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  • Blog Post: German travel expenses in AX 2012 / Deutsche Reisekostenabrechnung 2015

    Introduction You want to implement travel expense reporting for Germany in Dynamics AX out-of-the-box? Congratulations! You are about to deploy an exotic module (“Travel and expense”) on an undoubtedly exotic AX implementation project in an exotic country. Luckily enough, the requirements...
  • Blog Post: Override configuration ID in the constraint-based product configurator in AX2012

    The new constraint-based product configurator was a huge leap forward compared to the old product builder. In version AX2012 R3 we additionally got “Calculations” and a slight possibility to work with real numerical values A feature to automatically re-use configurations instead...
  • Blog Post: What we talk about when we talk about KITS in Dynamics AX

    We often encounter the requirement for handling kits or product combinations , sets , bundles or packs in the sales module in Dynamics AX. They all have in common a fixed (or partially variable) set of components (‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’…) offered to the client as a single...
  • Blog Post: Outbound HTTP adapter for AIF in Dynamics AX 2012

    There are lots of inbound integration adapters in AX2012 R3, including the File System, TCP, HTTP, Azure Service Bus and MSMQ, but just 2 outbound ones: File System and MSMQ. Both of them are asynchronous only and slow due to disc operations, very bad indeed in our brave cloud world. Let me close...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Services – Integrated with SharePoint Farm

    Configuring report servers to run in SharePoint integrated mode provides some additional functionalities that are only available when you deploy a report server in this mode. SharePoint integrated mode is supported if you are using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or later. This article guides you how to...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX Export/Import Framework for Vendor balance migration

    Importing data into AX was, is and will ever be a tedious task, always under-estimated. For small configuration tables as payment terms etc. the Excel Add-In may be the tool of choice. Complex entities require tools leveraging AX business logic. Some time ago Microsoft released the so-called Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the SharePoint Product Catalog site for Dynamics AX Retail

    In my previous blog, I looked at how changes made in Dynamics AX are then directly reflected in your external facing website ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dynamics-coe/archive/2013/02/04/updating-your-commerce-catalog-directly-from-dynamics-ax.aspx ). In order to start to understand how this works, we need...
  • Blog Post: Storage requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX

    Overview There are many misunderstandings about storage requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Microsoft Dynamics AX is an ERP system with mixed workload that mostly looks like typical OLTP with wide range of query types. Any mistakes in storage implementation increase risks to performance and...
  • Blog Post: Updating your Commerce Catalog directly from Dynamics AX

    Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R2 included the release of an integrated Commerce platform built on and using Microsoft technologies. If you haven't seen the details and in particular the impact on retailers I suggest you read Michael Griffiths blog here ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dax/archive/2012/11/16/the...
  • Blog Post: Using windows AD groups for user management in Dynamics AX 2012

    Ax 2012 has an interesting feature for user management. Instead of importing the users one by one and administering in the AX environment you can simply create a user for the Active Directory group in the AX. The system will automatically create an AX user for every member of the group when (s)he tries...
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