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    TechTalk @ MDCC : Project Roslyn - Compilers and Services for the Masses by Brian Rasmussen

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    If you are in the neighborhood and can spare a morning,  you are most welcome at Microsoft Developer Center Copenhagen for a TechTalk by Brian Rasmussen. It is free – but remember to sign up.

    Abstract

    The goal of the Roslyn project is not only to deliver the next generation C# and Visual Basic compilers and language services. Roslyn also provides a rich set of APIs for interacting with the entire compiler pipeline and data model. The Roslyn APIs make parsing source code, querying semantic information, analyzing data and control flows as well as scripting easy. In this talk we look at several examples of how to use the APIs to enhance tools and applications.

    About Brian Rasmussen

    Brian is a Senior SDET at Microsoft working on the next generation C# and Visual Basic language services in Roslyn. Before joining Microsoft Brian was a Microsoft MVP for Visual C# for four years. Brian is blogging on the C# FAQ (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/csharpfaq/) and can be found on Twitter (@kodehoved).

    When:             May 24, 2012 at 09.30 – 10.30

    Where:            Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen, Frydenlunds Alle 6, 2950 Vedbaek

    Sign up:          Here

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    An AX first

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    image I just had a first experience with AX. After being a developer on the product for most of my professional career, I was suddenly experiencing AX from a new perspective: The end user’s. Microsoft’s internal expense management system is now powered by Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and I had an expense to file.

    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.

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    Houston, I have a problem

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    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.

    Convergence

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    Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail Virtual Launch Event

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    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.

    Register now.

     

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    Dynamics AX 2012–Data upgrade best practices

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    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.

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    Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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    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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    2011 going on 2012

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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!

    scrabble-clean

    I think I’m going to have a game of Scrabble with my kids without thinking too much about work Smiley

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    Deploying AX 2012 Customizations

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    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

    CustomizationTable

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    Technical Conference 2011–Wrapping up

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    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?

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011–A great start

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    CIMG4957 The EMEA version of Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference 2011 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is now officially started. The keynote this morning started with Christian Pedersen talking about the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. It is the biggest launch of an ERP product to date.
    CIMG4965 Hal Howard followed talking about the core pillars of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Powerful, Agile and Simple.

    The system is Powerful so it can deliver the insights and productivity you need when you need them. The system is Agile so it can accommodate your business as it grows. The system is Simple so deployment, maintenance and education costs are kept down.
    CIMG4968 Balaji Balasubramanian joined Hal on stage. He presented the new POS features for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Retail. He showed how a tablet PC running AX 2012 on Windows 7 can transform the retail business. It offered offline, suspend, end-of-day, returns capabilities, has support for literally any POS device available.
    CIMG4976 Finally Sri Srinivasan announced the launch of a one-stop-shop for AX information going forward. It is rightfully named: InformationSource. Access it today at: http://informationsource.dynamics.com/

    I hope you will enjoy the conference. I’ll go and grab a bit of food before my first presentation which is in just 40 minutes.

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