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Microsoft Dynamics GP: Data Management

by Christopher Liley | April 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

As any developer or consultant that has been tasked with filling user requests for reports is aware, ultimately the very first question after deciding on the reporting tool is "Where is my data and how do I get to it?"

In this article by Christopher Liley, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting, we will discuss the following:

  • Differences between the DYNAMICS database and company databases
  • Conventions that are helpful to know and understand when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 data and how it is stored
  • Using Resource Descriptions as a tool for finding data from within GP 2010
  • Utilizing additional tools, such as the GP 2010 SDK, to find our data
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How to Manage Content in a List in Microsoft Sharepoint

by Peter Ward | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In the previous article, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010: List Management, we took a look at list management. This article explains how to manage them to provide an efficient way to store information and thus provide ECM.

In this article by Peter Ward, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, we will cover the following:

  • How to add content to a list
  • Advanced list features
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Microsoft Sharepoint 2010: List Management

by Peter Ward | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

With this release of SharePoint 2010, one of Microsoft's goals is to bring Enterprise Content Management (ECM) to all users, rather than to a specific user group. The result is that there is a lot of functionality that was never available to users who were more familiar with network drives or e-mail exchange for collaboration. This article explains Lists. We view lists as a key SharePoint functionality for providing basic and complex architecting of corporate and workgroups' information.

In this article by Peter Ward, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, you will gain knowledge of List Management and understand how to track information and collaborate with team members:

  • List Management basics
  • Creating lists
  • Managing lists
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Microsoft Sharepoint 2010: Rules for End User Deployment

by Peter Ward | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Just as Microsoft's products have become the de facto standard with daily desktop tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, SharePoint is becoming the de facto standard web platform for team and company collaboration. There are other products that provide collaboration, but few integrate as seamlessly with a company's existing IT investments just as Office, Active Directory, Windows 7/Vista/XP, or SQL Server has, thus making the deployment process rather palatable to the IT department and workers within a company.

This article by Peter Ward, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 End User Guide: Business Performance Enhancement, outlines what SharePoint is not, what is special about SharePoint and why there is considerable value in using this technology, and the User Requirement Challenges that a deployment will cause.

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SharePoint Books

by | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Packt have truly established themselves as a leading publisher in SharePoint books, here is a quick round-up of Packt's SharePoint titles:

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An Overview of Microsoft Sure Step

by Chandru Shankar Vincent Bellefroid | February 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Delivering business solutions is more than just product play. Software is often viewed as the enabler; however, the key to success is how the solution is implemented and how the implementations are managed. With this as the background, Microsoft has developed Sure Step as the full lifecycle methodology for the Microsoft Dynamics solutions portfolio. In this article, we introduce the concept of Methodology and its importance in the selection and implementation of ERP/CRM solutions. A faulty selection process can derail any solution deployment, and it is important for the readers to understand what they can do to prevent this.

In this article by Chandru Shankar and Vincent Bellefroid, authors of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, we will introduce the concepts and definitions. We will also provide an overview of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, and the different aspects of the methodology that help both the implementer and the customer.

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration: Monitoring and Reporting

by Peter Serzo | January 2011 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article on Monitoring and Reporting covers recipes involving the different tools in SharePoint 2010 that assist the administrator in managing SharePoint. These tools are critical to knowing how the SharePoint 2010 installation operates. The recipes show how to manage the tools.

In this article by Peter Serzo, author of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Accessing the SharePoint 2010 logging database
  • Configuring what gets logged
  • Editing rule definitions in the health analyzer
  • Viewing web analytics reports
  • Troubleshooting with correlation IDs
  • Enabling the Developer Dashboard
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FAQs on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability

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

The term High Availability means that the servers or systems that host or run the business-critical applications should be highly available - 24 X 7 and 99.99% up time. As the word itself defines how important it is to make these applications and data available for end-users as well as business users, if this data is not available for a short time, it will be a big problem for both sets of users. Imagine a bank spread across the country and having a huge customer base faces a situation when, their server crashes! If the bank relies only on backups, then it might end up losing approximately 15 to 30 minutes of data, depending on the backup strategy. Now the HA options related to SQL Server such as Clustering, Replication, Log Shipping, and Database Mirroring will help overcome this situation.

In this article, we will find answers to the frequently asked questions on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability.

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Microsoft Forefront UAG: Preparing, Creating, and Publishing an HTTPS Trunk

by Erez Ben-Ari Ran Dolev | January 2011 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Just as we like to organize everything in life into containers, UAG also does the same. As a user of Microsoft products, you are probably used to files or programs that are grouped together within folders and which are stored on hard drives (or hard drive partitions). With UAG, there's one little difference, the primary organizational units are called "Trunks", and in those we create (or "publish") applications, and we can also group them in folders too.

In the previous article by Erez Ben-Ari and Ran Dolev, authors of the book Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook, we discussed UAG's building blocks—Trunks and Applications.

In this article we will see how to prepare, create and publish an HTTPS Trunk.

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