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Introducing Sametime 8.5.2

by Gabriella Davis Marie L. Scott Thomas Duff | November 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM Networking & Telephony

Why would a company or organization choose to use Sametime? They might choose Sametime because it closely integrates with their existing collaboration environment—IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, Lotus Quickr, or IBM Connections. They may also choose a real-time collaboration system such as Sametime to save money. Online meetings and instant messaging helps save money by eliminating the need for travel costs and long distance phone expenditures, especially if a company integrates Sametime with their existing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system.

In this article written by Gabriella Davis, Marie L. Scott, and Thomas Duff, authors of IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide, we will cover:

  • What's new in Sametime 8.5.2
  • What has changed with regards to Sametime server architecture
  • The different types of Sametime clients available in Sametime 8.5.2
  • Why you should install Sametime 8.5.2 or upgrade from prior versions
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Top 10 tips for organizing an Agile IT Security Team

by | November 2011 | Enterprise Articles

Jeff Laskowski , author of the new book and eBook: Agile IT Security Implementation Methodology, gives his top 10 tips on organizing an Agile IT Security Team.

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Configuration in Salesforce CRM

by Paul Goodey | November 2011 | CRM Enterprise Articles

In this article by Paul Goodey, author of Salesforce CRM: The Definitive Admin Handbook, we will describe in detail the Salesforce CRM record storage features and user interface that can be customized such as objects, fields, and page layouts. In addition, we will see an overview of the relationship that exists between the profile and these customizable features that the profile controls.

This article looks at the methods for configuring and tailoring the application to suit the way your company information can be best represented within the Salesforce CRM application.

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Microsoft SharePoint: Recipes for Automating Business Processes

by Adrian Colquhoun | November 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SharePoint 2010 uses InfoPath 2010 to create rich, powerful electronic forms. InfoPath forms can replace the default forms used for SharePoint lists or act as custom forms that provide the user interface and business rules required to run a custom business process.

When automating business processes, we automatically think of workflow. SharePoint 2010 supports many different workflow and task-management scenarios. There are a number of out of the box workflows that can be used to perform tasks such as to requesting feedback or approval for a document. Where these workflows don't suffice, they can be copied, modified, and extended, or completely new custom workflows can be constructed. These custom workflows can perform a range of custom actions, allocate tasks to users, or automate an end-to-end business process as required.

In this article written by Dr Adrian Colquhoun, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook, we will cover:

  1. Creating an InfoPath form for a SharePoint list
  2. Using the Collect Feedback workflow to receive feedback on a Microsoft Word 2010 document
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Working with Client Object Model in Microsoft Sharepoint

by Balaji Kithiganahalli | October 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is the best-in-class platform for content management and collaboration. With Visual Studio, developers have an end-to-end business solutions development IDE. To leverage this powerful combination of tools it is necessary to understand the different building blocks of SharePoint.

In this article by Balaji Kithiganahalli, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Expert Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Creating a list using a Client Object Model
  • Handling exceptions
  • Calling Object Model asynchronously
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SAP Netweaver: Accessing the MDM System

by Uday Rao | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) enables information integrity across the business network, in a heterogeneous IT landscape. SAP MDM enables the sharing of harmonized master data, formerly trapped in multiple systems, and ensures cross system data consistency.

In this article by Uday Rao, author of SAP NetWeaver MDM 7-1 Administrators Guide, we cover:

  • Mount and unmount an MDM server
  • Start and stop an MDM server
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IBM WebSphere Application Server: Administration Tools

by Steve Robinson | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

WebSphere Application Server, often referred to simply as WAS, is a JEE-compliant application server platform. JEE stands for Java Enterprise Edition and was previously referred to as J2EE. JEE application servers provide functionality to deploy fault-tolerant, distributed, and multi-tier Java software.

In this article by Steve Robinson, author of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide, we will be covering a few of the command-line tools shipped with WAS to help you with problem diagnosis when WebSphere or applications are not running as they should. We will also introduce the IBM Support Assistant, a very powerful WebSphere Application Server (WAS) support tool, and walk through how to analyze a WAS log file using one of the many ISA add-ons.

Specifically we will cover the following topics:

  • Dumping namespaces
  • EAR expander
  • IBM Support Assistant (ISA)
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SAP NetWeaver: MDM Scenarios and Fundamentals

by Uday Rao | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

If you are a newbie to MDM and want to start from the basics, this is the right article for you. Even if you have hands on experience with an MDM system, you can refresh your basics by reading this article and understand the high-level aspects of MDM and the key capabilities supported by an MDM repository.

In this article by Uday Rao, author of SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Administrator's Guide, you will learn the following topics:

  • MDM IT Scenarios
  • MDM Business Scenarios
  • MDM Server know how
  • MDM repository structure
  • Key capabilities supported by an MDM repository
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Microsoft LightSwitch: Querying Multiple Entities

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

A Query is a question you pose to the database so as to retrieve a specific piece of information in the database. The querying in LightSwitch can be best understood by looking at how it is structured. Querying in LightSwitch can be carried out using the built-in Query Designer but more advanced querying can be carried out using code.

This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development, describes the use of the built-in Query Designer in the IDE to query the entities in the data sources.

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Microsoft LightSwitch: Querying and Filtering Data

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | September 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The logic tier of LightSwitch basically starts with a data service that encapsulates all the access to the data source. This tier can host any number of data services exposed as endpoints at the service boundary. Each data service exposes a number of queryable entity sets with operations for querying entities and an operation for submitting changes; add, update, and delete. An entity set contains entities of the same entity type. All operations take place with entity sets whether they are intended for fetching or for making changes to them. If you think of an entity set as an analogue of SQL table you will not be wrong. Just like you take information out of the table, make changes to it and return it to the table, you do likewise with entity sets.

In this article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development, we will take a look at querying a single entity.

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