mfp's two cents

...on Dynamics AX Development!

About mfp's two cents


About mfp's two cents

You have found your way to my Blog. My name is Michael Fruergaard Pontoppidan - or simply mfp.

My blog contains post and articles related to my work on Dynamics AX.

I apprecieate any feedback from you. You can get in contact with me through Email.

I joined Damgaard Data in 1996 as a software design engineer to implement ODBC access to Concorde 4, C5 and XAL.

In 1997 I transitioned to the MorphX team working on "Atlanta" - the code name for the product that later became Axapta, and today is know as Dynamics AX.

For version 2.5 and 3.0 of Dynamics AX I was the program manager and lead developer for the Application Integration and Deployment team that delivered on the Load ’n Go vision.

After the Microsoft Acquisition I joined the Microsoft Business Framework team, and worked on Project Green for about a year.

My passion for the Dynamics AX product made me return to the Dynamics AX product group in 2003 in a role as a developer competence lead. My primary job was to implement effective team development tools and processes - for both internal and external use. In Dynamics AX version 4.0, you can benefit from my team's work:

  • Integration with Version Control System back-ends, such as Visual Source Safe.
  • Unit testing framework.
  • Streamlined Best Practice tool - with many new rules.
  • 0 (Yes - ZERO!) Best Practice errors in the product's SYS layer.

After a re-org in 2005 I found myself in the role as an Architect. I had two primary objectives:

  1. Make Dynamics AX conform according to Trustworthy Computing (TwC) and the Secure Windows Initiative (SWI) at Microsoft. This work included Thread Modeling Dynamics AX and designing secure ways to write X++ code.
  2. Co-write a book on Dynamics AX Development. The book is published by MS Press in August 2006 under the title: Inside Dynamics AX.

After the long anticipated release of Dynamics AX version 4.0, I joined the Developer and Partner Tools team. Our goal was to deliver tools, documentation, and data to help Partners and Developers to be more productive.

The focus of the team in AX 2009 was primarily partner tools. We delivered SureStep, Rapid Configuration Tool, a new Code Upgrade toolset and a Visual Studio based development experience for AX, and Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

The focus for Dynamics AX 2012 changed as the team grew drastically and could take on unprecedented challenges. For AX 2012 the main achievements were: SQL base model store, Solving the Element ID issue, Fine grained meta data for forms, New X++ editor and a model based Visual Studio experience.

I also like to read, and I've compiled a list of books I've read. I hope you find some inspiration there.

All my posts and articles are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights. Use of included samples are subject to the terms specified at Microsoft.