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    Happy New Year!!!

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    Happy New Year!!! I spent this New Year ’s Eve at Seattle Center watching Space Needle Fireworks. And software glitch delayed Fireworks show.What a great way to begin the new year for a software professional :). Later I spent some time wondering what...
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    Installing SQL Reporting Services and MOSS 2007 on the Same port ( default : 80)

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    If you have both MOSS 2007 ( Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) and Reporting Services ( not in SharePoint integrated mode) installed on the same IIS virtual server, then you have to make the below updates in web.config for them to work 1) In the...
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    Convergence EMEA 2007

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    Convergence EMEA 2007 concluded today at Copenhagen. I presented Enterprise Portal session yesterday afternoon and did a repeat presentation by popular demand again today morning. Very good turn around for both sessions and got my all time high scores...
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    Gartner's top 10 strategic technologies for 2008

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    The gartners' top 10 strategic technologies for 2008 list includes many things that Enterprise Portal exemplifies such as Unified communications, Business process management ( content and document management, collaboration capabilities, , business intelligence...
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    Opening Enterprise Portal page in a new window from the Quick Launch

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    By default the links on the left navigation ( Quick Launch) in Enterprise Portal opens up in the same window replacing the current page.If there is a need to open up specific pages in a new window , )for example you are viewing the sales order list page...
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    Ax 4.0 Platform - a big leap forward...

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    It’s been more than a year now since AX 4.0 was released. The reception so far has been fantastic. Recently I came across a document listing some of the framework improvements that we did in Ax 4.0. This is not a comprehensive list and does not include...
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    Cookies in X++

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    Cookies are often used in web applications to maintain some data on the browser machine and sent back to the server everytime across multiple page visits from the same site/domain untill it expires. The user can set the browser option to accept cookies...
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    Forms Based Authentication ( FBA) in WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007

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    1. Configure SharePoint Central Admin Login to SharePoint Central Admin Go to Application Management / Application Security / Authentication Providers and Change the Web Application to the one which needs to be configured for Forms Based Authentication...
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    WSS Setup for EP - Basic or Advanced Mode ?

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    Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal supports both Advanced mode and Basic mode installation of WSS. “Advanced” is the recommended approach for production systems. The difference between Basic and Advanced mode of SharePoint is well documented by SharePoint...
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    Customizing Master pages in Enterprise Portal

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    One of the frequent question that I get is how to customize the top navigation of SharePoint page to look the same as Enterprise Portal navigation. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms476046.aspx details how to customize master pages in SharePoint...
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    EP KB Articles

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    Thanks to Larry Reski, here is the list of KB articles related to enterprise portal. The KB articles are avialble in PartnerSource and CustomerSource. KB Number KB Article Title 922923 You cannot grant a user access...
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    EP Whitepapers

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    Thanks to Jim and Mark, two EP whitepapers have been publised. Install and configure a MSDAX EP server (an update to an existing doc) Traditional Perimeter Network for Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 EP
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    EP Site Templates not appearing under "Custom Tab" in WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007

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    You need to run the deployment wizard from AX client (Administration->Setup->Internet->Enterprise Portal->Manage Deployments) on the web server to deploy the site defintiion and other files. Refer to the step by step implementation guide...
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    Convergence 2007

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    I conducted a Customer Advisory board on Saturday and Partner Advisory board on Sunday. Lots of good feedback and active participation from customers and partners. Lots of interest around the newly announces Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office...
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    Enterprise Portal Demo script – 2

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    Here is the second demo ( Thanks to Kenneth Puggaard). Kevin, the Sales Manager wants to see the number of sales orders, open orders and back orders for each customer along with other customer information. In the first demo , we displayed the customer...
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    Enterprise Portal - Demo Script 1

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    Last Week, I presented Enterprise Portal in TechReady4. For those that are unfamiliar with these it is a twice yearly internal only event for the technical field of Microsoft to come and get updates on Microsoft products. I promised to put my demo script...
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    Enterprise Portal on WSS 3.0 – Ax32.exe.config

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    Q: When setting up Enterprise Portal on WSS 3.0 , the deployment wizard gives "ClrObject not initialized" error. How to resolve this to deploy EP successfully on WSS 3.0 Ans: Enterprise Portal 4.0 SP1 is supported on both WSS 2.0 and WSS 3.0. WSS 3...
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    AXUG Enterprise Portal Webminar Feedback

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    After a little bit of struggle with the conf call passcode defined in the meeting invite, I had to switch to my passcode/leader code and convey the new code through live meeting and asked all the participants to join using the new code. Everyone reacted...
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    AX UG Webminar

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    Please mark your calendar for the AXUG program next week, hosted by Microsoft. The details of the program are listed below. Live Meeting and audio information are available for AXUG users at www.axugcommunity.com Webinar Date: Dec. 13, 2006 (Wednesday...
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    Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 SP1

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    Today , the product team signed off on SP1 bits for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0. It will be hitting the market very soon. The Client and EP team did a phenomenal job in this service pack release. We have done 1. Enterprise Portal support in WSS 3...
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    Enterprise Portal & Alerts session at EMEA Convergence

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    We just finished our EP and Alerts session at EMEA Convergenc ( 12:15 to 1:30 PM on 11/07/06). Our session was in the main big expo hall( the same stage where BillG and Satya presented their keynotes :) ) and the turnout was great. More than 150 people...
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    Convergence 2006 EMEA

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    Collaborating and Controlling Your Business Using Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal, SharePoint and Alerts Mai Kirknel Mey Meenakshisundaram Learn how SharePoint Services based Enterprise Portal for Microsoft Dynamics AX helps empower information...
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    Quick Steps to setup Enterprise Portal in a cluster

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    Set Up NLB cluster with 2 Win2003 servers (server1 server2) Install IIS & ASP.NET 2.0 on both servers ‌Install WSS on both servers Deploy EP on both server Set the APP pool to use BC proxy account and set the trust level in web.config...
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    Michael Fruergaard Pontoppidan – Model driven development in Dynamics AX

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    In Channel 9 , Arthur Greef interviews Michael Fruergaard Pontoppidan on the model driven development architecture of Dynamics AX and it's great to hear from the Gurus. Here is the link to the Channel 9 interview http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx...
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    EP Configuration - Single Web Server & Multiple AOS installations

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    Question: How to configure multiple AX 4.0 Enterprise Portal sites on the same web server each pointing to a different instance of the .NET Business Connector, each with a different configuration pointing to different AOS? Answer: By default...
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