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Microsoft Sharepoint 2010: List Management

by Peter Ward | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

With this release of SharePoint 2010, one of Microsoft's goals is to bring Enterprise Content Management (ECM) to all users, rather than to a specific user group. The result is that there is a lot of functionality that was never available to users who were more familiar with network drives or e-mail exchange for collaboration. This article explains Lists. We view lists as a key SharePoint functionality for providing basic and complex architecting of corporate and workgroups' information.

In this article by Peter Ward, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, you will gain knowledge of List Management and understand how to track information and collaborate with team members:

  • List Management basics
  • Creating lists
  • Managing lists
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Sage ACT! 2011: Working with the ACT! Dashboards

by Karen Fredricks Roy Laudenslager | February 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles

One of the coolest new features of ACT! is the addition of the Dashboard. A Dashboard allows you to access key information in the form of a graphical interface. This article serves as the most basic introduction to the ACT! dashboard components. You'll become familiar with how to access the dashboards, how to print them, and how to copy them into other documents.

In this article by Karen Fredricks and Roy Laudenslager, authors of Sage ACT! 2011 Dashboard and Report Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Getting familiar with the Dashboard layouts
  • Exploring Dashboard components
  • Accessing Dashboard Data
  • Copying a Dashboard to the clipboard
  • Printing a hard copy of the Dashboard
  • Setting Dashboards as the default startup preference
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Microsoft Sharepoint 2010: Rules for End User Deployment

by Peter Ward | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Just as Microsoft's products have become the de facto standard with daily desktop tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, SharePoint is becoming the de facto standard web platform for team and company collaboration. There are other products that provide collaboration, but few integrate as seamlessly with a company's existing IT investments just as Office, Active Directory, Windows 7/Vista/XP, or SQL Server has, thus making the deployment process rather palatable to the IT department and workers within a company.

This article by Peter Ward, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, outlines what SharePoint is not, what is special about SharePoint and why there is considerable value in using this technology, and the User Requirement Challenges that a deployment will cause.

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IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager: End User Tools and Tasks

by William J. Carpenter | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM Content Management

In this article, we'll turn mostly to something else—things that end users would be likely to do. Our primary tool for that will be Workplace XT (XT), though many of the same features are also available in Workplace "classic". Our primary motivation is to show concepts more than it is to present a tutorial for particular applications.

This article by William J. Carpenter, author of Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager, covers the following topics:

  • An overview of the XT application
  • Browsing and related operations
  • XT entry templates
  • Workflow interactions
  • Document versioning
  • Properties and security manipulation
  • XT search interfaces
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SharePoint Books

by | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Packt have truly established themselves as a leading publisher in SharePoint books, here is a quick round-up of Packt's SharePoint titles:

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Creating and Warping 3D Text with Away3D 3.6

by Matthew Casperson | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Web Graphics & Video

Away3D includes a number of ways to programmatically create 3D objects. A relatively recent addition to Away3D is the ability to create a 3D object from a font, which allows us to easily add 3D text into a scene. This ability is provided by an external library called swfvector.

Away3D also includes the ability to warp a text 3D object by aligning it to a path made up of both straight and curved sections. This article will present a sample application that can warp 3D text, as well as some handy tips on debugging this alignment process. In this article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials, we will look at:

  • Embedding fonts into an application
  • Creating a text 3D object
  • Applying materials to the 3D text
  • Giving the 3D text some depth
  • Warping the 3D text along a path
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IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager: Exploring Object Store-level Items

by William J. Carpenter | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Content Management

The previous article dealt with Exploring Domain-level items. Let's turn our attention now to the Object Store and things inside it. Since an Object Store is a repository, things that reside inside an Object Store are called repository objects. It's a slightly technical point, but the Object Store itself is not a repository object.

In this article by William J. Carpenter, author of Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager, we'll cover:

  • A discussion of an Object Store and what's in it
  • An example of creating a custom class and adding custom properties to it
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IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager: Administrative Tools and Tasks

by William J. Carpenter | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Content Management

Although we will be using FileNet Enterprise Manager (FEM) to illustrate most of the features, remember that these are really features of the Content Engine (CE) itself. As such, they are sometimes available in other tools and always available via the CE APIs. The point is not to show how to operate FEM itself, but to illustrate Content Manager (CM) features. Because FEM is an administrator's tool, we'll concentrate mostly on administrative concepts and tasks.

In this article by William J. Carpenter, author of Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager, we'll cover:

  • A discussion of the P8 Domain and what's in it
  • How to use topology levels to configure your environment
  • A discussion of the objects that reside directly within a Domain
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IBM Rational Team Concert: Team Collaboration

by Suresh Krishna TC Fenstermaker | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

Software development is a collaborative effort needing active and timely input and response from all its members. Every day, project managers face ever-increasing pressures to produce high-quality software with increasing constraints. With IBM's Rational Team Concert collaborative software delivery environment, you can tremendously improve the productivity of your entire team through a web-based user interface, continuous builds, a customizable process with work support, team support, integration, and many more features.

This article by Suresh Krishna and Trebor Fenstermaker, authors of the book IBM Rational Team Concert 2 Essentials, introduces how Rational Team Concert takes care of some important collaboration challenges. We get an in-depth working knowledge on Mail Configuration, Instant Messaging, and Feeds in the Collaboration space.

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Away3D 3.6: Applying Basic and Bitmap Materials

by Matthew Casperson | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Web Graphics & Video

Away3D includes over a dozen material types that can be used to display 3D objects with a huge variety of effects, with some of the materials using the Pixel Bender technology new to Flash Player 10 to create a level of detail that has not previously been seen in Flash applications.

In the previous article by Matthew Casperson, author of Away3D 3.6 Essentials, we covered Materials, Lights and Shading Techniques with Away3D 3.6. In this article the focus will be on:

  • The different materials that can be created in Away3D
  • Illuminating materials with lights
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