Day: December 11, 2020

A foolproof process to move and improve cloud data

I’m often asked, “How can I relocate data to the cloud, and improve the databases, applications, security, governance, and dataops as the migration occurs?” Everyone is looking for a shortcut or a magical tool that will migrate and automatically improve the state of the data. Sorry, that magic does not yet exist. 

In the meantime, a nonmagical migration process provides the best odds of success. Before we explore that process, I’ll mention a few things:  

First, cloud relocation does not use a waterfall approach. Certain tasks need to be completed to move on to the next tasks, but not all.

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Windows 10 Insiders get x64 emulation on ARM PCs

Just a little later than expected, Microsoft has announced it is rolling out x64 emulation for Windows 10 on ARM PCs. The feature is arriving for Windows Insiders on the Dev channel first.

It addresses one of the biggest roadblocks for PCs running on ARM architecture, like the Surface Pro X. There are many apps that are only available in 64-bit versions these days — Microsoft points out Autodesk Sketchbook and Rocket League — that simply wouldn’t work on ARM-based devices. Microsoft introduced an emulator for 32-bit/x86 apps early on, but x64-only apps were left in the dark. Now you

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