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 – I mean, it’s free right?? [Thank you Visual Studio team!]

Continuous Deployment with AX2012 and TeamCity (part 3)

This is the last installment in our AX Build Automation series.  In part 1, we discussed how to install a continuous deployment software suite, in part 2 we discussed the classes we had to modify to harness the Startup Commands to prepare a modelstore, and finally today we will demonstrate how to automate it all together.

Continuous Deployment with AX2012 and TeamCity (part 2)

Continuous Deployment with AX is a two part gig.  First you need a building software like Microsoft's Release Management or JetBrain's Team City ( covered in part 1 ).  Second, you need to be able to call all of the building activities within AX itself such as synchronizing with Version Control, x++ compile, CIL compile, and so on.  This is what we will cover today, and will follow up with how to automate the entire process ( part 3 ).

Continuous Deployment with AX2012 and TeamCity (part 1)

Whether you work in a shop where you are the “AX guru” or if you are a part of a team of rockstars, consultants, or VARs combined: the rate at which you can test and deploy customizations heavily impacts your promised Turn-Around-Time to the business.  The more developers you have contributing work, the more complex it can become. Having an organized and automated building process for AX is essential to any dev shop.

Application Lifecycle Management with AX 2012

Hey everyone, it's been a few since my last update so I wanted to make it count smiley  We just recently launched our global upgrade of AX 2012 RTM to R3, and it went off without a hitch thanks to a rockstar crew, management and process owners who took charge and made huge commitments to testing, and an organized overall approach.  The first two elements come from working at a great company, and the last comes from careful thought and planning.  It's our approach that I'd like to review with you today.