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IBM WebSphere MQ commands

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article illustrates the working and setup of WebSphere MQ. In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will look at the WebSphere MQ commands we need to set up and administer the MQ environment.

In this article we will cover the following:

  • MQ queues
  • WebSphere MQ commands
  • Create/start/stop a Queue Manager
  • Issuing commands to a Queue Manager
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New Microsoft Books

by | August 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

A complete overview of Packt's recent and upcoming Microsoft books

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Mail Basics in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

by Karen Hooper | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, helps us understand mail in more detail and will assist us with becoming more efficient in how we use Lotus Notes mail. It teaches us to use the basic features of Lotus Notes mail. In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Accessing mail in Lotus Notes
  • Creating and replying to messages
  • Addressing messages
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Feeds in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

by Karen Hooper | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5,we will delve into what a feed is and how to set them up in Lotus Notes. We will also look at how to view feeds. Then we will see how to set up our feeds so that we always receive the latest content from the websites we are interested in.

To summarize, this article will cover:

  • What are feeds
  • How to add feeds
  • Viewing feeds
  • How to manage our feeds
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Enterprise Instant Messaging using Sametime in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5

by Karen Hooper | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

This article covers the benefits and features of Lotus Sametime, which is a built-in chat and presence awareness tool. There are many advantages that come with Sametime. First, it is relatively low cost; it is not like a cell phone call where one is charged by the minute. Another advantage is the ability to see who is available to chat, which is fantastic when we're communicating with people who are outside of their time zone or across the world, or even one floor down in their office building. Sametime is instant because we're online—people can start a chat with someone when they see them online and they can instantly respond.

In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, we will learn:

  • What is Sametime
  • How to use Sametime
  • Understanding availability status
  • Adding Sametime contacts
  • Chatting with contacts
  • The chat window options
  • Setting Sametime preferences
  • Sametime help
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OSB Deployment Automation using Oracle Enterprise Manager

by Narayan Bharadwaj | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

In most medium to large enterprises, integration developers have to deal with managing multiple initiatives spread over multiple departments. In the WebLogic and Oracle Service Bus (OSB) world, this translates to multiple WebLogic/OSB projects in multiple WebLogic domains. Typically, the integration developers are tasked with project development and testing while the WebLogic administrators are responsible for the deployment and operational support. This handoff is not entirely smooth due to different tools and processes in the development and operational organizations.

WebLogic administrators have to deal with multiple OSB projects. Typically, the OSB project deployment should follow the existing methodology in the enterprise. The operational team should centrally maintain the deployment artifacts, and this should be a different location than the one used by the development team. The deployment itself should be a well-defined procedure with a series of repeatable steps. Further, the set of best practices for the enterprise should be invoked at deployment time. This article by Narayan Bharadwaj, author of BPEL Management with Oracle Enterprise, talks about deploying multiple OSB projects to an OSB environment in a standardized manner. Specifically, this article talks about:

  • Challenges
  • Solution
  • Step-by-step exercises:
    • Viewing the Software Library
    • Uploading projects to the Software Library
    • Viewing the project deployment procedure
    • Scheduling project deployment
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Q Replication Components in IBM Replication Server

by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles IBM

In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will discuss three layers—The DB2 database layer, the WebSphere MQ layer, and the Q replication layer that make up a Q replication solution, and the relationship between Replication/Publication Queue Map, Q subscription, and subscription group. We will also take a look at the internals of the Q Capture and Q Apply programs.

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BPEL Process Monitoring

by Narayan Bharadwaj | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

BPEL processes are the new generation of workflow. It provides IT with an automated framework for enterprise-wide business processes. Monitoring BPEL processes is important for business analysts and administrators to maintain business visibility and resolve problems quickly. This article by Narayan Bharadwaj, author of BPEL Management with Oracle Enterprise talks about viewing deployed BPEL processes and their constituent partner links. Further, monitoring of BPEL processes and partner links using a combination of metrics and synthetic tests is covered.

In this article we will cover:

  • Challenges
  • Solution
  • Step-by-step exercises:
    • Navigating to the BPEL PM target home page
    • Navigating to the BPEL process home page
    • Creating the BPEL process aggregate service
    • Creating a SOAP test to monitor a partner link
    • Creating a SOAP test to monitor a BPEL process
    • Testing the SOAP tests
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Easy guide to understand WCF in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Studio 2010 Express

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | August 2010 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

WCF short for Windows Communication Foundation, the latest Microsoft programming architecture has superseded earlier technologies like COM, DCOM, etc. WCF is the Microsoft programming model for building distributed applications for .NET. Visual Studio suite of products provides an easy to use interface for developing WCF applications. Using these IDEs a number of different types of WCF applications can be built.

The emphasis of this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy is to show to the user how to leverage the IDE for understanding the ins and outs of a WCF application and learn about the available development tools. Visual Studio 2008 SP1 makes it very easy to create WCF projects. The Visual Studio 2010 Express which is a free program can also be used similar to the way described for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 in this article. In understanding basic WCF you need to go no further than the Visual Studio IDE.

This article describes the default template available in VS 2008 (also works the same in VS2010 Express) to create a WCF application and to understand the out of the box WCF development tools namely the WCF Service Host and WCF Test Client. Along with modifying the service and service contract, publishing the service to the Internet Information Services is also described where in the local host is an IIS7 web server.

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Managing the IT Portfolio using Troux Enterprise Architecture

by Richard J. Reese | August 2010 | Architecture & Analysis Enterprise Articles

This article by Richard J. Reese, author of the book Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions, introduces the concept of managing the assets of IT like an investment portfolio. Establishing a single-source-of-truth for all IT-related information provides a basis for planning and analysis. The article also introduces the Troux Transformation Platform as a market-leading EA repository tool.

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