PowerShell 3 which will be released as a part of Windows Management Framework 3.0 is currently in CTP. Apart from being based on the DLR, it has a lot of new features such as better workflows, simpler syntax, delegation of credentials, robust sessions and more.
LinkedIn has open sourced IndexTank, a document indexing engine that runs on the cloud and lets users customize the indexing process and tweak the results.
GitHub has open sourced Janky, their Continuous Integration server built on top of Jenkins and augmented with Hubot, a chat automation tool.
Gartner predicts a consumer social network investment bubble burst in 2013, and over half of top Global 1,000 companies will store client’s sensitive data in clouds by 2016.
Hortonworks, a company created in June 2011 by Yahoo! and Benchmark Capital, has announced the Technical Preview Program of Data Platform based on Hadoop. The company employs many of the core Hadoop contributors and intends to provide support and training.
Application Performance Measurement (APM) vendor AppDynamics has released AppDynamics Lite version 2.0, bringing new features from their commercial product into the free version.
Google+ is now available to businesses wanting to expand collaboration and data sharing between their users. Hangouts with Extras bring secured audio/video sessions integrated with document and screen sharing.
Small and large enterprises will be able to create their own clouds with Windows Server 8. A Microsoft whitepaper presents the details of building such an IaaS platform with the upcoming server OS from Redmond.
Oracle Public Cloud offers two solutions: SaaS, including Fusion CRM, Fusion HCM, and Social Network, and PaaS, including Java and Database services.
Google has reacted to recent developments regarding the increase in GAE prices which took developers by surprise, making a number of adjustments to the pricing plan, the most important being: the new billing is delayed until November 1st and the number of free Instance-Hours is raised from 24/day to 28/day.
New Relic is bringing its well-regarded web application performance service to Java applications running on Heroku's PaaS. The add-on is offered in two versions, a free standard version, and a professional subscription service currently costing $0.06 per dyno hour. New Relic have also announced Python support for their stand-alone product.
Google has announced that its cloud computing service, App Engine, will officially lose its "preview" tag in the second half of September. At the same the company is raising prices, presumably in an effort to turn the product into another profit centre for the company.
Amazon.com formally added three new capabilities to its cloud computing portfolio with the introduction of Direct Connect and the updates to the Virtual Private Cloud and Identity and Access Management services. These offerings are targeted at organizations looking to construct hybrid or private clouds on the Amazon Web Services platform.
ThoughtWorks recently published its Technology Radar; a report to help technology leaders understand emerging technologies, identify strategic platforms and tools and prepare their organizations for them.
Heroku recently announced its new Cedar stack and the addition of Node.js and Clojure as new deployment languages. InfoQ spoke with Heroku Co-Founder Adam Wiggins about this recent development, underlying principles and future plans. He compares a PAAS to an Operating System for the Cloud built atop of the combination of powerful, existing tools.