The workflow system in Dynamics AX 2009 has been completely redesigned. In short, it is a web application that implements the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) framework. Windows Workflow Foundation has been part of the Microsoft .NET Framework instance since version 3.0. If you have had experience setting up and defining custom workflow configurations in Microsoft SharePoint, then you will be familiar with the same terminology and interface.
A batch process must also be available to process Workflow events in Dynamics AX. The purpose of the batch process is to communicate the Workflow tasks generated in Dynamics AX to the Workflow web service. Additionally, the batch process also generates appropriate messages.
In this article, by Marco Carvalho, author of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Administration, we will specifically cover:
- The prerequisites required for Workflow
- How to install Workflow
- How to appropriately set up and configure Workflow
- Testing Workflow
This article, in the tips and tricks format, takes a good look at the components in an App-V infrastructure and the role each of them plays and how the interconnection existing in those components builds the existing models available to deploy App-V in our organization.
The reader will benefit from the previous article on FAQ on Virtualization and Microsoft App-V.Read Tips and Tricks on Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 in full
In this article we will cover some of the important facts relating to virtualization and dwell into the Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). We will acquaint ourselves with the following:
- The basics of virtualization
- The importance of virtualization in the market today
- Exactly what application virtualization is and the benefits it includes
- Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)
In this article by Chandru Shankar and Vincent Bellefroid, authors of Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step, we will cover Sure Step's approach to upgrading Microsoft Dynamics solutions. The following topics will be covered:
- Beginning with the Upgrade Assessment to determine the scope and components of the existing solution that need to be upgraded to the current product release
- Determining if the upgrade approach is a Technical Upgrade, or if additional functionality is to be delivered as part of a Functional Upgrade
- Delivering the upgrade using the Sure Step Upgrade Project Type
- Implementing additional functionality to an existing solution
In the wake of Microsoft Windows Azure platform many programs both Microsoft and third party were developed to manage SQL Azure. SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is a program that can manage SQL Azure although SSMS works well with SQL Azure, the preferred version of SQL Server 2008 is R2.
This article by Jayaram Krishnaswamy, is based on a project named 'Houston' which is a web based SQL Azure management tool that has not gone into production but can be tested using the SQL Azure Labs portal at http://www.SQLAzureLabs.com. In this article we look at some of the features of this web based tool and carry out a few tasks. Houston provides the following basic database management tasks:
- Authoring and executing queries
- Designing and editing database schema
- Editing table data
In this article, you will get an introduction to Windows domains, domain users, and SQL Server security. This will make clear and enable you to understand how the SQL Server Security mechanism works and how tightly it is integrated with the Windows domain.
In this article, by Hemantgiri Goswami, author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability, we will learn about most important terms of Windows Servers and SQL Server, which will help us understand clustering in Windows Server as well as SQL server. We will learn about:
- What a Windows domain is and what domain users are
- Various authentication modes in Windows Server
- Authentication modes in SQL Server
- Fixed server and fixed database roles in SQL Server
- What clustering is
- What is new in SQL Server 2008
- How clustering works
- Different types of clustering in SQL Server
- Types of Quorum
- Public and private networks
Validation is the key to any application that accepts input of any kind, but where should it be implemented—on the client where it is most responsive, in the business logic where it is most central, or in the data layer where it is most secure? ASP.NET MVC provides a simple yet powerful framework for defining validation from a central location that is decoupled from the data layer; validation that makes use of client scripting without being dependent on it; and with all this, keeping the validation DRY.
In this article by Andrew Siemer and Richard Kimber, authors of ASP.NET MVC 2 Cookbook, we will cover:
- Basic input validation
- Data annotations
- Client-side validation with jQuery
- Custom validators
- Remote validation with jQuery
Just as we like to organize everything in life into containers, UAG also does the same. The primary organizational units in UAG are called "trunks", and in those we create (or "publish") applications, and we can also group them in folders too.
In this article by Erez Ben-Ari and Ran Dolev, authors of the book Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Administrator's Handbook, we will take a look at:
- Trunks and applications and their types
- URL signing and how does it work
- Designing your trunks, applications, and nesting
- DNS name resolution
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