AX 2009 Training in the Pacific Northwest

I know many companies are on the lookout for AX training. So I thought I’d share this information that I recently received about some training classes that are being offered by Fine Solutions, a Microsoft partner. To register or find out more information, you can contact them at engage@fine.com or by phone at 1.877.777.FINE (3463)…


Your Feedback – We Listen!

Before I worked at Microsoft, I rarely filled out surveys or provided my feedback, even when requested. I think this was due to the somewhat misguided idea that I would take the time to give my feedback and then no change would come of it. Since I started working here, I have completely changed my…

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AX SDK Team is Hiring!

That’s right, we’re looking for a senior programming writer to add to the team. If you love both programming and writing and have experience in both, this might be the job for you. Click here to view the job posting and submit your resume. The job is based in the MDCC (Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen)…

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Dynamics AX TechNet Has Wiki

The Microsoft Dynamics AX TechNet library has been updated so that it now includes the Community Content feature (aka “wiki”). On each page, you’ll now see a Community Content section where anyone can post comments, tips and tricks, and other information related to the topic. Anyone can read it, but you’ll need to sign in with your…

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New on the Bookshelf: AX 2009 Development Cookbook

Packt Publishing has released yet another AX development book, this one is called Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Development Cookbook. The book contains “recipes” logically grouped into chapters. Each recipe explains the steps you must follow to accomplish a particular task with some additional information about how it works. On the plus side, the format is…


AxAssist – An Assistant for your X++ Editor

Anyone who works in the X++ editor knows that it is not what you might call full-featured – especially if you’re used to working in Visual Studio. You might say that it has a quaint austerity, or perhaps a zen-like simplicity. I recently came across a new tool called AxAssist that could really up your…

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Getting Started with AX Development? A New Book for You

There’s a new book about development in Dynamics AX 2009 called Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Programming: Getting Started. The title of this book includes “getting started” and from that perspective, the book delivers. It contains useful information for beginning AX developers as well as consultants or anyone that wants to get a better understanding of…


“Request Failed” Error in AIF

One of the SDETs on our team recently made me aware of a somewhat unintuitive error message that you might receive when sending a message to your AX installation using AIF. In the inbound XML message, the elements must be in alphabetical order. If they are not in the correct order, you may see a…

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Find User Settings in the SysLastValue Table

Throughout AX, data is often saved from forms, classes, and other objects so that when you run those objects again, the user’s last values are pre-populated for you. For example, when you open and close a form, the last location of the form on your screen is stored so when you open it again, it…


Keyboard Shortcuts for AX 2009

Recently, I was cleaning out my e-mail and came across a document that contains keyboard shortcuts for AX 2009. I found these shortcuts so handy for my own use, I felt compelled to share. To give credit where it’s due, this document was created by David Kidder, an SDET on the AX development team. Thanks, David! This…

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