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SQL Server 2008 R2: Multiserver Management Using Utility Explorer

by Satya Shyam K Jayanty | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

SQL Server 2008 R2 improves the ability to manage multiple servers centrally with Utility Control Point (UCP). In order to manage multiple instances efficiently, there are certain settings available within the Utility Explorer tool. In this recipe by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, we will focus on how to manage multiple instances using Utility Explorer by setting global policies for data-tier applications (DAC), and managed instances.

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Best Practices for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration

by Satya Shyam K Jayanty | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

As a DBA and advanced user of SQL Server 2008 R2, you have to develop best practices that combine a streamline of services for deployment, migration, and management of your data platform. SQL Server 2008 R2 has rich and intuitive GUI management tools, which lower the costs in data management by incorporating automation and delegation of administrative tasks. This article covers the SSMS features that are new and enhanced in SQL Server 2008 R2 to enable operational efficiency in developing the joint best practices and integrated solutions.

In this article by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Implementing Utility and Non-utility collection sets
  • Designing and refreshing Scalable Share database features and enhancements
  • Managing SQL Server Replication processes
  • Implementing security for SQL Server Agent jobs management
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2: Managing the Core Database Engine

by Satya Shyam K Jayanty | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The core database engine is the main platform for managing all of the business data for your organization—both archived and current—in a relational database management system. Managing the Core Database Engine, enables the user to produce a resilient data platform, which is possible with new features of SQL Server 2008 R2 such as Utility Control point, multi-server management, and implementing central management feature enhancements.

In this article by Satya Shyam K Jayanty, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Administration Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Implementing Central Management feature enhancements
  • Designing Multi-server management from SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Managing Utility Control Point data warehouse database
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An Overview of Oracle PeopleSoft Commitment Control

by Ranjeet Yadav | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Commitment Control is an optional feature of PeopleSoft used for enforcing budget control over an organization's spending. It enables an organization to perform what is known as "encumbrance accounting", or commitment accounting. Using this feature, organizations can define budgets for various categories of their spending and track each spending transaction against available budget amounts. Although commitment control configurations are part of the General Ledger module, it spans many more modules such as Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Expenses, Billing, Accounts Receivable, and so on, which are responsible for creating transactions for spending as well as generating revenue.

In this article by Ranjeet Yadav, author of Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management 9.1 Implementation, we'll cover the following important topics:

  • Understanding commitment control
  • Commitment control configurations
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Excel 2010 Financials: Using Graphs for Analysis

by Andre Odnoha | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Using graphs for financial and statistical analysis allows you to analyze and present data in a meaningful and functional way utilizing graphs that even Excel didn't know it could do. In this article by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, you will learn to not only add reusable methods to automate graph production, but also how to create graphs and graphing sets that are not native to Excel.

In this article, you will learn the following recipes:

  • Charting financial frequency trending with a histogram
  • Creating a stem and leaf plot
  • Creating a Box and Whisker Plot
  • Using a graph overlay for profit and expenses
  • Graphing the principal of a loan automatically
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Excel 2010 Financials: Adding Animations to Excel Graphs

by Andre Odnoha | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Graphs are an important and essential method of demonstrating information visually for analysis and ease of understanding. Graphs in Excel, however, are static visual representations. You can filter the data or adjust the dataset to change the information that is displayed; however, the graph itself is still a static image. Adding animation visualization to a graph will add an element of professionalism to a presentation.

In this recipe by Andre Odnoha, author of Excel 2010 Financials Cookbook, you will learn how to add animation to Excel graphs.

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Flash Development for Android: Audio Input via Microphone

by Joseph Labrecque | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

This article discusses how to capture audio from integrated device hardware through Flash based capture methods.

This article by Joseph Labrecque, author of Flash Development for Android Cookbook, will cover the following recipes:

  • Detecting microphone support
  • Using the device microphone to monitor audio sample data
  • Recording microphone audio sample data
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Managing Citrix Policies

by Guillermo Musumeci | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles

XenApp 6 is the leader in application hosting and virtualization delivery, allowing users from different platforms such as Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices to connect to their business applications. It reduces resources and costs for application distribution and management. Using Citrix XenApp 6, you can deploy secure applications quickly to thousands of users.

In this article by Guillermo Musumeci, author of Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6, we will cover:

  • Understanding Citrix policies
  • Using the Group Policy Management Console, Citrix Delivery Services
  • Console, and Local Group Policy Editor to manage Citrix Policies
  • How to create, manage, and apply Citrix policies
  • Troubleshooting Citrix policies
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EJB 3.1: Controlling Security Programmatically Using JAAS

by Richard M. Reese | June 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Java

This article by Richard Reese, author of EJB 3.1 Cookbook, covers programmatic EJB security based upon the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) API. It should be used when declarative annotation is not adequate to affect the level of security desired. This can occur when access is time-based. For example, a user may only be allowed to access certain services during normal business hours such as when the stock market is open.

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Designing a XenApp 6 Farm

by Guillermo Musumeci | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles

XenApp 6 is the leader in application hosting and virtualization delivery, allowing users from different platforms such as Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices to connect to their business applications. It reduces resources and costs for application distribution and management. Using Citrix XenApp 6, you can deploy secure applications quickly to thousands of users.

The most important step before any Citrix deployment is to understand the features of the product and design the architecture before the servers are set up.

In this article by Guillermo Musumeci, author of Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6, we will cover the following topics:

  • Learning Citrix farm terminology and concepts
  • Designing a basic XenApp architecture
  • Designing a basic pilot plan
  • Creating a list of applications to publish in our Citrix farm
  • Reviewing a list of applications and deciding the best method to deliver them
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