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Mailbox Database Management

by Jonas Andersson Mike Pfeiffer | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article is by Jonas Andersson and Mike Pfeiffer, the authors of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition.

In this article, we will cover the following topics:

  • Determining the average mailbox size per database
  • Restoring data from a recovery database
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Introduction to Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

by Damian Sinay | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Damian Sinay, the author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting, we will see how to work with reports in Dynamics CRM 2011. Reporting is a very important piece of any system that is heavily used by managers or upper management roles, such as the CEO and COO, of any enterprise. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting is a practical and excellent reference guide that provides you with a number of different options you can use to create and empower the reporting capabilities of Dynamics CRM. This will give you a good grounding for using the reports in your Dynamics CRM 2011 implementations.

We will see the different CRM report types and their settings:

  • CRM report types
  • CRM report settings
  • SQL Reporting Services versions
  • Installation and configuration of Reporting Services Extension
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Form customizations

by Dipankar Bhattacharya | August 2013 | CRM Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Forms enable the display of the entity data to the users. Here in this article by Dipankar Bhattacharya, author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Cookbook, we will delve into the recipes for creating and customizing entity form. Forms are the most commonly used platform to display data inside the Dynamics CRM system. Hence, forms should be carefully designed and implemented.

So, in this article by Dipankar Bhattacharya author of Instant Parallel Processing with Gearman, we will discuss the following recipes:

  • Creating and customizing an entity main form
  • Controlling form behavior using JScript
  • Customizing the process-driven form (Dynamics CRM 2011 Online only)
  • Creating and customizing the mobile form
  • Configuring a form to be role-based
  • Creating and customizing a public view
  • Customizing search criteria for a Quick Find view
  • Creating a user's personal view
  • Deactivating or deleting a user's personal view
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Getting Dynamics NAV 2013 on Your Computer – For (Almost) Free

by Alex Chow | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

"Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say." – Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

 

This article by Alex Chow, the author of Getting Started with Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Development , will walk you through downloading and installing Dynamics NAV on your computer so that you can try out the software without having to hire external consultants or piece together online information.

 

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Securing data at the cell level (Intermediate)

by Satya SK Jayanty | August 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Satya SK Jayanty, author of the book, Instant SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 Cube Security, explains that a bit of background on leaf members and non-leaf members is necessary to know how the data is managed at cell level.

The cell value in a cube can be obtained in multiple ways; it can be directly retrieved from the fact table of the cube. The identification of a cell value and its members is leaf members that have no child members or hierarchy that reference a single record in a dimension table.

Further on this cell can be identified by using non-leaf members, members that have one or more child members. The cell value is derived (typically) from the aggregation of child members.

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Enhancements to ASP.NET

by Abhishek Sur | July 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article provides a complete description of various technologies, such as Visual Studio 2012, .NET 4.5, ASP.NET, Windows 8 Applications, Windows Presentation Foundation, HTML5, jQuery, memory management, and so on, and practical examples to create real-world applications. This article by Abhishek Sur, author of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Expert Development Cookbook, introduces the latest enhancements of ASP.NET 4.5 with HTML5 and jQuery.

Just like other technologies, ASP.NET had also come up with major alterations and advancements in recent times. Some of the things are merely related to actual development experiences rather than any benefits in terms of performance for the end user. But recent changes to ASP.NET have some real advantages and performance implication directly moving to the end users. The introduction of minification of JS and CSS files so easy now; anyone can now implement the same without using single lines of code. The code is inbuilt into the ASP.NET system and the API uses it gracefully to handle the release and debug environments.

It is not only restricted with the feature releases, but the Web has recently made a lot of advancements in terms of new HTML constructs appearing to the world. The adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 made the appearance of the Web almost identical to the desktop yet it runs on the browser. The browser is now capable of taking advantage of a graphics card or even multiple CPUs. There are APIs to directly communicate with the server from the client using a secured socket rather than the very old AJAX requests. The web look and feel has changed to support vector graphics, 2D and 3D canvas, WebGL, and so on, or even the browser supports local data storage, database, application cache, and much more. The world is moving towards a system where there will be a unified collaboration of online and offline activities.

This article focuses on some of the best introductions to the modern ASP.NET environment that catalyzes the modern web world. The article will guide you through the basic understanding of the concepts that will place you apart from other developers.

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Overview

by Danny Varghese | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article created by Danny Varghese, the author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Applications (MB2-868)Certification Guide you will learn about:

  • Introduction to CRM 2011
  • Training and certifications

 

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DPM Non-aware Windows Workload Protection

by Flemming Riis Islam Gomaa Robert Hedblom Steve Buchanan | July 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article will cover how DPM can protect and recover some non-Microsoft workloads. When DPM can protect a workload natively, you simply go into DPM and select the data to protect and it will back up the components needed for a successful restore. An example of a Microsoft workload that DPM can protect natively would be a virtual machine running on Hyper-V. You simply select the virtual machine for protection and DPM will protect the VHD's, the virtual machine configuration and any snapshots of that virtual machine. DPM automatically knows to protect all of the virtual machines components because DPM understands Hyper-V. This understanding comes from the workloads Volume Shadow Copy Service; this is what is considered "DPM aware".

In this article by Steve Buchanan,Islam Gomaa,Robert Hedblom and Flemming Riis, authors of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1, we will give you valuable insight into what components need to be protected for successful backups of DPM non-aware workloads.

DPM non-aware Microsoft workload protection includes the following:

  • Protecting DFS with DPM

  • Protecting Dynamics CRM with DPM

  • Protecting Dynamics GP with DPM

  • Protecting TMG 2010 with DPM

  • Protecting Lync 2010 with DPM

  • Protecting IIS

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Rules and Events

by Nicolae Tarla | July 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Nicolae Tarla,author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Scripting Cookbook, we will cover the following topics:

  • Form load event usage
  • Form save event usage
  • Field change event usage
  • Working with tabs and sections
  • Combining events
  • Enforcing business rules
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Kinect in Motion – An Overview

by Clemente Giorio Massimo Fascinari | July 2013 | Games Microsoft

In this article, by Clemente Giorio and Massimo Fascinari, authors of Kinect in Motion – Audio and Visual Tracking by Example, we will define the key notions and tips of the Kinect for Windows device and their functionalities, properties, and limits Before getting Kinect in motion, let's try to understand what motion computing (or motion control computing) is and how Kinect built its success in this area. Motion control computing is the discipline that processes, digitalizes, and detects the position and/or velocity of people and objects in order to interact with software systems.

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