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DynamicsPerf 2.0 Release Candidate 0 is HERE !!

Release Candidate 0 is finally complete.  You can find the download here: DynamicsPerf 2.0. A big THANK YOU to my early testers of RC0!! They were able to help me find a last minute issue which was the cause of the delay between when I posted the What’s New in DynamicsPerf 2.0 Release Candidate 0…

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What’s New in DynamicsPerf 2.0 Release Candidate 0

First, I want to say “Thank You” to the community.  All of the feedback has been greatly appreciated.   Let’s start with SSRS data collection.   This is now working as designed.  There were some schema changes needed to get this working as necessary so the upgrade script will truncate the SSRS_HISTORY table and the…

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Dynamics AX 2012 Performance Troubleshooting step by step

Dynamics AX Performance Troubleshooting Step by Step In this blog post, I would like to summarize the different tools that one Dynamics AX administrator can leverage to troubleshoot performance issues. The typical situation is when end users are complaining of slow performance when using the Dynamics AX application and you are being asked to investigate…


Moving Customizations Between Layers in Dynamics AX 2012

Recently, one of our clients wanted to consolidate their customizations distributed between two different layers (CUS & USR) into one layer (CUS). Ideally, all customizations developed by customers should reside in the CUS layer to facilitate maintenance and easy upgrades. Hence, they decided to move the customizations in USR layer to the CUS layer, in…


Resetting the Management Reporter 2012 data mart (with CU15+ via Powershell)

The release of Management Reporter 2012 CU15 has delivered a new way to reset (rebuild) the Management Reporter 2012 data mart using Powershell.   Please refer to the steps below as a guideline on how to leverage this new data mart reset process: 1. Before starting, make a backup of the ManagementReporter and data mart…


Performance issue in VMWare 6

We recently ran into a performance issue with a Dynamics customer that was running VMWare 6.  The issue is caused by incorrect support in the VMWare network drivers for a new feature in Windows Server 2012 R2.  You can read more about this issue here: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2129176 There is a workaround for customers who don’t have…


Management Reporter 2012 (AX 2012) vs Financial Reporting (Dynamics 365 for Operations) FAQ

Recently we had the privilege of sitting down with one of our partners to discuss the new Financial Reporting functionality in Dynamics 365 for Operations (aka Management Reporter for AX 2012). Although the name has changed in Dynamics 365 for Operations, the core of its purpose and functionality remains intact.  However, during our review, questions did surface pertaining…

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Management Reporter 2012 CU15 (+Hotfixes 1-4) now available!

Management Reporter 2012 CU15 RTM (version 2.12.15001.56) and CU15 Hotfixes (1-4) have been formally released and ready for customers to download.   CU15 contains the following functional enhancements: Improved responsiveness in the Web Viewer A Search bar enhancement is now part of the Web Viewer giving you the ability to search through the current level of the report…


Setting up database log for global address book

One of the useful frameworks within the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to implement the Auditing and Compliance requirements is the Database log framework. While the functionality is easy to setup and use from the following entries in the application: /System administration/Setup/Database/Database log setup /System administration/Inquiries/Database/Database log /System administration/Reports/Database/Database log We would like to clarify the…

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