Reconciling Inventory to GL in Dynamics AX

This year at ConvergenceI learned that a low percentage of AX customers are aware that new reports have been developed to assist with the inventory reconciling process. I’m hoping this post will help spread the word. Included in this post is the material I covered in my session at Convergence this year: ‘Inventory Costing &…

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Convergence Replay – Database Compression and Encryption

Thanks to the big crowd who attended Michael DeVoe’s Convergence Session on Tuesday on Leveraging Microsoft SQL Server Data Compression & Transparent Data Encryption with Microsoft Dynamics Products.  Yes, the title barely fit on the opening slide :).  The audience asked some great questions and Michael packed a ton of information into 70 minutes of time…

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Convergence Replay – Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics

Thanks to everyone who attended Rod Hansen’s session on the Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics at Convergence.  We had a great turnout and great interaction within the session.  They are still compiling the survey results, but as of last night, Rod’s session was the #1 rated session with more than 10 respondents.  Thanks for the…


Video: How to collect a trace within Dynamics AX

When trying to diagnose performance issues in Dynamics AX, two of the key tools that we use are the Performance Analyzer (for SQL activity), and the Event Trace Parser for Microsoft Dynamics® AX (aka Trace Parser).  Trace Parser is a user interface and data analyzer built on top of the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW)…

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Podcast: Leveraging SQL Compression with Microsoft Dynamics Products

We are podcast crazy this week on the Premier Field Engineering for Dynamics team.  The PFE team will have a podcast a day going this week to get everyone jazzed up for Convergence next week.   Our Dynamics AX focused podcast centers around using the compression capability available in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.  With compression you can…

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Intercompany Financial Statements in standard Ax 2009?

We can generate intercompany financial statements, invoice accounts reports (ledger), payment account reports (ledger), and bank account (ledger) reports in standard Ax 2009. It really depends on the design of Chart of Accounts. Please find the following details of navigation and overview of information to setup.   Navigation paths & Overview of Financial Statement: Dimension…


Optimizing AX Batch Performance – Batch Group Configuration

 Are you pushing a lot of transactions through the AX batch framework?  Are you wondering if you’ve optimized the system for your workload? We recently did some testing in our lab to illustrate some of the performance and concurrency characteristics of the AX 2009 batch framework. Our goal was to show the impact of two…

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Dynamics AX Tracing (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, we covered the basic prerequisites of taking a trace. In this post I’m going to cover some best practices around capturing trace data and how to troubleshoot some common issues that may prevent trace files from being created. The steps below apply to both Dynamics AX 2009 and Dynamics…

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Convergence 2011 – Coming Very Soon

We’re less than four weeks away from Convergence 2011 – it is coming up quick.  Convergence 2011 will be held in Atlanta this year at the Atlanta Convention Center from Sun, April 10- Wed, April 13.  Dynamics AX will be featured in well over 70 sessions covering topics across AX 2009 and the forthcoming AX 2012…


Capture Database Blocking with Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics

Performance Analyzer 1.0 for Microsoft Dynamics is the tool used by Microsoft Dynamics support, Premier Field Engineers, and product team members to diagnose performance issues with Dynamics products. The following is a step-by-step guide to capturing blocking information with this toolset on your SQL Server environment.  This tool will capture blocking information for any SQL…

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