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Installing the Dynamics AX Base Server Components for Microsoft

by Marco Carvalho | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The setup and configuration of the base server components will essentially create a functioning Dynamics AX system without Business Intelligence, Workflow, or the Enterprise Portal. Once you have installed and configured the base server components you can access the Application Object Server (AOS).

This article by Marco Carvalho, author of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration, will not just cover the basic installation of the base server components from the beginning to the end but also advanced procedures that cover just about any scenario sequentially. Specifically in this article, we will cover:

  • Installing the Dynamics AX database
  • Installing the Dynamics AX Application files directory
  • Installing the Application Object Server (AOS)
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Testing Workflows for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration

by Marco Carvalho | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In the previous article, Setup and Configuration of the Workflow for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration, we have covered:

  • Prerequisites for Workflow
  • Installing Workflow
  • Set up and Configure Workflow

This article, by Marco Carvalho, author of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration, is a continuation of the previous article in which we will have a look at testing the workflows.

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Setup and Configuration of the Workflow for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration

by Marco Carvalho | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The workflow system in Dynamics AX 2009 has been completely redesigned. In short, it is a web application that implements the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) framework. Windows Workflow Foundation has been part of the Microsoft .NET Framework instance since version 3.0. If you have had experience setting up and defining custom workflow configurations in Microsoft SharePoint, then you will be familiar with the same terminology and interface.

A batch process must also be available to process Workflow events in Dynamics AX. The purpose of the batch process is to communicate the Workflow tasks generated in Dynamics AX to the Workflow web service. Additionally, the batch process also generates appropriate messages.

In this article, by Marco Carvalho, author of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration, we will specifically cover:

  • The prerequisites required for Workflow
  • How to install Workflow
  • How to appropriately set up and configure Workflow
  • Testing Workflow
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Tips and Tricks on Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

by | January 2011 | .NET Microsoft Web Development

This article, in the tips and tricks format, takes a good look at the components in an App-V infrastructure and the role each of them plays and how the interconnection existing in those components builds the existing models available to deploy App-V in our organization.

The reader will benefit from the previous article on FAQ on Virtualization and Microsoft App-V.

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FAQ on Virtualization and Microsoft App-V

by | January 2011 | Microsoft

In this article we will cover some of the important facts relating to virtualization and dwell into the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). We will acquaint ourselves with the following:

  • The basics of virtualization
  • The importance of virtualization in the market today
  • Exactly what application virtualization is and the benefits it includes
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
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Upgrading with Microsoft Sure Step

by Chandru Shankar Vincent Bellefroid | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Chandru Shankar and Vincent Bellefroid, authors of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, we will cover Sure Step's approach to upgrading Microsoft Dynamics solutions. The following topics will be covered:

  • Beginning with the Upgrade Assessment to determine the scope and components of the existing solution that need to be upgraded to the current product release
  • Determining if the upgrade approach is a Technical Upgrade, or if additional functionality is to be delivered as part of a Functional Upgrade
  • Delivering the upgrade using the Sure Step Upgrade Project Type
  • Implementing additional functionality to an existing solution
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Manage SQL Azure Databases with the Web Interface 'Houston'

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | January 2011 | Microsoft

In the wake of Microsoft Windows Azure platform many programs both Microsoft and third party were developed to manage SQL Azure. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a program that can manage SQL Azure although SSMS works well with SQL Azure, the preferred version of SQL Server 2008 is R2.

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, is based on a project named 'Houston' which is a web based SQL Azure management tool that has not gone into production but can be tested using the SQL Azure Labs portal at http://www.SQLAzureLabs.com. In this article we look at some of the features of this web based tool and carry out a few tasks. Houston provides the following basic database management tasks:

  • Authoring and executing queries
  • Designing and editing database schema
  • Editing table data
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability: Understanding Domains, Users, and Security

by Hemantgiri S. Goswami | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article, you will get an introduction to Windows domains, domain users, and SQL Server security. This will make clear and enable you to understand how the SQL Server Security mechanism works and how tightly it is integrated with the Windows domain.

In this article, by Hemantgiri Goswami, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability, we will learn about most important terms of Windows Servers and SQL Server, which will help us understand clustering in Windows Server as well as SQL server. We will learn about:

  • What a Windows domain is and what domain users are
  • Various authentication modes in Windows Server
  • Authentication modes in SQL Server
  • Fixed server and fixed database roles in SQL Server
  • What clustering is
  • What is new in SQL Server 2008
  • How clustering works
  • Different types of clustering in SQL Server
  • Types of Quorum
  • Public and private networks
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ASP.NET MVC 2: Validating MVC

by Andrew Siemer Richard Kimber | January 2011 | .NET Cookbooks Microsoft

Validation is the key to any application that accepts input of any kind, but where should it be implemented—on the client where it is most responsive, in the business logic where it is most central, or in the data layer where it is most secure? ASP.NET MVC provides a simple yet powerful framework for defining validation from a central location that is decoupled from the data layer; validation that makes use of client scripting without being dependent on it; and with all this, keeping the validation DRY.

In this article by Andrew Siemer and Richard Kimber, authors of ASP.NET MVC 2 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Basic input validation
  • Data annotations
  • Client-side validation with jQuery
  • Custom validators
  • Remote validation with jQuery
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