3 Powershell Scripts for Dynamics AX – Refresh, Report and Monitor

Some time back we talked about AX Data Refresh with Powershell. Today I wanted to talk about some AX Refresh changes and two new scripts AX Monitor and AX Report. Let’s go over some of the details. AX Refresh Works for AX 2009 and 2012. Works with multiple AX instances on the same box. It does…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…