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New Case Study: Cloud Services Deployment

Dunstan Thomas Consulting Cloud services deployment of Sparx Enterprise Architect for ATOC Executive Summary Dunstan Thomas Consulting (DTC) worked with ATOC to install and configure Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect to enable them to work in a collaborative environment using a MySQL hosted model repository. This model repository was located on a server within the ATOC

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 14

Introduction Users of Enterprise Architect may be aware of the use of “Gang of Four” Design Patterns (Gamma et al) in the use of software designs and the support that Enterprise Architect provides for using these “Gang of Four” patterns. Enterprise Architect also provides facilities for modellers to create and share their own design patterns.

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Upgrading TFS 2008 to 2010 and run in parallel run on single SQL Server

Introduction The Team Foundation Server 2010 upgrade wizard and its documentation are sufficient for many differing upgrade scenarios and configurations. The standard upgrade paths are applicable in almost all cases where there is no limit on hardware resource and the aim is upgrade/replace rather than parallel running. During a recent in house upgrade where hardware

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Enterprise Architect Tips & Tricks

Experienced users of Enterprise Architect will have learned (and may have even shared) tips and tricks to help them be even more productive when using the tool. You may already be aware of the publication “Fifty Enterprise Architect Tricks” by Peter Domen which has been published on the Enterprise Architect forum. Adding attributes & operations

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Importing a model from “A Practical Guide to SysML (2nd edition)” for use in Sparx EA

Morgan Kauffmann has published the second edition of “A Practical Guide to SysML” by Sanford Friedenthal, Alan Moore and Rick Steiner (ISBN 978-0-12-385206-9). The authors have made a very complete selection of supporting materials available for download from http://www.elsevierdirect.com/v2/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123852069. These companion resources include the “Air Compressor”, “Automobile”, “Distiller”, and “Security System” example models, as described in

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DT Consulting Newsletter; Issue 13: Diagram Filters

Diagram Filters When working on large diagrams modellers often need to identify certain elements that are of particular interest to them. Some examples of element selection are: Elements which have no value for a particular property (for example the Description) Elements who share the same value for a particular property (for example Status or Phase)

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DT Consulting Newsletter Issue 12; AMUSE

Introduction In this newsletter we provide an overview of a new Add-In called AMUSE for Enterprise Architect version 8.862. An Overview of AMUSE AMUSE (Advanced Modeling in UML with Simulation and Execution) is an Add-In for  EA 8.0 Build 862 or EA 7.5 Build 850 or higher is required (EA Systems Engineering or Ultimate Edition) and

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DT Consulting Newsletter Issue 1

Introduction Welcome to this first issue of what will be a regular newsletter from Dunstan Thomas. In this issue the new features of Enterprise Architect 7.1 are described. New Features in Enterprise Architect 7.1 The latest release of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect (version 7.0 build 818) gave users a new toolbox interface, gradient fills and

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Changing the Appearance of BPMN 2.0 Elements

Introduction Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect provides a very rich modelling toolset for Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 (BPMN 2.0), which is increasing in popularity particularly amongst Business Analysts. The BPMN 2.0 notation uses a common set of symbols, which have an icon to show their meaning, for example, the type of event that triggers

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