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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

.NET Tutorial for Beginners

I started to learn .NET & C# and was looking for some good resources on .NET for beginners and came across a wonderful .NET tutorial created by the .NET India MVP's. Its really very helpful for beginners and is a must download.

The PDF File :)

AX Upgrade

Presently Im working on an upgrade project in AX. I found some helpful resources. Thought I'd share the links with everyone.

Known Issues when upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics™ AX 4.0 {Requires Partnersource Logon}
Leveraging the Axapta 3.0 Data Upgrade Framework {Requires Partnersource Logon}
Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 to Service Pack 1 {Requires Partnersource Logon}

The Uprade Process Flowchart :)

Happy Upgrading :)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Standard Benchmark on Hewlett-Packard Proliant Servers—Detailed Results

Standard Benchmark on Hewlett-Packard Proliant Servers for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 - Detailed White Paper " In August 2006, Microsoft Corporation conducted the Microsoft Dynamics AX™ 4.0 Standard distribution benchmark to measure the performance and scalability characteristics of Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 in a simulated distribution scenario. This benchmark exercised core Accounts Receivables scenarios around order entry through invoicing, in addition to Procure to Pay processes around purchase order creation through receiving of goods. This document provides detailed description of scenarios, settings, results and end to end tuning for the benchmark"

Download {Requires Partnersource Logon}

Managing Compliance with Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0

Executives must meet the seemingly contradictory goals of compliance adoption and organizational agility. While compliance adoption requires highly structured, rigid processes, organizational agility demands that you are flexible enough to drive innovation, develop and expand customer relationships, improve operations, and build stronger business relationships. Finding the right balance requires a better understanding of compliance requirements and how they are integrated into business process systems that are people-ready and designed for agility.

Download whitepaper {Requires Partnersource Logon}

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Microsoft Dynamics AX 4 Task Recorder

The Task Recorder for Microsoft Dynamics AX is a tool that records and documents user activity in the application. The tool can output this recording in a number of Microsoft Office document formats, including training-oriented documentation in Microsoft Word, presentation content in Microsoft PowerPoint, and process-oriented documentation in Microsoft Visio. This will therefore allow the recording of screen shots of the AX application to create documents that you can use in a variety of situations during an implementation, such as User Training, Request for Proposals (RFP) responses, etc.

I had read about it before but was kinda busy to do some R & D. Its really good. You can download the resources below:

Task Recorder for Microsoft Dynamics AX (Requires Partnersource Logon)
This page provides information about the Beta version of the Task Recorder for Microsoft Dynamics™ AX.

Task Recorder - Video and Notes
Use this short video to show the power of the Task Recorder due to be released with AX 4.1, but available to download in a beta form now.


Information Worker User Group | Dynamics AX

A nice Dynamics Site by South African Dynamics Community. Great site and best part is that its on MOSS. Check it out. Looks great.

MorphX Best Practices in Dynamics AX

The screencast by MFP show you how to use the X++ Best Practices inside Dynamics AX to build solid business applications.
It also shows you how you can create your own best practice rules.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Microsoft Dynamics Live Finance Community

This Microsoft Dynamics Live Finance Community offers a plethora of tools and resources to help foster community collaboration - all year round. Interact with other Finance Professionals via the Blogs, Forums, and Networking tools; learn more about the topics of most interest to you via the Featured Articles and Expert Columns; plus, get into the minds of Microsoft Executives to help you understand how the future of technology will impact your business via the Executive Insight Blog.
Great initiative :)

Click Here

Friday, March 16, 2007


SNAP for DAX 4.x & MS Office 2007
Microsoft Dynamics AX Snap applications allow workers to access Microsoft Dynamics AX data where and when they need it—while working in Microsoft Office.

I've configured the add ins and its really useful. A MUST download :)
Benefits are:
--Snap helps improve fidelity and reach of business data and applications
--Snap helps improve productivity by allowing customers to work with business data in their favorite Office environment
--Snap serves as solution accelerators that help customers serve their customers better
This is how it looks :)

Version Control System Setup for DAX 4.0

A document is available at Partnersource which describes how to set up the Version Control Management System (VCMS) for Microsoft Dynamics™ AX 4.0 using Visual Studio 2005 SourceSafe (VSS) as the version control system. Mighty useful for multiple developer environment. Check it out.

Click here to download {Requires Partnersource Logon}

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Service Pack 1 Help update

There is a huge extension on the help system for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 SP1.
The February 2007 documentation update contains over 1000 new help topics plus a fix for formatting errors in over 600 topics. This completes the work on all topics displayed through the table of contents as well as help topics for all forms reached through the navigation pane.

Click the links below to download

Partnersource { Requires Authentication}


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Dynamics AX Integration Scenarios White Paper

In an effort to help companies improve efficiencies through enhanced communication and collaboration, Microsoft recently developed 30 applications for Microsoft Windows® SharePoint® Services. This white paper details three different scenarios showcasing how a company could benefit from integrating these applications with back-end Microsoft Dynamics AX data.

Click here to download {Requires Partnersource Logon}

Monday, March 12, 2007

The 2007 Microsoft Office system & DAX

Microsoft Dynamics™ and the 2007 Microsoft® Office system have been designed to work together in new ways, helping you increase the penetration of business data throughout your organization, and deliver important benefits to employee productivity, customer loyalty and overall business efficiency.

Must Download for DAX Enthusiasts (You can also preview the new Microsoft Dynamics UI )
Click here to download{Requires Partnersource Logon}

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Microsoft Dynamics Partner Instant Update Screensaver

The Microsoft Dynamics Partner Instant Update Screensaver gives you the opportunity to get updates on an ongoing basis from the global Microsoft Dynamics Product Management teams. It offers you the opportunity to get global updates directly to your desktop. The news column in the left hand side of the screensaver is updated with new announcements on an ongoing basis and links to the full details on PartnerSource. Once installed, news updates will be fed automatically to your screen whenever you are online and the screensaver is activated.
Enjoy :)

Click here to get it !!! {Requires Partnersource Logon}

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Consuming a Web Service in DAX 4.x

A 'nice to have' feature request made by a prospective client was the facility to download daily currency exchange rates in DAX. Fred Shen had blogged about this previously and it was my source for inspiration :).
What you need are the following:
-Currency Exchange Web Service : I have used
-Visual Studion2005 C# ( C# Program to access the Web Service and get the values)
-DAX :)

The code to access Web Service was written in C# {
I've started to get my hands dirty wid c# :)}

AXCurrencyExchange.dll was generated after building the C# project (The dll name may differ in your case). Copy the AXCurrencyExchange.dll to \Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\40\client\Bin.
Start DAX 4.x.Open AOT, and locate the Reference node. Right click, select Add Reference and register the AXCurrencyExchange.dll in DAX. Then write the following code and run the code.

This is still in R&D phase and I'll work further when I get some more free time.
Looking for feedback, comments, queries and suggestions for improvements :)

Monday, March 5, 2007

Sneak preview - Code Upgrade Enhancements in DAX

Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.x offers businesses additional advantages over earlier versions, including increased performance and scalability, improved ability to gather business intelligence and share information, deeper integration with Microsoft technologies, and key productivity and functionality improvements.

A sneak preview of the DAX 4.x upgrade framework is up on MFP's BLOG.

Click here to read it :)