Dynamics AX in the Field

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

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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Convergence EMEA, November 2014

    Hi all, We are pleased to announce that Premier Field Engineer team is going to be at next EMEA Convergence event. This will take place the 4-5-6 of November in Barcelona. You can now Schedule your private agenda with the Convergence Schedule Builder . Here are two sessions that me and my colleagues...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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: 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: Update on determining Disk Latencies with Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics

    In my previous blog about Determining Disk Latency with Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics , I spoke of how to determine the disk latency. In testing, we have determined that the computed latency from sys.dm_virtual_io_file_stats does not match Windows Performance Monitor Avg. Disk Sec/Read...
  • Blog Post: New DMVs in SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and SQL 2012 ('Denali') and Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics

    One of the new features in Performance Analyzer 1.10 for Microsoft Dynamics is support for new DMVs in SQL 2008 R2 SP1 and SQL 2012. In this blog, we’ll explain what the new DMVs are and how they are used in analysis of performance issues in Microsoft Dynamics deployments. New DMVs: sys...
  • Blog Post: Performance Analyzer 1.10 for Microsoft Dynamics

    We would like to announce the release of Performance Analyzer 1.10 for Microsoft Dynamics. This new and exciting release has a long list of new features: Peformance Analyzer 1.10 NOTE: SQL Server 2008 and above only for this version. · An hourly capture of data that shows your transaction...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Cases for Remote Service Delivery

    Our Premier Field Engineers travel a lot. When customers need assistance during deployments or need a workshop or want to make sure their team is up to speed on what we're delivering, they request us to be onsite and we come on out. The opportunity to be out working directly at the customer site greatly...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX Premier Field Engineering Team Is Hiring

    If you've read some of my latest posts , you already know what we look for in Premier Field Engineers, and you even know the questions you'll get asked and how to answer them. (OK - we might have to change up the questions a little bit. If I notice you reading off the answers during the interview, I...
  • Blog Post: Sure Step 2012 Has Released

    The Microsoft Dynamics team has collaborated with our services and product team members and select partners to release the Sure Step 2012 implementation framework. The release is available on CustomerSource or PartnerSource (here's the CustomerSource link: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/surestep...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Your Services Team in Touch

    A.K.A. Scrum Meetings for Services Groups Since it's a Friday and my team's Scrum meeting is coming up in a few minutes I thought this would be a good time to talk about how we do Scrum meetings in Services ... As I've mentioned in earlier articles, we require a team approach to deliver on any of...
  • Blog Post: Podcast: Leveraging SQL Compression with Microsoft Dynamics Products

    We are podcast crazy this week on the Premier Field Engineering for Dynamics team. The PFE team will have a podcast a day going this week to get everyone jazzed up for Convergence next week. Our Dynamics AX focused podcast centers around using the compression capability available in Microsoft SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Performance Analyzer for Dynamics

    Our Dynamics Services team has been doing Performance services for customers over the past 10 years. We've learned a lot in that time - what information to collect, what key pieces of data to focus on and how to analyze all this data. Over the evolution of SQL Server and our products, we've used a number...
  • Blog Post: AX 2009 and Report Builder 3.0

    Have you installed one of the new Report Builders-- version 2 or version 3-- and can't get AX to launch it? This posting addresses the issue and walks you through the steps to point AX to the new version. The first step is that you will need to get Report Builder 2.0 or 3.0 installed on your report...
  • Blog Post: Managing Client Versions

    How do you know if you have updated all of your client machines to the correct and current AX version? For a lot of companies that have distributed clients, managing the client software can be somewhat of a headache for the IT staff. As the roll out of new kernel builds are released, it is important...
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