Lean Manufacturing in Dynamics AX 2012

I recently spent some time digging into Lean Manufacturing in AX 2012, so I thought I’d post a few notes and some information about lean concepts in AX 2012. Overall, I think it looks great and appears to work well in mixed mode. You can use lean kanbans and production orders even within the same…

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Database Maintenance Strategies for Dynamics AX

Database Maintenance Strategies with Microsoft Dynamics AX AX utilizes SQL Indexes in order to speed up queries to the database. It is important that any index created is analyzed for its usage pattern; for example, will the query only be made once per day, or thousands of times in a loop? It might not be…

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The Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2012 is coming soon!

We’re getting close to the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and the opportunity to learn all about it (and AX in general) at the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2012.  This year’s event will be held in Bellevue (Seattle), WA where you’ll have access to the best and brightest minds on AX.  The…


Compatibility Testing for Microsoft Dynamics AX

[Updated for SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2013]   When reviewing the Dynamics AX environment on customer site, we are often been asked question such as: “Do you know if this version of the product is officially supported by Microsoft”? This is quite natural because Microsoft products don’t have the exact roadmap and General Availability…


Dynamics Ax 2009 Retail Error Messages & Possible resolutions

Dynamics Ax 2009 Retail Error messages & Possible resolutions:   Error Code Title Error Description Possible Resolution 0                  Error on sending   request The distribution server for the location has not been specified in Retail Scheduler. Modify the location by specifying the distribution server for the location (Retail scheduler >  Common forms > Locations). 4096       …


Comparing AX and Active Directory User Accounts

I was recently working with an AX 2009 customer who wanted to compare the user accounts configured in AX with the user accounts in Active Directory. The basic goals were: Find all AX user accounts that no longer exist in Active Directory. Find all accounts that are disabled in Active Directory but not in AX….

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Are your AX 2012 AOS servers load balancing?

If you’re familiar with how AX 2009 load balancing works, you might get caught off guard when you find out that standard AX 2012 AOS clustering only load balances some of the communication to your AOS servers. The rest may only be going to a single server without you knowing about it. If that’s the…

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Dynamics AX 2012 Links & Info

Our team has been getting lots of questions on all facets of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – we’ve certainly seen a ton of interest from customers and partners in the new release.  There is a lot of great info available about the release, but this is my effort to try to tie some of that…


Performance Analyzer Reports

We’re excited to introduce the next evolution with our Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics toolset.  We’ll review the concepts today at Convergence at the Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics session at 5pm in the Hilton Ballroom B on the 2nd floor.  In this post, we’ll list the reports that are included in the attached zip…

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PFE Dynamics at Convergence 2012

For those going to Convergence next week, I wanted to let you know that we will have members of the PFE Dynamics team there presenting some great content.  In addition, make sure to follow @PFEDynamics on Twitter to get updates on other PFE Dynamics activities at Convergence.  Below is a list of the sessions we…