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Management Reporter 2012 CU11 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available (Hotfix 4 Update)
Management Reporter 2012 CU11 (version 2.1.11000.32) has been formally posted and ready for customers to download ( NOTE: 4 Hotfixes have been released for this CU release. Please review the details of each Hotfix below). *****CU11 Hotfix 4 is now available***** A final optional hotfix rollup...
6 Jan 2015
Dynamics AX/SQL Maintenance Scripts
Attached are the Maintenance Scripts I described in my EaaS Video "Microsoft Dynamics AX and SQL Server Maintenance Plans" 1. SP_STATISTICS_MAINTENANCE 2. SP_INDEX_MAINTENANCE_ENTERPRISE a. Requires parameter values be set 3. SP_INDEX_MAINTENANCE_STANDARD a. Requires parameter values...
6 Nov 2014
DynamicsPerf Deep Dive Blog Series
Welcome to my blog series on Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics (Dynamicsperf) !! In this series of blogs, I will be covering the technical details of the DynamicsPerf toolset and how to analyze the data. Bookmark this blog entry and check back often. I will be linking to all of the blogs...
4 Nov 2014
DynamicsPerf Deep Dive – The Vision
Before I dive into all of the things you can do with DynamicsPerf, I think it’s important that I describe its history as this will tell you a lot about the vision for the toolset. DynamicsPerf was born during the development of SQL Server 2005 which gave us Dynamic Management Views (DMVs). Mark...
29 Oct 2014
Management Reporter 2012 CU10 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available!
Management Reporter 2012 CU10 (version 2.1.10001.112 & w/ Hotfix 2.1.10001.126 - see below) has been formally posted and ready for customers to download. This update release for MR 2012 contains enhancements around some of the most voted on suggestions in MSConnect including export to Excel enhancements...
7 Oct 2014
DynamicsPerf 1.20 RTM is HERE !!
I would like to announce that the RTM build of DynamicsPerf 1.20 has been posted to http://dynamicsperf.codeplex.com . There is an upgrade script for both 1.20 RC0 and for those running on 1.16. A big thank you to everyone that gave feedback on this version!! I will be authoring a series of blog...
26 Sep 2014
Management Reporter 2012 CU9 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available!
Management Reporter 2012 CU9 has been posted for download! This release contains enhancements to the Management Reporter Web Viewer around opening and refreshing reports along with additional troubleshooting information in the Configuration Console related to data issues in Dynamics AX. Here’s...
13 May 2014
Dynamics AX and SQL Server Trace Flags, Quick and Dirty
I searched through this BLOG to find any articles that list and explain all the SQL Server Trace Flags that we Field Engineers may have used or recommended for Dynamics AX. I found a few recommending and explaining 1 or 2 or the generic Best Practice Trace Flags but no summaries of all of them that we...
8 May 2014
Management Reporter 2012 CU8 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available
Microsoft's vision for Management Reporter (MR) continues to mature as a powerful Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution with greater stability and rich functionality enhancements for Dynamics AX 2012 . This new CU release is a testament that the Product Group for MR is listening and remains...
19 Mar 2014
Dynamics AX and little Orphaned SPID Annie
One of the top questions I am asked by customers when I am on site is what causes AX Orphaned SPIDS and what to do with them and how to identify them. As we know Orphaned SPIDS can cause blocking which lead to end user frustration. They are usually caused by users not exiting the AX application correctly...
13 Jan 2014
Dynamics AX 2012 Cumulative Update 7 (CU7) is now released!
In case you missed it, I’m happy to relay we recently released Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 7! CU7 includes enhancements to several modules or feature areas, including the highly anticipated Data import, export, migration improvements , and integration with Lifecycle services . AX 2012...
4 Nov 2013
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Are you ready to be a Rock Star?? Do you enjoy supporting Microsoft technologies and sharing technical information with others? Are you a motivated individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment? Are you passionate about working with customers and solving complex situations? Do you enjoy...
4 Nov 2013
SQL Server Trace Flag 2371 for Dynamics AX
In my travels around the country from one Dynamics AX customer to another the customer is usually aware of how important database Statistics are to the overall performance of Dynamics AX. The one thing I do not find though is Trace Flag 2371 enabled (or even know that it exists) or an in-depth understanding...
7 Oct 2013
Dynamics AX, Index Fragmentation, and You.
I have been onsite at a lot of Customers who believe that Index Fragmentation is major influence on overall Performance for Dynamics AX. I actually have a hard time convincing them that its impact is relatively low on overall performance. They also raise the issue that they can no longer fit their re...
3 Oct 2013
Payroll for Dynamics AX: New Tax Updates available
New tax updates for Payroll for Dynamics AX are available for download. Find the latest updates at the links below. Enjoy! Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 US Payroll The AX 2012 Payroll tax update 2013-R11 contains the updated tax engine. AX 2012 Payroll tax update 2013-R11 now available (KB2872380...
2 Aug 2013
Dynamics AX 2012 and SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups
When setting up Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 you may run into an issue when attempt to enable the “Partial Containment” option on the Dynamics AX production database, which is a pre-requisite for AlwaysOn. When you attempt to enable...
11 Feb 2013
Database Maintenance Strategies for Dynamics AX
Database Maintenance Strategies with Microsoft Dynamics AX AX utilizes SQL Indexes in order to speed up queries to the database. It is important that any index created is analyzed for its usage pattern; for example, will the query only be made once per day, or thousands of times in a loop? It might...
1 Aug 2012
Compatibility Testing for Microsoft Dynamics AX
[Updated for SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2013] When reviewing the Dynamics AX environment on customer site, we are often been asked question such as: “Do you know if this version of the product is officially supported by Microsoft”? This is quite natural because Microsoft products...
22 Jun 2012
Dynamics AX 2012 Links & Info
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...
29 Mar 2012
Consulting Corner: Customer Tasks before the Consultants Arrive.
AX David Phillips
Customers planning to implement Dynamics AX can save time and money on an implementation by pursuing a number of before implementation tasks. Create an IT Steering Committee if one does not exist. Designate a team of Subject Matter Experts (SME) from each major functional area (e.g...
12 Dec 2011
Ramping Someone Up on Dynamics AX
What does it take to learn Dynamics AX? It's not for the faint of heart - the product takes years to master and there's still no one I've met who knows every inch of it backward and forward. First, you have to start by finding the right candidate, so you have to know what you're looking for. Let's...
8 Nov 2011
Intro to Managing an AX Consulting Practice
My name is Eric Newell and I manage the Premier Field Engineering team for Microsoft Dynamics AX. We've been bringing you many great technical articles over the past year, and I wanted to broaden the scope of the blog site a little by highlighting some key non-technical concepts that are important to...
28 Oct 2011
How to Monitor for Long Running Queries in AX
Does Dynamics AX have any built-in functionality for monitoring system performance? This is a question I frequently get asked, so I thought I would address it here with a quick explanation of one of the tools that AX has had for a long time but very few people know about and use. I call it a tool, but...
9 Jun 2011
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