Our team has been getting lots of questions on all facets of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 - we've certainly seen a ton of interest from customers and partners in the new release.  There is a lot of great info available about the release, but this is my effort to try to tie some of that into one central location to serve as a reference.

* Note - the majority of these links are available via CustomerSource, so you'll need to be current on your Enhancement plan to be able to access Cumulative Updates and Knowledge Base articles.

 

Hotfixes & Release information

ContentLinks
Build Numbers http://blogs.msdn.com/b/axsupport/archive/2012/03/29/overview-of-ax-build-numbers.aspx
Dynamics AX 2012 Hotfixes https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/support/selfsupport/hotfixes/ax2012hotfixes.htm
AX 2012 Cumulative Update 1 Knowledge Base Article https://mbs.microsoft.com/knowledgebase/KBDisplay.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2579565
AX 2012 Cumulative Update 2 Knowledge Base Article https://mbs2.microsoft.com/Knowledgebase/KBDisplay.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2606916
AX 2012 Feature Pack 1 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/deployment/resources/productreleases/microsoftdynamicsax2012.htm
Management Reporter (see towards bottom of page) https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/downloads/servicepacks/mroverview.htm

 

AX 2012 Tools

RapidStart Services https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/downloads/servicepacks/msdy_rapid_start.htm
Trace Parser https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/downloads/servicepacks/ax_traceparser.htm
Demo Tools & VPCs https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/downloads/servicepacks/ax2012demotoolsmaterials.htm
Security Development Tool (beta) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh859729.aspx
Intelligent Data Management Framework (beta) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh378082.aspx
Application Analysis Tool (beta) http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/hh378080.aspx
Code Upgrade Tool (beta) http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/hh535215.aspx
Security Upgrade Advisor Tool http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/hh394895.aspx

AX 2012 Compatibility Announcements

Integrating Technology Links
Microsoft SQL 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/dynamicsaxse/archive/2012/03/15/announcing-compatibility-certification-of-safari-5-1-2-with-dynamics-ax-2012.aspx
Safari Browser http://blogs.technet.com/b/dynamicsaxse/archive/2012/03/15/announcing-compatibility-certification-of-sql-server-2012-with-dynamics-ax-2012.aspx

AX 2012 Benchmarks

Benchmark Links
Day in the Life https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/ax2012_benchmarkpapers
Enterprise Portal https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/ax2012_enterpriseportalbenchmarkwp
Hyper-V https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/ax2012_hypervbenchmarkwp
High Volume Inventory for Retail Environments https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/ax2012_inventorybenchmarkwp

 

My intention is for this to be a living document, so I'll plan to have the team update it on a regular basis with any new updates or tools relevant specifically to Dynamics AX 2012.

Eric Newell - Premier Field Engineer Manager