Moving to a new blog.

  I had this blog for a long time when I worked at a different role in Microsoft. For the last 4 years I’ve been working in a solution architecture team at Microsoft working with customers reviewing implementation projects on Dynamics AX. A few months back I decided it was time to create a new…

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Adobe reader message InformationSource previews after upgrading to Win8.1

I had a couple of people ask me about this one after upgrading to Windows 8.1 when using InformationSource. When try to click on a preview of a document when searching the Core Concepts area you get a message “The Adobe reader has not been detected on your machine or display pdf in browser option…

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InformationSource login with IE11

  Update. December 5th 2013. The login framework for InformationSource had been updated so you no longer need to do this work around. —————————————————————————————————————— I’ve had a few emails on this topics from Microsoft folks who have upgraded to Windows 8.1 with IE11 and haven’t been able to log into http://informationsource.dynamics.com so here a few…

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Back to Basics – Accounting Concepts Part 1.

  We live and work in a complex world. Complexity comes from the growth of societies and the systems we have put in place to manage and be able have common ways of communicating. In business it’s about the numbers. Stock markets, in theory, are driven by the ability to invest and get a return…

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Roles and Tasks (Part 1)

  In the last post I said I would talk about actors in an ERP project. Running a project like this you also have to be effective at managing people and bringing in the skills at the right phase of the project. The art of this is to understand what skills you will likely need…

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People Make ERP Projects

  As part of my job I work with customers and help them with their ERP project implementations around Dynamics AX. An ERP project is a complex project. You have so many different dynamics (excuse the pun) that you need to manage. Business needs, regulations, training and understanding software, resource management, corporate politics, and probably…

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Liking my new Microsoft Surface

  I managed to get a new Microsoft Surface on the weekend and it’s an amazing little piece of kit. I like that it still has all the regular capabilities of Windows as you’d expect but with a reimagined UI. I especially like that you can still have account switching. This is great that then…

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Hello Again

Well Hello Sometimes you put your head down and work, work, work and don’t look up to see where you are heading. I just looked up and saw that’s in been almost 2 years since I’ve written a blog post. I must say it’s been quite an amazing couple of years working with customers on Dynamics AX…

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Customersource links for the new VMs

  I had a few questions about the links for the new demo VMs on Customersource. Refresh 4 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/setupguides/MSDYAX2009_DemoToolkit_Refresh4 Refresh 3.5 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/setupguides/MSDYAX2009_DemoToolkit_Refresh3_5 Refresh 3 https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/setupguides/MSDYAX2009_DemoToolKit_Refresh3    Cheers Lachlan (Original blog http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash)

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Posting documents to SharePoint

  I had a question about saving documents to SharePoint on the demo VM. If you get an error and trying to save like an Excel spreadsheet or Word document to a document library something to the effect “This file cannot be saved to this location because there is no connection to the server. Check…

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