Blogs

Runtime Eventing in Dynamics365 for Operations


To help troubleshoot some things at a recent launch, we had a request to be able to monitor CRUD on certain tables.  Database logging is a viable option, however I wanted to take time to see how difficult it would be to build this on my own. 

While there are only 1 or 2 tables I needed to monitor now, I want something flexible that we can turn on or off on a table level.  In an effort to find a solution where I can select which tables are being audited on the fly, I went down the path of learning more about how Events and Delegates work.

Monitoring and Telemetry in Dynamics365 for Operations


It’s been a while since my last post, and let’s just say I haven’t been slacking the past few months! In October, I married my best friend and her and I have been back and forth from St. Thomas US Virgin Islands just a few weeks ago for our honeymoon.  What a blast!

New Dynamics AX in Azure DevTest Labs


With several implementations underway, I’ve been on the lookout to provide the best experience for our development team and also curb costs.  The new Dynamics AX (we can still call it new right?) has excellent tooling for developers in Visual Studio as most are aware, and there are a few options to deploy development environments:

Dimension Controls in a Dialog for AX7


I’ve received a few questions regarding a post on the AX R&D Yammer group about how to add default dimension controls to a dialog in the new Dynamics AX.  Dialogs are unique in that they often do not have a data source, however there are valid cases to still support the selection of dimensions for batch jobs or other periodic processes.

Cloud First, Mobile First Series: New Dynamics AX


Hi all! It’s been a bit of a break from the blog and twitter-sphere the past couple of months.  As many of you are aware, AX7 ( now, simply called Dynamics AX ) has been made publically available for testing and the release is coming soon!  As it is now public, the strict Non-Disclosure Agreements surrounding the product have been lifted and we are able to spread the good news.

To start off 2016, I’m running a series on how the Microsoft Cloud First, Mobile First mission is satisfied in the new Dynamics AX.

‘AX7’ Preview Conference + MVP Summit Recap


Hi everyone!  It’s been a few months since my last post, but rest assured there is a lot of awesome content coming your way soon!

I wanted to take a quick post to recap my time spent at the ‘AX7’ Preview Conference and the MVP Summit 2015.  These two conferences were back-to-back in Redmond and Bellevue this year, starting the last week in October.

AX & TeamCity Automation :: Community Download on Codeplex


Hi everyone!

It is with great pleasure that I'd like to announce the initial release of the AX & TeamCity build automation and deployment solutions is available on CodePlex today!

What the solutions include:

AX & Azure Series: AIF Service as RESTful API App


AX is a platform for integration.  The ease at which you can fire up a web service and call it from external clients makes this a premium ERP system to be sought after.  I strongly suspect this will become even better in future versions of the AX product. 

EP Vendor Relations Bug for System Administrators


I was helping troubleshoot an issue with Enterprise Portal for a client recently where the Vendor Relations drop down chooser control was not showing up:

After some digging on the Enterprise Portal farm, I saw this error repeated several times in the Event Viewer logs:

AX & Azure Series: Redis Cache


The underlying data structure for AX is gigantic, as many of us have become intimately aware.  As such, performance tuning is always something on the mind of those who administer the ERP system.  Better performance = better experience for your end users. 

One great way to help with performance is caching.  AX 2012 has a lot of options for caching, including Entire Table caching, record level caching, and the SysGlobalObjectCache or SGOC for short.