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Meteor.js JavaScript Framework: Why Meteor Rocks!

by Isaac Strack | February 2013 | Open Source Web Development

Meteor is a disruptive (in a good way!) technology. It enables a new type of web application, using the Model View View-Model (MVVM) design pattern.

This article by Isaac Strack, author of Getting Started with Meteor.js JavaScript Framework, explains how web applications have changed, why it matters, and how Meteor speci?cally enables modern web apps through MVVM.

By the end of this article, you will have learned:

  • What a modern web application is

  • What MVVM means, and how it's different

  • How Meteor uses MVVM to create modern web applications

  • Templating inside of Meteor — starting to use MVVM

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Methods for Animation Effects with jQuery 1.4

by Jonathan Chaffer Karl Swedberg | January 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

The jQuery library provides several techniques for adding animation to a web page. These include simple, standard animations that are frequently used and the ability to craft sophisticated custom effects. In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, authors of jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide, we'll closely examine each of the pre-packaged effect methods, revealing all of the mechanisms jQuery has for providing visual feedback to the user.

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Microsoft Application Virtualization: Managing Dynamic Suite Composition

by Augusto Alvarez | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft App-V represents the most dynamic platform for virtualized applications, from which you can scale up application deployment by delivering an efficient design. Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) represents one of the most important features when talking about agile deployments. DSC provides the ability to have a new layer of interoperability, virtualized applications dependencies, where one App-V package depends on and interacts with another App-V package.

Microsoft provides the Dynamic Suite Composition tool with which you can easily establish the necessary communication channels between applications. In this article by Augusto Alvarez, author of Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, you will look at:

  • Understanding how Dynamic Suite Composition works
  • Practical examples of preparing and using DSC
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Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

by Nathan A. Duchene Richard J. Dudley | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article, by Richard J. Dudley & Nathan A. Duchene, authors of Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development, is about the Blob Storage service and how to interact with blobs using either a .NET client library or REST services.

In movie mythology, blobs are ever-growing creatures that consume everything in their path. In Azure, blobs just seem to be the same. A blob, or binary large object, is an Azure storage mechanism with both streaming and random read/write capabilities. Blob Storage is accessed via a .NET client library or a rich REST API, and libraries for a number of languages, including Ruby and PHP, are available. With the addition of the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network, blobs have become a very functional and powerful storage option.

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Microsoft Biztalk server 2010 patterns: Operating Biztalk

by Dan Rosanova | November 2011 | Microsoft

This article by Dan Rosanova who is the author of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Patterns, introduces BizTalk Server 2010 operations' concepts that are critical for architects and administrators to understand in order to build and run BizTalk solutions. This article will provide an overview of operational architecture and will explain how to scale BizTalk installations. It will also introduce the deployment process for BizTalk solutions, and then introduce performance tuning and troubleshooting.

This article covers the following topics:

  • Operational architecture
  • Scalability
  • High availability
  • Disaster recovery
  • Performance optimization
  • Deployment process
  • Troubleshooting BizTalk issues

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Microsoft Chart with XML Data

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | October 2009 | .NET Microsoft

In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, you will learn how you may display XML data using the Microsoft Chart in ASP.NET 3.5 and add title to the chart as well as the titles to the axes. You will be using both element-centric as well as attribute-centric XML data.

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Microsoft DAC 2012

by Jochen Nickel | December 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Jochen Nickel, author of Learning Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control, we will have a look at the Microsoft DAC 2012, which is an end-to-end file server solution. We will have a look at the main components of Dynamic Access Control (DAC) for better granular overview.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Overview

by Danny Varghese | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article created by Danny Varghese, the author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Applications (MB2-868)Certification Guide you will learn about:

  • Introduction to CRM 2011
  • Training and certifications

 

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Microsoft Dynamics GP: Data Management

by Christopher Liley | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

As any developer or consultant that has been tasked with filling user requests for reports is aware, ultimately the very first question after deciding on the reporting tool is "Where is my data and how do I get to it?"

In this article by Christopher Liley, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting, we will discuss the following:

  • Differences between the DYNAMICS database and company databases
  • Conventions that are helpful to know and understand when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 data and how it is stored
  • Using Resource Descriptions as a tool for finding data from within GP 2010
  • Utilizing additional tools, such as the GP 2010 SDK, to find our data
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Microsoft Dynamics GP: Installing Analysis Cubes

by Christopher Liley | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

To celebrate the recent publication of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting book, Packt is pleased to announce a series of attractive discounts on our wide range of Dynamics books. For more information click here.

The installation of Analysis Cubes for Excel is actually a quite simple product to install, but it is also very dependent on having the proper permissions to perform the installation as well as completing steps in a particular order. The installation process is made up of the following three steps, which we'll cover in this article by Christopher Liley, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting:

  • Pre-Installation Checklist
  • Installing the Server Configuration Wizard
  • Using the Server Configuration Wizard to Deploy the Cubes
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Microsoft Dynamics GP: Understanding Reporting Tools

by Christopher Liley | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

To celebrate the recent publication of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting book, Packt is pleased to announce a series of attractive discounts on our wide range of Dynamics books. For more information click here.

As more and more reporting tools are made available for Enterprise Resource Planning tools such as Dynamics GP, it becomes more of a challenge for us to select the right tool for a given circumstance. Every organization has a unique set of requirements when it comes to analyzing its data, and our goal should be to ensure that we select the right tool to meet those requirements.

In this article by Christopher Liley, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting, we will take a look at reviewing our reporting tools in light of reporting challenges.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Development Tools

by David A. Studebaker | September 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The key goal of this article by David Studebaker, author of Programming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, is to gain an overall view of NAV as an application software system. We're not going to study its functional operation, but gain a basic understanding of the process flow of the system. We also want to have a good understanding of the structural "style" of the software, so that our enhancements are designed for a better fit.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Apply reverse engineering to customize our application

by Mark Brummel | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.

In this first article of the three part article series, by, Mark Brummel, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design, we will learn :

  • how to to reverse engineer the standard application to look and learn how it works
  • how to reuse the structures in our own solutions.
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Creating a Matrix Form

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Cookbooks Microsoft

This article series by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, shows you how to create displays that will allow your users to interact with the data.

A matrix shows information from multiple tables at the same time. This article will show you how to create a matrix that shows the amount a customer has spent on specific items.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Creating a Wizard-style Form

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Cookbooks Microsoft

This article series by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, shows you how to create displays that will allow your users to interact with the data.

A wizard is a form that steps you through specific sections using Next and Back buttons. Here we will show you how to design a form which will do exactly that.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Designing Forms

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Forms are a predominant visual element in Dynamics NAV. They allow the user to view, insert, modify, and delete data from the tables in the database. Forms also allow the user to initiate events that perform actions on that data.

This article series by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, shows you how to create displays that will allow your users to interact with the data. You will learn how to create several different types of forms including matrixes and wizards and to customize its look and feel.

In this four-part article series, we will cover:

  • Designing Forms
  • Creating a matrix form
  • Creating a wizard-style form
  • Updating Parent and Subform
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Using the journals and entries in a custom application

by Mark Brummel | June 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.

In the first part of the three part article series we have learned how to apply reverse engineering to customize our application

In this article, by Mark Brummel, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design we will learn:

  • how Journals and Ledger entries work throughout the system
  • how to create your own Journal application.
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Customizing Relationship Management

by Mark Brummel | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.

Relationship Management software is a typical result of what ERP applications have achieved. Relationship management has been part of Microsoft Dynamics since version 2.0 and was dramatically changed and improved in version 3.0. The current Microsoft Dynamics NAV RM software is mostly the same as in that version except for the Microsoft Outlook integration that keeps changing in every version. In this article by Mark Brummel, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design, we will take a look at customizing relationship management.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Diagnosing Code Problems

by Matt Traxinger | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

To celebrate the recent publication of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting book, Packt is pleased to announce a series of attractive discounts on our wide range of Dynamics books. For more information click here.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a business management solution that helps simplify and streamline highly specialized business processes such as finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics, and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises. ERP systems like NAV thus become the center of a company's day-to- day operations. When you learn to program in an environment like this, it opens up doors to many other exciting areas such as .NET programming, SQL Server, and Web Services.

In this article by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Using the debugger
  • Setting breakpoints
  • Using Code Coverage
  • Handling runtime errors
  • Using Client Monitor to diagnose problems
  • Finding errors when using NAS
  • Implementing Try / Catch / Finally
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV: OS Integration

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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
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