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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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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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