Visual studio and TFS support in AX 2012 R3 CU8

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 we are now supporting VS 2013.

Please note for development we only support VS 2013 in R3 CU8.

For TFS we do support TFS 2010, TFS 2012, TFS 2013 and TFS online, but to connect to these from AX you will need “TFS 2010 object model Sp1” which is client to connect to server.

 From system requirement document (

Client computers that are running Visual Studio 2010 must have hotfix KB 2662296 ( installed to use TFS source control with Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Client computers that are not running Visual Studio 2010 must have the Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1 Object Model ( installed to use TFS source control with Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Comments (9)

  1. Tommy Skaue says:

    Thanks! I burned a lot of time trying to get this to work on my R3 CU8 sandbox.

  2. Thanks for these clear instructions.

  3. Somnath Jana says:

    Thanks a lot, for this technology upgrade information

  4. Gaurav Desai says:

    After installing Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1 Object Model, It never prompts for Authentication for Visual Studio Online.

    It throws error:

    Team Foundation services are not available from server

    Technical information (for administrator):

     TF400813: Resource not available for anonymous access. Client authentication required.

  5. @Gaurav: Please check you might have VS 2010 already installed on this machine.

    Install following kb:…/confirmation.aspx and restart AOS.

  6. Ryan Green says:

    Thanks for this road map very helpful to us.  Can you provide a update on the plan for AX2012 R3 CU9 support and TFS 2015 soon to be released?

    We are planning our migration strategy and this information will be helpful.  That would be great if  TFS 2015 was confirmed as supported with the correct Object model.  Thanks Again!

  7. JohnLBevan says:

    When logging into AX with a VSO instance defined for source control, VSO will prompt for credentials.

    When run interactively that's fine; but when run by script this causes the script to hang (i.e. pending user input; but with no user to complete the input).

    Sometimes this is not an issue, i.e. if credentials have been entered under the relevant user account recently, but these cached credentials are forgotten after a while.

    Example Script:

       SET appPath="C:Program Files (X86)Microsoft Dynamics AX60ClientBinAX32.EXE"

       SET aosHost=AXBUILDServer01

       SET aosPort=2712

       REM 2. Synch TFS Prod Branch CSTM Model to Staging Environment (with No Force)

       %appPath% -aos2=%aosHost%:%aosPort%  -regConfig=AX_BUILD_VAR "-startupcmd=synctfs_noforce,CSTM"


    Is there a way to provide credentials for VSO when starting AX Client via script / non-interactively?

  8. VSO and VS 2013 and AX 2012 R3 not compatible says:

    To have the credentials working you have to install VS 2012 or VS 2010 along with VS 2013.

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