Blogs

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.

Eventful Statii in Dynamics AX 2012


We all know Eventing is a great functionality in AX 2012.  It allows you to decouple your logic from base code from Microsoft, which provides your business ease of upgrades in the future.

However, as Marcos wrote back in 2011, it only works as well as the base (aka application) code was designed to work with event handlers. I’ll give you an example.

Building Your Own Export Framework with Dynamics AX (part 3)


Amazing how fast time flies between these posts! In the gap between part 2 and part 3 of this series, I was honored to receive the MVP Award in Dynamics AX.  I cannot fully express my gratitude to the Dynamics Community for such an award, and it is inspiring me to keep up the pace!

AX 2012 with Visual Studio Online :: Hosted TFS


Hi everyone!

It’s my second post of the day, I must be on a roll =)

I’ve recently setup a new AX 2012 R3 CU8 VM, with Visual Studio 2013 Update 4.  For AX, I prefer to use Team Foundation Server for my VCS.  I also don’t want to setup a TFS system just for demonstration purposes, so I thought I’d check out VisualStudio.com – I mean, it’s free right?? [Thank you Visual Studio team!]

Building Your Own Export Framework with Dynamics AX (part 2)


Today, I want to pick up on this blog series we began in early January.  If you’re just picking up on this now, the previous post details our motives for building an entirely new and light-weight export functionality – avoiding flat file integration, we can support direct-to-API eventing because AX 2012 is just that powerful.

Building Your Own Export Framework with Dynamics AX (part 1)


It’s a fresh year, and I’m really excited about the new tutorials I have to share with you. Today, I’ll start with a brief overview of the next batch of blog posts centered around data export.

Updating Single Financial Dimension Value [ Easily! ]


Happy 2015!  What an awesome 12 month sprint, as I look back at all of the things I’ve been fortunate to be a part of in the past year it is truly amazing. 

I have some fun new tutorials for you all in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!  In the mean time, I wanted to offer a quick and dirty solution to a common problem I’ve faced.

Azure Service Bus Messaging with Dynamics AX 2012 (part 3)


Our final post in the Azure Service Bus series for AX 2012.  As mentioned in our previous posts, this is generally applicable to all versions of AX 2012 and not just R3 ( as used in these demonstrations ).  Our focus for this entry will be on using the SysOperation Framework to empower a multi-threaded approach to Service Bus.

AX has several options for multi-threading your business processes.  Each has positives and negatives in terms of throughput and performance. 

Batch Processing & Time Zone Pains


If you’re familiar with AX AOS topology, and you’re a global organization, you already know the pain point that is Time zone in AX 2012.  The system is designed to host multi-company, multi-currency, and multi-time zone, however not all functionality in the system is time zone aware. One of those major sets of functionality is the SysOperation framework.