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BEEZY: Social Network for SharePoint 2013




Social Networking.. Everybody is actually "connected": professional network, private social network... There is so many solutions around as of today. Which one should I use? What are the differences? Regarding the use of  a social work, we have already seen YAMMER, what about BEEZY?

Supreme Court leaves API economy twisting in the wind – what’s next?

The U.S. Supreme Court made a big non-decision this week that impacts the API economy. The case isn't an easy one to unravel - here's why we should care

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Jon Reed has been involved in enterprise communities since 1995. These days, Jon is a roving blogger/analyst, and also counsels vendors and startups on go-to-market strategy. He is a diginomica co-founder, Enterprise Irregular, and purveyor of multi-media content. Jon is an advocate for media over marketi



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Extract Exadata cells historical metrics in CSV format

Exadata provides a lot of useful metrics to monitor the Cells and you may want to retrieve historical values for some metrics. To do so, you can use the “LIST METRICHISTORY” command through CellCLI on the cell.
But as usual, visualising the metrics is even more better. For this purpose, you can use a perl script (see the download link in the remarks section) that extracts the historical metrics in CSV format so that you can graph them with the visualisation tool of your choice.
Let’s see the help:

A week with Apple Watch: From Cynic to Believer

I had convinced myself the Apple Watch was an overpriced fitness band and that it wasn’t for me and was set to get a Garmin to track my running instead.  Then out of the blue I was given an Apple Watch.  So you can certainly put me down as a cynic, but I certainly like to think I am open minded, so here are my thoughts after a week with the watch.

iSetup? Use It Even Inside The Same Instance!

Oracle iSetup tool is a convenient solution to manage setups and parameters, moving setup configurations between instances as required by the business. This saves the time of rebuilding similar setups on different instances for various E-Business Suite modules ( Oracle Applications Library, General Ledger, HRMS, Payroll, Workflow and more).

Extending vmdk Size for VirtualBox VM

Recently I ran out of space on one of my Windows virtual machines. I needed to increase the size of the disk to allow me to install some new software. When creating the VM I had created the disks as VMDK. Yes I know now that is not the best format to use :-( VMDK disks/files do not allow you to dynamically change their size :-( So what can you do? Is it possible in any way? If so how? Well this is what I did (after a bit of research using the google and StackOverFlow.

  1. Make a copy of the vmdk file on the OS. Just in case anything happens!

Announcement: Singapore Oracle Sessions III

Yes, it's that time again although I decided we should delay it a little while when I realised we could take advantage of the visit of Lucas Jellema to Singapore!

Percona Server 5.5.44-37.3 is now available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.44-37.3 on July 1, 2015.

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