Filing my report took only a few minutes, and the experience was familiar to me. It didn’t require any training and the tool was even integrated with AMEX, so I could easily link my expense to the charge on my credit card. The UI was familiar as as I’m used to working with Share Point, ribbons and, of course, Dynamics AX. The experience offers a vast improvement over the old system, which was Excel based, with ever changing templates, required stapling receipts on to paper and printing confirmations. I now feel a little prouder in my daily work.
To learn more about the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 expense management system internally at Microsoft go here.
In case you want to know, I was expensing the purchase of Pavel Hruby’s book: Model-Drive Design Using Business Patterns.
Convergence 2012 is over. I didn’t attend. What did I miss? Probably a whole lot – based on all the traffic on Twitter and my past Convergence experiences. Luckily Microsoft has created a Virtual Convergence where attendees can see all recorded sessions on-demand. But even better: Virtual Conference is also for me – even though I didn’t attend the conference. I can stream the keynotes and the general sessions – I’ve already enjoyed Kirill Tatarinov’s keynote and Sri Srinivasan’s general session on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Next time I’ll be sure to go.
Register for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail Virtual Launch Event on February 1st, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (US)
Microsoft leaders, customers, and retail industry experts will talk about what it means to be a Dynamic Retailer in today’s retail environment while providing a first-look at the powerful retail capabilities being introduced as part of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
A new white paper is available. The white paper includes many performance optimizations we’ve found through customer upgrades. It should benefit anyone who’s considering an upgrade from previous versions of AX to AX 2012.
You can download the white paper here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=238709.
The pile of AX books will grow this year. I’m pleased to announce that work on the 3rd Inside book from Microsoft Press has commenced. Not surprisingly the book’s title will be “Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012”. The book should hit the shelves late this year.
I’m going to spend quite some time in Microsoft Word over the next few months.
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The year 2011 has been an amazing year for AX.
Most remarkably, of course, has been the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Being an engineer, on a team working on a product for several years before finally making it public available, is in all honesty a mixed experience. On one hand you are the “proud parent“ boasting of everything that was accomplished – on the other hand you know it marks the end of a long journey with a great team. The only comforts are how well “your little one” has been received, and that you know a new journey is awaiting just around the corner.
In 2011 we’ve also been treated to no less than two Technical Conferences on AX. After what feels like a decade - they are finally back. For me personally, I’d been missing these opportunities to talk to peer X++ developers and I fully enjoyed every second I spent in Redmond in January and in Nice in November. I also must say “Thank you” for the overwhelming feedback I’ve received from my presentations. It is much appreciated.
Let us keep the momentum next year - I believe AX is ready for 2012!
Enjoy the holidays, and happy new year!
I think I’m going to have a game of Scrabble with my kids without thinking too much about work
Models, XPOs, Model store files, signing, uninstall, metadata, compilation, IL, move between environments – are you on top of them all?
If not, here is a very useful whitepaper: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26571
Thank you for attending Microsoft Dynamics AX EMEA Technical Conference 2011.
I was given the privileges of presenting two sets of features that the Developer and Partners Tools team has been building in this release: Models and new features in MorphX. In the latter breakout Pawel Kruk gave us a deep-dive into the TFS integration with MorphX.
If you’d like to learn more about models, here is a great place to start: AX models - Part 1 - Deploying models
If you’d like to see some of the demos presented – they are just a click away:
I had a great conference – I hope you did too?
Monday morning Microsoft opens the doors for the EMEA Technical Conference focusing on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in Nice in southern France. The weather forecast is good, the scenery is perfect and the country well-known for its culinary offerings and hospitality. But the excitement next week is elsewhere. I’m going to stay indoors, meet with friends, partners, customers and other AX aficionados. I’m going to be part of the excitement of Dynamics AX 2012. I hope you are too?