Linux - SQL installation MVA tutorial

As mentioned in earlier blog post SQL could be installed on Linux server as Well.

Microsoft released, last year, SQL binaries for Linux too.

Linux - How to install MS SQL and .NET on several Linux distributions

Due to this fact I would like to mention this MVA Microsoft video tutorial that go deeper on this topic:

Windows 10 - Enable diagnostic command prompt with 1703 or later versions

During Windows 10 upgrade process and pressing SHIFT + F10 you  would have possibility to launch and use diagnostic command prompt to verify upgrade status, log viewing and other tasks.

Due to Microsoft security aspect attention this feature was disabled with 1703 version and later.

Using SCCM or this O.S. upgrade process you need to:

  • Add a Set Task Sequence Variable step before the Upgrade Operating system step in the Upgrade Task Sequence, like so.
    Task Sequence Variable: Set OSDSetupAdditionalUpgradeOptions
    Value: /DiagnosticPrompt enable
If you launch from command line Windows 10 O.S. upgrade phases you need to launch setup.exe as below:

/DiagnosticPrompt {enable | disable}Specifies that the Command Prompt is available during Windows Setup.

Enable: The Command Prompt can be accessed by pressing Shift+F10 during Windows setup.

Disable: The Command Prompt is not available during Windows setup. The Command Prompt wil not be available while offline and OOBE phases are running. This is the default setting.

setup /DiagnosticPrompt enable

This setting is new for Windows 10, Version 1703.

Server - MAP Toolkit 9.8

Today I would like to mention the new MAP Toolkit version 9.8 availability.

This is a tool that helps organization:

  • Assess their environment.
  • To have software reporting status to generate usage report
  • Track usage (O.S. & Sw) and preparing a migration to Windows Azure virtual machines.
  • It helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies
Here they are sw/o.s. that apply it:

  1. Exchange Server 2016.
  2. SharePoint Server 2016. 
  3. Windows 10 and previous versions
  4. Windows Server 2016 and previous versions.
  5. Office 2016, Office 365 and previous versions.
  6. It track usage of Windows Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2013, and Exchange Server 2013, 

Download and more details could be find here.

Here they are some screenshots:

Microsoft - Windows client Lifecycle

Today I would like to mention this Microsoft article that point to Microsoft Clients O.S. Lifecycles:

Windows 10

Windows 10 version historyDate of availabilityEnd of service 
Windows 10, version 1709October 17, 2017April 9, 2019** 
Windows 10, version 1703April 5, 2017October 9, 2018**  
Windows 10, version 1607August 2, 2016April 10, 2018** 
Windows 10, version 1511November 10, 2015October 10, 2017** 
Windows 10, released July 2015 (version 1507)July 29, 2015May 9, 2017 
* Home edition does not support the deferral of feature updates and will therefore typically receive a new version of Windows 10 prior to the end-of-service date shown.
** Enterprise and Education editions for versions 1511, 1607, 1703 and 1709 will receive an additional 6 months of servicing after the end of service date.
Note: Not all features in an update will work on all devices. A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacks current drivers, or is otherwise outside the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) support period. 
Enterprise LTSB editions 

Windows 10 version historyDate of availabilityMainstream support end dateExtended support end date
Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB
August 2, 2016October 12, 2021October 13, 2026
Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
July 29, 2015October 13, 2020October 14, 2025
Note: Not all features in an update will work on all devices. A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacks current drivers, or is otherwise outside the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) support period. 
Windows 8.1 and 7

Client operating systemsEnd of mainstream supportEnd of extended support
Windows 7, service pack 1*January 13, 2015January 14, 2020 
Windows 8.1January 9, 2018January 10, 2023
* Support for Windows 7 RTM without service packs ended on April 9, 2013. Be sure to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to continue to receive support and updates.

Extra IT - Lorenzo International Real Estate

Today I would like to mention several websites related to a California Broker, CIPS realtor, specializing in Italian Real Estate.

Linkedin profile:
Company Web Sites: &

Few years ago we had opportunity to rent an apartment thanks to his intermediation, with satisfaction, in Florence.

Consider that after 13 years as a Real Estate Broker with his own agency, Prince Immobiliare (Florence) he moved, with his wife, to hometown of Santa Cruz, California, in February of 2015.

His mission is to give professionalism support to sellers and buyers thanks his real estate intermediation

It is important to remark that he have italian Real Estate License and a Californian Real Estate Broker License too.

Afterward, if you are going to sell your home, consider that he has a global real estate, he is  GPS (Global Propery Specialist) member and a CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designee helped by an huge network of colleagues all over the world to help find buyers.

Finally you should consider that his personal real estate history was mentioned on this important Italian newspaper. This article was discussing about fact that several Italian talent s guys left their country to find more job opportunities and to have their talents recognized and rewarded as well.

You could review presentation video at following web link

Automation - Domotics for home purpose with Arduino & Android devices & Souliss (open-source SmartHome framework)

In precedent blog posts we mentioned possibility to apply domotic in any home using Arduino & Blink server.

With this new blog articles we would like to mention Souliss product that it is an open-source SmartHome framework to empower your Arduino and Android devices.

This solution does not require any Server (as mentioned in this old blog article) but only an Android device with SoulisApp installed that interface directely with Arduino microcontroller connected through LAN ( Lan card or Wifi)

Arduino it is a C++ programmable micro-controller that could be used in conjunction with Souliss product.

Souliss is an IOS/android application that dialog with Arduino for remote command purpose.

Latter step would be to intregrate it with openHab  to have historical trends and for more complexes automation requirements.

Following images will help you on better focalize about advantages and infrastructure:



I am mentioning old blog article that refer to friend's company

It is in italian language but it could be useful to have an overview about opportunities given from domotics/home automation:

Domotics/Home automation is growing day by day as a new market technology field applied to constructions/home apartments.

"It involves the control and automation of lighting, heating (such as smart thermostats), ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and security, as well as home appliances such as washer/dryers, ovens or refrigerators/freezers. Wi-Fi is often used for remote monitoring and control. Home devices, when remotely monitored and controlled via the Internet, are an important constituent of the Internet of Things. Modern systems generally consist of switches and sensors connected to a central hub sometimes called a "gateway" from which the system is controlled with a user interface that is interacted either with a wall-mounted terminal, mobile phone software, tablet computer or a web interface, often but not always via Internet cloud services.

While there are many competing vendors, there are very few worldwide accepted industry standards and the smart home space is heavily fragmented.Manufacturers often prevent independent implementations by withholding documentation and by litigation.

The home automation market was worth US$5.77 billion in 2013, predicted to reach a market value of US$12.81 billion by the year 2020." Read more here

Graphics - DesignEvo online logo maker

Today I would like to mention DesignEvo, an easy-to-use online logo maker useful to create professional logos

This software has:
  1. 3000+ fully customizable logo templates.

  2. Over one million icons available.

  3. Various editing tools.

If you like you could take a tour viewing this youtube Video.

Recovery - Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery – Home 7.0

Today I would like to mention this tool "Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery – Home 7.0"

This is a recovery software that permit to:

  1. Find lost or deleted documents from Inaccessible Hard Drives.
  2. Perform Office Documents, Presentation & Archive Files recover.
  3. Recovers Lost Data from Corrupt, Formatted & Virus Infected Drives.
  4. Quick & Deep Scan.
  5. Mobile Phone Recovery.
  6. Recover lost partitions.
Software requirements:

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista & XP, 1 Gb. free ram, 50 MB. Free disk space

Official download and purchase link:

If you are interested you could review more blog recovery articles here: