Imagine you are a senior systems architect who has recently been given
the task to develop a personal calendar system across multiple
Microsoft platforms. You will develop a technical paper and Visual Basic
prototype to senior management for project acceptance.
The personal calendar system runs on the following area:
- Windows XP and Windows 7 (desktop)
- Web IIS (Web browser)
You have also been asked to implement VB best practices to help improve
the efficiency of solving IT issues that end users frequently
experience. Your first task is to ensuring a consistent look across each
Part 1: Written Paper
1. Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
a. List and describe three (3) naming conventions and programming
conventions that you can implement to help improve the software design
across multiple platforms.
b. Develop a calendar and scheduling system that:
i. Runs with Windows 7 and sync data.
ii. Runs with Web application access.
iii. Includes at least two (2) supplemental graphical renderings
of best practice methods through the use of Excel, Visio, MS Project,
or one of their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice
(flowcharts, process diagrams, tables, etc.). Note: The graphically
depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Use Microsoft Office as an example of common screen design. Word and
Excel have very similar looks when you want to save a file. Your design
should have a similar concept. The look (color, font, layout) should
look the same in Windows as it does on Web applications. The calendar
should work with the same functions on all hardware. Create a common
screen design for all different hardware views.
d. Imagine you
need to present IT troubleshooting best practices to junior systems
administrators at an IT department meeting to ensure departmental
efficiency with solving issues. You want to present some of these issues
from a case scenario perspective. Explain the specific IT
administration activities required to fix the system.
at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note:
Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
- Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included
in the required page length.
- Include charts or diagrams
created in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents such
as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams/charts
must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.