Microsoft Dynamics AX Services and Windows Azure Service Bus

Introduction   In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 developers can deploy services using the Application Integration Framework (AIF) over HTTP. This works great for applications that needed to communicate with Microsoft Dynamics AX over an enterprise network. However added complexities arise when applications need to communicate with Microsoft Dynamics AX over the Internet or through…


AX 2012 Documentation Resources for AIF and Services – with updates for Dynamics AX 2012 R2

I’ve gotten a few requests recently for links to the documentation resources for AIF and services in Dynamics AX 2012. The following list is organized by type of documentation – I hope you find it useful! White papers: Selecting the Best Development Technology for Your Application Development Scenario: http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/hh272857.aspx Consuming Web Services: http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/hh272880.aspx Services: http://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/hh272881.aspx …

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Introduction to the SysOperation Framework

This blog entry provides sample code for the whitepaper Introduction to the SysOperation Framework for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.  This white paper illustrates how the SysOperation framework can be used to build scalable asynchronous operations. The best use of the whitepaper is as a guide to running the samples.   Use of the sample code is covered…

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Decoding image blobs obtained from OData query services

This post on the OData Query Service is by Principal Software Architect Arthur Greef. Images retrieved using OData query services are returned as base 64 encoded containers. The following code will decode the image container into a byte array that contains just the image. string base64EncodedString = “<place your base64 encoded blob here>”; byte[] serializedContainer…

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New content for September

Our colleague Margo Crandall has posted the list of new and updated content for Dynamics AX on TechNet and MSDN for the month of September. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/axsupport/archive/2011/09/20/content-news-september.aspx One big piece of news is that we now publish all the Services and AIF content on both TechNet and MSDN as a unified set of documentation. We…

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OData Query Service

Today’s post on the OData Query Service is by Principal Software Architect Arthur Greef. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 hosts an OData Query Service that uses the Open Data Protocol (OData) protocol to execute queries that are modeled in the Application Object Tree (AOT). The OData protocol is a HTTP protocol for querying and updating data. Microsoft Dynamics…

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New white paper for BizTalk integration with AIF

Hi everyone, I’m Jim Travis, a Senior Technical Writer at Microsoft. I write documentation for services and Application Integration Framework (AIF) in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Recently, I’ve been working on integration between Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 (http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/en/us/default.aspx) and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. If you have used BizTalk, then you know that BizTalk Server is a…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services and AIF White Papers

We are very happy to announce the availability of several white papers that describe new capabilities supporting the implementation of web services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The following white papers introduce the different types of services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and a new model for consuming external web services: Services in Microsoft Dynamics…

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Web Service Message Limits in AX 2009

By default, the WCF values for maxBufferSize and maxReceivedMessageSize are both 65536 (64K). If you send a request to a document service in Microsoft Dynamics AX and the message size exceeds this value, you’ll see a cryptic error that says something like: “The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad  Request.” You may also see…

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