As we gear up toward the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Virtual Launch Event on September 8, 2011, I ran across this great information I wanted to pass along.

Microsoft is proud to announce a new benefit for its partners developing and selling Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 solutions.  Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 includes capabilities that allow partners to control the use of their modules, making Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 an even more attractive platform for existing and new partners to build packaged solutions.

The new ISV licensing framework introduces the following advantages to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 over existing versions:

  • Partners will be able to prevent unauthorized usage and enhance the demoing capability of their solutions by generating customer specific license keys and setting expiration dates
  • Partners can also set the number of users per customer license
  • Customers have the assurance that all solutions in the ISV layer are packaged, repeatable IP and not custom code

Development access to the new ISV layer will be available to all partners who have shown a strong intent to have their solutions Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. They do not need to have completed the certification process; however, they must have completed the registration.

Visit PartnerSource to understand the registration and ordering processes.

--Kevin