Dianne Siebold's WebLog

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    Update to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.01 SDK Now Released

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    An update to the 4.01 SDK is now available for download here . Download and install this file to get the latest developer help content (in .chm file format) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.01. The SDK contains all the developer documentation including...
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    New Code Sample for AX 2009

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    'Tis the season for gift giving. And what better gift than sample code. For you AX 2009 techies, we have a new code sample called the Facility Management sample application. Like the Fleet Management sample app, this code is designed to show you the...
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    T-3 Days

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    The Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference is only three days away. Hope to see you there!
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    Dynamics AX 2009 & Communicator – Better Together

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    I just discovered that you can enable integration of AX and communicator such that you can see a contact's status right from within AX. To me this was so cool I couldn't wait to check it out and share the goodness. You can see Communicator presence...
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    Usability 101 – Don’t Make ‘Em Think

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    Recently, I've come across some good books and articles about usability. When I thought about it, I realized that usability is universal and its principles can be applied by many roles related to software - software developers, business analysts, testers...
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    Process Manufacturing and AX 2009 - New Book

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    For those of you on the business side of Dynamics AX, there's a new book out called Managing Process Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 . Written by Scott Hamilton, this book explains the functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 that supports...
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    Top 10 Reasons to Attend the AX Tech Conference

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    Here are my top 10 reasons to attend the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference . Rub elbows with AX industry luminaries. Or at least bump in to a PM or SDET from the product team. In this conference, the break-out sessions are all highly technical...
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    Find User Settings in the SysLastValue Table

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    Throughout AX, data is often saved from forms, classes, and other objects so that when you run those objects again, the user’s last values are pre-populated for you. For example, when you open and close a form, the last location of the form on your screen...
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    Your Feedback - We Listen!

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    Before I worked at Microsoft, I rarely filled out surveys or provided my feedback, even when requested. I think this was due to the somewhat misguided idea that I would take the time to give my feedback and then no change would come of it. Since I...
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    AX 2009 Training in the Pacific Northwest

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    I know many companies are on the lookout for AX training. So I thought I'd share this information that I recently received about some training classes that are being offered by Fine Solutions, a Microsoft partner. To register or find out more information...
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    Limit MSDN Search to AX Content Only (4.0)

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    As you may or may not know, the documentation set for Dynamics AX 4.0 is on MSDN. That includes the user and administrator help as well as the developer help. Let’s say you're looking for AX-only information. You can use the usual MSDN search, but...
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    Video About the AIF Services and WCF

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    Normally, I don't like to blog about other blogs, but in this case I made an exception. This blog post highlights an excellent video in which Ben Riga talks with Michael Merz, the AIF PM. This video is packed with useful technical information about WCF...
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    AIF Services & Locale

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    I was recently included on an e-mail thread in which the question as to how AIF web services handle localization was raised. For example, if you have caller in Germany invoking a service that’s hosted in France, how is localization of the data and error...
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    Restart AOS When Service WSDL Contains an Enum

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    I recently heard about an issue in Dynamics AX 2009 when adding a service reference or even a reference to a DLL within the AOT. For instance, if you add a reference to a service, call the service and then receive an error, it may be due to problems with...
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    Getting Started with AX Development? A New Book for You

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    There’s a new book about development in Dynamics AX 2009 called Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Programming: Getting Started . The title of this book includes “getting started” and from that perspective, the book delivers. It contains useful information for...
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    AxAssist - An Assistant for your X++ Editor

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    Anyone who works in the X++ editor knows that it is not what you might call full-featured – especially if you’re used to working in Visual Studio. You might say that it has a quaint austerity, or perhaps a zen-like simplicity. I recently came across...
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    New on the Bookshelf: AX 2009 Development Cookbook

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    Packt Publishing has released yet another AX development book, this one is called Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Development Cookbook . The book contains “recipes” logically grouped into chapters. Each recipe explains the steps you must follow to accomplish...
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    AX Tutorials in the AOT

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    I’m always on the lookout for gems of information that might help you AX developers out there. So when I found out about the AX tutorials, my first thought was, How come I’ve never heard of these before? But it’s not always about me, because the thought...
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    Rec Fields Required in AIF Partial Update

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    I was included in an e-mail thread recently that discussed what fields are needed in a partial update. To make a long story short, you need the _DocumentHash field as well as the RecId and RecVersion fields for each entity being updated. Partial...
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    AIF BizTalk Adapter White Paper Updated for 2009

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    The white paper that covers setting up and configuring the BizTalk adapter has been updated for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. You can find it here . I wrote the original version of this white paper for 4.0 and one of my colleagues has updated it for the...
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