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Visual SourceSafe:Creating a Service-Oriented Application

by Alexandru Serban | October 2008 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Alexandru Serban, let's take a more realistic software development scenario. What I am going to build is a room-reservation system for the newly launched Orbital Hotel. As you well know, this is the very first space building, after the International Space Station, used for tourism, allowing people to enjoy a view of our blue planet and stars from their private rooms. OK, OK, the Orbital Hotel doesn't yet exist, but when it does, it must have a room reservation system anyway. Who knows, it might be this one.

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Debugging AJAX using Microsoft AJAX Library, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox

by Bogdan Brinzarea Cristian Darie | October 2007 | .NET AJAX Microsoft Web Development

Developing AJAX applications that involve complex client-side programming and communication with the server side raises the need for equally complex debugging tools and techniques.

Most of today’s AJAX frameworks, including the Microsoft AJAX Library, offer built-in capabilities for debugging and tracing.

In this article by Cristian Darie and Bogdan Brinzarea, we will learn about the capabilities built in the Microsoft AJAX Library, and we’ll also learn about third-party debugging and tracing tools.

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Data Types in Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV

by David A. Studebaker | October 2007 | .NET Microsoft

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one—Mark Twain

In this article, we will cover the data types that you are most likely to use. We will also take an overview of the others. In addition, we will also cover field classes, which are where the special features are enabled.

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Filtering in Microsoft® Dynamics™ NAV

by David A. Studebaker | October 2007 | .NET Microsoft

Filtering is one of the very powerful tools within NAV C/AL. Filtering is the application of defined limits on the data to be considered in a process. Filter structures can be applied in at least three different ways, depending on the design of the process.

 

 

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Data Processing using Derived Column and Aggregate Data Transformations

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2008 | .NET Microsoft

SQL Server Integration Services, using its designer interface, or BIDS, has made it possible to process data using many of the data flow related items in its Toolbox without writing a line of code. This is a very attractive option for someone who is a beginner with some knowledge of databases, and for end users who may want to look up some detail buried in the data. This tutorial by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how the designed package extracts data from an SQL Server 2005 and processes it using several of its built-in transformations.

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Deploying Your DotNetNuke Portal

by Daniel N. Egan | June 2008 | .NET Microsoft Content Management Open Source

Once your portal is looking the way you want it to, it is time to share your creation with the rest of the world. We want to transfer our site from our local computer and set it up on the World Wide Web.

In this article by Daniel N. Egan, you will know the following:

  • How to obtain a domain name for your site
  • What to look for in a hosting provider
  • How to modify your files to prepare for moving to a host
  • How to set up your database on a hosted site
  • What file permissions are needed for your site to run
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Creating a Simple Report with Visual Studio 2008

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | May 2008 | .NET Microsoft

Report Services, Analysis Services, and Integration Services are the three pillars of Business Intelligence in Microsoft's vision that continues to evolve. Reporting is a basic activity, albeit one of the most important activities of an organization because it provides a specialized and customized view of the data of various forms (relational, text, xml etc) that live in data stores. The report is useful in making business decisions, scheduling business campaigns, or assessing the competition. The report itself may be required in hard copy in several document formats such as DOC, HTML, PDF, etc. Many times it is also required to be retrieved in an interactive form from the data store and viewed on a suitable interface, including a web browser. The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, popularly known by its acronym SSRS, provides all that is necessary to create and manage reports and deploy them on a report server with output available in several document formats. The reader will greatly benefit from reading the several articles detailed in the author's Hodentek Blog. The content for the articles were developed using VS 2003, VS 2005, SQL 2000 and SQL 2005.

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ER Diagrams, Domain Model, and N-Layer Architecture with ASP.NET 3.5 (part2)

by Vivek Thakur | June 2009 | .NET Architecture & Analysis Microsoft

This is the second part of two-part article by Vivek Thakur on N-Layer Architecture with ASP.NET 3.5. In the first part we saw the need for a 3-layered solution and examined ER-diagrams, domain models and UML. In this part we will we will explore a 1-tier 3-layer Architecture using a Domain Model and Object Data Source Controls.

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ER Diagrams, Domain Model, and N-Layer Architecture with ASP.NET 3.5 (part1)

by Vivek Thakur | June 2009 | .NET Architecture & Analysis Microsoft

In this two-part article by Vivek Thakur, we will learn about ER Diagrams, Domain Model, and N-Layer Architecture with ASP.NET 3.5. The 1-tier 1-layer architecture is the default style in ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2005/2008. To overcome the limitations of this style, we can further break the application code into n-layers, where the number "n" actually depends on the project requirements.

In this article we will:

  • Learn the 2-layer style
  • Understand ER diagrams
  • Understand what a domain model is, and what UML relationships are
  • Learn the 3-layer style
  • Learn about object data source controls
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Query Performance Tuning in Microsoft Analysis Services: Part 1

by Chris Webb | July 2009 | .NET Microsoft MySQL PHP

In this two-part article by Chris Webb, we will cover query performance tuning, including how to design aggregations and partitions and how to write efficient MDX. The first part will cover performance-specific design features, along with the concepts of partitions and aggregations.

One of the main reasons for building Analysis Services cubes as part of a BI solution is because it should mean you get better query performance than if you were querying your relational database directly. While it's certainly the case that Analysis Services is very fast it would be naive to think that all of our queries, however complex, will return in seconds without any tuning being necessary. This article will describe the steps you'll need to go through in order to ensure your cube is as responsive as possible.

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