Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Key Office 365 scenarios

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 has a number of new and improved Office Interop capabilities. They enable a number of key scenarios for Office 365 that I wanted to list here. If you have other scenarios that you’d like to highlight or other scenarios that we don’t currently support, please mention them in the comments below….


Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Improved Office Interop capabilities

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 has been out for a while now, but I realized that I hadn’t posted updated information about its Office Interop capabilities here. In Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we responded to feedback from our customers and partners to provide new and updated support in a number of areas. Highlights for R2 Document…


Dynamics AX: Turning off specific tasks

Recently I had a someone ask me how to turn off or disable the Export to Excel task. Unfortunately, like most tasks, it can’t be disabled via the options dialog like the Document handling subsystem can be (Tools/Options/General/Miscellaneous/Document handling active). In the AX2012 client, the task keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+T don’t go through the buttons, so disabling the Export…


Responding to keyboard shortcuts in Dynamics AX

In Dynamics AX, the use of shortcut keys triggers a task. Some tasks do things, like Ctrl+F3 opening the advanced query window, while other tasks have been added just to allow override as needed, like many of the F keys (e.g. F4). To override the standard behavior of a task, you can override the task…


Can Dynamics AX 2012 work with Office 365?

Office 365 provides secure anywhere access to Microsoft Office capabilities including document collaboration. Users can create, store, and edit Office documents online in Office 365. SharePoint Online can be thought of as the storage mechanism for Office 365 documents. Document Generation and Office 365 If Word and Excel documents generated by Dynamics AX 2012 are…

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Dynamics AX 2012 is almost there

Last month I presented at the Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 where we showcased Dynamics AX 2012 to a wide audience of partners and customers for the first time. The release is set for Q3 2011. Over the next 6 months I’ll be posting tips and tricks for the AX Client, as well as links…


Introduction to Dynamics AX for Developers

I did a presentation for the Fargo Moorhead .NET Developers Group last night at the Microsoft Fargo office. The agenda was pretty simple and hopefully it was a useful for some of the 15 people that managed to sit through it prior to Andy Vig wowing us with demonstrations of the cool stuff he saw at…

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