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Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 12h08
From The Register: "Oracle has been turned away in its latest effort to get a new trial for its Java API copyright claim against Google. San Francisco District Court Judge William Alsup denied [PDF] Oracle's latest motion to have the case reheard, this time on grounds of misconduct on the part of Google's lawyers."

Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 11h52
From SQL Authority: "I was recently asked if I know the fastest way to export data from SQL Server table. This was very interesting question personally, as I have not run any such tests in the past. However, everytime when I had to export data, I have used in past BCP command line utility and I have found it does a pretty good job."

Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 11h45
From MS SQL Tips: "I frequently need to import data from some CSV files into my various databases on different systems using BCP.exe or BULK Insert. Sometimes I just need to import a few fields of a file for one table into a database and a few other fields for a few table columns in another table (in another system) out of a same CSV file with 30+ fields, I usually have to generate a Format file with bcp and then modify the format file to adjust to my needs. But this process is tiresome and error-prone especially ..."

Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 11h10
From Dotnetcurry: "MongoDB is a NoSQL document-oriented database that allows you to define JSON based documents which are schema independent. The schema can be mapped with Tables in a Relational Database. A schema in MongoDB is called as collection, and a record in this schema is called as document"

Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 11h00
From C# Corner: "Introduction In this post, we will learn about OData by using ASP.Net Web API 2 in MVC application. What’s OData protocol? The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a data access protocol for the web. OData provides a uniform way to query and manipulate data sets through CRUD operations (create, read, update, and delete). Prerequisites As I said earlier, we are going to use OData protocol in our MVC application. For this, you must have Visual Studio 2015 (.NET Framework 4.5.2) and SQL Se..."

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 11h23
From West Wind Technologies: "Today I ported over my AlbumViewer sample Angular 2.0 application I worked on for a workshop for the last few weeks, to my ASP.NET Core project. I've been building various different kinds of backends for this Angular 2.0 front end app and it's been very easy to simply swap them out by changing the base URL to the API endpoints."

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 11h17
From PC World: "Despite notable advancements in speech-recognition technology and voice input, and the popularity of tablets, the humble PC continues to be the workhorse device of choice for many workers around the world. And whether you're an office-bound professional slouched behind a desktop PC, or a globetrotting executives armed with the latest ultrabook, the "physical" hardware keyboard continues to play a crucial role in productivity."

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 11h11
From MS SQL Tips: "Keeping track of your SQL Servers is time consuming to maintain a list of instances, versions, services that are installed, patch levels and other administrative details. The data is stored in so many different places, so it's quite rare that a DBA has a fully up to date listing of the entire SQL Server infrastructure. Also, every time a change is made in your environment your data becomes out of date. This is where a tool like SQL Inventory Manager comes into play. In a previous article we l..."

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 11h07
From Computerworld: "IT administrators trying to figure out how to move their organizations to Windows 10 have a new tool that might change the game. This week, Microsoft released the Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, designed to make it easier to decide whether you can carry out a massive upgrade."

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 10h52
From C# Corner: "From the Angular Material official site, Angular Material is, " For developers using AngularJS, Angular Material is both a UI Component framework and a reference implementation of Google's Material Design Specification. This project provides a set of reusable, well-tested, and accessible UI components based on Material Design"."

Universal Thread News
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 17h05
Level Extreme Inc. is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive Universal Thread acquisition agreement with DMIB Inc., a renowned IT services/software development Montreal-based consulting company.

Toolbar & Performance
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 20h47
The toolbar has been enhanced to offer additional options making it easier and faster to access specific content. A boost of performance was also added to make things go more smoothly when navigating around the interface.

Account settings
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 18h07
Account settings is now simplified and now available to all users. Under Filters is now Blocked members, Thread filter and Category filter. Under Following is now Followed threads and Followed users. Under Your posts is now Your messages and Your solutions. Under Billing is now the subscription and invoicing information. An enhanced preview when creating messages is now available. Direct email access to communicate with a user is no longer supported. Users can communicate in private to request it. Messages by email is deprecated and soon to be replaced by something better in the expansion.

Message view & images
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 20h28
Among many new enhancements in the last week, one of the most interesting is the preview of images inside a message. Messages with images will show a thumbnail view with in-page image when clicked. Maximum number of attachments has been increased to 10 as well as file size from 1 MB to 10 MB.

Simultaneous logins
Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 00h18
Simultaneous logins is now supported. Thus, you can login from various access points without affecting other connections.

Toolbar enhancements
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 00h00
Toolbar in the support area for the counters has been adjusted to indicate new content only. The related options have been moved at the beginning of the toolbar for standardization and priority. Search in calendar is now under Search. Likes for all messages is now under Reports. Time display is deprecated.

Collapsable support when replying
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11h29
Collapsable support for "Forward a copy of this reply to these members" is now supported.

Intelligent filtering for forum dropdown on lists
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 12h58
In the support area, the lists now support intelligent filtering on dropdown headers. In lists where you have a forum dropdown, only the related choices of your data will be available in the list headers. It makes it easier to know the forum(s) related to the content of the list and to filter on it/them.

Adjustments in search functionality
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 23h34
The search engine in the support area has been adjusted to allow in-page search result, thus no need to go back to the search criteria page from the result. There is also the ability to expand/collapse the form to get more options. The search is also now available to all but links are disabled for non subcribers.

Better support for container on external targets
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h04
We enhanced the container support for external targets. Thus, users who sometimes click on a message with a right click to open in a new window will see the message to be opened within a new container. This then provides all the functionalities as desired into an unlimited number of windows supported.

Anonymous support
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h03
Anonymous access is now supported. Anonymous mode allows you to get a look and feel of the Universal Thread. You can have access to most of the content. As soon as you want to create something, you will be ask to log in, thus, to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in with an account allows you to exchange support as well as giving you additional options, which you cannot see in anonymous mode.

Google Map integration for user groups
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 16h41
We have added the integration of Google Map for user groups and user group meetings related content. Feel free to update your user group meeting address as required.

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