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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

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.  There… Read more

A preview of Dynamics AX 2009 Enterprise Portal with the Dynamics team

Dan over on our Channel 9 team sat down with some of the folks from the Dynamics AX team to chat about Dynamics AX 2009 which should release quite soon.  In this video we see some of the cool stuff that’s coming with Enterprise Portal built on SharePoint and ASP.NET. A preview of Dynamics AX… Read more

Meet me in Copenhagen

If you’re an ISV building cool stuff on Dynamics CRM or Dynamics AX and are planning to attend Convergence EMEA drop me a note.  I’d love to meet up and see what you’ve been up to.  I’ll be in Copenhagen from Oct 21st through Oct 25th. Conferences can be a real drain between travel, jet… Read more

MSDN Dev Center for Dynamics

Nice!  We’ve opened the new Dev Center for Dynamics.  This is fantastic.  Lots of improvements with this but the nicest thing for me is that we now have separate sub-Dev Centers for each of the individual Dynamics products (AX, CRM, GP, NAV and SL).  That makes a lot of sense as it will keep the… Read more

Got Passion for Dynamics?

Want to help change the SMB software industry? Are you a big-picture thinker, interested in addressing both business and technology opportunities for line of business application developers? Do you get excited about the market opportunity to bring the latest platform innovations to the future of SCM, CRM or Financial Management line of business systems? Do… Read more

Dynamics: The icing on the Microsoft cake.. er.. stack

A few months ago I was asked to take on a new role at Microsoft.  We’ve kicked off an initiative within Developer and Platform Evangelism to help drive ISV evangelism for the Microsoft Dynamics brand.  I was asked to help drive the content development and programs.  What an opportunity!  I jumped at the chance and… Read more