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Getting Started with Enterprise Library

by Sachin Joshi | November 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

While developing enterprise-scale applications, developers often find themselves focusing on mundane and repeated tasks generally referred to as cross-cutting concerns: tasks such as writing repeated data access code, logging exceptions, handling and managing exceptions, caching data, validating user input, and so on. Although these tasks are important, developers often spend a lot of time implementing and debugging these cross-cutting concerns rather than channeling their efforts towards the core business requirements of customers.

In this article by Sachin Joshi, author of Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0, you will:

  • Receive an overview of Enterprise Library
  • Receive a brief introduction to functional application blocks
  • Learn about the dependencies between the functional application blocks
  • Learn the system requirements
  • Learn to install Enterprise Library
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IBM Lotus 8.5: Lotus Notes Advanced Mail Tools

by Karen Hooper | November 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide, focuses on the advanced features available in mail and how we can best utilize them to assist us in being efficient with mail management.

In this article, we will explore the following topics:

  • Senders Colors and Recipient Icons
  • Collaboration history
  • Finding available time
  • Copying into Tool … Memo/Calendar/To Do
  • Follow up Feature (flagging)
  • Stationery
  • Message recall
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV: OS Integration

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Using HYPERLINK to open external files
  • Working with environment variables
  • Using SHELL to run external applications
  • Browsing for a file
  • Browsing for a folder
  • Checking file and folder access permissions
  • Querying the registry
  • Zipping folders and files within NAV
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Authorizing User Access to BPEL Process

by Matjaz B. Juric | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Web Development

In the previous article, Securing a BPEL process, we saw the principles of securing BPEL processes.

In this article, by Matjaz B. Juric, author of WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, we will look at how to secure BPEL processes, so that they can be accessed only by authenticated users. In a nutshell, we will:

  • Configure the web service export of a BPEL process to propagate user identity to the process, so that a process instance ownership can be claimed in that user's name
  • Protect a BPEL process at SCA level as a component to implement access to the process for authorized users only
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Securing a BPEL process

by Matjaz B. Juric | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Web Development

In this article, by Matjaz B. Juric, author of WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, we will get familiar with basic security concepts of WebSphere Application Server regarding protection of BPEL processes. We will create and protect a web service export of a BPEL process by user authentication, which requires providing a username and password inside the UsernameToken of the WS-Security specification.

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Microsoft WCF Hosting and Configuration

by Steven Cheng | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft SOA

Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 (WCF 4.0) is a .NET-based application programming interface for building and running connected systems. It enables secure and reliable communication among systems within an organization or across the Internet.

In this article by Steven Cheng, author of the book Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications, we will cover:

  • Hosting a service in a console application
  • Hosting a service in Windows Service
  • Hosting a HTTP service with ASP.NET-compatible context
  • Hosting a non-HTTP service in IIS 7
  • Customizing IIS ServiceHost via ServiceHostFactory
  • Specifying a dedicated service instance for a singleton service
  • Hosting a service in WSS 3.0
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009: Designing Forms

by Matt Traxinger | October 2010 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Forms are a predominant visual element in Dynamics NAV. They allow the user to view, insert, modify, and delete data from the tables in the database. Forms also allow the user to initiate events that perform actions on that data.

This article series by Matt Traxinger, author of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Programming Cookbook, shows you how to create displays that will allow your users to interact with the data. You will learn how to create several different types of forms including matrixes and wizards and to customize its look and feel.

In this four-part article series, we will cover:

  • Designing Forms
  • Creating a matrix form
  • Creating a wizard-style form
  • Updating Parent and Subform
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Microsoft WCF Security

by Steven Cheng | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft SOA

Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 (WCF 4.0) is a .NET-based application programming interface for building and running connected systems. It enables secure and reliable communication among systems within an organization or across the Internet.

In this article by Steven Cheng, author of the book Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications, we will cover:

  • Setting up ad hoc Windows authentication over plain HTTP
  • Getting an authenticated client identity in a service operation
  • Using username authentication with an ASP.NET membership provider
  • Sending a clear text username token over unsecured HTTP transport
  • Using transport and message security at the same time
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Oracle Business Intelligence: Drilling Data Up and Down

by Yuli Vasiliev | October 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In Oracle Discoverer, you can also use drilling to analyze data, getting a new angle on the data you're dealing with. There are several ways supported by Discoverer in which you can accomplish drilling. For example, you can drill data down to see more detailed information for a certain product. Or, on the contrary, you may need to view data at a higher level, drilling data up from products to categories. Another example is drilling to a related item, allowing you to add a related item that is not currently in the worksheet but can be found in a folder used by the worksheet.

This article by Yuli Vasiliev, author of Oracle Business Intelligence: The Condensed Guide to Analysis and Reporting, will walk you through the simple steps required to drill data on Discoverer worksheets. With the help of many examples, this article will introduce you to the following:

  • Navigating a Discoverer worksheet data with drilling
  • Drilling up and down
  • Drilling to a related worksheet item
  • Drilling from a worksheet graph
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Scopes in Advanced BPEL

by Matjaz B. Juric | October 2010 | BPEL Enterprise Articles IBM SOA

This article by Matjaz B. Juric, author of the book WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, addresses the problems identified in the previous article, Fault Handling and Signaling in Advanced BPEL, where we discussed the various aspects of fault handling and signaling in BPEL.

In this article, we will cover:

  • Examples
  • Isolated scopes
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