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Oracle APEX 4.2 reporting

by Vishal Pathak | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article by Vishal Pathak, the author of Oracle APEX 4.2 Reporting discusses about the entire book.

Oracle APEX 4.2 reporting is designed to bring the best of the reporting world for intermediate as well as advanced readers. The book is designed to expose the APEX developers to other reporting solutions, inform them about the strengths of each of these, and to enable them to use these technologies in APEX. The book also assists the designers who wish to use APEX with their existing heterogeneous enterprise so that their existing code is reused and their effort in building better business intelligence systems is minimized. Let me briefly walk you through the contents of the book to inform you about the newer dimension that this book adds to the reporting universe.

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SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

by Debarchan Sarkar | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Debarchan Sarkar, the author of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop, we will learn how to create an SQL Server Integration Services package to move data from Hadoop to SQL Server using the Hive ODBC driver.

Microsoft SQL Server is a complete suite of tools that include an RDBMS system, a multidimensional OLAP and tabular database engines, as well as other services, for example a broker service, a scheduling service (SQL Agent), and many more. As discussed it has become extremely important these days to integrate data between different sources. SQL Server also offers a powerful business intelligence stack, which provides rich features for data mining and interactive reporting. One of these BI components is an extract, transform, and load (ETL) tool called SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). SSIS offers the ability to merge structured and un-structured data by importing Hive data into SQL Server and apply powerful analytics on the integrated data. Throughout the rest of this article, we will get a basic understanding on how SSIS works and create a simple SSIS package to import data from Hive to SQL Server.

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Organizing Dynamics GP

by Ian Grieve Mark Polino | September 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

This article by Ian Grieve and Mark Polino authors of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook gives a brief description of Dynamics GP. By the end of this article, you will learn that Dynamics GP provides a number of features to better organize the overall system and improve its usefulness for all users; these recipes are designed for the use of administrators rather than typical users. This article is designed to demonstrate how to implement and fine-tune these features to provide the most benefit.

In this article we will look at:

  • Speeding account entry with account aliases
  • Cleaning account lookups by removing accounts from lookups
  • Gaining visibility by using horizontal scroll arrows
  • Streamlining payables processing by prioritizing vendors
  • Getting clarity with user-defined fields
  • Developing connections with Internet user-defined fields
  • Gaining reporting control with account rollups
  • Remembering processes with an ad hoc workflow
  • Improving financial reporting clarity by splitting purchasing accounts
  • Speeding lookups with advanced lookups
  • Going straight to the site with web links
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Conceptualizing IT Service Management

by Ankush Agarwal | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Ankush Agarwal, the author of this book ServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials, we intend to focus on certain ITIL concepts while clarifying the differences between some of the frequently misinterpreted terms.

Before imparting on the journey to understand how ServiceDesk Plus helps in managing IT services, let's have a common understanding of some terminologies which are commonly used but often misinterpreted. Terms such as Problem Management, Release Management, SLA, IT Process, and so, have now moved from the geek dictionary to common IT lingo. While this outspread has helped Service Management gain more focus and acceptance, it has also established the need for having a clear definition of such terms.

ITIL® has successfully provided a platform for this. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of practices for IT Service Management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. It is a practical approach for planning and delivering IT services to the business and also provides a common ground for various IT service-related terms. ITIL, being the most widely adopted approach, also provides the framework for many of the IT Service Management software and tools. ServiceDesk Plus is a popular example of such software, which helps to comprehensively manage IT assets and services.

However, to make the best use of this book, which elaborates the services of the ServiceDesk Plus software, it is imperative to first understand some of the IT service concepts.

Please note that all terms used in this book are as defined in the official ITIL publications.

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Exploring the Top New Features of the CLR

by Jose Luis Latorre Millas | August 2013 | .NET Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Jose Luis Latorre Millas, the author of the book Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Quickstart Cookbook, we will explore the top new features of the CLR. .NET 4.5 brings many benefits, such as improvements in performance, compatibility, garbage collection, and new features in its structure to provide the overall scenarios it is targeted for, for example, Windows Store apps development.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Creating a portable library
  • Controlling the timeout in regular expressions
  • Defining the culture for an application domain
  • Overriding the default reflection behavior
  • Using the new ZipArchive class
  • Understanding async and await in .NET 4.5
  • Using the new asynchronous file I/O operations
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What are SSAS 2012 dimensions and cube?

by Anurag Acharya | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Anurag Acharya, author of Instant Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Dimensions and Cube, we will learn what SSAS 2012 is, why we need it, and then thread on a bit of description of the SSAS history. We will also discuss the architecture of SSAS 2012 with their data models, the future of SSAS 2012, along with what's new in SSAS 2012. After that we will talk about the SSAS dimensions and cube.

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Working with Zend Framework 2.0

by A N M Mahabubul Hasan | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

In this article by Mahabubul Hasan Uzzal the author of Instant Zend Framework 2.0, we will learn what is Zend Framework and will also learn how to install it on Windows PC.

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Creating a pivot table

by Leo Taehyung Lee | September 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Leo Taehyung Lee, the author of Instant Creating Data Models with PowerPivot How-to, we will learn to use the raw data to make some pivot tables that can help us make smart business decisions!

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Salesforce CRM Functions

by Paul Goodey | September 2013 | CRM Enterprise Articles

This article created by Paul Goodey, the author of Salesforce CRM: The Definitive Admin Handbook Second Edition, gives an overview of the functional areas within Salesforce CRM where we will look at the process from campaign to customer and beyond. Within the functional areas there are various touch points where the business teams concerned with marketing, sales, and customer service have to agree on roles and responsibilities for aspects of the business processes.

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Cloning and Snapshots in VMware Workstation

by Sander van Vugt | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Sander van Vugt, author of VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary, you'll learn to work with cloning and snapshot tools. In a test environment, it is often necessary to deploy virtual machines rapidly and to revert to a previous state in an easy way. VMware Workstation provides all the tools that are required for this purpose. In this article, you'll learn to work with cloning and snapshot tools that enable you to perform these tasks.

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