Oracle Portal versus WebCenter

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I have seen a bit of confusion in the industry about Oracle’s Portal offerings. Specifically, with thousands of Oracle Portal customers, people want to know what the introduction of WebCenter means to them. Here is my statement on the topic, that is both obvious and the most realistic one you will get: Oracle Portal and Oracle WebCenter Suite are different products. I said it would be obvious. But this is an important foundation for the rest of the discussion, since many people want to convince themselves that WebCenter is essentially an upgrade of Oracle Portal. I believe the WebCenter offering … Read More

SQL Server 2005 Licensing Costs and Pricing Example

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Processor Licensing Model. Under this model, a license is required for each physical or virtual processor accessed by an operating system environment running SQL Server. This license does not require any device or user client access licenses (CALs). Server plus Device CALs. Under this model, a server license is required for each operating system environment running an instance of SQL Server, as well as a CAL for each client device that accesses a system running SQL Server. Server plus User CALs. Under this model, a server license is required for each operating system environment running an instance of SQL Server, … Read More

SQLDataSource in .aspx Examples

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I will be placing SQLDataSource examples here shortly. I know there is controversy relating to placing SQL or even Stored Procedure names in .aspx files, but the reality is that for some applications, there is no need to concern ourselves with the complexities related to N-tiered, fully-abstracted, technical-utpoia development. This is especially prevalent when the resources working on an implementation do not have the background or ability (for a variety of reasons not always their own doing) to deliver solutions with these concepts intact each time.  Certainly, Microsoft must have agreed as they allow/support this approach.  None-the-less, feel free to engage in healthy … Read More