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  • Blog Post: People Make ERP Projects

      As part of my job I work with customers and help them with their ERP project implementations around Dynamics AX. An ERP project is a complex project. You have so many different dynamics (excuse the pun) that you need to manage. Business needs, regulations, training and understanding software,...
  • Blog Post: Hello Again

    Well Hello Sometimes you put your head down and work, work, work and don't look up to see where you are heading. I just looked up and saw that's in been almost 2 years since I've written a blog post. I must say it's been quite an amazing couple of years working with customers on Dynamics AX 2012 projects...
  • Blog Post: Customersource links for the new VMs

      I had a few questions about the links for the new demo VMs on Customersource. Refresh 4 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/setupguides/MSDYAX2009_DemoToolkit_Refresh4 Refresh 3.5 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/setupguides/MSDYAX2009_DemoToolkit_Refresh3_5...
  • Blog Post: Posting documents to SharePoint

      I had a question about saving documents to SharePoint on the demo VM. If you get an error and trying to save like an Excel spreadsheet or Word document to a document library something to the effect “This file cannot be saved to this location because there is no connection to the server. Check...
  • Blog Post: Using RunAs on the Demo VMs

      I’ve had a few people ask about using RunAs on the new demo V Ms Refresh 3.5 and Refresh 4. You will note under Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 the menu options are a little different. Under Windows 2008 which is on the Refresh 3.5 Demo VM. When you right click on a program you will get the RunAs...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Hyper-V Services

      On the Refresh 4 VM you will find that the Hyper-V services are set to manual. This will result in the Time Sync service not starting. The end result of this is if you are running the second VM with Exchange then the Exchange Information Store won’t start because the time is out of sync between...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Using Remote Desktop Services

      So it’s been great to see how many people have managed to get the new VMs down and are up and running. I’m going to start to post some notes on how to use the VMs better and what you can use and show on the VMs. One tip would be access the VMs through remote desktop services. If you are running...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 3 – NumberSequence code error

      If you have using the Refresh 3 then you might have a problem with numbersequences. Here is a quick walk through on how to correct this. You can download the video from here . Cheers Lachlan (Original post at http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash )
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Turning off SSL on the workflow website

      I’ve had a few questions on this one. So if you can’t get the workflow running in the Refresh 4 VM you should turn off the SSL support for the workflow website. This video walks through the quick change needed. You can download the video from here . Here are the basic setups. Go into IIS Locate...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 3 – File Part 22 from Partnersource

      I’ve had a few emails about trying to get the file part 22 for the Refresh 3 Demo VM. The partnersource people are looking into it. If you need the Refresh 3 image please email the regular DemoAX email and we’ll send you a temporary link. Cheers Lachlan (Original post http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Web Part Script Message on Role Centers with KPI-BO WebPart

      I’ve had a few questions about this one. In the Refresh 4 image we have SharePoint 2010, SQL 2008 R2 running on Windows 208 R2 and so when a Role Center loads that contains the KPI or Business Overview Webpart you will get this script error. If you click yes the page will still load. It’s annoyance...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Partnersource page

      I’ve had quite a few questions about access to the video posted on the Partnersource page and the ability to get them. Seems the download will disconnect and the Partnersource team are looking into it. So I just wanted to point out that the setup videos are included in the ZIP file for the VM...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 3.5 – Configuring Desktop Profiles

      In the intro videos posted with the new demo VMs we pointed out that Refresh 4 is the VM we would recommend people moving to if you want the full demo experience configured. In the Refresh 3.5 demo VM we have only configured the desktop profile for the Admin. While all the regular contoso demo...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 3.5 AX Client Config.

      Now the partnersource links are running seems quite a lot of folks have got the VM down and up and running. I’ve had a question from a couple of people about the AX Client Config on the Refresh 3.5 image. Seems it didn’t get set back to the standard demo environment. So if you start up the VM...
  • Blog Post: Announcement of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration VM – November 2010 Refresh

      Today we are announcing an update to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration Toolkit virtual machines. The following Q&A is provided to give you details about this release.   Why are there new VMs? The existing demonstration VMs have a time bomb that will end on the 15th of November...
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