Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Migration from AX 2009 to Dynamics 365

Scope:

  • Masters: Accounts , Customers, Vendors etc.
  • Balances - Ledger Balances, AR, AP
  • Configuration and setups - Customer groups, Vendor Groups, Ledger, etc.
  • System configuration - Number Sequences, Users
Migration Process

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU11 is now available

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU11 is now available for download on Lifecycle Services, CustomerSource and PartnerSource.
For installation instructions, download the Installation guide for cumulative update 11 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Checkout what’s new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012  here.
Most changes are in Transportation Management, Warehouse management and Retail. There are some regulatory changes for countries like Brazil, Russia etc.
For detailed information on Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012 R3 CU11 release, please refer to the release notes official KB document KB3157865

Friday, 10 June 2016

Upgrade to latest AX 7 version using LCS

Microsoft has released Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 Update 1. It will be interesting to see seamless upgrade using LCS - a working example of how LCS will reduce upgrade time compared to previous cumbersome process of upgrading each instance manually.

Release notes and detailed steps to update using LCS are available here.

New/Deprecated features are available at links below:
May 2016 – Platform features
May 2016 – Application features

Majority of improvements in areas like Web client, Analytics and Development - My favorite is Web client (differentiating feature in AX7) and Analytics.

Dynamics AX Road map

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Public Preview AX 7 CTP8

The public preview of Microsoft Dynamics AX is now available. 
Microsoft Dynamics AX CTP8 is available only to existing Microsoft Dynamics channel partners and customers who are currently enrolled in the Business Ready Enhancement Plan (BREP) service plan. Existing customers can find details on how to get to the preview from here and partners can find the details here

Some screenshots below. Cool and Neat Web UI. Navigation is user friendly and intuitive. Tabbed interface is same like previous versions. What's interesting is the back button functions same like any browser and takes user to previous screen.

Product Master Navigation


Products list page


Product details 


There is a slight lag while loading content and a message is shown as below - "Please wait. We're processing your request."


 Sales order details page

 Useful Links:


Sign up for a Microsoft Dynamics ‘AX 7’ subscription
Dynamics 'AX 7' Technical Preview Help Wiki
Blog post by Satish Thomas 
What’s New in Dynamics AX (Dynamics AX7)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Financial Dimension Templates

AX 2012 has a feature to define Financial dimension templates. Entering financial dimensions for a transaction can be tedious especially if number of financial dimensions are more than five and if it involves percentage distribution between different dimension values. To save time users can predefine dimension values with percentages. Finance users have more control over financials. Business users like AR Executive have to select the required template. This is useful for periodic transactions. Microsoft is aiming at improving productivity of users. Users should be trained to use these features in day to day tasks.
For more information on financial dimension templates refer technet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh209388.aspx

Corrections, Cancellations - Receipts

AX 2012 provides functionality to make corrections after product is received. Receipt can also be cancelled.
1. Corrections: Can make corrections in receipts. Example change received quantity. However, user cannot enter comments e.g. Reason for correction. Improvement scope for future versions. 
2. Cancellation: Can cancel receipt.
Note: 
1. GL, Inventory transactions are created automatically for correction and cancellation.
2. Versions are maintained. Can compare versions and view differences between versions.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Book Recommendation: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

I recommend book: Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.
Buy from Microsoft press.
Other links to buy:
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
For those who want to preview download sample content from Micrsoft press here.

Fully updated for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3!
Dig into the architecture and internals of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 - with firsthand insights from the team that designed and developed it. Deepen your knowledge of the underlying frameworks, components, and tools - and deliver custom ERP applications with the extensibility and performance your business needs. Useful for Microsoft Dynamics AX solution developers at all levels, this guide will provide max benefit to those who understand OOP, relational database, and Transact-SQL concepts.
Gain best practices, patterns, and techniques to:
  • Exploit interoperability with Microsoft Visual Studio tools
  • Work with MorphX and avoid common pitfalls with X++ code
  • Use Enterprise Portal with ASP.NET and SharePoint for rich web-based apps
  • Simplify process automation with built-in workflow infrastructure
  • See how the runtime implements security and configuration
  • Design and customize the user experience
  • Gain greater control over complex batch jobs
  • Customize the prebuilt BI solution and reporting
  • Test applications, publish services, and optimize performance