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Data Warehouse Design

by Reza Rad | May 2014 | Beginner's Guides Enterprise Articles

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).

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Adding a Geolocation Trigger to the Salesforce Account Object

by Stephen Moss | May 2014 | Enterprise Articles

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.

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Installing Vertica

by Rishabh Agrawal | May 2014 | Enterprise Articles

This article, by Rishabh Agrawal, the author of the book HP Vertica Essentials, highlights the installation of Vertica.

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Backup and Restore Improvements

by Gethyn Ellis | April 2014 | Enterprise Articles

The lines between on-premise and public cloud services have become blurred. The integration between on-premise and off-premise technologies imply that you can now easily implement a backup solution that makes use of both, thus allowing you to maintain up-to-date backups both on-site and off-site. This will allow you to implement a disaster recovery plan that meets strict service-level agreements without having to invest in a Disaster Recovery (DR) site. The DR site can be in the cloud. Depending on your environment, this can significantly reduce the cost of implementing a fully blown disaster recovery site or server room.

There are several new features in SQL Server 2014 that make this possible; they are as follows:

  • Backup to URL

  • Backup to Microsoft Azure

  • Encryption

In this article by Gethyn Ellis, the author of Getting Started with SQL Server 2014 Administration, you will look at how you can make use of the new features and integrate them into your backup and recovery plans to ensure that you maintain up-to-date off-site backups.

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Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Marketing

by Alok Singh Sandeep Chanda | April 2014 | CRM Enterprise Articles

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.

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Load balancing MSSQL

by Marius Sandbu | April 2014 | Enterprise Articles Web Development

This article by Marius Sandbu, author of the book Implementing NetScaler VPX™, gives an idea on setting up a load-balanced Microsoft SQL Server running on 2008 R2.

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Designing a XenDesktop® Site

by Craig Thomas Ellrod | April 2014 | Enterprise Articles

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

  • System requirements

  • Designing a basic XenDesktop® Site

  • Common ports used in network communication

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Introduction to Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware

by Christian Mohn | April 2014 | Enterprise Articles

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.

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Getting Ready for Your First BizTalk Services Solution

by Jon Fancey Karthik Bharathy | March 2014 | Enterprise Articles

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.

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Consuming Web Services using Microsoft Dynamics AX

by Kenny Saelen Klaas Deforche | March 2014 | Enterprise Articles

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.
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