Retail Benchmark Summary and Detailed Results published

In 2012, Microsoft conducted a benchmark on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to measure the performance and scalability characteristics of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack retail solution in a simulated retail scenario. The benchmark showcases the ability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to handle various specialized loads concurrently, without compromising performance and scalability on…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Benchmarks: Hyper-V, EP, and High-volume Inventory

We are happy to announce that the following benchmarks will be available, just in time for Convergence 2012. We havepublished both summary and detail documents for each benchmark. Enterprise Portal benchmark      In January 2012, Microsoft conducted a benchmark of Enterprise Portal for     Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to measure its performance and scalability     characteristics.The benchmark…


Batch Parallelism in AX – Part – IV

  Comparison of the three techniques: Even Work Load: Invoicing of 100,000 single line Sales Orders. Bundle size used for this test is 1,000.   Uneven workload: Invoicing of 1000 Sales Orders and the number of lines for the sales orders vary between 1 and 500. Bundle size used is 100. Very large number of…

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Batch Parallelism in AX – Part – III

  Top Picking: The issue we have seen with bundling is uneven distribution of the workload.  That was addressed by ‘Individual Task Modeling’.  But the framework overhead of individual Tasks when there is a huge number of tasks will be so severe that this should be properly weighed in.  ‘Top Picking’ is another batch technique…

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Batch Parallelism in AX – Part – II

  Individual Task Modeling Here in this case parallelism is achieved by creating a separate task for each work unit. You model the tasks by creating a task for each work item. You will have 1:1 mapping between task and the work item. This will eliminate the need for pre-allocation. Since each work item is…

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Batch Parallelism in AX –Part – I

  Dynamics AX 2012 and AX 2009 have the ability to breakdown a batch job into small manageable fragments and process them independently in parallel. Ability to process them in parallel is critical to improve the throughput and response time for the batch job and shrink the batch window considerably. There are few different approaches…

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Dynamics AX 2012: Forms on opening hide behind in the back

  In Dynamics AX 2012, when you open the forms,  you might see some of them open behind the other forms. User may get the impression that the form was never opened.  This happens if the form opened slowly;  a cold start, uniqueness of the data including large number of records or complexity of the…

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AX 2012: Data upgrade best practices

We have published a white paper on data upgrade best practices. The white paper includes many performance optimizations we’ve found through customer upgrades. It should benefit anyone who’s considering an upgrade from previous versions of AX to AX 2012. You can download the white paper from the following location: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=238709.