Hi everyone,

Updated and new content for Microsoft Dynamics AX has been posted to TechNet and MSDN.

We have published many new topics again this month. The following table contains links to each group of topics within the post.

 

Audience

Approximate number of topics published

InformationSource topics

15

Windows PowerShell topics

40

System Administrator topics

11

Developer topics

81

Topics published on both MSDN and TechNet

(Analytics, Reporting and Services)

45

Report Catalog topics

18

White papers

2

 

Note that for new sections like the Windows PowerShell Technical Reference, we provide a link to the top-level topic. For existing sections that contain new or updated topics, we link you to specific topics.

As always, if you are curious about our general content strategy, where you can find our content, and how to give us feedback, see the post on Inside Dynamics AX: Official Dynamics AX 2012 Content.

To find all of our posts about content, click the Content tag in the tag cloud to the right.

InformationSource tool documentation 

Microsoft Dynamics InformationSource is a site that provides a set of services and resources that are intended to help customers and partners analyze, design, configure and customize ERP solutions by following Microsoft Dynamics solution architecture recommended practices. You can access it with your PartnerSource or CustomerSource credentials.  

Documentation for the tools on InformationSource can be found on TechNet, in the Microsoft Dynamics InformationSource node.

Windows PowerShell Technical Reference

Help topics for each of the forty Windows PowerShell cmdlets for managing Microsoft Dynamics AX have been posted in the Windows PowerShell Technical Reference. You can get to these topics by searching TechNet, or from the Microsoft Dynamics AX Management Console by using the Get-Help command for any cmdlet. In the Related Links section, Get-Help returns the URL of the online version of the topic. Online versions of the topic are updated more frequently than the help that ships with the product.

System Administrator topics

The following topics in the system administrator help on TechNet have been published or updated.

Architecture and planning

View benchmark reports

Deployment / Updates and hotfixes

Apply updates and hotfixes

 

Obtaining updates and hotfixes

 

Installing updates and hotfixes

 

Install updates to database, AOS,  and clients

 

Deploy updated reports to a report  server

 

Deploy updates to Enterprise Portal

 

Run AXUpdate in silent mode

 

AXUpdate command line parameters  reference

System setup for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Set up segregation of duties

 

Identify and resolve conflicts in  segregation of duties

 

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Developer topics

The following topics have been published or updated on MSDN.

 

Best Practices

Workflow Best Practices

 Database

How to: Use the SysGlobalObjectCache Class for Better  Performance

 

Set-based Caching

 

Single-record Caching

 

Walkthrough: Creating Base and Derived Tables

Enterprise Portal

Adding the AxWorkflowActionBar to a User Control

 

AxActionPane

 

AxToolbar

 

User Control Components

Getting Started

Searching for Documentation with WebSearchAx

What's New: Reporting for Developers in Microsoft Dynamics  AX 2012

Implementing Workflow

About Workflow Development

 

How to: Activate a Workflow using the Configuration ID

 

How to: Activate a Workflow using the Sequence Number

 

How to: Associate an Action Menu Item with a Workflow Task  or Approval Outcome

 

How to: Create a SubmitToWorkflow Class

 

How to: Create a Workflow Approval

 

How to: Create a Workflow Document Class

 

How to: Create a Workflow Task

 

How to: Create a Workflow Task or Approval Event Handler

 

How to: Debug X++ Code in Workflow

 

How to: Enable a Form or List for Workflow

 

Walkthrough: Adding Workflow to an Existing Form

 

Walkthrough: Creating a Workflow with a Task and an Approval

 

Workflow Approval Checklist

 

Workflow Approval State Transitions

 

Workflow Approvals

 

Workflow Automated Tasks

 

Workflow Events Overview

 

Workflow Provider Interfaces

 

Workflow Providers Overview

 

Workflow Security

 

Workflow Task Checklist

 

Workflow Tasks

Integration

Deployment Overview of .NET Assemblies for Interop

 

Hot-swapping of .NET Assemblies in the AOS

 

How to: Convert Between utcdatetime and System.DateTime

 

How to: Use the CLRObject Class when an Assembly cannot be  Deployed to Clients

 

Proxy Classes for .NET Interop to X++

 

References versus Visual Studio Projects for Assemblies in  the AOT

Microsoft Dynamics AX IDE

How to: Set the Layer

 

How to: Set the Layer View for Elements

 

Patch Layers

 

Shortcut Keys: Code Editor

MorphX Reporting Tools

MorphX Reporting Tools Overview

Visual Studio Integration

Adding a Visual Studio Project to the AOT

 

How to: Enable Hot Swapping of Assemblies

X++ Language Programming Guide

Static Methods

 

X++, C# Comparison: Operators

Client /

Controls in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Controls in Microsoft Dynamics AX

 

Form Controls

Client /

Controls in Microsoft Dynamics AX /

Form Controls

FastTabs

 

How to: Add FastTabs to a Form

 

How to: Delete a Control from a Form

Client /

Form Data Sources

AutoJoin System

 

Data Sources for Forms

 

How to: Add a Field Group to a Form

 

Methods on a Form Data Source

Client /

Forms in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Action Panes and Action Pane Strips

Action Pane Overview

 

Action Pane Strip Overview

 

How to: Create an Action Pane

 

How to: Create an Action Pane Button

 

How to: Create an Action Pane Strip

 

Details Forms

Details Form Overview

 

How to: Add a Data Source to a Details Form

 

How to: Add a FastTab to a Details Form

 

How to: Add Fields to a Details Form

 

How to: Add Line Details Information to a Details Form with  Lines

 

How to: Create a Details Form

 

How to: Customize the Line View of a Details Form with Lines

 

How to: Specify the Page Title for a Details Form

 

FactBox Panes

How to: Add a Part to the FactBox Pane

Form Classes

Caching display Methods

Lookup Forms Overview

Client /

Forms in Microsoft Dynamics AX /

Navigation Forms /
List Page Forms

How to: Add a Part to the FactBox pane of a List Page

How to: Add a Preview Pane to a List Page

Troubleshooting Forms

 

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Topics on both TechNet and MSDN

The following topics have been published or updated on both TechNet and MSDN.

Analytics

Deployment of analytics

Update the OLAP data source

Getting started with analytics

Tools used for analytics

What's New: Analytics for IT  Professionals

Planning and architecture

Analytics architecture

Planning considerations for  analytics

 

Reporting

Deployment

Deploy reports to the new Reporting  Services instance

 

Deploy the default reports

 

Deprecated Microsoft Dynamics AX  2009 Reports in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

 

Guidance when Upgrading Reports

 

Mapping Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009  Reports to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Version

 

Upgrading Reports

Developing Reports

Adding Links to a Report

 

Considerations to Create a Report

 

Guidance for Choosing the Data  Source Type

 

How to: Add a Report Drill Through  Action on a Report

 

How to: Configure the Debugger to  Debug a Report Data Provider Class

 

How to: Create a Company Parameter  in a Report

 

How to: Define a Report Data Source

 

How to: Define a Report Dataset

 

How to: Define a Report with  Dynamic Filters

 

How to: Group and Order Report Parameters  by Using a Data Contract Class

 

How to: Print a Report

 

How to: Specify a Chart Axis Start  Value

 

How to: Use a Report Data Provider  Class in a Report

 

How to: Use an Expression in a  Report

 

How to: Use an Expression in a  Report Parameter

 

How to: View a Report

 

How to:Use Display Methods in a  Report

 

Parameters Overview

 

Report Data Overview

 

Using Queries to Access Report Data

 

Using Report Data Provider Classes  to Access Report Data

 

Walkthrough: Using AX Enum Provider  in a Column Chart Report

 

Working with Expressions

Planning and architecture

Planning considerations for  reporting

 

Services

Deploy services and AIF /

Install web services on IIS

Add or configure websites

Getting started with services and AIF

Developing with Services and AIF

Services and AIF development

Using the Call Context

 

How to: Create a Document Query

 

Concurrency When Updating Data

 

Message Header

 

Walkthrough: Calling the Query  Service with a Static Query

 

Walkthrough: Exposing an X++ Class  as a Data Contract

Services and AIF operations

Configure security for integration  ports

 

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Report Catalog

The following report topics are now available.

 

Cash and bank management reports

Bank account balance report  (BankAccountBalance)

 

Bank report  (BankLedgerReconciliation)

 

Reconciliation report (BankReconciliationSummary)

Fixed assets reports

Fixed asset due for replacement  report (AssetDueReplacement)

 

Fixed asset physical inventory  worksheet report (AssetInventoryWorkSheet)

 

Fixed asset replacements report  (AssetReplacementReport)

General ledger reports

Accountant investment analysis  report (AccountantInvestmentAnalysis)

 

CFO short-term solvency report  (CFOShortTermSolvency)

 

Controller investment analysis  report (ControllerInvestmentAnalysis)

 

Controller long-term solvency  report (ControllerLongTermSolvency)

 

Controller operational efficiency report (ControllerOperationalEfficiency)

 

Controller profitability analysis  report (ControllerProfitabilityAnalysis)

 

Controller short-term solvency  report (ControllerShortTermSolvency)

 

Posted transaction by journal  report (LedgerTransPerJournal)

 

Sales tax list report (TaxList)

 

Sales tax specification report  (SalesTaxByCustomer)

 

Treasurer asset analysis report  (TreasurerAssetAnalysis)

 

Treasurer liabilities analysis  report (TreasurerLiabilitiesAnalysis)

 

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White Papers

The following white papers were published in November.

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