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SharePoint 2013 Search

by Johnny Tordgeman | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Johnny Tordgeman, author of Learning Search-driven Application Development with SharePoint 2013 we will learn about the features of SharePoint 2013 Search, a web application platform developed by Microsoft. SharePoint comprises a multipurpose set of Web technologies backed by a common technical infrastructure. By default, SharePoint has a Microsoft Office like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite. The web tools are designed to be usable by non-technical users.

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Model Design Accelerator

by Terry Curran | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In this article by Terry Curran, the author of the book IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager, we discuss Model Design Accelerator.

Model Design Accelerator is an extension of Framework Manager which has been designed to simplify the design and creation of a single fact relational star schema model. Model Design Accelerator can be used to create a relational star schema model that adheres to proven modeling practice.

This article covers the following topics:

  • The Model Design Accelerator user interface
  • Starting Model Design Accelerator
  • Adding tables
  • Adding joins
  • Generating Framework Manager models
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Coding for the Real-time Web

by Andy Meadows | July 2013 | .NET Enterprise Articles

The article by Andy Meadows, the author of ASP.NET MVC 4 Mobile App Development, talks about how we can use always-on connectivity to provide the illusion of a desktop application within BrewHow. He then talks about imposing SignalR to simulate push notifications from the server to BrewHow.

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The Command Line

by Satheesh Kumar. N Subashni. S | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Satheesh Kumar N and Subashni S, the authors of Software Testing using Visual Studio 2012 discusses about the features of Visual Studio 2012. Visual Studio supports many testing features, and provides an IDE for testing and running the tests. It is very simple to run tests from Test Explorer user interface and view the results, or re-run the test from the Test Results window. Other than the IDE support, Visual Studio provides command line options to execute or run the tests that were created using the IDE. This option is very handy when executing the tests from other applications, or scheduling automated testing.

In this article, multiple command line tools are explained in detail to use for running the tests with different options and then collecting the output. Visual Studio 2012 provides three different command line utilities to execute the tests and they are as follows:

  • VSTest.Console: This command line utility is for running the automated unit tests and coded UI tests from the command line.
  • MSTest: This command line utility is for running the automated tests, viewing Test Results from Test Runs, and saving the results to Team Foundation Server. MSTest is also used for the compatibility with Visual Studio 2010.
  • TCM: This command line utility is used for importing automated tests into Test Plan, running tests from Test Plan, and viewing lists of test items.
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Enhancements to ASP.NET

by Abhishek Sur | July 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article provides a complete description of various technologies, such as Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5, ASP.NET, Windows 8 Applications, Windows Presentation Foundation, HTML5, jQuery, memory management, and so on, and practical examples to create real-world applications. This article by Abhishek Sur, author of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook, introduces the latest enhancements of ASP.NET 4.5 with HTML5 and jQuery.

Just like other technologies, ASP.NET had also come up with major alterations and advancements in recent times. Some of the things are merely related to actual development experiences rather than any benefits in terms of performance for the end user. But recent changes to ASP.NET have some real advantages and performance implication directly moving to the end users. The introduction of minification of JS and CSS files so easy now; anyone can now implement the same without using single lines of code. The code is inbuilt into the ASP.NET system and the API uses it gracefully to handle the release and debug environments.

It is not only restricted with the feature releases, but the Web has recently made a lot of advancements in terms of new HTML constructs appearing to the world. The adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 made the appearance of the Web almost identical to the desktop yet it runs on the browser. The browser is now capable of taking advantage of a graphics card or even multiple CPUs. There are APIs to directly communicate with the server from the client using a secured socket rather than the very old AJAX requests. The web look and feel has changed to support vector graphics, 2D and 3D canvas, WebGL, and so on, or even the browser supports local data storage, database, application cache, and much more. The world is moving towards a system where there will be a unified collaboration of online and offline activities.

This article focuses on some of the best introductions to the modern ASP.NET environment that catalyzes the modern web world. The article will guide you through the basic understanding of the concepts that will place you apart from other developers.

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Choosing Lync 2013 Clients

by Fabrizio Volpe | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Fabrizio Volpe, author of Getting Started with Microsoft Lync Server 2013, discusses about Lync 2013 mobile clients. These clients have been made available for iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, and Android. Audio and video over IP are available with this release of the client, and this is something we have to keep in mind when we are planning our clients' deployment because the mobile version is now a viable alternative (if not a replacement) to the full Lync 2013 client.

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Programming Issues

by Jobin Kuruvilla | July 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article by Jobin Kuruvilla, the author of JIRA 5.x Development Cookbook we will learn about programming issues, that is, creating, editing, or deleting issues, creating new issue operations, managing the various other operations available on issues via JIRA APIs, and so on.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Overview

by Danny Varghese | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article created by Danny Varghese, the author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Applications (MB2-868)Certification Guide you will learn about:

  • Introduction to CRM 2011
  • Training and certifications


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Creating an Image Profile by cloning an existing one

by Rodrigo Fraxino Araujo | July 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

In this article by Abilash GB, the author of the book VMware vSphere 5.1 Cookbook, all the predefined Image Profiles available from an Offline Bundle that are read-only. To customize such Image Profiles, you will need to clone them to form new Image Profiles. In this article, we will learn how to create a new Image Profile by cloning an existing one.

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Authorizations in SAP HANA

by Mark Walker | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles SAP

In this article by Mark Walker, author of Software Development on the SAP HANA Platform, we will examined the fact that some of your users might not be allowed to have access to all the data in the system, or might have specific rights, maybe to create data but not to see the data that is currently in the system. We'll see concrete example of access restrictions on both objects and their content in this article.

SAP HANA provides several different layers of security from which you can benefit, and in this article we'll be looking at each of them. We'll examine how we can create each type of object, how they interact with each other, and how we can use them.

The authorization concept in SAP HANA is comprised of different notions:

  • Roles

  • SQL privileges

  • Analytic privileges

  • System privileges

  • Package privileges

  • Users


We will take a look at each of these concepts in turn.

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