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The Power of Possibilities Perfectly Presented to Partners

digg_url = “http://blogs.msdn.com/benriga/archive/2009/02/25/the-power-of-possibilities-perfectly-presented-to-partners.aspx”;digg_title = “The Power of Possibilities Perfectly Presented to Partners”;digg_bgcolor = “#FFFFFF”;digg_skin = “normal”; digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; Try to say that 10 times fast.  🙂 The theme for Convergence this year is the Power of Possibilities.  I’ll be presenting in a few sessions this year and may… Read more

It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green

digg_url = “http://blogs.msdn.com/benriga/archive/2009/02/09/it-s-not-easy-bein-green.aspx”;digg_title = “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green”;digg_bgcolor = “#FFFFFF”;digg_skin = “normal”; digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; I couldn’t help but think about the old Kermit the frog tune while chatting with Jennifer Pollard (Product Manager) and Neil Huizenga (Software Developer) last week about the new Environmental Sustainability Dashboard for… Read more

Dynamics AX Version Control

digg_url = “http://blogs.msdn.com/benriga/archive/2009/01/27/dynamics-ax-version-control.aspx”;digg_title = “Dynamics AX Version Control”;digg_bgcolor = “#FFFFFF”;digg_skin = “normal”; digg_url = undefined;digg_title = undefined;digg_bgcolor = undefined;digg_skin = undefined; While at the Convergence conference a while back I bumped into Michael Fruergaard Pontoppidan (Principal SDE) and Morten Jensen (Program Manager) from the Dynamics AX team.  Both Michael and Morten are based at the… Read more

WCF and AIF in Dynamics 2009: Chatting with Michael Merz

In this video I’m back on the Advanta campus chatting with Michael Merz, Program Manager for Application Integration Framework (AIF) on the Dynamics AX team. AIF is a standards-based framework that allows you to publish and consume web services.  It’s used primarily in integration scenarios when connecting Dynamics AX with other systems.  AX also has… Read more

Reporting and Analytics in Dynamics AX 2009

I spent some time with Manoj Nuthakki on the Dynamics team chatting about how we take full advantage of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in the recently released Dynamics AX 2009.  AX 2009 ships with 10 SSAS cubes out of the box so includes tons of pre-built KPI’s and… Read more

ISVs gaining access to PartnerSource

I posted the link to the Dynamics CRM Statement of Direction a short while ago.  It is located on PartnerSource which requires registration.  Typically this is for partners that resell a Microsoft Dynamics product. I recently discovered a way for ISVs who do not resell Dynamics products to gain access to this resource. The Microsoft… Read more

Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal Channel 9 Screencasts

Mey has been busy!  A few weeks back we posted a Channel 9 video of an interview with some of the Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal team.  As a follow-up to that Mey Meenakshisundaram has put together a bunch more videos showing off specific Enterprise Portal developer features: Creating simple List Page in Enterprise Portal… Read more

Dynamics AX 2009: A chat with Hal Howard, Mike Ehrenberg, Sukumar Rathnam

A couple of weeks back the Dynamics AX team announced general availability of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.  While the team was basking in the glow of a job well done I grabbed a few folks for a chat.  In this Channel 9 video I sit down with Hal Howard, Mike Ehrenberg and Sukumar Rathnam.  Hal… Read more

Dynamics AX 2009: The ‘Halo’ for Microsoft’s app platform

I almost snorted my tea across the room when I read this one.  🙂 Pretty funny quote, I think.  ZDNet:  Dynamics AX 2009: The ‘Halo’ for Microsoft’s app platform The great news, of course, is that Dynamics AX 2009 is now generally available.  The team put a lot of hard work in to this release. … Read more