Dynamics AX 2009 & Communicator – Better Together

I just discovered that you can enable integration of AX and communicator such that you can see a contact’s status right from within AX. To me this was so cool I couldn’t wait to check it out and share the goodness. You can see Communicator presence for any party type person in AX so it…


The Help Guy – Who Knew?!

Not me! Within our very own company we have someone that blogs regularly about help files and formats. If you write or integrate content with Dynamics AX help, this could be a handy resource. You can find his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/thehelpguy/. In particular, the Help Guy’s latest post about the current state of the various Microsoft help…

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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)…


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…


AIF Queries & Schemas: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

 A while back I created this graphic to show the relationship between a document query and the document schema. If you’re new to AIF, this may help you understand the format of the data that flows in and out of AIF through the document services.   When using a document service in AIF, you call a service…

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AIF Code Samples Available for Download

I have posted some AIF code samples on the MSDN Code Gallery that demonstrate calling a service class from X++. AIF – Calling the Customer Service in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009This code sample demonstrates how to call the customer service from X++. This XPO contains a job that shows you how to call the following…

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Excellent Presentation on SOA & Dynamics AX

If you’re interested in finding out about how SOA is enabled in Microsoft Dynamics AX, there’s an excellent video on the subject. The video is a presentation by Alex Renz, in product planning, and Michael Merz, the PM for AIF. AIF provides the integration framework in Dynamics AX. If you’re investigating how to integrate Dynamics AX…


Summer Reading – Dynamics AX Books

Traditionally, Summer is a time to catch up on reading. Since the dog days of Summer are now upon us (here in the northern hemisphere), I’d like to draw your attention to some of the Dynamics AX books that are available. There’s a full listing on the AX Developer Center at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/ax/cc546579.aspx. Happy Reading!  


Guide to AIF Documentation Available

After fielding many requests for AIF documentation for both 4.0 and 2009, I put together this handy-dandy reference guide for the AIF documentation. It lists the documentation resources for both versions. When it comes to AIF, there are things that end-users, administrators and developers each need to know. This makes it a unique feature documentation-wise because…


AX How Do I Video Released

I’m happy to announce that the first webcast for Dynamics AX is available on the developer center. This one is about linking parent and child forms using dynamic links. We are planning on posting more of these in the future so be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed.