Trying out and demonstrating the Dynamics AX 2012 R3 companions apps just became a lot easier using Lifecycle Services for Dynamics AX to deploy AX 2012 R3 VMs on Azure.

1.  As a first step, LCS makes it very easy to deploy an Azure-based VM with AX 2012 R3 already installed.  Details are here

 2.  Then simply follow the config steps to connect the AX phone and tablet apps to your  AX VM in Azure:

Now you'll have a trial / demo environment (accessible from anywhere) that you can tweak and use to explore the apps.   You can turn the VM on or off as needed.

Give it a try and we look forward to hearing your feedback!