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.Read The XenDesktop architecture in full
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
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.
Read Core .NET Recipes in full
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 already provides a number of services out-of-the-box. These services together with additional services that can be developed can be divided into three types. Each of the service types has its own characteristics and a different approach to create them.
This article by Klaas Deforche and Kenny Saelen authors of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services discusses about these services in detail.Read Types of services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in full
In the simplest terms, InnoDB is a transactional database information processing engine. It is the most commonly used engine currently available for the MySQL database application and was the first transactional engine offered with the application.
Different versions of MySQL ship with varying levels of InnoDB support and corresponding default settings for the InnoDB engine. Knowing which version of MySQL we're using will help us identify the baseline settings for the engine prior to going into development or production use of the database.
In this article by Matt Reid, author of Instant InnoDB, we'll cover the following topics:Read Getting Started with InnoDB in full
Security is a process that requires the integration of security into business processes to ensure enterprise risk is minimized to an acceptable level. Security as a process is an approach that highlights the integration of security and business initiatives to reduce the security impact of implementations and changes to the enterprise environment. This article by Aaron Woody, author of Enterprise Security: A Data-Centric Approach to Securing the Enterprise, will introduce the concept of using risk analysis to drive security decisions.Read An Introduction to Risk Analysis in full
In this article by Erez Ben-Ari and Bala Natarajan, the authors of Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment, Cross-premise connectivity (also known as cloud connectivity) is the ability to establish secure connection between two sites. It could be between a head office and a branch office or from an office to a cloud data center. Before we go into the details of cross-premise connectivity let us take a moment and talk about the connectivity challenges that an enterprise faces. In this article, we are going to talk about what cross-premise connectivity is, why it is needed, and how to go about establishing it.
The topics we will discuss are as follows:
Evolving remote access challenges
Migration to dynamic cloud
The needs of modern data centers
Dynamic cloud access with URA
Adding a cloud location using Site-to-Site
Basic setup of cross-premise connectivity
In this article by Padmanabha Rao and Venkatesan Sundaram, authors of Oracle CRM On Demand Administration Essentials, our focus is to explore more on how, with minimum customization, we can put the CRM On Demand system into production to save a lot of time and effort.Read Knowing the prebuilt marketing, sales, and service organizations in full