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  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Key Office 365 scenarios

    Dynamics AX 2012 R2 has a number of new and improved Office Interop capabilities . They enable a number of key scenarios for Office 365 that I wanted to list here. If you have other scenarios that you'd like to highlight or other scenarios that we don't currently support, please mention them in the...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Improved Office Interop capabilities

    Dynamics AX 2012 R2 has been out for a while now, but I realized that I hadn't posted updated information about its Office Interop capabilities here. In Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we responded to feedback from our customers and partners to provide new and updated support in a number of areas. Highlights...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX: Turning off specific tasks

    Recently I had a someone ask me how to turn off or disable the Export to Excel task. Unfortunately, like most tasks, it can't be disabled via the options dialog like the Document handling subsystem can be (Tools/Options/General/Miscellaneous/Document handling active). In the AX2012 client, the task...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Excel Add-in - Copy and paste and the addition of large data sets should be done with change tracking off

    We did a lot of performance improvements for the Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Excel Add-in, but there is still one scenario that causes a lot of trouble... copy and paste. When a large data set is pasted into a field bound table, then the VSTO change tracking evaluates the changes on the entire table after...
  • Blog Post: Responding to keyboard shortcuts in Dynamics AX

    In Dynamics AX, the use of shortcut keys triggers a task. Some tasks do things, like Ctrl+F3 opening the advanced query window, while other tasks have been added just to allow override as needed, like many of the F keys (e.g. F4). To override the standard behavior of a task, you can override the task...
  • Blog Post: Can Dynamics AX 2012 work with Office 365?

    Office 365 provides secure anywhere access to Microsoft Office capabilities including document collaboration. Users can create, store, and edit Office documents online in Office 365. SharePoint Online can be thought of as the storage mechanism for Office 365 documents. Document Generation and Office...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX 2012 is almost there

    Last month I presented at the Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 where we showcased Dynamics AX 2012 to a wide audience of partners and customers for the first time. The release is set for Q3 2011. Over the next 6 months I'll be posting tips and tricks for the AX Client, as well as links to public...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Dynamics AX for Developers

    I did a presentation for the Fargo Moorhead .NET Developers Group last night at the Microsoft Fargo office. The agenda was pretty simple and hopefully it was a useful for some of the 15 people that managed to sit through it prior to Andy Vig wowing us with demonstrations of the cool stuff he saw at Mix...
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