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 —…


Backup and Restore Strategy for Dynamics AX

Your organization’s deployment of Dynamics AX is going to be one of the most important applications in your enterprise (if not, it is the most important application).  It is absolutely critical to the health of your business that a sound backup and restore strategy is in place for your implementation of Dynamics AX. Ensure that…


Installing Hotfixes – Please use the Update Installer

Greetings, Dynamics community!  We’ve all been there.  You are trying to resolve a problem in your production Dynamics AX deployment.  You discover a hotfix in LCS that should resolve the issue.  You also discover that there are hundreds of axmodel files that are included in the hotfix. The clock is ticking and the pressure is…

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New Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Assessment for Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Get the most out of the Master Planning module by ensuring you have accurate and consistent data, the configuration settings you need, and the most important application updates. Identify MRP specific hotfixes required for Master Planning health. Identify possible MRP specific data problems that impact Master Planning performance and/or results. Identify and evaluate key MRP…


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…


Setting up Direct Deposit Payments for US Payroll in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

US Payroll in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations gives you the option to pay workers by check or by electronic (Direct Deposit) payment. To set up the Direct Deposit NACHA feature for US Payroll, you need to make sure the following setups are complete. Payroll Bank account Payroll electronic payments – Method of…


High Availability best practices for Dynamics AX 2012

In this blog post, I would like to summarize the best practices to ensure High Availability (HA) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. This has been a critical subject for many customers because Dynamics AX is a mission-critical business application meaning that any downtime impacting end users will result in financial loss. Business continuity doesn’t come for…