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Introduction to Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

by Damian Sinay | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Damian Sinay, the author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting, we will see how to work with reports in Dynamics CRM 2011. Reporting is a very important piece of any system that is heavily used by managers or upper management roles, such as the CEO and COO, of any enterprise. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting is a practical and excellent reference guide that provides you with a number of different options you can use to create and empower the reporting capabilities of Dynamics CRM. This will give you a good grounding for using the reports in your Dynamics CRM 2011 implementations.

We will see the different CRM report types and their settings:

  • CRM report types
  • CRM report settings
  • SQL Reporting Services versions
  • Installation and configuration of Reporting Services Extension
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Advanced JIRA 5.2 Features

by Patrick Li | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Patrick Li, author of JIRA 5.2 Essentials , we will take a look at two add-ons that can transform your JIRA to be more than just a simple issue-tracking system. By the end of the article, you will have learned how to:

  • Run agile projects in JIRA with GreenHopper
  • Collect feedback from visitors directly on your website with Issue Collector
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Form customizations

by Dipankar Bhattacharya | August 2013 | CRM Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Forms enable the display of the entity data to the users. Here in this article by Dipankar Bhattacharya, author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Cookbook, we will delve into the recipes for creating and customizing entity form. Forms are the most commonly used platform to display data inside the Dynamics CRM system. Hence, forms should be carefully designed and implemented.

So, in this article by Dipankar Bhattacharya author of Instant Parallel Processing with Gearman, we will discuss the following recipes:

  • Creating and customizing an entity main form
  • Controlling form behavior using JScript
  • Customizing the process-driven form (Dynamics CRM 2011 Online only)
  • Creating and customizing the mobile form
  • Configuring a form to be role-based
  • Creating and customizing a public view
  • Customizing search criteria for a Quick Find view
  • Creating a user's personal view
  • Deactivating or deleting a user's personal view
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Overview of SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Architecture, Features, and Tools

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy  the author of  Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012,  provides a summarized overview of SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 and the background information needed to work with the rest of the article. Most of the information is taken from Microsoft documentation.

In this article, we will have a look at the following topics:

  • Structural design of environment and architecture of Native mode and SharePoint Integrated mode of Reporting Services
  • Reporting Services configuration
  • Features of Reporting Services 2012

Previously, the following elements were installed and/or configured:

  • SQL Server 2012
  • Reporting Services 2012 configured in Native mode
  • SQL Server with Reporting Services installed in SharePoint Integrated mode
  • SharePoint Services 2010
  • Creating a Reporting Services service in SharePoint

Each of the mentioned elements has its own individual architecture, topology of deployment, and features. It is important to see how users interact with them in doing the tasks assigned to them while working with Reporting Services as a whole. In order to interact with, author reports and manage them, tools are available and a good understanding of the tools and what support they provide is crucial in carrying out the tasks. The individual elements as well as the tools used in carrying out various tasks are described in the rest of the article.

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Network Monitoring Essentials

by Joe Dissmeyer | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article created by Joe Dissmeyer, the author of SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor, discusses using Orion NPM to actually monitor the performance of your network.

This article covers monitoring basics, customizing views, network device monitoring (such as routers and switches).

By the end of this article, you will have learned the following:

  • Monitoring basics
  • Customizing views
  • Managing and adding views
  • Editing monitoring resources
  • Router monitoring
  • Switches
  • Wireless monitoring
  • Wireless Controllers and Access Points
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Measuring Performance with Key Performance Indicators

by Cuneyt Yilmaz | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article by Cuneyt Yilmaz, the author of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g R1 Cookbook , we're going to cover KPIs and KPI watchlists. KPIs are widely used in OBIEE 11 g and you can easily publish these KPIs in the dashboards by creating KPI watchlists.

Publishing the analytical reports in the dashboards will not satisfy the business requirements always. Business users will be interested in some reports so that they can compare their values. You also need to display the reports that will enable users to focus on only the most critical business entities. Sometimes this can be achieved by using the conditional formatting feature. But the defined threshold values are going to be static values. As time passes, you'll need to reset these values, so it has a maintenance cost. To solve these business challenges, you can use Key Performance Indicators (KPI). They can be used to measure the productivity of an organization relative to its objectives.

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Getting Dynamics NAV 2013 on Your Computer – For (Almost) Free

by Alex Chow | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

"Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say." – Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

 

This article by Alex Chow, the author of Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development , will walk you through downloading and installing Dynamics NAV on your computer so that you can try out the software without having to hire external consultants or piece together online information.

 

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Using Oracle GoldenGate

by Tony Bruzzese | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article by Tony Bruzzese, author of Instant Oracle Goldengate, we will learn how to create a one-way replication in OGG (Oracle GoldenGate). OGG is a comprehensive software package for enabling the replication of data in heterogeneous data environments. The product set enables high availability solutions, real-time data integration, transactional change data capture, data replication, transformations, and verification between operational and analytical enterprise systems.

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Publishing applications

by Andrew Mallett | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles

XenApp 6.5 can of course provide remote access to applications; however, besides this, XenApp can publish server desktops and resources such as web pages and documents. In this article by Andrew Mallett, author of Instant Citrix XenApp, we will cover publishing these resources using both AppCenter and PowerShell.

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Securing data at the cell level (Intermediate)

by Satya SK Jayanty | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Satya SK Jayanty, author of the book, Instant SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Security, explains that a bit of background on leaf members and non-leaf members is necessary to know how the data is managed at cell level.

The cell value in a cube can be obtained in multiple ways; it can be directly retrieved from the fact table of the cube. The identification of a cell value and its members is leaf members that have no child members or hierarchy that reference a single record in a dimension table.

Further on this cell can be identified by using non-leaf members, members that have one or more child members. The cell value is derived (typically) from the aggregation of child members.

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