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In this article, by Alok Singh and Sandeep Chanda, the authors of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Marketing Automation, you will be introduced to the present day marketing and learn how the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are playing a key role in bringing in automation and helping organizations realize their marketing objectives.Read Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Marketing in full
In this article by Craig Thomas Ellrod, the author of Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x, he starts with defining the pieces or components that make up a XenDesktop Site along with the terminology and concepts involved. We then set out to design a basic XenDesktop architecture, which ends with a network diagram that we will use as a roadmap. In this article, we will cover the following topics:
The components of XenDesktop®
Terminology and concepts
Designing a basic XenDesktop® Site
Common ports used in network communication
In this article by Christian Mohn, the author of Learning Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere, we will learn about various backup strategies and also go through various components of Veeam Backup and replication.Read Introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware in full
In this article by Karthik Bharathy and Jon Fancey, the authors of Getting Started with BizTalk Services, we will discuss deployment considerations, provisioning BizTalk Services, and prerequisites for creating your first BizTalk Services solution.Read Getting Ready for Your First BizTalk Services Solution in full
In this article, created by Klaas Deforche and Kenny Saelen, the authors of the book Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services, we will see how to consume a web service from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
In the previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, you could add a web service reference in a reference node in the AOT. This generated proxy classes and other artifacts that you could then use to consume the service. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we no longer have the option to add service references to the AOT. Instead, Microsoft Visual Studio is used to generate all artifacts, which are then added to the AOT.
How this works and how this can be done will all become clear in this article.
The following topics will be covered in this article:
- Installing the Visual Studio Tools: We have to install additional components because part of the development takes place in Visual Studio 2010. You will learn which components to install and what exactly they do.
- Visual Studio development: After introducing the demo service, we will create a reference for the services with the help of Visual Studio. We will take you through this process step-by-step.
- X++ development: Finally, we will demonstrate how we can use the Visual Studio project to consume services in Microsoft Dynamics AX. You will also gain an insight into the different deployment modes that are available to deploy the project's output.
This article by Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen and Aravind Sivaraman, authors of the book VMware ESXi Cookbook, helps you to understand the vSphere networking concepts—the distributed switch—then moves on to discuss some of the more advanced networking configurations available in the distributed switch.Read Networking in full
In this article, by Amr Gawish, the author of Oracle ADF Faces Cookbook, you will learn how to present a single record, multiple records, and master-details records on your page using different components and methodologies.
The article will cover the following topics:
Presenting single records on your page
Presenting multiple records using ADF Table
Presenting multiple records using ADF List View
In this article by Rebecca Fitzhugh, the author of the book vSphere Virtual Machine Management, has explained the basic concepts of the virtual machine. Ever since VMware was founded in 1998, it has been creating stable x86 virtualization platforms that allow multiple guest operating systems and applications to run on a single physical server. Before an administrator can begin creating and configuring vSphere virtual machines, it is important to understand what a virtual machine is and the concepts behind virtualizing hardware.
In this article, you will learn:
- What a virtual machine is
- Components of a virtual machine
- Why to use virtual machines
- Files that make up a virtual machine
- The four primary resources
- VMware Tools