This blog contains posts from the Microsoft Dynamics AX support team highlighting interesting features or issues within Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Since our last content announcement, we've published the Report programming model and Testing best practices white papers.
We've also published an updated version of the white paper Implementing the address book framework. The white paper has been updated to include sections that describe how to create anew party role, how to update code related to transactions, and how to use the extensible data security (XDS) framework to restrict access to parties that can viewed or accessed.
Developer white papers
We publish many different types of white papers for developers. For Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, we've published the following types of papers:
System administrator white papers
The list of system administrator white papers is maintained on TechNet. We haven't categorized our system administrator-focused white papers—there really aren't enough of them yet.
Application user white papers
The list of application user white papers is maintained on TechNet. Application user white papers describe how to support a business process or need with a feature of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Right now, we have two Lean Manufacturing-related papers.
Because our sites are audience-centered, we determine where we are going to post a landing page for a white paper based on the audience. We determine the primary audience for a white paper based on the amount of the code, the number of permissions that you need to have, and the business decisions that the reader needs to be able to make. Sometimes figuring out the audience for a paper is easy, sometimes it isn't.
For that reason, you may see the same paper listed multiple times if you navigate to a white paper by using the TechNet table of contents.
Most white papers are published to the Microsoft Download Center, but a few live only on PartnerSource or CustomerSource. Therefore, if you search for a paper, you may find a multiple landing pages for the paper (one on the Download Center, one on TechNet, one on PartnerSource, one on CustomerSource), but they will all take you to the same download location.
Once a month, we update our lists of white papers on TechNet. However, because we believe that new and updated white papers are usually urgent, we often publish them to the download center in between our TechNet publishing cycles. We announce white papers that are published apart individually in tweets from AXContent, and we'll also be announcing them here. If you want the fastest announcement, subscribe to the Dynamics Downloads RSS feed—it doesn't need to wait for a human!
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