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Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series concluded that Microsoft would not converge all of its diverse Microsoft Dynamics  product lines into a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Rather, the vendor has been attempting to leverage the best practices and technologies across all of the products, where possible. The idea is to deliver applications that have the following characteristics: are

indigo  (WCF), formerly called   Indigo and WinFX , is an application web services inter-communication framework, and can be used to access Dynamics AX 4 and 2009 business logic through web service interfaces. This provides a higher level document interface to the application for integration, complementing the .NET Business Connector which offers more granular, lower level component interfaces to the Dynamics AX business logic. Microsoft's .NET Business Connector replaces the older Microsoft Component Object Read More

What Do Users Want and Need?


At the basic level, users want a more intuitive way to "look inside the business", and they want applications to bring them closer to their operations, such as alerts that can help them handle exceptions or better yet, to act on business events (or even non-events) well before they become exceptions.

indigo  explain a bit deeper, Indigo , part of Microsoft's Windows upcoming operating system (OS) code-named Longhorn, unifies a variety of Microsoft technologies (e.g., Common Object Model [COM+] , MSMQ , ASP.NET Web services [ASMX] , and Remoting , most of which will be explained shortly) and transports (i.e., hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP], transmission control protocol [TCP], user datagram protocol [UDP]/ dynamic data exchange [DDE], and inter-process communication [IPC]) to create a single framework and Read More

Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

indigo  yet it competes with Indigo Books & Music . Indigo operates a full warehouse operation and has many brick and mortar stores. This illustrates the success and gains that an efficiently executed 3PL model can bring. However, an obstacle to consider for the 3PL model is lack of inventory control. The company to whom the inventory belongs has no visibility into the management and execution of fulfillment of product to its customers. The originating company cannot easily track the data generated from the Read More

Social Media in Your Supply Chain Keeps Everyone in the Loop


Social media is adding new value to cloud-based supply chain management for companies of all sizes. Internal social media (via Intranet) and external sites like Facebook and Twitter are being increasingly used in a new, flexible supply chain cycle. Read this article to learn how two very different companies are taking advantage of the unique contribution social media can make to the dynamic supply and demand loop.

indigo  Case study #1: Indigo Books & Music California (US)-based Moxie Software Inc. provides an Amazon -hosted cloud solution, chock full of social media tools, to Indigo Books & Music Inc. in Canada. The platform includes profiles, activity feeds, micro-blogging, and forums, among other things. Previously at Indigo, the company communicated using a battery of methods, each of which had certain downsides when it came to the fast-moving supply chain, wrote Michael Smyth, director of service and sales at Read More

Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series concluded that Microsoft would not converge all of its diverse Microsoft Dynamics  product lines into a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Rather, the vendor has been attempting to leverage the best practices and technologies across all of the products, where possible. The idea is to deliver applications that have the following characteristics: are

indigo  (WCF), formerly called   Indigo and WinFX , is an application web services inter-communication framework, and can be used to access Dynamics AX 4 and 2009 business logic through web service interfaces. This provides a higher level document interface to the application for integration, complementing the .NET Business Connector which offers more granular, lower level component interfaces to the Dynamics AX business logic. Microsoft’s .NET Business Connector replaces the older Microsoft Component Object Read More

Subtle (or Not-so-subtle) Nuances of Microsoft .NET Enablement


The Microsoft .NET strategy continues to confuse many, due to the lack of understanding of the technology. Indeed, because of the massive marketing campaign undertaken by Microsoft, many vendors have adopted a "too liberal" approach to marketing .NET Framework-based initiatives.

indigo   WCF ) (formerly code-named Indigo ), a service-oriented messaging system that allows programs to interoperate locally or remotely similar to Web services; Windows Workflow Foundation ( WF ), which allows for building of task automation and integrated transactions using workflows; and Windows CardSpace ( WCS ) (formerly code-named InfoCard ), a software component that securely stores digital identities of a person, and provides a unified interface for choosing the identity for a particular transaction, Read More

Service-oriented Architecture-Savior or Nemesis?


Managed well, service-oriented architecture (SOA) offers a tremendous opportunity to make positive changes and lay a foundation that will allow IT to become responsive and cost-effective. But SOA is also a potential minefield: hype is raising expectations beyond reality in an environment that is already stressed. In fact, managed poorly, SOA can be an expensive and spectacular failure.

indigo  of Applications): Microsoft has Indigo, IBM has WebSphere, Oracle has Fusion, and BEA has AquaLogic. And finally, the network vendors are rapidly embracing what they are referring to as Application Oriented Networking, network devices that act as service registry and bus: Cisco has AON, IBM has DataPower, and Intel has recently acquired Sarvega. 2006 will be the year of initial SOA project completion on a broad basis–not a hit or miss trend, but through a rising tide of broad and deep adoption of SOA Read More

SOA as a Foundation for Applications and Infrastructure


SOA promises interoperability in the heterogeneous business world by promoting loosely-coupled architecture, reusing software, and ending vendor-dependency. However, to be viable, dominant vendors must redesign and expose the hundreds of application functions as services. How are they meeting this challenge?

indigo   Microsoft s Web services layer, Indigo , aims at providing just that. It will be a standard programming model, native to Microsoft Windows and .NET, which lets developers leverage Web services. The software giant is bringing this technology to the broad population of developers and businesses, which may enable the wide growth of Web services. This model of bringing technologies, once reserved for the largest IT shops, to large, medium, and small businesses is the next step in a strategy that has been Read More

Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.

indigo   WCF , formerly code-named Indigo ), WF, and Windows Presentation Foundation ( WPF , formerly code-named Avalon) will undoubtedly be the center of the Microsoft Office Universe, with Exchange Server now playing only a behind the scenes role. To that end, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, was just launched at Convergence Copenhagen 2008, and offers personalizable Role Centers corresponding to 21 key job functions,sophisticated BI capabilities based on the new SQL Server database layer, and .NET Web services Read More