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Release Planning – Tuning Product Development

by Stacia Viscardi | May 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Stacia Viscardi, author of The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook, will help you help your product owner prepare the product backlog for various planning uses, while we focus on release planning specifically at this point. This article provides you with preparation and facilitation tips to have you up and running a release planning session in no time.

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Introduction to Citrix XenDesktop

by Gaspare A. Silvestri | May 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

Citrix XenDesktop offers itself as a secure and performant architecture. This does not mean that it's not possible to increase and develop both the levels; Citrix platforms or different vendor systems permit you to have a deeper protection and avoid performance issues by enabling the right policies.

In this article by Gaspare A. Silvestri, the author of Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook, we will discuss the configuration of the XenDesktop infrastructural policies.

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Developing a Web Project for JasperReports

by Deepak Vohra | May 2013 | Enterprise Articles Java

Eclipse IDE for Java EE provides project facets for various types of projects. In this article, we discuss a more generic project facet for web applications called the Dynamic Web Module project facet that adds support for Java Servlet API to build web applications. To demonstrate the use of the Dynamic Web Project we shall be using JasperReports as an example. Preparing presentation-quality reports is a routine occurrence, and several tools & APIs for creating reports are available. For Java developers, one of the most commonly used API is JasperSoft’s open source JasperReports, which is capable of producing a range of outputs, including HTML, PDF, presentations from either static data or data retrieved form a database table using an SQL query, and is designed to be integrated directly into Java/J2EE applications.

In this article by Deepak Vohra author of Java EE Development with Eclipse, we sets out to demonstrate the essentials of how JasperReports can be used in a web application created with Eclipse. The examples created in this article are a PDF report and an Excel report. The article has the following sections.

  • Setting the environment

  • Creating a Dynamic Web project in Eclipse

  • Creating the configuration file

  • Creating a web application

    • Creating a Report Design

    • Setting Report Title

    • Creating a JDBC Connection

    • Generating a PDF Report

    • Creating an Excel Report

  • Packaging and deploying the web application

  • Running the web application

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Techniques for Creating a Multimedia Database

by Marcelle Kratochvil | May 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

This article by Marcelle Kratochvil author of Managing Multimedia and Unstructured Data in the Oracle Database, covers the technical aspects of setting up a database to use Oracle Multimedia. It contains tips, codes, and useful techniques for setting up and managing an Oracle Database and covers the core storage capabilities of the Oracle Database. The goal is to enable the database administrator to make correctly informed decisions about the physical structure of database storage objects, in particular tablespaces, datafiles, and database capabilities.

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Integration with System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1

by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso | May 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft Oracle

In this article created by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso, author of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1

  • Installing management packs

  • Managing Discovery and Agents

  • Configuring the integration between Operations Manager 2012 and VMM 2012

  • Enabling reporting in VMM

  • Monitoring VMware vSphere infrastructure from the Operations Manager using management packs

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Drilling Back to Source Data in Dynamics GP 2013 using Dashboards

by Mark Polino | May 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Mark Polino, author of Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013, will walk you through the deployment of a dashboard. Once you deploy a dashboard, it's inevitable that someone will want more information. They won't believe a number and will want to know the detail that makes up a balance. A great way to manage this is to build a couple of dashboards. Usually, this looks like a primary dashboard with secondary dashboards that break out more information about sales, cash, or departments. We've done this on a very simple level with our Revenue and Net Income tabs. They provide additional detail to expand on the main dashboard numbers.

Another great way to deal with the need for detail, and to take your dashboard beyond what everyone else is doing, is to allow users to drill down into specific transactions or accounts in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. In this article, we will look at drill down options including:

  • Hyperlinks

  • Using drill downs present in GP 2013

  • The structure of a drill down

  • Building your own links with Drill Down Builder

  • Drill downs in complex environments

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Insight into Hyper-V Storage

by Zahir Hussain Shah | May 2013 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Zahir Hussain Shah, the author of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: Deploying Hyper-V Enterprise Server Virtualization Platform, we will dive deeper into Hyper-V storage, where we will discuss the various types of storage options available with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V for a virtual machine in detail.

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.NET 4.5 Extension Methods on IQueryable

by Shawn R. McLean | May 2013 | .NET Enterprise Articles

In this article by Shawn R. McLean, author of Instant .NET 4.5 Extension Methods How-to , we learn about the extension methods on IQueryable. IQueryable is used to operate mainly on databases. IQueryable<T>are an extension from IEnumerable<T>, hence, we can call all extensions and methods of IEnumerable<T>. A query using IQueryable can be built up on over time, before it hits the database. The query is executed once you execute an eager function such as ToList(), looping the data or attempting to use the values. IQueryable is used by providers such as LINQ to entities or LINQ to SQL.

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Working with Home Page Components and Custom Links

by Paul Goodey | May 2013 | Cookbooks CRM Enterprise Articles

In this article by Paul Goodey, author of Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating a Personal Setup link using the standard Custom Links on the sidebar

  • Using Custom Links to open Training in a new window from the sidebar

  • Creating a news-ticker message on the home page

  • Automatically collapsing Chatter feeds on the home page

  • Removing Chatter feeds on the home page

  • Adding a Send An Email button on the home page

  • Showing Opportunity Sales Stage descriptions on the home page

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Validating and Using the Model Data

by Vinod Krishnan | May 2013 | Beginner's Guides Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article by Vinod Krishnan, author of Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner's Guide, we will take a look at validating and using the model data. Validating data is important as business depends on the data that gets stored in the database. So how do we validate the data? Validation is something that makes sure that valid data is getting stored in the database. Validation could be anything from comparing two fields in a table to multiple validations on a single field involving different columns from a different table.

In any other framework, we would end up writing a lot of code even for a small validation. But in ADF, we do little or no coding at all, and most of the validations are achieved declaratively.

In this article, we will learn the following topics:

  • Declarative validation
  • Groovy expressions
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