DynamicsPerf 2.0 Feedback

We would love to hear from everyone that installs DynamicsPerf 2.0.  Please leave your feedback in the comments of this post.  Please add the following: Dynamics Product/Version SQL Version How has DynamicsPerf helped you? What would you like to see added next? Please post any defects on the ISSUES page of the DynamicsPerf on Codeplex…

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DynamicsPerf 2.0 Deployment Guide

INTRODUCTION The tool DynamicsPerf (Performance Analyzer for Dynamics) is used by Microsoft Dynamics Support team, Premier Field Engineers and Product Group team members to diagnose performance issues with Dynamics products such as Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM. IMPORTANT: The purpose of the Performance Analyzer is to be used on a continual basis so it is…

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SQL Server Parameter Sniffing with Dynamics AX, just plain evil

I do not want to write a novel or a technical manual on Dynamics AX and SQL Server Parameter Sniffing and the problems it causes so I try and keep this as short as possible. When Dynamics AX X++ code in converted in TSQL cursors it is usually in the form of a SQL Statement…

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Dynamics AX Tracing (Part 1)

Dynamics AX has a tracing feature that allows you to generate ETW traces of the client and server activity on your system. The information collected in these traces includes a call tree, SQL statements, and durations for all of the different code that executes. This kind of trace data can be extremely useful when troubleshooting…

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Windows 7 : How to document process steps outside Dynamics AX 2009

Dynamics AX:  Feature called ‘Task recorder’ to record activities & process done inside product. Path: Dynamics Ax > Tools > Task Recorder   Record steps out side Dynamics Ax 2009 in Windows 7 operating system as following: Windows 7 Operating System: Go to  Windows > Start > Search = psr Click ‘Enter’ Click ‘Start Record’…


DynamicsPerf needs your HELP !!

We REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to hear from you !!! I need your help in defining a list of new features for DynamicsPerf.  Please leave comments below explaining what you would like to see and what impact that feature would have on the Dynamics community.    Here are a couple of items on my agenda…

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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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Inventory Costing in AX 2009

I wanted to explore some scenarios that illustrate a few important concepts related to inventory costing– look at differences between physical and financial inventory, and how this affects inventory values. Please reply to the post if you have questions or comments, or if you are interested in additional posts on this topic. This is not intended…

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What’s New in Beta 5

A big THANKS to the community that has been helping test DynamicsPerf 2.0 !! Beta 5 has been posted here: DynamicsPerf 2.0 Beta 5 For anyone who has an older beta installed, it is highly recommended to upgrade to Beta 5.  The biggest issue that has been corrected in Beta 5 is the purge script. …

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Benchmark your Dynamics AX solution with Load Testing

One of the most crucial time when implementing your Dynamics AX solution is the few weeks prior the Go Live. At that stage, the infrastructure has been configured with all components and all settings have been reviewed to match best practices. The functional team is running all test cases to sign off all design changes…