Managing Process Manufacturing using Dynamics AX

Scott Hamilton has released his 6th book on AX – ‘Managing Process Manufacturing using Dynamics AX’. Like his previous titles, this one also gives a great functional insight into the ProcessManufacturing concepts and Dynamics AX. Book Description: Managing Process Manufacturing explains how Microsoft Dynamics AX supports the unique business practices of process manufacturing, including hybrid scenarios involving discrete and process manufacturing. The targeted reader includes those individuals implementing or considering Dynamics AX as their ERP system, as well as those providing consulting assistance. The book content provides a complete walk through of functionality related to operations and supply chain management … Continue reading Managing Process Manufacturing using Dynamics AX

Dynamics AX 2009 Rollup 5

Dynamics AX 2009 Rollup 5 has been released to Partner Source and Customer Source. RU-5 carries all the content that has been released in previous rollups (RU-1, RU-2, RU-3, RU-4). Click on the link below to download (Requires Authentication): AX 2009 SP1 RU-5 Happy upgrading 🙂

SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)

This is nothing to do specifically with Dynamics AX 🙂 but this is something that caught my attention and I decided to try it out and share it and this can definitely be used in an AX environment to conduct a health & BP check on the AX SQL Database. The SQL Server team has released the SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) tool. BPA is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall conformance of their SQL Server instances and topology with established best practices. BPA examines your SQL Server instance for system events, reviews login … Continue reading SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)

TFS 2010 and Dynamics AX 2009 VCS

Recently the technology landscape is going rapid changes. New products/ releases like VS2010, SQL 2008 R2, Office 2010 Suite etc have changed the technology scenario a lot. All these have opened up tremendous opportunities for the developer as well as the customer. Its really an amazing time to be in technology :-). I was present for the India VS 2010 Launch and immediately dived in :-). One of my task was to evaluate TFS for our AX projects. As we had been using TFS 2008, it was an interesting R&D to see if this worked with TFS 2010. Installation of … Continue reading TFS 2010 and Dynamics AX 2009 VCS

Visual Studio 2010 Launch & Dynamics AX Perspective

Well you all know Visual Studio 2010 RTM’ed on 12th April. I had attended the Launch event at TechEd 2010 Bangalore and the launch was done by Somasegar himself. It was a great event to attend :-). VS 2010 opens up new vistas for developers. Well whats VS 2010 got to do with AX? Brandon posted a compatibility report on AX & VS 2010 . I thought I would wait for RTM :-). The Dynamics AX Sustained Engineering Team has completed the  compatibility tests for the new releases for .NET 4.0, VS 2010 & Office 2010. Click here to learn more. … Continue reading Visual Studio 2010 Launch & Dynamics AX Perspective

DynamicsWorld – 2010 Top 100 – Voting

Dynamicsworld started a  Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People List . The criteria include the number of years experience, MVP status, those that run blogs, forums and Dynamics based sites, and those with senior positions within organisations, as well as those that have created products and modules for Dynamics. Click on the link below to vote: 2010 Nominations

AX Environment Information on UI – Simple & sweet tweak.

I’ve ofter observed that during implementations where there are multiple environments it becomes difficult to identify which environment a form belongs to especially when there are multiple forms open form different environments (Live, Test, Prod, Training etc). I made a very simple tweak which highlights which environment a form belongs to. Very similar to the AX 2008 Workflow band. This was successfully tested in AX 3.0, AX 4.0 and AX 2009. Its really very simple and effective. See screenshot below. The XPO is attached below. This XPO is for AX 2009 SP1 and the SysSetupFormRun class was modified. Happy DAX-ing

TechED India 2010

TechED India 2010 starts next week in Bangalore India. Lots of exciting events planned as well as release of VS 2010. This TechED will also feature a community track where MVP’s will be taking sessions on latest technologies. I’ll be taking a session on Dynamics AX . Drop in in case you want to know more about the power of Dynamics AX 2009 and how businesses can derive value. The session list is: http://www.microsoftteched.in/community_track.aspx

AX Tools Blog

The Developer & Partner tools group of Microsoft Dynamics AX has published a new blog. This blog will give you the roadmap for the current & future productivity & development tools for Dynamics AX. Keep watching this blog for more updates on the future of AX for Developers 🙂 Happy DAX-ing

Company Profile, Social networking inside Dynamics AX 2009

I was working on an AX CRM implementation where the need for social networking & company profiling came. Requirement was that BD people should have access to social networking information, stock informations for applicable Business relations which would help them do a profiling of the BR. With the widespread use of social networking like twitter, linkedIn etc, some feature need to be inside AX. Well I like such challenges and did a small POC to show stock information inside AX. Integration to LinkedIn is in WIP :-). I added a flag in BR for the BR the sales people wanted … Continue reading Company Profile, Social networking inside Dynamics AX 2009