The workflow system in Dynamics AX 2009 has been completely redesigned. In short, it is a web application that implements the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) framework. Windows Workflow Foundation has been part of the Microsoft .NET Framework instance since version 3.0. If you have had experience setting up and defining custom workflow configurations in Microsoft SharePoint, then you will be familiar with the same terminology and interface.
A batch process must also be available to process Workflow events in Dynamics AX. The purpose of the batch process is to communicate the Workflow tasks generated in Dynamics AX to the Workflow web service. Additionally, the batch process also generates appropriate messages.
In this article, by Marco Carvalho, author of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration, we will specifically cover:
- The prerequisites required for Workflow
- How to install Workflow
- How to appropriately set up and configure Workflow
- Testing Workflow
In this article by Chandru Shankar and Vincent Bellefroid, authors of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, we will cover Sure Step's approach to upgrading Microsoft Dynamics solutions. The following topics will be covered:
- Beginning with the Upgrade Assessment to determine the scope and components of the existing solution that need to be upgraded to the current product release
- Determining if the upgrade approach is a Technical Upgrade, or if additional functionality is to be delivered as part of a Functional Upgrade
- Delivering the upgrade using the Sure Step Upgrade Project Type
- Implementing additional functionality to an existing solution
In this article, you will get an introduction to Windows domains, domain users, and SQL Server security. This will make clear and enable you to understand how the SQL Server Security mechanism works and how tightly it is integrated with the Windows domain.
In this article, by Hemantgiri Goswami, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability, we will learn about most important terms of Windows Servers and SQL Server, which will help us understand clustering in Windows Server as well as SQL server. We will learn about:
- What a Windows domain is and what domain users are
- Various authentication modes in Windows Server
- Authentication modes in SQL Server
- Fixed server and fixed database roles in SQL Server
- What clustering is
- What is new in SQL Server 2008
- How clustering works
- Different types of clustering in SQL Server
- Types of Quorum
- Public and private networks
Just as we like to organize everything in life into containers, UAG also does the same. The primary organizational units in UAG are called "trunks", and in those we create (or "publish") applications, and we can also group them in folders too.
In this article by Erez Ben-Ari and Ran Dolev, authors of the book Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook, we will take a look at:
- Trunks and applications and their types
- URL signing and how does it work
- Designing your trunks, applications, and nesting
- DNS name resolution
This article by Peter Serzo, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook, covers different items that relate to managing SharePoint 2010. These recipes will be implemented based on guidance from your organization. The recipes support the rules that govern your organization, such as how to restrict web parts or setting up a managed account. Governance is a large topic on its own. There are books dedicated solely to this topic. What is being covered in relation to governance are ten items that, when used, makes your life as administrator a bit easier.
In this article we will cover:
- Administering SharePoint Designer
- Configuring a Managed account
- Creating a new policy for web application
- Confi guring Resource Throttling (large lists)
- Installing a feature and activating it
- Restricting web parts access in the farm
In this article, by Hemantgiri Goswami, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability, we will cover:
- What is Database Mirroring
- Different components of Database Mirroring
- How Database Mirroring works
- What are the prerequisites of Database Mirroring
- Configuring Database Mirroring using T-SQL
The IBM Lotus Quickr product line has grown from a diverse background of products to reach the point it is at today. Those lines reach as far back as Lotus QuickPlace, IBM WorkPlace, and WebSphere Portal more recently. Many components fell in place to define the Lotus Quickr 8.0 product that was released in 2007.
This article by David Byrd, author of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration, covers the following:
- Architecture platforms of the Lotus Quickr product
- Desktop Connectors
- Interaction with Lotus Connections
- Interaction with Enterprise Content Management Systems
Cloud computing is a term that has risen to the top of application development discussions in a very short period of time. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft (among many others), all offer cloud-computing services and are not shy about touting its benefits. If you believe the marketing hype, cloud computing ranks somewhere between revolutionary and the second coming of your favorite prophet. But what exactly is cloud computing, and how does it play into the daily lives of enterprise developers?
In this article, by Richard J. Dudley & Nathan A. Duchene, authors of Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development, let's try and find some answers to the above questions.Read Introduction to Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure in full
Microsoft App-V represents the most dynamic platform for virtualized applications, from which you can scale up application deployment by delivering an efficient design. Dynamic Suite Composition (DSC) represents one of the most important features when talking about agile deployments. DSC provides the ability to have a new layer of interoperability, virtualized applications dependencies, where one App-V package depends on and interacts with another App-V package.
Microsoft provides the Dynamic Suite Composition tool with which you can easily establish the necessary communication channels between applications. In this article by Augusto Alvarez, author of Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, you will look at:
- Understanding how Dynamic Suite Composition works
- Practical examples of preparing and using DSC