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Getting Started with the Citrix Access Gateway Product Family

by Andrew Mallett | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Andrew Mallet, author of Citrix Access Gateway VPX 5.04 Essentials, we will explain Citrix Access Gateway in detail.

If you have ever tried navigating the range of products and vendor websites, you will be able to sympathize with those poor souls trying to come to terms with all of the different options that Citrix has for the Access Gateway products. So many choices! Soon, you will also find out that the costs of these products will vary from nothing to many thousands of dollars. The aim of this introduction is to help you become familiar with the range and make some informed decisions about which product is right for you. We will work with the VPX edition (virtual appliance); however, most of the configuration remains consistent between the models. Additionally, at this stage, we also need to show you where Citrix Access Gateway (CAG) will fit into your corporate remote access and security environment.

Specifically, in this article, the following topics will be looked at in detail:

  • Security and Remote Access solutions addressed by CAG

  • Citrix Access Gateway hardware

  • Citrix Access Gateway specifications

  • Citrix Access Gateway versions

  • Citrix Access Gateway VPX

  • Designing a secure Remote Access solution

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Accessing Oracle

by Geoffrey Hudik | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft Oracle

In this article by Geoffrey Hudik, the author of Instant Oracle Database and PowerShell How-to , we will look at loading libraries to create objects to interact with Oracle.

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Life Cycle Management

by Lonneke Dikmans Ronald van Luttikhuizen | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles SOA

Let's take a look at the life cycle of services in an SOA. Controlling and communicating the life cycle is important in your organization. Consumers need to know the stage of a service, to decide whether they can use it. Providers need to keep track of versions and support changes that are requested by consumers, without creating chaos or a big financial burden caused by supporting too many versions at the same time. Tooling can help keep track of the services in your organization, including their stage and version.

In this article by Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen, authors of SOA Made Simple , you will learn how to control the service life cycle and versions in your SOA and understand the role tooling plays in this process.

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Planning for a successful integration

by Gary P. Gauvin | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Gary P. Gauvin, author of Instant Team Foundation Server 2012 and Project Sever 2010 Integration How-to helps us examine what's needed to ensure that that your integration is successful. It covers the prerequisites and the planning needed to begin, scenarios for various environments, and a few tips to set you up for success. Planning is the most important part in a successful integration of the two servers so that there are no undue errors during the integration process. The article gives a very systematic step-by-step approach for planning and getting all set for integration which is not difficult to understand.

We will examine what's needed to ensure that your integration is successful. We'll cover the prerequisites and the planning needed to begin, the scenarios for test or production environments, and the different types of synchronization that are possible.

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Inter-process Communication

by Mark Nelson Tanya Williams | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article by Mark Nelson and Tanya Williams, the authors of Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics , you will learn to convert a video into any of the formats needed for HTML5 Video playback.

Inter-process Communication introduces us to the theory of how processes can communicate with each other and with other components. A number of topics are covered such as: conversations—what they are, and the default conversation.

Welcome to our exploration of some of the advanced topics in BPMN. When we set out to write this book, we chose the areas where we see the most confusion and difficulty in understanding how to use BPMN. We will present theory and also build practical exercises together so that you can see how the theory is applied. Let's start our journey by building an understanding of inter-process communication.

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The XenDesktop architecture

by Mahmoud Magdy | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles

There are so many types of desktop virtualizations that you can easily get confused with each type, its use, and its architecture. In this article by Mahmoud Magdy, author of Instant Citrix XenDesktop 5 Starter , we will explore each type and we will also explore the XenDesktop architecture.

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Asynchrony in Action

by Joel Martinez | March 2013 | .NET Enterprise Articles

In this article by Joel Martinez the author of C# 5 First Look , we will explore features which are new to C# in the 5.0 release.

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2D Graphics

by Brecht Kets Thomas Goussaert | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles Games

In this article by Brecht Kets and Thomas Goussaert, the authors of Building your First Mobile Game using XNA 4.0 we create a basic framework for our game and add content to it.

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Integrating Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Application fundamentals

by Leslie Vail | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by Leslie Vail, author of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, will present a series of questions developers should ask themselves, and answer, before beginning development. You will learn about the various tools available for customizing Dynamics GP along with the skills required to use them. You will learn what you should have in your development-tool arsenal and where to get it.

The key topics in this article include:

  • Defining the project

  • Overview of available tools

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Core .NET Recipes

by A P Rajshekhar | March 2013 | .NET Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by A.P. Rajshekhar, author of .Net Framework 4.5 Expert Programming Cookbook , will cover recipes related to core concepts in .NET, which will include the following:

  • Metadata-driven programming: The first six recipes will cover how to use attributes as metadata for specific purposes such as validation and localization.

  • Reflection: The Processing custom attributes via reflection recipe will tell you how to use reflection to create metadata processors such as applications or libraries that can understand custom attributes and provide the output based on them.

  • Asynchronous file I/O: This is a new feature for file input/output introduced in .NET 4.5. The Using asynchronous file I/O for directory-to-directory copy recipe will cover this feature.

  • Dynamic programming: .NET 4.0 introduced the concept of dynamic programming, in which blocks of code marked as dynamic will be executed directly, bypassing the compilation phase. We will look at this in the last recipe, Accessing JSON using dynamic programming.

 

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