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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization

by Andre Leibovici Jason Langone | June 2012 | Enterprise Articles

In this article by Jason Langone and Andre Leibovici, the authors of VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions, we will learn about virtualization. Virtualization, the technology of abstracting the operating systems from the underlying physical server components, has become a cornerstone of the data center architecture. Virtualization allows organizations to run not just one operating system per physical server in the data center, but tens, dozens, or even hundreds, on a single physical server. The benefits of virtualization are many, including a reduction in hardware, power, and cooling costs. In addition, virtualization allows for new techniques of distribution and resilience to be applied, such as VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMware High Availability (HA).

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Basic Skills, Traits, and Competencies of a Manager

by Rahul Goyal | May 2012 | Enterprise Articles

In India, being a Manager is highly valued. A majority of people see themselves taking a managerial position some day. However, can anyone become a manager? A really good manager? Are managers born or made? Do all managers, at least all good managers, share something in common?

When we look around and see the journeys being taken by different managers, their working styles and behaviors, we can hypothesize that:

  • Managers are born and made. Some folks have a natural flair to be a manager and some acquire essential skills to be a manager in a given situation.
  • Not everyone may enjoy being a manager. While you may be 'promoted' to become a manager, you may find that you don't really enjoy the time spent talking to people, driving them to results, and compiling status reports for your management.
  • It appears that good managers do have many things in common, even though they may have their own style of execution.

In this article by Rahul Goyal author of Management in India: Grow from an Accidental to a Successful Manager in the IT & Knowledge Industry , we will explore the skills, traits, talents, and competencies that are usually required and expected for playing a manager role, and also burst some myths surrounding managers.

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PL/SQL: Using Collections

by Saurabh K. Gupta | May 2012 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

The Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide helps you master advanced PL/SQL concepts. Besides the clear and precise explanation on advanced topics, it also contains example code and demonstrations, which gives a sense of application and usage to readers

In this article by Saurabh Gupta, author of Oracle Advanced PL/SQL Developer Professional Guide, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Collections—an overview
  • Associative arrays
  • Nested tables
  • Varray
  • PL/SQL collection methods
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Troubleshooting with Intuit Quickbooks

by Jaime Campbell, CPA, MBA, CTT, MCT | May 2012 | Enterprise Articles Content Management

This article by Jaime Campbell, CPA, MBA, CTT, MCT, author of Intuit QuickBooks Enterprise Edition 12.0 Cookbook for Experts illuminates a number of accounting errors that are common in QuickBooks files, and enables you to resolve them.You will examine a number of accounting errors that are common in QuickBooks files, and enables you to be powerful and efficient in resolving them.

In this article, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Clearing stale undeposited funds
  • Adjusting cash basis receivables or payables balances
  • Writing off stale receivables
  • Writing off stale payables
  • Balancing the balance sheet
  • Classifying unclassified transactions
  • Reclassifying opening balance equity transactions
  • Classifying uncategorized income or expenses
  • Resolving opening balance discrepancies in bank reconciliations
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Creating and managing user accounts in Microsoft Windows SBS 2011

by Drew Hills (MCITP MCSE DCNE SBSC BEngTech (Elec) ) Robert Crane (BE MBA MCP) | April 2012 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The majority of time administrating a network is spent managing users. Users not only need access to a Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 network but they all need access to its resources. The key to good network administration is doing this in the most effective manner. Probably the most important part of a network will be the users. They need access to the resources on the server as well as the services that it provides. To do this securely they are firstly going to need a network login ID that identifies them to the domain. They will typically use this login ID at a workstation connected to the domain.

In this article by Robert Crane and Drew Hills, co-authors of (MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide, we shall look at creating and managing user accounts.

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The Components of TM1

by James D. Miller | April 2012 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In this article by James D. Miller, author of IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification Guide, we will identify and discuss each of the components of IBM Cognos TM1 that are covered in the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (Test COG-310) certification exam. The current exam assigns a weightage of 3 percent to this topic. The components of TM1 are divided into two basic types which are:

  • Client components
  • Sever components
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Setting up a BizTalk Server Environment

by Steef-Jan Wiggers | April 2012 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

BizTalk enables the integration and managment of automated business processes within or across organizational boundaries. To build a solid BizTalk solution, deploy a robust environment, and keep it running smoothly you sometimes need to broaden your spectrum, explore all possibilities, and choose the best solution for your purpose. In this article by Steef-Jan Wiggers, author of BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Gathering requirements by asking the right questions
  • Analyzing requirements and creating a design
  • Installing and using the BizTak Best Practices Analyzer
  • Validating BizTalk installation with the BizTalk Benchmark Wizard tool
  • Automating performance analysis by using the PAL tool
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Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8: Call Routing, Dial Plan, and E.164

by Tanner Ezell | March 2012 | Enterprise Articles

This article by Tanner Ezell, author of Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8: Expert Administration Cookbook focuses on implementing local route groups, device pools, and route patterns. All the recipes in this article require administrator access to the Unified Communications Manager (UCM). It is strongly recommended you get comfortable performing these recipes in a lab environment before implementing them into production.

We will cover:

  • Implementing local route groups with device pools for E.164 call routing
  • Implementing E.164 route patterns and partitions
  • Implementing E.164 called and calling party transformations
  • Implementing least cost call routing using Tail End Hop Off
  • Implementing call restrictions with line blocking patterns and calling search spaces
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Combining Silverlight and Windows Azure projects

by David Burela | March 2012 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

It can be difficult to combine multiple different frameworks into the same solution while working with new technologies. This article will focus on how to combine Silverlight 4, Windows Azure, and a WCF 4.0 (Windows Communication Foundation) service together.

In this article by David Burela, author of Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Azure Enterprise Integration, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Combining Silverlight and Windows Azure projects
  • Consuming an Azure-hosted WCF service within a Silverlight application
  • Configuring the number of web roles
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Silverlight 5 LOB Development : Validation, Advanced Topics, and MVVM

by Braulio Díez | March 2012 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Most Line of Business (LOB) applications have to interact with a database. The recommended technology in order to cover this interaction is RIA Services.

In this article by Braulio Díez Botella,co-author of Mastering LOB Development for Silverlight 5: A Case Study in Action we will cover:

  • Validation
  • Advanced topics
  • RIA Services and MVVM
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