In this article by Ian Grieve, the author of the book Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Financial Management looks at the methods for inquiring and reporting on budgets in Dynamics GP, including the use of Management Reporter 2012.Read Cash Flow Management in full
The article, Master Virtual Desktop Image Creation, is based on VMware Horizon View 5.2 that helps to implement and manage different components in View. This article by Jason Ventresco, author of the book Implementing VMware Horizon View 5.2, explains the techniques that should be used when creating a master Virtual Desktop image.
This article will focus on a number of different topics related to the planning and creation of a Virtual Desktop master image.
In this article, we will learn:
- Why it is important to optimize a Virtual Desktop master image
- What kinds of results we will see if we optimize the Windows OS
- How to optimize the virtual machine hardware
- How to optimize the underlying Windows file system
- How to optimize the Windows OS
- Why you should customize the default Windows user local profile
The article, Windows 8 with VMware View, covers the important aspects of VMware View. This article by Ramesh Geddam and Prasenjit Sarkar, authors of the book Instant VMware View Virtualization How-to , covers the deployment of VMware View on Windows 8, and also explains the steps necessary to build a virtual machine on Windows.Read Windows 8 with VMware View in full
In this article, by Brenton J.W. Blawat, the author of "Instant Windows PowerShell 3.0 Windows Management Instrumentation Starter, we learn how PowerShell 3.0 utilizes Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).Read So, what is PowerShell 3.0 WMI? in full
In this article by Sébastien Finot, the author of the book "Building Interactive Queries with LINQPad", a brief introduction to LINQ and how it can be used has been discussed. LINQPad is a free IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that allows you to create programs and query databases. Language Integrated Query (LINQ) consists of a set of features introduced in Visual Studio 2008 that extends powerful query capabilities to the language syntax of C# and Visual Basic.
To introduce you to LINQ, we will first look into a non-LINQ example so that we can have a point of comparison.
Read Using a LINQ query in LINQPad in full
In this article by Gohar Ahmed, the author of Implementing Citrix XenServer Quickstarter we will learn about XenConvert.
Citrix XenConvert is a tool to convert physical machines to virtual machines; that is, a Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) conversion tool. It converts a Windows-based workload from a server or desktop machine to a virtual machine in a XenServer, virtual appliance, virtual disk, or virtual disk connected to Provisioning Services.
A conversion involves copying the contents of the workload and configuring its operating systems for XenServer. So, the workload can be applications and data besides the base Windows operating system. XenConvert can convert from a single server or desktop (physical machine) running Windows to a provisioned virtual disk or VHD that Provisioning Services can import.
A good scenario would be converting a physical Windows server with all the applications hosted in it to a virtual machine for pre-staging, so that the hosted applications' behavior can be tested after adjustments. This can be the operating system upgrade or application updates/upgrades.Read Introduction to XenConvert in full
In this article by Matt Brasier and Nicholas Wright, the authors of this book Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook, we will look at the ways in which you can design your application for high performance.The topics that will be covered are:
- Using BPEL process parallelization
- Using non-blocking service invocations in BPEL flows
- Turning off payload validation and composite state monitoring
- Designing BPEL processes to reduce persistence
- Using parallel routing rules
- Setting HTTP timeouts for external HTTP services
- Tuning BPEL adapter properties
In this article by Nicholas Emond, the author of the book Instant MDX Queries for SQL Server 2012, it is explained that a MDX query is coded and executed against a cube to have a result in a specific format return to the client application.Read Quick start – writing your first MDX query in full