In this article by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, we will cover:
- Using HYPERLINK to open external files
- Working with environment variables
- Using SHELL to run external applications
- Browsing for a file
- Browsing for a folder
- Checking file and folder access permissions
- Querying the registry
- Zipping folders and files within NAV
In the previous article, Microsoft Enterprise Library: Security Application Block, we saw an overview of the Security Application block in Microsoft Enterprise Library.
In this article by Sachin Joshi, author of Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0, you will:
- Be introduced to Authorization Providers such as Authorization Rule Provider and AzMan Authorization Provider
- Be introduced to the Security Cache Provider
- Learn to save user Identity in cache and obtain a temporary token for an Authenticated User
- Learn to retrieve a token from cache and authenticate user
- Learn to terminate a User session by expiring cached identity
- Learn to implement a custom authorization provider
Security is of prime importance for any application, especially enterprise applications where the business impact is potentially high. At the very core, security is a two step mechanism.
In this article by Sachin Joshi, author of Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0, you will be introduced to the Security Application Block.Read Microsoft Enterprise Library: Security Application Block in full
Just as we like to organize everything in life into containers, UAG also does the same. The primary organizational units in UAG are called "trunks", and in those we create (or "publish") applications, and we can also group them in folders too.
In this article by Erez Ben-Ari and Ran Dolev, authors of the book Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook, we will take a look at:
- Trunks and applications and their types
- URL signing and how does it work
- Designing your trunks, applications, and nesting
- DNS name resolution
Just as we like to organize everything in life into containers, UAG also does the same. As a user of Microsoft products, you are probably used to files or programs that are grouped together within folders and which are stored on hard drives (or hard drive partitions). With UAG, there's one little difference, the primary organizational units are called "Trunks", and in those we create (or "publish") applications, and we can also group them in folders too.
In the previous article by Erez Ben-Ari and Ran Dolev, authors of the book Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook, we discussed UAG's building blocks—Trunks and Applications.
In this article we will see how to prepare, create and publish an HTTPS Trunk.Read Microsoft Forefront UAG: Preparing, Creating, and Publishing an HTTPS Trunk in full
Microsoft LightSwitch is the latest standalone product from Microsoft belonging to the Visual Studio suite of products. It is expressly targeted to tech savvy but non-programmers (hobbyists) to develop line of business applications using Microsoft Databases or other sources. This is a new game plan by Microsoft to catch a wider audience as well as encourage them to use its cloud offerings. If priced right and supported well, this may help businesses to develop applications on their own or call in junior level programmers with some knowledge of individual technologies like databases, user interfaces, mouse clicks, window navigation etc.
The LightSwitch Beta 1 was out on August 23rd for the general public while it has been used by MSDN members and Microsoft insiders for couple of months. This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how you may download and install this program. The article also shows how you may develop a simple database application using this product retrieving data from the Cloud hosted relational database, the SQL Azure.Read Microsoft LightSwitch Application using SQL Azure Database in full
The logic tier of LightSwitch basically starts with a data service that encapsulates all the access to the data source. This tier can host any number of data services exposed as endpoints at the service boundary. Each data service exposes a number of queryable entity sets with operations for querying entities and an operation for submitting changes; add, update, and delete. An entity set contains entities of the same entity type. All operations take place with entity sets whether they are intended for fetching or for making changes to them. If you think of an entity set as an analogue of SQL table you will not be wrong. Just like you take information out of the table, make changes to it and return it to the table, you do likewise with entity sets.
In this article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development, we will take a look at querying a single entity.Read Microsoft LightSwitch: Querying and Filtering Data in full
A Query is a question you pose to the database so as to retrieve a specific piece of information in the database. The querying in LightSwitch can be best understood by looking at how it is structured. Querying in LightSwitch can be carried out using the built-in Query Designer but more advanced querying can be carried out using code.
This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development, describes the use of the built-in Query Designer in the IDE to query the entities in the data sources.Read Microsoft LightSwitch: Querying Multiple Entities in full
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Beginning with programming in Excel 2007 using VSTO 3.0 and proceeding with programming concepts, we are going to learn how to manipulate data inside Excel. Later, you will learn the concepts of workbook manipulation and worksheet manipulation, with code samples. When programming in the Excel 2007, the object model plays an important role. You will learn the most important and widely used objects, with the help of demonstrations.
In this article by Vivek Thangaswamy, we will take a look at the following:
- Excel 2007 in Visual Studio 2008, including how to start an Excel solution in Visual Studio 2008
- Excel 2007 solution: the object model, and the object model functional area
- Data and worksheet manipulation in Excel 2007
- Data processing with Microsoft SQL Server 2008
In this article series, the objective is to create a skeleton for your website by building four skeletal web pages that will serve as your website's foundation.
In this article by Rahul Pitre, author of Microsoft Office Live Small Business Beginner's Guide we will learn :
- A Home page that acts as the gateway to your site
- An About Us page that tells a visitor about you and your business
Office Live Small Business is Microsoft's web-presence service for small businesses. It's part software and part service. In fact, Microsoft calls this strategy Software + Services.
In the previous article we have learned How to create and Customize your Home Page
In this article byRahul Pitre, author of Microsoft Office Live Small Business: Beginner’s Guide we will learn :
- A Contact Us page that enables visitors to contact you
Microsoft Office Outlook is one of the world's most widely-used personal information management tool. Primarily, the Microsoft Office Outlook serves as an email application for a wide range of users. In this article by Vivek Thangaswamy, you will learn the concepts of programming for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 using VSTO 3.0 and C#. We will take a look at the following:
- An overview of the Outlook object model and its features in VSTO
- Learning the extensibility of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 using the object model
- Learning to customize Microsoft Office Outlook menus and toolbars using VSTO
- Working with form regions in Outlook, manipulating folders, contact information, and mail items using VSTO programming
Primarily, the Microsoft Office Outlook serves as an email application for a wide range of users. In the previous part of the article, we took an Overview of the Outlook object model and its features in VSTO. We saw the extensibility of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 using the object model. We also learned to customize Microsoft Office Outlook menus and toolbars using VSTO. In the last part, we worked with form regions in Outlook, how to manipulate folders, contact information, and mail items using VSTO programming.
In this article by Vivek Thangaswamy, we will take a look at the following topics:
- Learning the concepts and seeing a demonstration of working with Outlook meetings and appointments
- Working with Ribbons for Outlook 2007
- Outlook applications and the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database interaction
This article by Peter Serzo, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook, covers different items that relate to managing SharePoint 2010. These recipes will be implemented based on guidance from your organization. The recipes support the rules that govern your organization, such as how to restrict web parts or setting up a managed account. Governance is a large topic on its own. There are books dedicated solely to this topic. What is being covered in relation to governance are ten items that, when used, makes your life as administrator a bit easier.
In this article we will cover:
- Administering SharePoint Designer
- Configuring a Managed account
- Creating a new policy for web application
- Confi guring Resource Throttling (large lists)
- Installing a feature and activating it
- Restricting web parts access in the farm
This article on Monitoring and Reporting covers recipes involving the different tools in SharePoint 2010 that assist the administrator in managing SharePoint. These tools are critical to knowing how the SharePoint 2010 installation operates. The recipes show how to manage the tools.
In this article by Peter Serzo, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook, we will cover:
- Accessing the SharePoint 2010 logging database
- Configuring what gets logged
- Editing rule definitions in the health analyzer
- Viewing web analytics reports
- Troubleshooting with correlation IDs
- Enabling the Developer Dashboard
With this release of SharePoint 2010, one of Microsoft's goals is to bring Enterprise Content Management (ECM) to all users, rather than to a specific user group. The result is that there is a lot of functionality that was never available to users who were more familiar with network drives or e-mail exchange for collaboration. This article explains Lists. We view lists as a key SharePoint functionality for providing basic and complex architecting of corporate and workgroups' information.
In this article by Peter Ward, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, you will gain knowledge of List Management and understand how to track information and collaborate with team members:
- List Management basics
- Creating lists
- Managing lists
Just as Microsoft's products have become the de facto standard with daily desktop tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, SharePoint is becoming the de facto standard web platform for team and company collaboration. There are other products that provide collaboration, but few integrate as seamlessly with a company's existing IT investments just as Office, Active Directory, Windows 7/Vista/XP, or SQL Server has, thus making the deployment process rather palatable to the IT department and workers within a company.
This article by Peter Ward, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, outlines what SharePoint is not, what is special about SharePoint and why there is considerable value in using this technology, and the User Requirement Challenges that a deployment will cause.Read Microsoft Sharepoint 2010: Rules for End User Deployment in full
PowerShell is tightly integrated with SharePoint 2010, demonstrating an important alliance between the fastest growing collaboration and web publishing platform, and the latest task automation framework. The advantages of PowerShell and SharePoint integration help administrators and infrastructure specialists achieve everyday enterprise tasks more efficiently.
In this article by Yaroslav Pentsarskyy, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Windows PowerShell 2.0: Expert Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
- Creating basic and complex content types
- Creating and configuring document sets
- Creating and editing publishing pages with PowerShell