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  • Blog Post: Adobe reader message InformationSource previews after upgrading to Win8.1

    I had a couple of people ask me about this one after upgrading to Windows 8.1 when using InformationSource. When try to click on a preview of a document when searching the Core Concepts area you get a message “The Adobe reader has not been detected on your machine or display pdf in browser option is...
  • Blog Post: Roles and Tasks (Part 1)

      In the last post I said I would talk about actors in an ERP project. Running a project like this you also have to be effective at managing people and bringing in the skills at the right phase of the project. The art of this is to understand what skills you will likely need and stay one step ahead...
  • 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: Two updates on the Technical Conference 2011

      I just posted two updates to the DAX blog with some news on the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 . First we announced that we have extended the date for the early bird price to continue to make the event more accessible to the channel. See the post here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dax...
  • Blog Post: Session content for the Technical Conference 2011

      I’ve been a little quiet on the blog for a while as I’ve working on a couple of projects for the channel. One of which is the Tech Conference 2011 for the next release of AX and updated VMs now that we have the patch for SharePoint 2010 which you’ll hear more about soon. I just wanted to point...
  • Blog Post: Blogging on the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

      I’ve had a number of request from bloggers about doing a blog post on the up-coming Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011. So to help in preparing posts I’ve put some images and video object tag that you can use in your post or website. See the link in the News section of the conference...
  • Blog Post: Full registration open for Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

      I posted a couple of weeks ago about the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 that we are hosting in Redmond to kick start the technical readiness for the up-coming release of Microsoft Dynamics AX. There has been phenomenal response with people putting their name on the request list...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail

      This past year has been a incredible year for additional solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX. This week makes the worldwide general availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail. You can read more about the release here. https://community.dynamics.com/blogs/theedge/archive/2010/08/03/announcing...
  • Blog Post: Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Microsoft Dynamics AX

      I don’t normally blog about customers but at WPC2010 the week before last Junction Solutions did an overview of the work they did at Peet’s Coffee & Tea with Microsoft Dynamics AX the case study is posted on ms.com . The bonus was they handed out coffee samples which was great. I tend to only...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Demo Showcase 2.0

      For those folks not at WPC2010 last week there was an announcement by the Microsoft partner team that they have updated the Demo Showcase Suite. I caught up with Mark and Dan before WPC and the gave me a preview of what they had been doing and what was in the 2.0 release of the simulation tool...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

      Last week at WPC2010 we announced that we would host a technical conference in January 2011. We have a place holder page up that you can submit registration request while the full site is being prepared. http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/DynamicsAXtechnicalconference2011 So keep an eye on this...
  • Blog Post: For the techies Peter and Gustavo’s discussion on Channel9 covering X++ to MSIL

    For the developer types among you Peter Villadsen and Gustavo Plancarte from the dev team posted a great video on Channel9 discussing the X++ language and the work that they are doing around MSIL. http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Charles/Peter-Villadsen-and-Gustavo-Plancarte-Inside-Ax-Translator-X-to-MSIL...
  • Blog Post: Lean Manufacturing demo scripts

    I had a question from a partner looking for demo scripts for Lean Manufacturing. You can find ones that the dev team prepared for use with the data set that on Refresh 2 of the demo VM. You can find the scripts here https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/partneressentials/partnerreadiness/resourcing...
  • Blog Post: New Lean Manufacturing Book for Dynamics AX

    I got an email from Scott Hamilton noting that his new book titled “Managing Lean Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009” was released on August 10th. You can pick this up from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097925521x I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet but it has got some good...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Demo Showcase Suite Release at WPC2009

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks and so I haven’t had a chance to talk about this tool. If you create demos then the Microsoft Worldwide Partner team have release and integrated platform for creating and publishing demo simulations or better know as click through demos. You can pick the tool up from...
  • Blog Post: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Book

    The Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Book has been available for a a couple of months. This is a technical book to give you the inside on the architecture and development tools environment in Dynamics AX 2009. You can find in on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Microsoft-Dynamics%C2%AE-AX-2009/dp...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 reached RTM

    If you are keen Microsoft blog follower then you will have noted an amazing milestone for customers and partners. The news is Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 has reach RTM code status milestone. You can read more in these blog posts : http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/windows-server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX positioned as Leader in Midmarket ERP Magic Quadrant

    The post just went up on PressPass today. “Magic Quadrant for Midmarket and Tier 2-Oriented ERP for Product-Centric Companies (Gartner, June 4, 2009) Microsoft Dynamics AX Positioned as a Leader in Midmarket and Tier 2-Oriented ERP Magic Quadrant. Despite mergers and acquisitions, there are many ERP...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Calculator

    Ok this one is a something small that I’ve found very useful I don’t know how I’ve done with out it. In Windows 7 the venerable calculator has actually been changed. It now has a range of advanced functionality one of these is a date calculator. Remember from the Dynamics AX client you can access...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics AX documentation on TechNet

    Our documentation team in Dynamics has been doing a great job at making the the Dynamics AX documentation available and keeping it updated. I was browsing through TechNet and it’s great to see Dynamics AX documentation in it’s right full place along side other Microsoft servers. You can get to it here...
  • Blog Post: Books on Dynamics AX

    The list of books on Microsoft Dynamics AX are growing. Scott Hamilton released his book on “Managing your Supply Chain using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009” earlier this year. This is a continuation in a series Scott has written on the Dynamics products. You can get it from Amazon http://www.amazon.com...
  • Blog Post: Setting up the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demo VMs in VPC2007

    If you have downloaded a copy of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demo VMs then you might find these videos helpful for configuring the VMs to work with VPC2007 SP1. Setting up AX-SRV-01 After you have this running you might want to look at extended features to use like AX-SRV-01 and the Office...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX Pre-Sales Demo VPC - Refresh 1.

    Just before Convergence we posted a Refresh of the Pre-Sales Demonstration VPC for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 onto PartnerSource. You can find it here https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/documentation/howtoarticles/presalesdemokitmdax2009 This update included a range of additional...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX Demonstration VPC.

    For Microsoft Dynamics AX partners you can get a copy of the demonstration VPC that I've been working. You can find it on partnersource. https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/documentation/howtoarticles/presalesdemokitmdax2009 . You will find links to additional content and materials...
  • Blog Post: Reconnecting

    It seems I attempt to do this about this time every year. I think that I should start blogging more. Well at least start blogging. My posts over the last few years have been very sporadic. I guess it is part of the New Year process in Microsoft where we go through our review phase which makes you start...
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