Source code released for Dynamics AX phone apps

After releasing the sample code for the Dynamics AX Windows Store apps, we’ve had numerous requests to release the sample code for the Android and iPhone versions of the Dynamics AX app, which allows users to capture unreconciled expenses, and enter timesheets. We’re pleased to share the sample code for both versions of the app…

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Source code released for Dynamics AX Windows Store Apps

We’ve received a lot of feedback on our Approvals, Expenses, and Timesheets Windows Store apps since their initial release. We’ve actively been updating these apps. The two previous blog posts talk about several new features in the Expenses and Approvals apps. However, we have also had requests to make available the source code for these…

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Customize the Approvals app with the latest update

Along with the Expenses app, we’ve also released a an update for the Approvals app to support customization of different approval types. With this update, partners can choose which fields and charts to expose for different approval types. The original version of the app shipped with immersive experiences for approving Expenses and Timesheets.   This update enables…

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Update to the Windows Store Expenses App

Over the last few months we’ve been working on adding more features to the Windows Store apps for Dynamics AX 2012. We’ll be doing a series of blog posts to cover these updates starting with the Expenses app. On our partnersource page we have made available the following hotfix (http://support2.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=2963242). Once applied, it will enable the…

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Easily set up an Azure demo environment for mobile apps

Trying out and demonstrating the Dynamics AX 2012 R3 companions apps just became a lot easier using Lifecycle Services for Dynamics AX to deploy AX 2012 R3 VMs on Azure. 1.  As a first step, LCS makes it very easy to deploy an Azure-based VM with AX 2012 R3 already installed.  Details are here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn741581.aspx  2.  Then simply follow…

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Windows Store App updates: Approvals notifications and Expenses guests/gifts

We recently updated two of the Windows Store apps Dynamics AX 2012 Approvals and Dynamics AX 2012 Expenses. Notifications were added to the Approvals app.  New approvals will show as a typical notification in the upper right corner in Windows 8.   This is similar to receiving an email or calendar notification. Notifications from the Approvals…

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Convergence 2014 and “Devices and Services Framework”

As always it was awesome to spend time with AX customers and partners last week at Convergence 2014.   In addition to showing the apps that Microsoft has delivered, we saw several Windows 8 and phone apps for AX that were being developed using the approaches that we have been evangelizing. If you didn’t have the…

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AD FS Configuration – SSL certificate must be from a public certificate authority

We’re seeing a lot of activity in configuring environments for use of the AX mobile apps.  One of the more complex steps in the configuration is setting up Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).  One consistent issue we are seeing is lack of an SSL cert issued from a certificate authority (CA).   Since the mobile app…

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FAQ for Companion Apps

As we see activity in configuring environments for AX mobile apps, we are seeing some common questions.   We’ll keep this post updated with frequently asked questions.   Feel free to post your questions. Q. How do I set up Fiddler? A. Fiddler is a great tool for debugging network traffic! Here are some instructions on how…

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Get started developing mobile apps for Dynamics AX 2012

Our prior blog posts have focused on the mobile applications that Microsoft is shipping for Dynamics AX 2012.  In addition to those apps, we know there’s a need for developers to build lots of other great apps for AX.   We have captured what we learned in developing our apps, and have shared it with the…

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