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Microsoft Dynamics AX from the Premier Field Engineering team at Microsoft.

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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: We Are Hiring!

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Consulting Corner: Customer Tasks before the Consultants Arrive.

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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