mfp's two cents

...on Dynamics AX Development!

November, 2012

  • mfp's two cents

    Dynamics AX 2012 R2 achieves "Compatible with Windows 8" certification.


    clip_image001Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 has successfully passed compatibility testing and has achieved the “Compatible with Windows 8” certification. 

    The Compatible with Windows 8 certification means that the product has passed Microsoft testing criteria for compatibility with Windows 8. The Microsoft Windows Compatibility and Certification program defines a set of compatibility test cases that must be completed successfully-covering areas of Compatibility & Resiliency, Adhere to Windows Security Best Practices, Support Windows Security Features, Adhere to System Restart Manager Messages and perform a Clean, Reversible Installation. The testing is performed using Microsoft’s automated Application Certification framework and tools.

    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 is now listed among the products that have been certified on the Microsoft Windows compatibility center site.

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    TypeScript TechTalk at MDCC


    Recently Technical Fellow Anders Hejlsberg visited MDCC. He presented the latest landmark he has been working on: TypeScript. TypeScript enables compile time checking of JavaScript code – namespaces, OO classes etc. Further it gives you great tooling – such as auto-complete and refactoring. TypeScript is implemented in JavaScript and can be used in any existing JavaScript application – and it can be enabled as gradually, making adoption easier. And it is Open Source. If you are writing JavaScript you will love this.


    For more information on TypeScript visit:

    I’m consistently impressed with Anders Hejlsberg and his team’s accomplishments. On a less serious note, I was quite amused while watching this talk. We got optional parameters and dynamic variables in C# 4.0. Features X++ has had since Day 1. TypeScript also supports optional parameters, and JavaScript is by nature a dynamic language. Some of the value offered by TypeScript relies on Duck-typing (“If it quacks like a duck – it is a duck”). For better or for worse X++ behaves quite identically. Now; if you pay close attention to the video, you will notice about 38:06 into the video, that the dangling semicolon also found its way to JavaScript. Perhaps X++ is really the superset of all languages?  :-)


    FYI - Anders Hejlsberg covered the same material on Channel 9.


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