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Exporting SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards into Different Environments

by David Lai | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles SAP

After building your dashboard to be the way you like it, you will need to turn it into a format that everyone is able to view on their computers. This is when the developers will export and publish their dashboard.

In this article by David Lai, author of SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Exporting to a standard SWF, PPT, PDF, and so on
  • Exporting to SAP Business Objects Enterprise
  • Publishing to SAP BW
  • Dashboard Builder/Performance Management
  • Building widgets (Adobe AIR)
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Installing Data Protection Manager 2010

by Steve Buchanan | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 is a backup and recovery solution which provides continuous data protection for Windows application and file servers to seamlessly integrated disk, tape, and cloud.

The DPM installation as well as the upgrade process is pretty straightforward. The areas where the DPM installation can get tricky are prerequisites, hardware and software requirements, as well as making sure your operating system is properly updated and patched. All of these things need to be met or completed before you can start the DPM installation.

In this article by Steve Buchanan, author of Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010, we shall cover the following topics:

  • Installing DPM
  • Installing Single Instance Store (SIS)
  • Installing DPM (on a local or remote SQL instance)
  • Migrating from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010
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Packt Podcasts: Enterprise

by | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM Microsoft Oracle

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Overview of Data Protection Manager 2010

by Steve Buchanan | May 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 is a backup and recovery solution which provides continuous data protection for Windows application and file servers to seamlessly integrated disk, tape, and cloud.

This article by Steve Buchanan, author of Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010, aims to provide you with an overview as well as guidance on the day to day administration and management of DPM. We will cover important tasks that you need to know and understand to maintain your DPM server. Specifically, we will cover:

  • DPM structure
  • DPM Administrator Console
  • DPM general maintenance
  • DPM reporting
  • Managing DPM performance
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Managing Core Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Technologies

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

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
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Core SQL Server 2008 R2 Technologies: Deploying Master Data Services

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

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 Technologies

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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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