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  • Blog Post: AX 2012 - Security for Developers - Part I

    Hi there! Roles , duties and privileges security levels cover access to single elements, for example forms, and groups of elements needed to perform a duty. As developers we are responsible for defining more granular security levels by setting access on tables and controls in a form, and/or by associating...
  • Blog Post: The Future of the Microsoft Dynamics AX Client?

    I came across one of Brandon George posts today where he touches a very interesting idea around the future of the Microsoft Dynamics AX client with technologies such Windows 8 , XMAL , and HTML 5 . The post is helpful and it really makes a lot of sense when you start thinking about it. I somehow think...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services and (Application Integration Framework) AIF architecture

    The capability to integrate Microsoft Dynamics AX with other systems inside and outside the enterprise is a common requirement. The Application Integration Framework (AIF) provides this capability to us by enabling the exchange of data through XML. This formatted XML is referred to as a document , and...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    Hi there! There is a new tool for AX 2012 called Management Pack(similar to the one for AX 2009) that will automatically discover the entire AX environment; This is, AOS's, application frameworks, databases, reporting servers, enterprise portal server and analysis servers. In addition, it monitors...
  • Blog Post: AX 2012 - Run Reports without hitting the Production DB

    Hi there! My fellow Sunriser, Brandon George , has written an amazing article about running reports without hitting the Production Database. Form the article: "Since the default .Net Business Connector configuration for SSRS is pointing back to the same AX instance, when the SSRS instance is executing...
  • Blog Post: Ax 2012 AIF Calling the CustCustomerService.Create method from WCF

    A fellow AX developer wrote a very interesting article about creating a customer using the CustCustomerService.Create method from WFC. You can access the post here . Take care!
  • Blog Post: Calling the InventTransferJournalService in AX 2012

    The following is the code ( written by Becky Newel from Microsoft ) to call the InventTransferJournalJournalService in AX 2012. TransferJournalServiceClient client = new TransferJournalServiceClient(); CallContext context = new CallContext(); AxdTransferJournal journal = new AxdTransferJournal(); AxdEntity_InventJournalTable...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Portal authentication in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – Finally something that makes sense!

    In AX 2012 there is a new authentication terminology - Pluggable authentication. This type of authentication allows users who are not part of Active Directory access to the AX 2012 Enterprise Portal. In a nutshell, AX 2012 integrates with SharePoint Pluggable Authentication, which provides authentication...
  • Blog Post: Helpful AX 2012 links

    New Stuff for Developers What's New in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Developers [AX 2012] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg845327.aspx Architecture AOS architecture [AX 2012] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd309593.aspx Model store architecture [AX 2012] http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 - Basic Security Concepts

    Hi there! In AX 2012, role based security provides an extensible framework for defining access to the Microsoft Dynamics AX application and data. It changes a little bit from what we know in ax 2009. In AX 2009, administrators had to, literally, create their own user groups and manually assign users...
  • Blog Post: WALKTHROUGH - Creating Fact Boxes in AX 2012 - Part IV (Final Post)

    Hi, This is the last post on the series WALKTHROUGH - Creating Fact Boxes in AX 2012 . In my last post we took care of primary indexes for the Eduardo_CustCarTable . In addition, we also talked a little bit about Parts and FactBoxes in AX 2012, and that we needed to create a query before displaying data...
  • Blog Post: WALKTHROUGH - Creating Fact Boxes in AX 2012 - PART III

    In my last post ( http://axwonders.blogspot.com/2011/12/walkthrough-creating-fact-boxes-in-ax_28.html ), we created 3 EDT’s, 4 tables and created the relationships we needed to hold the Auto Rental data. In this short post we are going to talk about primary indexes , and then we will create one for the...
  • Blog Post: WALKTHROUGH - Creating Fact Boxes in AX 2012 - PART II

    Hi, In my last post ( http://axwonders.blogspot.com/2011/12/walkthrough-creating-fact-boxes-in-ax.html ) I mentioned a few things about the new AX 2012 fact boxes, and that I wanted to demonstrate this through a simple Auto Rental project. So, let’s get to work right away. Let’s create the 3 EDTs and...
  • Blog Post: WALKTHROUGH - Creating Fact Boxes in AX 2012 - PART I

    Hi There! I hope everybody had a great holiday weekend, and that you are preparing for next weekend’s big new year’s party (if you have one). Before the end of the year I would like to highlight some of the changes that AX 2012 has when creating new Forms through a basic small project (Auto Rental)....
  • Blog Post: 10 biggest ERP software failures of 2011

    Hi there! A new year is coming and I'm sure that all of us are looking forward to new challenges, career advancement, and the confidence that Microsoft Dynamics AX is providing our customer with a great product. Based on a Computer World Magazine article, SAP, Epicor and Ingram Micro are having a...
  • Blog Post: Updating labels

    Hi! Today I was moving an .aod (axCus.aod) and .ald (axCONen-us.ald) file from my Test 1 to my Test 2 server. Then, after the import I restarted the AOS (in Test2) and I found that the labels I created in Test 1 weren't in Test 2. To fix the problem I had o go to Test 2 and delete the existing axCONen...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 White Papers: Code Upgrade

    Hi! The following link will allow you to download a series of white papers that are related to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 code upgrade, among other stuff. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20864 In summary, the white papers cover the following: Code Upgrade Overview - Discusses changes...
  • Blog Post: OLTP vs OLAP - Definition and Differences

    We can divide IT systems into transactional (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP). In general we can assume that OLTP systems provide source data to data warehouses, whereas OLAP systems help to analyze it. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 database we can find an OLTP database, which stores the AX data and the AX...
  • Blog Post: Changes in Reporting tools and Enterprise Portal in AX 2012

    Hi there! Well, I would assume that we are all excited about the new changes around the Reporting and Enterprise Portal tools in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, right? Well, we should be, as Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 has truly eliminated the need of having to install two different pieces of software to...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent Data Management Framework (IDMF)

    Hi there, There has been a lot of talk about the Intelligent Data Management Framework (IDMF) in AX 2012, and for a good reason! This is because the Intelligent Data Management Framework allows the system administrators optimize the performance of Microsoft Dynamics AX installations, which is something...
  • Blog Post: Naming Conventions in Microsoft Dynamics AX

    Hi there! I remember when I started developing software ... oh man, time goes fast as it was many years ago. In my first job I had a manager that would always reminded me to create clear naming conventions for my objects. He believed this was the base for any software development design as they were...
  • Blog Post: Configuring and running the AX 2012 Hyper-V image with VirtualBox

    Hi! A while ago I started setting up the AX 2012 virtual box in my laptop. It took me a few days to download and have everything ready to start setting the machine up. However, when I finally found the time to install it, I got a few errors on virtual PC . As a result I was unable to boot the machine...
  • Blog Post: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Performance

    Hi there! I found a very interesting video on AX 2012 performance. It is amazing and really exciting to be part of this release as there have been many improvements to create a better, more reliable and faster product. The following are the key points in the video: 1- Ax 2012 focuses its efforts on the...
  • Blog Post: Debug X++ code in a Batch Server in AX 2009

    Hi there! Today I would like to discuss how to debug X++ code in a batch server. One of the common scenarios in AX development is the debugging of X++ code in the client. For example, if you want to debug the SalesFormLetter class after posting either a Packing Slip or an Invoice, you just would go to...
  • Blog Post: Get the active comapny in AX 2009 - curExt()

    Use the curExt() function to get the active company in AX; static void curExtExample(Args _arg) { str CompanyId; ; CompanyId = curExt(); Info(CompanyId); } You would also use the following with the same results. However, the above is much more elegant. static void curExtExample(Args _arg) { str CompanyId;...