Release your Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation packages to LCS with Azure DevOps Pipelines

The first automation task to close the continuous integration cycle in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations with Azure DevOps pipelines was released recently as described on the official announcement. These are some high-level instructions to set it up while the official documentation is released: Prerequisites To keep things simpler, these prerequisites should be prepared…


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…


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…


Microsoft Connect Has Been Retired, how to find Dynamics downloads

Microsoft Connect has been retired in favor of new tools and services to engage with Microsoft. If you are a member of an active Connect program, you should have received information on how to continue your engagement with these new platforms, including some that are related with Dynamics products: Microsoft Dynamics 365 The Dynamics 365…


AX Performance Monitor 101 – Setup Perfmon for continuous monitoring with rolling files

  Windows Performance Monitor (PerfMon) is likely the most useful tool (together with our DynamicsPerf package) to monitor and diagnose performance problems related with your Microsoft Dynamics AX infrastructure and, in general, for any software running on Windows operating systems. Given its importance, is surprising how many people is not using it properly or, even worst, is not using…


Embrace the extensions mindset with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

A couple of weeks ago, we launched the last platform update 10 (August 2017) for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition and, as in almost every release, there were changes regarding the Application Extensibility Plans. A lot of effort is being invested in the journey to a non-intrusive way to extend the application, and it…


What’s new or changed in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition platform update 10 (August 2017)

A new platform version for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition has been released. To get more information about hotfixes included in this version (7.0.4641.16233 or August 2017 release), please view the KB article in Lifecycle Services (LCS). It’s interesting to note the new support for keyboard shortcut sequences in the browser client. The…