, Part 2

Blog   This blog is dedicated to emerging technology for Web 2.3/3.0, the Semantic Web, and multimedia management. In the previous posting, we looked at the dilemma of trying to teach general concepts to students interested in advanced media, in particular in the domain of 3D animation. The conflict bet...

Last updated: May 27, 2010   6:30 PM GMT  |  Blog: Buzz’s Blog: On Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web
The not so obvious IT job: Finding the right IT career (highlighting various jobs available in IT)

Blog   This is a guest blog from Val Atsu a director at Joseph Media.   IT is a colossal industry that affects almost every aspect of modern life.   With salaries 1 and employment 2 on the rise, IT remains a great industry to enter.  However, despite its pervasive nature, many still view it...

Last updated: Aug 1, 2013   4:46 PM GMT  |  Blog: ITWorks   |      "Denial-of-service attack", "Internet marketing", "Marketing and Advertising"
The Presentation Outlook: Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Review with Recommendations - Part 3

Blog  Continued from previous post Not Just Smart: Make Other Ways Like A Professional I don't want to talk too much about the new feature SmartArt graphics, because it's really content design component to preset professional styles, although it helps visually communicate information somehow. Just read...

Last updated: Jan 24, 2008   2:20 AM GMT  |  Blog: Business Presentation over your IT   |      Networking
Microsoft Thin Client Nears: What Does It Mean For VDI?

Blog   Microsoft made some news in the VDI world this week with the announcement that the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is now available for download and that the Release to Manufacturing version (RTM) will be made available by the end of this quarter. The availability of WinTPC coul...

Last updated: May 6, 2011   1:34 PM GMT  |  Blog: VDI trender   |      Microsoft Software Assurance, RemoteFX, VDI
Every Woman in Technology Awards: Inspiration of the year finalist

Blog   This is a guest blog from Sheryl Newman, who is the operations director at Appetite for Learning I was lucky enough to be selected as a finalist in the 2012 everywoman in Technology awards which celebrates successful women in the technology industry.  No one was more surprised than me to find ...

Last updated: Mar 23, 2012   12:18 AM GMT  |  Blog: WITsend   |      Cisco Systems, Facebook, ICT
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