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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Farm Governance

by Peter Serzo | January 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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
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Introduction to Database Mirroring in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability

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

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
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IBM Lotus Quickr Services Overview

by David Byrd | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles IBM

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
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Introduction to Cloud Computing with Microsoft Azure

by Nathan A. Duchene Richard J. Dudley | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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.

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Microsoft Application Virtualization: Managing Dynamic Suite Composition

by Augusto Alvarez | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

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
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability: Installing Database Mirroring

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

In this article, by Hemantgiri Goswami, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability, we will learn how to install database mirroring.

This article covers:

  • Installing Database Mirroring
  • Starting Database Mirroring
  • Manual or forced failover
  • Adding the Witness Server
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Setting up the Microsoft Dynamics GP System

by Victoria Yudin | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is a sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning system used throughout the world.

This article by Victoria Yudin, author of the book Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation, will cover the steps for setting up your Dynamics GP system.

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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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