Dianne Siebold's WebLog

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    Guide to AIF Documentation Available

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    After fielding many requests for AIF documentation for both 4.0 and 2009, I put together this handy-dandy reference guide for the AIF documentation. It lists the documentation resources for both versions. When it comes to AIF, there are things that...
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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 SDK Now Online

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    Along with the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, we have made the SDK documentation available on MSDN here . If you look in the tree on the left, you'll see that the 4.0 documentation is still available on MSDN as well. The SDK documentation for...
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    AX How Do I Video Released

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    I'm happy to announce that the first webcast for Dynamics AX is available on the developer center . This one is about linking parent and child forms using dynamic links. We are planning on posting more of these in the future so be sure to subscribe...
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    AIF Top Ten

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    AIF Top 10 in Dynamics AX 2009 You’ve probably already heard that the release of the new version – Dynamics AX 2009 – is on the horizon. For those of you who are using AIF or are planning to use it, the next version has some great features. ...
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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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    Limit Outbound Documents in 4.0 (AIF)

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    In Dynamics AX 4.0, there are two AIF actions that support retrieving data from an external system: QueryEntityKeys and QueryDocument . If a request message contains the QueryEntityKeys action, AX returns one ore more entity keys that match the query...
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    Feedback on DAX Developer Center

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    You may have seen my post about the Dynamics AX developer center on MSDN but even more exciting news is that I have recently become responsible for its content. At first, I was drunk with power. But I’m over it now and would like to say that if...
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    Update on the Dynamics AX SDK Team

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    The Dynamics AX SDK team is responsible for the product developer documentation. Lately, I have been getting the word out about what the SDK team has been doing lately and catch up anyone who's interested on what’s new with the developer documentation...
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    Yahoo Group for Dynamics AX

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    I thought I knew all the resources that existed for Dynamics AX development and now I come to find out there's one heretofore unknown to me. That is the Dynamics AX dev group on Yahoo which you can get via this link: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group...
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    July SDK Content Released

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    The latest SDK updates for July have just been released to MSDN. These updates (and all updates so far this year) all pertain to Dynamics AX version 4.0. The main link for MSDN is http://msdn.microsoft.com or you can go directly to the developer docs...
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    Dynamics AX 4.0 SP2 Released

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    Service Pack 2 for Dynamics AX version 4.0 has just been released. SP2 contains some long-awaited features for AIF in addition to a plethora of bug fixes in all areas of the product. SP2 is available on PartnerSource and CustomerSource . Note that...
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    AIF Now Supports Updating & Deleting Data

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 SP2 has just been released. For AIF this means two great things: The AIF framework supports updating and deleting data. There are 15 new document classes. CRUD With the release of SP2, AIF now supports...
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    June SDK Content Released

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    The latest SDK updates for June have just been released to MSDN. These updates (and all updates so far this year) all pertain to Dynamics AX version 4.0. The main link for MSDN is http://msdn.microsoft.com or you can go directly to the developer docs...
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    AIF XML Samples

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    I often see requests for samples of XML messages, for example, a sample message containing query criteria. There are a few resources available to help you format inbound AIF messages. AIF Samples - There are AIF samples available on PartnerSource ...
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    Dynamics AX Developer Center Goes Live

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    The Dynamicx AX Developer Center is now live on MSDN and contains a plethora of resources for AX developers. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/ax/default.aspx The SDK team welcomes your feedback on any general or specific comments you have...
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    Configure AIF for Data Exchange White Paper - Link Correction

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    In a previous post, I listed the PartnerSource and CustomerSource links to the AIF white papers. The link to the white paper about configuring AIF for data exchange was incorrect, so here are the correct links: PartnerSource: https://mbs.microsoft...
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    AIF Document History With Many Records

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    An issue was surfaced recently by one of our partners about how to handle the AIF Document History form when there's a large volume of messages being exchanged. For example, if you have an installation that's sending say, 20,000 messages a day, the Document...
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    Dynamics AX Documentation HotFix

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    This is somewhat old news but in case you haven't heard about it, we released a documentation hotfix for Dynamics AX in Feb 2007. It contains over 1000 new help topics and updates the CHM files in your installation. The hotfix includes updates to all...
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    AIF Whitepapers Available

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    If you need to set up AIF to exchange data in Dynamics AX, or if you're just thinking about it, there are now two AIF white papers available that step you through the process of configuring AIF and exchanging data. The first white paper covers configuring...
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    May SDK Content Released

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    I'm a programmer writer at Microsoft and I write content for the Dynamics AX SDK. Specifically, I cover AIF and database content. In Dynamics AX, the online help is divided into three categories: User documentation Administrator documentation...
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