Install and Configure a Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal Server

A new whitepaper providing step-by-step instructions to install Enterprise Portal 4.0 and all the necessary technology stacks is now available at There is a great deal of AX 4.0 documentation available at “Using Microsoft Dynamics AX” site


EP Samples from TechReady3

Yesterday (07/24/2006) I presented at TechReady3 (Microsoft‘s Internal Technical Readiness Event) on the EP Session. I demoed creating a web page to display vendor list with “zero code”. And then I demoed how you could do the same thing completely through coding to control the layout and format. Then I demoed the WebPart Connection and…


Microsoft Business Solutions Hits First Full Profitable Year

Microsoft’s closely-watched business applications unit hit its first-ever profitable year. For the full fiscal year 2006 ending June 30, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) logged a slim profit of $24 million on sales of $919 million ….


Accessing SharePoint Document Library through UNC Path.

If you have an Enterprise Portal site with the URL http://AX40VPC/Sites/EnterprisePortal and you need to access the document libraries in this site through windows explorer through the UNC path \\ax40vpc\sites\enterpriseportal from a windows 2003 server , then you need to start the WebClient service on the OS. This service is by default disabled in Windows 2003….


Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal Customer Self Service Scenarios

Today I got an email from a partner about Customer Self Service Scenarios in Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal. Basically it is about how the Enterprise Portal platform move to SharePoint plays out for Customer Self Service Scenarios. Since most of the SharePoint documents and that of EP covers mainly about employee or intranet portal,…


EP Web Part connection

In the EP , Web Menu and Web Form Web Parts use SharePoint Web Part connection mechanism to pass the information required to identify a record in Dynamics AX Database known as  record context to the pages invoked by menu items. The Web Form Web Part implements the ICellProvider interface, and the Web Menu Web…


Mey @ TechED

Thanks to William Harding for taking this photo.


Microsoft Delivers Dynamics AX 4.0

Microsoft unveiled Dynamics AX 4.0 to supply chain and IT customers on Monday. The enterprise resource planning platform sports new features ranging from RFID technology to Web services.  


Tech ED – Enterprise Portal Session

Monday afternoon  ( 06/12/06 13:30-14:15) , I presented the  Enterprise Portal Session at Tech ED. The attendance for the session is at least  double that of last year. The same holds true for almost all the Dynamics sessions. It looks like slowly dynamics sessions are getting traction in Tech ED. The agenda for the session…


June 9th 2006 – Important day for Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 Product team

Today is very special day for the Dynamics AX 4.0 team. The team got together and celebrated the final milestone of AX 4.0 product development and held the signing ceremony. To me, the last 18 months have been challenging, hectic, yet fulfilling. This is great feeling that together as a team from three different major…