Beautiful. Easy. Fun.

When's the last time you used these words to describe your ERP system? For most users, interacting with business applications is tedious and challenging. But over the last few months, my team has been working to change these perceptions. And now we are ready to share the results of our efforts with you. This weekend, we released the first versions of our Windows 8 apps for Dynamics AX 2012 R2. These include apps for Timesheets, Expenses, and Approvals.

While you can download these apps today and try them out, you can't quite hook them up to your live system yet. In the next few months, we will provide some updates to the AX server infrastructure as well as updated versions of the apps that will leverage the Windows Azure Service Bus to connect to your on-premises Dynamics AX 2012 R2 instance.

Please give them a try and let me know what you think. If you are interested in knowing how we built them, we did a video on Channel 9 that you can check out.