Directly from the Microsoft Release Service blog, here is the list of latest updates for SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012:
Last night, Microsoft announced that it was taking its new webmail service Outlook.comout of beta and starting to transition its huge Hotmail user base over to the new interface and platform. That transition is scheduled to last until the end of the summer, when the old Hotmail interface will be retired and the currently optional upgrade will become mandatory. During the first twelve hours since Outlook.com left preview, Microsoft’s senior director of product management Dharmesh Mehta just told us, more than 1.5 million users have already opened new accounts.
“In the first twelve hours since Outlook.com left preview, we’re excited to see that 1.5 million new active accounts had been created,” Mehta told us. “This spike in adoption happened prior to sending emails to all Hotmail customers encouraging them to upgrade. It’s great to see so many people like what they see and making the choice to upgrade to…
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Wannabe developers on Codecademy are getting even more opportunities to build virtual tools. Last month, the New York-based learn-to-code startup launched a new track of lessons on using APIs (application programming interfaces) with partners like YouTube (s GOOG), NPR, SoundCloud and others. On Tuesday, Codecademy said that it had added another set of lessons through partnerships with 14 companies, including Twitter, Gilt Groupe and Box.
With the new lessons, a student could access historical tweets or tweet from her website with Twitter’s API; explore her heritage and health risk with 23andme; or build apps for scouring the latest designs on Gilt. The full list of new partners includes WePay, Twitter, Box, Evernote, Microsoft Skydrive, 23andMe, Mashape, Gilt Groupe, Ordr.in, Firebase, Easypost, Github, Mandrill (mailchimp), and Dwolla.
“We really wanted to have a diverse set of partners that were real consumer brands – brands that people use in their everyday lives – so…
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