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Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Customizing Relationship Management

by Mark Brummel | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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.

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SAP BusinessObjects: Customizing the Dashboard

by David Lai | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

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
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Getting Started with JIRA 4

by Patrick Li | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Java

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
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Modeling IT Infrastructure Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 11gR1

by Ashwin Kumar Karkala Govinda Raj Sambamurthy | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

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).

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Getting Started with Internet Explorer Mobile

by Todd Spatafore | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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
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High Availability: Oracle 11g R1 R2 Real Application Clusters (RAC)

by Ben Prusinski Syed Jaffar Hussain | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

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)
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SQL Query Basics in SAP Business One

by Gordon Du | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

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.

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Foreword by Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Practitioners

by | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g R1: An Overview of Business Service Management

by Ashwin Kumar Karkala Govinda Raj Sambamurthy | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In this article by Ashwin Kumar Karkala and Govinda Raj Sambamurthy, authors of Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g R1: Business Service Management, you will get a brief introduction of the business service management space. We will illustrate the challenges in managing today's data centers, with an emphasis on the industry standard guidelines for managing these complexities. We will also cover the concept of modeling IT infrastructure as systems and services.

The article will highlight how BSM can be one of the solutions to the various complexities that plague today's IT infrastructure landscape. It will also touch upon the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v3) guidelines on business service management. The topics covered in this article are relevant to the BSM area and are not specific to Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM).

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Diagnosing Code Problems

by Matt Traxinger | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a business management solution that helps simplify and streamline highly specialized business processes such as finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics, and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises. ERP systems like NAV thus become the center of a company's day-to- day operations. When you learn to program in an environment like this, it opens up doors to many other exciting areas such as .NET programming, SQL Server, and Web Services.

In this article by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Using the debugger
  • Setting breakpoints
  • Using Code Coverage
  • Handling runtime errors
  • Using Client Monitor to diagnose problems
  • Finding errors when using NAS
  • Implementing Try / Catch / Finally
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