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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: 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: SQL Server Parameter Sniffing with Dynamics AX, just plain evil. (Redux 5-19-2014)

    I do not want to write a novel or a technical manual on Dynamics AX and SQL Server Parameter Sniffing and the problems it causes so I try and keep this as short as possible. When Dynamics AX X++ code in converted in TSQL cursors it is usually in the form of a SQL Statement usually with a WHERE clause...
  • Blog Post: Announcing RAP as a Service for Dynamics AX

    I am pleased to announce the General Availability of RAP as a Service for Dynamics AX . This Microsoft Premier Service takes our existing Health Check to the next level with on-demand data collection and analysis to give you the flexibility to check and re-check the state of your system whenever you...
  • Blog Post: Management Reporter 2012 CU7 Release Review

    Management Reporter 2012 CU7 is now available. This release, which has been posted for download, includes the ability to drill back to Dynamics from the Management Reporter Web Viewer, currency translation for Dynamics AX 2012 customers, plus a few more enhancements. Here’s a summary of the...
  • Blog Post: Management Reporter 2012 Introduction + CU6 Release Review

    It has come to my attention that Microsoft will be deprecating financial statement report design functionality/features from future releases of Dynamics AX and relying more on Management Reporter 2012 to replace these deprecations that currently reside in the General ledger module of Dynamics AX. ...
  • Blog Post: Severe Performance issue in SQL 2012 with Service Pack 1, Page Life Expectancy drops near 0

    If you are running Microsoft Dynamics on SQL Server 2012 with Service Pack 1 installed, we would like to make you aware of a serious performance issue that could impact you. The symptom is that your Page Life Expectancy drops close to 0 suddenly. In Performance Monitor it might look like the following...
  • Blog Post: Benchmark your Dynamics AX solution with Load Testing

    One of the most crucial time when implementing your Dynamics AX solution is the few weeks prior the Go Live. At that stage, the infrastructure has been configured with all components and all settings have been reviewed to match best practices. The functional team is running all test cases to sign off...
  • 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: Top 10 issues discovered from Dynamics AX Health Check

    The Premier Field Engineer team has been running several hundred of Dynamics AX Health Check worldwide and I thought it would be interested to share the most common issues discovered during onsite. Some of the following issues might look trivial but the reality is that despite all the literature that...
  • Blog Post: Do not assume, Benchmark your X++ code

    Some might argue Dynamics AX is an opened source ERP. With the developer license, you can see the whole stack of Microsoft code (SYS and SYP layers), and you can overwrite its core business logic to match your specific needs (VAR or CUS layers). That flexibility is maybe the number one strength of the...
  • 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: Lean Manufacturing in Dynamics AX 2012

    I recently spent some time digging into Lean Manufacturing in AX 2012, so I thought I’d post a few notes and some information about lean concepts in AX 2012. Overall, I think it looks great and appears to work well in mixed mode. You can use lean kanbans and production orders even within the same...
  • 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: Are your AX 2012 AOS servers load balancing?

    If you’re familiar with how AX 2009 load balancing works, you might get caught off guard when you find out that standard AX 2012 AOS clustering only load balances some of the communication to your AOS servers. The rest may only be going to a single server without you knowing about it. If that’s...
  • 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: AOS Load Balancing

    I've been questioned several times recently about AOS load balancing in Dynamics AX, and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion about how to properly configure AX for AOS load balancing, as well as high availability. Here are a few clarifications that apply to Dynamics AX version 4.0, AX 2009 and...
  • 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: 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: Performance Analyzer for Dynamics - Feedback Requested

    We are getting close to the release of the Version 1.10 for the Performance Analyzer for Dynamics , and we thought it would be a great time to start getting feedback for the next version of the tool (Version 1.2). We have some plans in place already, including adding hooks into AX 2012 to pull more configuration...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    This summer, there was all of this hype about Microsoft’s Dynamics AX 2012 Benchmark. As an intern I was wondering, “Who cares?” To me it was just a name. However, after some questioning I found out interesting details. I was able to dig deep and ask who cares, why, and what the future...
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