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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Copenhagen Convergence Review | Episode II

Well Copenhagen Convergence was a nice event for me as I came across the AX Product team, saw AX 5.0 in action and learnt about the related technologies and ISV solutions for Dynamics AX. If you have been following the AX Technology wave, most probably you must have realized that X++ knowledge alone will not guarantee 'bread n butter' :) in the future. Some of the related technologies for AX Developers which must also be looked at ( at least some basic conceptual
knowledge according to me) are:


.NET [Preferably C# / ASP.NET / VB.NET and the Visual Studio IDE :)],

{http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/beginner/learningpath/default.aspx}
{http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa663328.aspx}
{http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/bb188238.aspx}
{http://msdn2.microsoft.com/hi-in/office/aa905533.aspx}

Some conceptual / basic knowledge of XML & BTS for the AIF,
{http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/01/07/xml/}
{http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/default.mspx}

Some basic knowledge about Web Services,
{http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/webservices/Aa740691.aspx}

Understanding WSS/MOSS basics would be definitely helpful for the EP,
{http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointtechnology/FX100503841033.aspx}
{http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/FX100492001033.aspx?ofcresset=1}

MSSQL 2005 [SSRS, SSAS , BI],
{http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms159106.aspx}
{http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175609.aspx}

Some knowledge about Business Intellegence - PerformancePoint Server
{http://www.microsoft.com/bi/products/performancepoint-overview.aspx}

Some knowledge about MS office 2007 [ Word, Excel, Infopath ]
{http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905434.aspx}
{http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/performancepoint/FX101680481033.aspx}

The Above list is NOT meant to scare anyone.




Its just a roadmap for the future. Its better to be prepared. Knowledge can never be thrown away and we will
definitely find use for it, someday, somewhere. Considering the way technology is progressing, keeping pace with it has become a challenge. However a clear roadmap, plan and preparation will definitely help.In case you have not visited, microsoftelearning, see the link below.
There are great e learning tutorials.
https://www.microsoftelearning.com/

Apart from related technologies, there were some nice ISV solutions for Dynamics AX:

ISV Solutions - AX Vertical solutions
{http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/ax/product/industrysolutions.mspx}

thy:data and TARGIT has a nice solution on BI for Dynamics AX.
{http://www.thydata.dk/?lang=en}
{http://www.targit.com/}

bi4Dynamics also has a nice solution on BI with Dynamics AX
{http://www.bi4dynamics.com/ax.asp}

FSB Development has a great feature in AX called Inventory II. Its really interesting.
{http://www.inventoryii.com/}

LS Retail with .NET POS for Dynamics AX
{http://www.lsretail.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=215}

Hapy DAXING :)

1 comment:

BiGYaN said...

Thanks for the Express Edition Learning Center link. The first thing that I did on that day after coming home was to switch ON my PC and download some stuff from that link.

But now the link contains the same stuff with VS2008 which was released yesterday. I will be checking those out soon.

Lastly thanks for the gyaan that you gave on that day at Abu-da's place. I am trying to follow your advice.