Cost Saving Capabilities on Azure for Dynamics AX 2012 R3

How cost savings can be possible for Dynamics AX 2012  R3 VMs Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and classic deployment models (ASM) represent two different ways of deploying and managing your Azure solutions. You work with them through two different API sets, and the deployed resources can contain important differences. The two models are not compatible…


Create Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations – Extensibility requests in LCS

Some months ago, Microsoft Connect was retired in favor of new tools and services to engage with Microsoft. The only feature we were still missing is creating Extensibility support request to enable extension scenarios and this feature is now enabled in Lifecycle Services. Use the Support tile in your Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations…


Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Static IP Addresses?

We received many requests regarding the IP addresses used by production environments of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations in the cloud. There might be multiple reasons for those requests: configure services and devices, allow access from the company’s network or simply monitor the availability. This blog is written to demystify some wrong assumptions. Can…


Microsoft job openings!!!

We’re looking for great candidates to take on exciting and challenging Dynamics 365 PFE roles at Microsoft.  If you’re interested in joining Microsoft and becoming a member of a team that plays a key role with our Dynamics 365 customers, please consider the following positions.    Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CRM) Premier Field Engineer:   https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/399057/SR-PFE…


Embrace the extensions mindset with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations #2 – SysExtension framework

In my previous post Embrace the extensions mindset with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations we reflected on some of the patterns we can leverage to create our customizations by using only non-intrusive changes based on a real example: Adding a new Number Sequence to a standard module. In particular, we discussed: Metadata Extensions —…


AX Performance Monitor 101 – Tips and tricks to deal with performance counter files

In my previous blog post, I explained how to setup Performance Monitor (PerfMon) to proactively capture performance data while cleaning old files to keep disk space under control. This is, let’s say, our ideal scenario, but sometimes setup is not that specific and we need to deal with suboptimal files that contains the performance data…


Monitoring Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 with System Center Operation Manager 2016

Monitoring Microsoft Dynamics AX with Operations Manager enables administrators to proactively react to changes in the overall health of the AX environment and to adjust the system for optimal performance and reliability. With this management pack, operators and administrators can view information about all Application Object Server (AOS) instances in the environment, take AOS servers…


High CPU Performance issue in SQL Server 2016/2017

There is a performance issue in SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 where the processor utilization will run very high for certain queries  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3216543/fix-many-consecutive-transactions-inserting-data-into-temp-table-in-sq The queries that will experience this higher utilization are queries that insert many records into a table or temp table OUTSIDE of a transaction.  Not starting your own BEGIN/COMMIT transaction…


Using the Systest framework and Task Recorder in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to create integration tests

Introduction How to create good validation tests for your implementation. The scenario is – ‘You have an ISV who delivers you updates and you want to have an automatic validation that proves nothing has been broken’. In the test automation pyramid the tests described in this post are typically called ‘integration tests’. A quick search…


Did you check Resource Governor settings before starting your load testing?

Dynamics AX 365 For Operations is leveraging the Resource Governor available in SQL Server. But before we dive in, let’s first get the basics. What is the Resource Governor? In short the Resource Governor enables you to specify limits on the amount of CPU, physical IO, and memory that incoming application requests can use. To…

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