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Creating a matrix report using the Analysis Services Cube

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2009 | Microsoft PHP

The Analysis Services can also be configured when the SQL Server 2008 is installed. Out of the box the analysis server has no objects and you need to deploy a database to work with this service. Two previous articles described the process of creating a CUBE from scratch using the TestNorthwind database, a copy of the Northwind database. In this article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy, we will be authoring a report based on an analysis services CUBE.

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Extending Project Governance for Service Oriented Architecture-part1

by Todd Biske | June 2009 | Architecture & Analysis SOA Web Services

This two-part article series by Todd Biske will begin the story of Advasco, and describe the beginning of their SOA journey. Through their initial experiences, you will learn about the role of SOA governance within the typical project governance efforts.

In the second part, you will learn key project roles, Service Contract, adding SOA to Traditional Project Governance, Service Communication Technologies, WS-I Compliance, Service Interface Specification, Web Services, POX over HTTP, and REST.

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Authoring an EnterpriseDB report with Report Builder 2.0

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2009 | Open Source

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows step-by-step how you may retrieve data from a database on a Postgres Plus server and display the results in a report generated using Report Builder 2.0. Report Builder 2.0 is a report building and maintaining tool provided with SQL Server 2008. The evaluation version of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise edition was used in this tutorial. Report data is obtained via an ODBC DSN. The connection uses an EnterpriseDB ODBC driver that gets installed on the computer when EnterpriseDB is installed.

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Navigating the Online Drupal Community

by Marjorie Roswell | May 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

Drupal.org is an amazing resource rich in conversations, modules, documentation, patches, and more. In this article by Marjorie Roswell, we cover some important skills for use on the hefty site: how to interact with the issue queue and how to create and apply patch files. We'll also look at some additional helpful online resources.

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Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 1

by Wolfgang Niefert | May 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will take a closer look at the service module to evaluate potential actions that are triggered, based on service-related information. The concept introduced here will utilize the service module features to establish a guaranteed response time for customers. You will see that there are various angles to look at service. In addition to its more traditional view, service can be used to establish a service-level-type management for customers and the related sales opportunities. Basically, the service module can be used as a sophisticated alert system.

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