AX Tutorials in the AOT

I’m always on the lookout for gems of information that might help you AX developers out there. So when I found out about the AX tutorials, my first thought was, How come I’ve never heard of these before? But it’s not always about me, because the thought immediately following that one was, Hey, this would…

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AX SDK on MSDN Now Wiki-ized

If you’re an AX developer, I have some good news: the Dynamics AX 2009 developer documentation on MSDN is now enabled for community content (aka wiki). So now you can post comments, code samples, bug reports, kudos and brickbats on any particular topic. You’ve most likely seen the wiki in action on MSDN if you’ve…

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AX Developer Center Extreme Makeover

As part of the overall MSDN redesign, the Dynamics AX Developer Center is sporting a new look. The core navigation is still there, but many of the pages have been simplified to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. For more information about the overall MSDN redesign and what’s in it for you, check…

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Dynamics AX Doc Team at AXUG Summit – Stop By and See Us

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Content Publishing team (we write all the AX docs) is holding some roundtables at the AXUG Summit going on right now. Please come by and participate – we’d like to hear your feedback.   Here’s the schedule:   Day/Date Time Description Location Facilitators Wednesday, Sept 16 3:30 PM Communities and Social Media: Trends…

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Looking for Dynamics AX 2009 Doc? Look No Further

This week is the annual AX User Group Summit 2009 in Chicago. The Dynamics AX Content Publishing team is there, and we have created a compendium of documentation resources for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.   In this document you’ll find a list of the documentation that’s available for the product with links to where it’s…

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Create a File from MSDN Content

I recently discovered that there’s a tool that allows you to create a help file (either .chm or .hxs) from content on MSDN and TechNet. It’s called Package This and is available on CodePlex. This is great if you want to download a bunch of information to review offline, say at a customer site or…

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Message Encoding in AIF

Recently, I was on a mail thread that elucidated certain aspects of how AIF messages are encoded. So I thought I would share that info here.   In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, the default encoding is UTF-8. You can change the default in the global settings form by navigating to Basic > Setup > Application…

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Automate the AX Checklist

Sometimes you stumble upon something that has been around for a long time but you never knew about, so when you do find out about it, it’s like making a whole new discovery. This is how I felt when I found out you could automate the checklist that must be completed after you install Dynamics…

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Dynamics AX Goes Green

Early this year, we released the Environmental Sustainability Dashboard (ESD). This is a module that works with Dynamics AX 2009. This tool is not my area of expertise within AX, but I thought it was really cool so I wanted to mention it.   The dashboard allows you to configure your AX installation to track…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Services White Paper

At long last, a white paper about implementing new services and best practices for developers has been published. This document is chock-full of helpful tips for developers that are creating services in AX 2009.   Running the AIF Document Service Wizard is just the first step to creating a new service. Then you need to…

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