Reflections on Microsoft Dynamics AX

Reflections on Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Adobe reader message InformationSource previews after upgrading to Win8.1

    I had a couple of people ask me about this one after upgrading to Windows 8.1 when using InformationSource. When try to click on a preview of a document when searching the Core Concepts area you get a message “The Adobe reader has not been detected on...
  • InformationSource login with IE11

    I’ve had a few emails on this topics from Microsoft folks who have upgraded to Windows 8.1 with IE11 and haven’t been able to log into http://informationsource.dynamics.com so here a few note on setting the compatibility setting in IE11. Symptom. If you...
  • Back to Basics - Accounting Concepts Part 1.

      We live and work in a complex world. Complexity comes from the growth of societies and the systems we have put in place to manage and be able have common ways of communicating. In business it's about the numbers. Stock markets, in theory, are...
  • Roles and Tasks (Part 1)

      In the last post I said I would talk about actors in an ERP project. Running a project like this you also have to be effective at managing people and bringing in the skills at the right phase of the project. The art of this is to understand what...
  • People Make ERP Projects

      As part of my job I work with customers and help them with their ERP project implementations around Dynamics AX. An ERP project is a complex project. You have so many different dynamics (excuse the pun) that you need to manage. Business needs,...
  • Liking my new Microsoft Surface

      I managed to get a new Microsoft Surface on the weekend and it’s an amazing little piece of kit. I like that it still has all the regular capabilities of Windows as you’d expect but with a reimagined UI. I especially like that you can still have...
  • Hello Again

    Well Hello Sometimes you put your head down and work, work, work and don't look up to see where you are heading. I just looked up and saw that's in been almost 2 years since I've written a blog post. I must say it's been quite an amazing...
  • Customersource links for the new VMs

      I had a few questions about the links for the new demo VMs on Customersource. Refresh 4 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/setupguides/MSDYAX2009_DemoToolkit_Refresh4 Refresh 3.5 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation...
  • Posting documents to SharePoint

      I had a question about saving documents to SharePoint on the demo VM. If you get an error and trying to save like an Excel spreadsheet or Word document to a document library something to the effect “This file cannot be saved to this location because...
  • Using RunAs on the Demo VMs

      I’ve had a few people ask about using RunAs on the new demo V Ms Refresh 3.5 and Refresh 4. You will note under Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 the menu options are a little different. Under Windows 2008 which is on the Refresh 3.5 Demo VM. When...
  • Refresh 4 – Hyper-V Services

      On the Refresh 4 VM you will find that the Hyper-V services are set to manual. This will result in the Time Sync service not starting. The end result of this is if you are running the second VM with Exchange then the Exchange Information Store...
  • Refresh 4 – Using Remote Desktop Services

      So it’s been great to see how many people have managed to get the new VMs down and are up and running. I’m going to start to post some notes on how to use the VMs better and what you can use and show on the VMs. One tip would be access the VMs...
  • Refresh 3 – NumberSequence code error

      If you have using the Refresh 3 then you might have a problem with numbersequences. Here is a quick walk through on how to correct this. You can download the video from here . Cheers Lachlan (Original post at http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash )
  • Refresh 4 – Turning off SSL on the workflow website

      I’ve had a few questions on this one. So if you can’t get the workflow running in the Refresh 4 VM you should turn off the SSL support for the workflow website. This video walks through the quick change needed. You can download the video from here...
  • Refresh 3 – File Part 22 from Partnersource

      I’ve had a few emails about trying to get the file part 22 for the Refresh 3 Demo VM. The partnersource people are looking into it. If you need the Refresh 3 image please email the regular DemoAX email and we’ll send you a temporary link. Cheers...
  • Refresh 4 – Web Part Script Message on Role Centers with KPI-BO WebPart

      I’ve had a few questions about this one. In the Refresh 4 image we have SharePoint 2010, SQL 2008 R2 running on Windows 208 R2 and so when a Role Center loads that contains the KPI or Business Overview Webpart you will get this script error. If...
  • Refresh 4 – Partnersource page

      I’ve had quite a few questions about access to the video posted on the Partnersource page and the ability to get them. Seems the download will disconnect and the Partnersource team are looking into it. So I just wanted to point out that the setup...
  • Refresh 3.5 – Configuring Desktop Profiles

      In the intro videos posted with the new demo VMs we pointed out that Refresh 4 is the VM we would recommend people moving to if you want the full demo experience configured. In the Refresh 3.5 demo VM we have only configured the desktop profile...
  • Refresh 3.5 AX Client Config.

      Now the partnersource links are running seems quite a lot of folks have got the VM down and up and running. I’ve had a question from a couple of people about the AX Client Config on the Refresh 3.5 image. Seems it didn’t get set back to the standard...
  • Announcement of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration VM – November 2010 Refresh

      Today we are announcing an update to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration Toolkit virtual machines. The following Q&A is provided to give you details about this release.   Why are there new VMs? The existing demonstration VMs have...
  • Two updates on the Technical Conference 2011

      I just posted two updates to the DAX blog with some news on the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 . First we announced that we have extended the date for the early bird price to continue to make the event more accessible to the channel...
  • Session content for the Technical Conference 2011

      I’ve been a little quiet on the blog for a while as I’ve working on a couple of projects for the channel. One of which is the Tech Conference 2011 for the next release of AX and updated VMs now that we have the patch for SharePoint 2010 which you...
  • Blogging on the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

      I’ve had a number of request from bloggers about doing a blog post on the up-coming Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011. So to help in preparing posts I’ve put some images and video object tag that you can use in your post or website...
  • Full registration open for Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

      I posted a couple of weeks ago about the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 that we are hosting in Redmond to kick start the technical readiness for the up-coming release of Microsoft Dynamics AX. There has been phenomenal response...
  • Worldwide availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail

      This past year has been a incredible year for additional solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX. This week makes the worldwide general availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail. You can read more about the release here. https://community.dynamics...