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Animating a built-in button

by Nick Polyak | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by Nick Polyak, author of Instant Silverlight 5 Animation , will describe the process involved in animating a built-in button.

A Silverlight button has the following mouse-driven states:

  • Normal

  • MouseOver

  • Pressed

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Accessing Oracle

by Geoffrey Hudik | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft Oracle

In this article by Geoffrey Hudik, the author of Instant Oracle Database and PowerShell How-to , we will look at loading libraries to create objects to interact with Oracle.

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Integrating Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Application fundamentals

by Leslie Vail | March 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by Leslie Vail, author of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, will present a series of questions developers should ask themselves, and answer, before beginning development. You will learn about the various tools available for customizing Dynamics GP along with the skills required to use them. You will learn what you should have in your development-tool arsenal and where to get it.

The key topics in this article include:

  • Defining the project

  • Overview of available tools

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Core .NET Recipes

by A P Rajshekhar | March 2013 | .NET Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by A.P. Rajshekhar, author of .Net Framework 4.5 Expert Programming Cookbook , will cover recipes related to core concepts in .NET, which will include the following:

  • Metadata-driven programming: The first six recipes will cover how to use attributes as metadata for specific purposes such as validation and localization.

  • Reflection: The Processing custom attributes via reflection recipe will tell you how to use reflection to create metadata processors such as applications or libraries that can understand custom attributes and provide the output based on them.

  • Asynchronous file I/O: This is a new feature for file input/output introduced in .NET 4.5. The Using asynchronous file I/O for directory-to-directory copy recipe will cover this feature.

  • Dynamic programming: .NET 4.0 introduced the concept of dynamic programming, in which blocks of code marked as dynamic will be executed directly, bypassing the compilation phase. We will look at this in the last recipe, Accessing JSON using dynamic programming.

 

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Getting started with Kinect for Windows SDK Programming

by Abhijit Jana | February 2013 | Games Microsoft

In this article by Abhijit Jana, the author of Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide , introduces us to the Kinect for Windows SDK. It is a toolkit for developing applications for Kinect devices. Developing applications using Kinect SDK is fairly easy and straightforward. The SDK provides an interface to interact with Kinect via system drivers. The SDK includes drivers for the Kinect sensor, which interact with the device, and the OS and APIs interact with the device through program. Overall, the SDK provides an opportunity to the developers to build an application using either managed code (C# and VB.NET) or unmanaged code (C++) using Visual Studio 2010 or higher versions, running on Windows 7 or Windows 8. This article will explain the following aspects of Kinect SDK:

  • Understanding the system requirements

  • The evolutionary journey of Kinect for Windows SDK

  • Installing and verifying the installed components

  • Troubleshooting tips and tricks

  • Exploring the installed components of SDK

  • A quick lap around different features of Kinect for Windows SDK

  • The Coding4fun toolkit

Let's look at them one by one.

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Types of services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

by Kenny Saelen Klaas Deforche | February 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 already provides a number of services out-of-the-box. These services together with additional services that can be developed can be divided into three types. Each of the service types has its own characteristics and a different approach to create them.

This article by Klaas Deforche and Kenny Saelen authors of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services discusses about these services in detail.

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Cross-premise Connectivity

by Bala Natarajan Erez Ben-Ari | February 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Erez Ben-Ari and Bala Natarajan, the authors of Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment, Cross-premise connectivity (also known as cloud connectivity) is the ability to establish secure connection between two sites. It could be between a head office and a branch office or from an office to a cloud data center. Before we go into the details of cross-premise connectivity let us take a moment and talk about the connectivity challenges that an enterprise faces. In this article, we are going to talk about what cross-premise connectivity is, why it is needed, and how to go about establishing it.

The topics we will discuss are as follows:

  • Evolving remote access challenges

  • Migration to dynamic cloud

  • The needs of modern data centers

  • Dynamic cloud access with URA

  • Adding a cloud location using Site-to-Site

  • Basic setup of cross-premise connectivity

  • Configuration steps

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Using Processes in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

by Mahender Pal | February 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Mahender Pal, the author of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application Design, we are going to use Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 as a platform to develop our Employee Recruitment Management System ( ERMS ). We will learn the basics of ERMS, about processes in Microsoft CRM 2011, and how we can use them to automate business processes at different levels.

In this article we are going to discuss the following topics:

  • Employee Recruitment Management System
  • Employee Recruitment Management System design
  • Setting a security model for Employee Recruitment Management System
  • Setting field-level security
  • Data model for Employee Recruitment Management System
  • Customizing entities for Employee Recruitment Management System
  • Setting a security model for ERMS
  • Setting field-level security in Microsoft CRM 2011
  • Processes in Microsoft CRM 2011
  • Importing data in Microsoft CRM 2011
  • Testing Employee Recruitment Management System
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Installing Microsoft Forefront UAG

by Fabrizio Volpe | February 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

This article by Fabrizio Volpe, author of Microsoft Forefront UAG Mobile Configuration Starter [Instant] illustrates the installation of Microsoft Forefront UAG, which will be described as a process that can be divided into five steps as described in the following sections.

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Applying LINQ to Entities to a WCF Service

by Mike Liu | February 2013 | Enterprise Articles Microsoft

In this article by Mike Liu, the author of WCF 4.5 Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework, we will learn how to update a product with LINQ to Entities in the data access layer. We will see how to apply changes of a client object to LINQ to Entities and leave all of the update work to LINQ to Entities, and will also see how to control the concurrency of updates with LINQ to Entities.

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