Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Identifying the current application environment

There is a ton of ways you can identify what application you are running, when running an application from a set of similar environments like "Development", "Test", "Staging" and so on.

So here's a new suggestion on how you can setup identification like this, without any custom coding in the application: Add the identifier to your Role Center.

Here's how to add the text:
  • Open your Role Center
  • Click Personalize this Page
  • Click Add a Web Part in the zone where you want the identifier to appear
  • Add the Content Editor Web Part
  • Click the "open the tool pane" link that appears in the web part
  • Click Rich Text Editor
  • Add and format a text. For example "You are in the TEST application"
  • Click Save
  • Open the Appearance node
  • Enter a meaningfull title to replace "Content Editor Web Part"
  • Click OK
  • Click Exit Edit Mode (to the upper right)


Helmut Wimmer said...

Nice idea.

ccqa said...

Hi, Happy New Year!!.. Thanks for the book =),I´ve been working with EP, but I have some doubts about hardware requirements for the Web Components of Dynamics AX 2009, I need to install MOSS 2007, Workflow (DAX) and EP (60 to 80 web user mostly using Purchase Requisition like 2 by user/day) on the same server but I dont know for example how much RAM, HD, Procesor would be the best, I´ve been looking for best practices but can not find any help. I need to buy new hardware and want to be sure that it is goint to give me a good performance.
Any Help would be great.

Palle Agermark said...

I haven't seen any numbers on EP configuration from Mircosoft. All I have seen is this Benchmark report:

ccqa said...

Tks 4 the info, =)