Winter at Microsoft

We’ve had a pretty serious start to winter here in the Upper Midwest. The last that I heard we had reached 24″ of snow for the month of December. With a couple days left and a couple more fronts planned to come through, there’s a good chance that we break the record for the most…

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White Paper – Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Testing Guidance for ISVs

There’s a new white paper available on MSDN which provides testing guidance for Microsoft Dynamics AX ISVs. Also available is a simple Excel based template for test case management and a sample test case created using the Task Recorder feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. All three of these can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec0c1650-ef44-45e9-ade9-57f28c39a051&DisplayLang=en. I…

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Have you made a Developer better today?

James Whittaker is one of the most distinguished testers at Microsoft. He’s written a couple of books and is a well known in the industry for his work in testing – particularly in the Security field (see this interview). James is now the Architect for Visual Studio Team System – Test Edition. And he’s started…

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Unit Testing in Dynamics Ax

As I mentioned in my previous post, Dynamics AX has an integrated development environment and a specialized language called X++. Inspired by the usefulness of ‘xUnit’ based frameworks like JUnit and NUnit, the developers for Dynamics AX 4.0 (released in 2006) implemented a unit testing framework called SysTest in the AX development environment. With this…

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What is Dynamics Ax?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am now working on the Microsoft Dynamics Ax product team. I plan to start posting on topics closely related to the product and felt an upfront post with a brief product overview and some context would be helpful. Like many Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products, Dynamics Ax…

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