Former Microsoft CEO Launches New Tool For Finding Government Data

This Tax Day, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer launched a new tool designed to make government spending and revenue more accessible to the average citizen.

The website — USAFacts.org — has been slow and buggy for users on Tuesday, apparently due to the level of traffic. It offers interactive graphics showing data on revenue, spending, demographics and program missions.

Reference: Former Microsoft CEO Launches New Tool For Finding Government Data

Microsoft finally gives OneDrive for Business customers unlimited storage

Unlimited OneDrive for Business is limited to customers with the following subscriptions:

  • Office 365 Enterprise E3, E4, E5
  • Office 365 Government E3, E4, E5
  • Office 365 Education
  • OneDrive for Business Plan 2
  • SharePoint Online Plan 2

Reference: Microsoft finally gives OneDrive for Business customers unlimited storage

Gartner positions Microsoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

This is the new Gartner magic quadrant for operational (transnational, OLTP) DBMS (Oct., 2015). It appears that Microsoft’s hard work and licensing structure pay off to beat Oracle. I was hoping to see the rankings of big data vendors, such as MapR, Cloudera, Hortonworks, and others, to be a lot higher but they are not. Maybe, big data applications are still limited to a few big name companies such as Google, Amazon, or Netflix, but not the majority of businesses. And, those big data businesses are more related to streaming and internet searches, less about point-of-sales and logistics operations. Or, maybe, traditional DBMS is already sufficient to meet most business needs with reasonable cost.

Reference: Gartner positions Microsoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems

More Free Microsoft eBooks

Here is another listing of free Microsoft eBooks.

Reference: I’m giving away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again! Including: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and

Info Graphics with Excel

It’s interesting that some people come up new ideas of creating infographics in Excel. I wonder how data navigation is going to be supported!?

Reference: Info Graphics with Excel

This startup created an algorithm that detects nude images online

Last month, Microsoft developed a fun algorithm at How-old.net that guessed the age of the people in a given photo.

Now, one Seattle startup is doing something similar — with a little less clothing.

Algorithmia, a Seattle-based startup that builds a marketplace for algorithms, just debuted isitnude.com (safe for work), which can scan an image and detect whether or not the people in the photo are wearing clothes.

Reference: This startup created an algorithm that detects nude images online

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

You really need the vision like Steve Jobs had, but the vision doesn’t go anywhere if you try to jump in and build products before they are cost effective for what they do, return on investment is there.

Reference: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates