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This article written by Andrew Fryer, the author of the book Getting Started with Windows VDI, introduces the architecture and roles in a Microsoft VDI deployment. It shows how Hyper-V is the foundation of Microsoft's VDI architecture.Read An Introduction to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VDI in full
In this article by, Anghel Leonard, the author of Mastering JavaServer Faces 2.2, we will look into the concept of uploading multiple files using JSF 2.2 By default, JSF 2.2 does not provide support for uploading multiple files, but with some adjustments, we can easily achieve this goal. In order to have multiple file uploads, you need to focus on two aspects, which are listed as follows:
Making multiple file selections possible
Uploading all the selected files
This article written by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso, author of the book System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook, provides recipes that allow you to smooth the migration process from the previous versions of System Center to the new System Center 2012 R2 with tips and tricks.
In this article, we will cover the following:
Reviewing the upgrade options
Checking the VMM system requirements and preparing for the upgrade
Upgrading to VMM 2012 R2
Reassociating hosts after upgrading
Updating the VMM agents
Performing other post-upgrade tasks
In this article by Osama Oransa, author of Java EE 7 Performance Tuning and Optimization, we will discuss the most common performance issues, classify them, describe the symptoms, and analyze the possible root causes.
Let's now go through the most common performance issues in enterprise applications that we could face during performance troubleshooting. For each issue, we will define the issue, describe it and its symptoms, and give examples. Let's begin with classifying the most common issues and organizing them into different categories.Read Common performance issues in full
In this article, by Abhilash GB, author of the book, Disaster Recovery Using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager, we will see the steps followed in order to configure a placeholder datastore. For every virtual machine that becomes part of a Protection Group, SRM creates a shadow virtual machine. A placeholder datastore is used to store the files for the shadow virtual machines. The datastore used for this purpose should be accessible to all the hosts in the datacenter/cluster serving the role of a recovery-host. For now, understand that configuring placeholder datastores is an essential step in forming an SRM environment.Read Configuring placeholder datastores in full
This article by Reza Rad, the author of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Development Beginner's Guide, is about one of the hot topics in most of the job markets around the world—Business Intelligence (BI).Read Data Warehouse Design in full
This article has been written by Stephen Moss, the author of Force.com Development Blueprints. You might have noticed that since the Winter '13 release, Salesforce offers a custom field type of geolocation. This field can be used to specify a location by its latitude and longitude. However, the standard Salesforce user interface doesn't provide a great deal of support for filling these fields in with useful values.
Fortunately, with a little bit of Apex code, we can add a trigger to the Salesforce Account Object to automatically geolocate an address when an account is saved or updated.Read Adding a Geolocation Trigger to the Salesforce Account Object in full