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Installing the App-V Sequencer, Client and Streaming Server

by Augusto Alvarez | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Even though most of the initial and common errors are related to the Management Server, an incorrect deployment of the rest of the components could result in hours of troubleshooting effort. After reviewing and understanding the components and models available for implementation, a good point to remember is that often you can combine options to fulfill your business requirements.

Also, with automatic deployments you get the chance to optimize the time you are investing in mechanical procedures and also deliver outstanding provisioning times. In this article by Augusto Alvarez, author of Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6, you will cover:

  • Installing the App-V Sequencer
  • Installing and configuring the App-V Desktop Client
  • Installing the App-V Streaming Server
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Microsoft SQL Azure Tools

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

The successful adoption of any software depends on the availability of a reliable and tested toolset. SQL Azure's success would also depend on this key requirement. Microsoft has largely contributed to the tools that can be leveraged working with SQL Azure, but a few third-party vendors and others have also created tools for SQL Azure.

In this article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development, we will discuss the Microsoft Tools.

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Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

by Nathan A. Duchene Richard J. Dudley | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article, by Richard J. Dudley & Nathan A. Duchene, authors of Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development, is about the Blob Storage service and how to interact with blobs using either a .NET client library or REST services.

In movie mythology, blobs are ever-growing creatures that consume everything in their path. In Azure, blobs just seem to be the same. A blob, or binary large object, is an Azure storage mechanism with both streaming and random read/write capabilities. Blob Storage is accessed via a .NET client library or a rich REST API, and libraries for a number of languages, including Ruby and PHP, are available. With the addition of the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network, blobs have become a very functional and powerful storage option.

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Using URLs to Access NNMi Objects

by Marius Vilemaitis | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles

NNMi provides a list of URLs that can be used for accessing most NNMi console objects. This standardized list of URLs and their syntax helps us build the right URL, in order to get the right data object integrated in our selected third-party application.

In this article by Marius Vilemaitis, author of HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started, we will cover:

  • Generic URLs.
  • Workspace-related URLs.
  • Form-related URLs.
  • Menu item-related URLs.
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Visual Studio 2010 Test Types

by Satheesh Kumar. N Subashni. S | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles

Software testing is one of the most important phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The delivery of the end product is based on better design, better coding, better testing, and meeting the requirements. The quality of the product is measured by testing the product based on functional and non-functional requirements with the help of testing tools and techniques. The tools are useful in simulating a real life situation and the user load. For example, testing a web application with more than 1000 user load is a very time consuming and tedious task if we do it manually. But the performance testing tool that comes along with Visual Studio 2010 can simulate this scenario and test it in a very short period of time. Visual Studio 2010 provides additional tools for testing all type of applications and scenarios such as Unit testing, Load Testing, Web testing, Ordered testing, and generic testing.

This article by Satheesh Kumar N and Subashni S, authors of Software Testing using Visual Studio Team System 2010, provides a high level overview on all the testing tools and techniques supported by Visual Studio 2010. This article covers the following topics:

  • Testing as part of the software development life cycle
  • Types of Testing
  • Test Management in Visual Studio 2010
  • Testing Tools in Visual Studio 2010
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Packt Enterprise Special $9.99 eBook Offer

by | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

 

To celebrate the one year anniversary of their publication Packt Publishing has reduced the price of these Packt Enterprise eBooks to just $9.99


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Oracle APEX Plug-ins

by Marcel Van Der Plas Michel Van Zoest | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

Oracle Application Express 4.0 is a rapid web application development tool that works with the Oracle database. Using features like Plug-ins and Dynamic Actions, APEX helps you build applications with the latest techniques in AJAX and JavaScript.

In this article by Marcel van der Plas and Michel van Zoest, authors of the book Oracle APEX 4.0 Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Creating an item type plug-in
  • Creating a region type plug-in
  • Creating a dynamic action plug-in
  • Creating a process type plug-in
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SSIS Applications using SQL Azure

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services 2008 (SSIS) is a full service Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) program tightly integrated with SQL Server 2008 with a Rapid Application Development (RAD) user interface. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2008(SSRS) is a third generation reporting program that is also tightly integrated with SQL Server 2008, which hosts the Report Server providing full support with a web service frontend for a variety of reporting needs—from web-based reporting to embedded reporting.

In this article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, author of Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development, we will be leveraging SSIS, SSRS, and the tools used to address ETL processes, and Report authoring with SQL Azure as the source of data. We will be looking at the following data-related items in some detail:

  • Moving a MySQL database to SQL Azure database
  • Creating a report using SQL Azure as data source
  • Accessing SQL Azure from Report Builder 3.0
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Oracle Books 2010 - 2011

by | December 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

During 2010 Packt Publishing really excelled with its range of Oracle books - cementing our reputation as a leading publisher for Oracle Professionals.  Packt has produced a multitude of bestsellers - and not only did we exceed in terms of quantity, but in quality, with each book released receiving a plethora of positive reviews. In 2011 Packt hope to continue this success, with over 20 new book titles currently planned for publication in a range of subjects - to receive notifications for new Oracle books are published, simply sign-up to the Packt Enterprise Newsletter via your Packt Publishing Account. Books already outlined for publication in 2011 include:

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