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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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An Overview of Microsoft Sure Step

by Chandru Shankar Vincent Bellefroid | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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. In this article, we introduce the concept of Methodology and its importance in the selection and implementation of ERP/CRM solutions. A faulty selection process can derail any solution deployment, and it is important for the readers to understand what they can do to prevent this.

In this article by Chandru Shankar and Vincent Bellefroid, authors of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, we will introduce the concepts and definitions. We will also provide an overview of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, and the different aspects of the methodology that help both the implementer and the customer.

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Monitoring and Reporting

by Peter Serzo | January 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article on Monitoring and Reporting covers recipes involving the different tools in SharePoint 2010 that assist the administrator in managing SharePoint. These tools are critical to knowing how the SharePoint 2010 installation operates. The recipes show how to manage the tools.

In this article by Peter Serzo, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Accessing the SharePoint 2010 logging database
  • Configuring what gets logged
  • Editing rule definitions in the health analyzer
  • Viewing web analytics reports
  • Troubleshooting with correlation IDs
  • Enabling the Developer Dashboard
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FAQs on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability

by Hemantgiri S. Goswami | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The term High Availability means that the servers or systems that host or run the business-critical applications should be highly available - 24 X 7 and 99.99% up time. As the word itself defines how important it is to make these applications and data available for end-users as well as business users, if this data is not available for a short time, it will be a big problem for both sets of users. Imagine a bank spread across the country and having a huge customer base faces a situation when, their server crashes! If the bank relies only on backups, then it might end up losing approximately 15 to 30 minutes of data, depending on the backup strategy. Now the HA options related to SQL Server such as Clustering, Replication, Log Shipping, and Database Mirroring will help overcome this situation.

In this article, we will find answers to the frequently asked questions on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability.

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