This article by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, dives into the implementation phases of SQL Server 2008 R2 new features and essential steps in planning and implementing self-service BI services, SQLAzure connectivity, StreamInsight technologies, and deploying the master data services feature. These recipes involve the planning, design, and implementation of features that are important to the management of the core technologies.
In this article, we will cover the following topics:
- Planning and implementing Self-Service Business Intelligence services
- Implementing Microsoft StreamInsight technologies platform
- Implementing SQL Azure connectivity features
SQL Server 2008 R2 has a flurry of new enhancements added to the core database engine and business intelligence suite like SQLAzure, DAC PACK and UCP. In addition to the new features and internal enhancements, SQL Server 2008 R2 includes external components such as Master Data Services (MDS). The recipes in this article involve the planning, design, and implementation of features that are added and they are important to the management of the core technologies of SQL Server 2008 R2.
In this article by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:
- Installing and configuring a Master Data Services solution
- Designing and deploying a framework to use Master Data Services
The reader would benefit from the previous article on Managing Core SQL Server 2008 R2 TechnologiesRead Core SQL Server 2008 R2 Technologies: Deploying Master Data Services in full
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a very complete ERP package, but unlike other ERP packages it has a design capable of providing an open structure and a development platform. The idea is to provide 80% of the solution out of the box and allow the other 20% to be designed by qualified business application developers.
Relationship Management software is a typical result of what ERP applications have achieved. Relationship management has been part of Microsoft Dynamics since version 2.0 and was dramatically changed and improved in version 3.0. The current Microsoft Dynamics NAV RM software is mostly the same as in that version except for the Microsoft Outlook integration that keeps changing in every version. In this article by Mark Brummel, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Application Design, we will take a look at customizing relationship management.Read Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Customizing Relationship Management in full
SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) is a desktop dashboard and visualization solution that is a core part of SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0. Once a user creates a dashboard model, it can be deployed in Flash format to Web portals, SAP environments, the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, and desktop applications such as PowerPoint, Word, or PDF.
In this article by David Lai, author of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook, we will cover the following:
- Changing the look of a chart
- Adding a background to your dashboard
- Using color schemes
- Sharing a color scheme
- Working with themes
When Atlassian first started, they made the decision to create a software that would be inexpensive, fun for the user, and would take minutes to install. Thanks to this philosophy, the installation process of JIRA is relatively simple and straightforward. In this article, we will start with a high-level view of JIRA, looking at each of the components that make up the overall application. We will then examine the various deployment options we have, including application servers, databases, and distribution choices. Finally, we will get our hands dirty by installing our very own JIRA application from scratch.
By the end of this article by Patrick Li, author of JIRA 4 Essentials, you will have learned about:
- The overall architecture of JIRA
- Platforms and applications supported by JIRA
- Installing JIRA and all of the required software
- Configuring database connections
This article by Ashwin Kumar Karkala & Govinda Raj Sambamurthy, authors of Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g R1: Business Service Management, will introduce the enterprise IT modeling concepts such as passive and active monitoring capabilities of the OEM. It will also provide an overview of the architecture of OEM. It will cover definitions of concepts such as Oracle Management Server (OMS), OEM agent, targets, metrics, alerts, beacons, and service tests. This will be followed by an introduction to system and service target types in OEM. The article will subsequently cover the definitions of various features such as availability management, performance management, and service level management. Finally, it will conclude with a brief note on the various product focus areas and the management packs within OEM that enable Business Service Management (BSM).Read Modeling IT Infrastructure Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 11gR1 in full
This article will be a brief overview of the web development process. It will begin with an overview of web page architecture. It will then discuss best practices for building web pages. Following that we will discuss how this relates to mobile web development. The article will finish up with an overview of mobile web development specific to Windows Phone 7.
In this article by Todd Spatafore, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Applications on Windows Phone 7, we will cover:
- Web page architecture
- Internet Explorer Mobile
- Mobile-friendly META tag settings
In this article by Ben Prusinski and Syed Jaffer Hussain, authors of Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Applications Clusters Essentials, we will discuss how Oracle 11g RAC provides you with mission-critical options for minimizing outages and downtime as well as how RAC fits into the overall scheme for maintenance of a comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity policy. In this article, we will provide you with an introduction to the high availability concepts and solutions that are workable for Oracle 11g. In summary, we will discuss the following topics:
- High availability concepts
- Fault-tolerant systems and high availability
- High availability solutions for Oracle 11g R1 and 11g R2 Real Application Clusters (RAC)
This article discusses the basic concepts and knowledge needed to use SQL query in SAP Business One. You will learn a clear definition of SQL query, the data dictionary, and table links.
In this article by Gordon Du, author of Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One, we will begin by identifying the target audience, and will then go on to discuss the basic concepts and knowledge needed to use SQL query in SAP Business One. In the first section, you will be given a clear definition of the specific scope of the SQL and Query. The following section discusses the Data Dictionary and table links such as base tables versus target tables. The last section gives you a key concept to remember for building a good query by keeping it simple.Read SQL Query Basics in SAP Business One in full
To celebrate the recent publication of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting book, Packt is pleased to announce a series of attractive discounts on our wide range of Dynamics books. For more information click here.
Delivering business solutions is more than just product play. Software is often viewed as the enabler; however, the key to success is how the solution is implemented and how the implementations are managed. With this as the background, Microsoft has developed Sure Step as the full lifecycle methodology for the Microsoft Dynamics solutions portfolio.
This article displays the foreword for Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step practitioners, Aditya Mohan, Anders Spatzek, Kundan Prakash, Lori Thalmann Pytlik and Muhammad Alam. It provides an insight into the the changes in the Dynamics space and how Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step is the tool that provides the confidence in the pre-sales cycle and assurance during the delivery, which makes a difference.Read Foreword by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Practitioners in full