Entries Tagged as 'SSRS'

AX 2009 Reporting Extensions on SQL 2012

Dynamics AX , Infrastructure , SSRS 2 Comment s »

We recently recommended to one of our AX 2009 clients that they redeploy their AX infrastructure to reap the benefits from newer hardware, utilize virtual OS’s, and do some much needed housekeeping in the process. We recommended installing AX 2009 SP1 RU3 (their current level) on Windows 2012 and SQL 2012. There are some interesting hurdles when installing AX 2009 on SQL 2012, so we thought we would share our findings and spare you the grief.


Changing font size on SSRS reports in AX 2012

Development , Dynamics AX , SSRS , X++ 1 Comment »

Recently, one of our clients requested that the default font size be increased on some of their reports to make them more readable for the users.  This change was to be used for a few out-of-the-box reports, custom reports, and AutoReports generated from forms as well.


OLAP improvements in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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Microsoft’s approach to analyzing information for business decision making in Dynamics AX has steadily matured from the perspective (no pun intended) of both a presentation layer to the user and a development layer for the technical resource.  What was known as Business Scorecard in AX v4.0 has become a much better experience in Role Centers in AX2009 and 2012, firmly based upon SharePoint fundamentals.


How Does X++ Stack Up Against Other Programming Languages?

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I have been developing software, from web applications, to iPhone apps and Windows programs, for as long as I can remember. I have used HTML, ASP, C++, C#, PHP, Objective-C, and the list goes on. Recently I joined a Microsoft Dynamics AX development team, and that meant a brand new language I’d never seen before: X++. This is a taste of what I’ve learned and a quick comparison to other languages I’ve encountered in my career.


The Evolution of Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics AX

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If you’ve been around reporting in Microsoft Dynamics AX for the past six years like I have, you’ve witnessed and accepted the gradual ascent of the report evolution from X++ reports to SSRS reports. Or you’ve done a good job avoiding it. If you categorize yourself into the latter half of that statement, you are running out of time…and options. In Dynamics AX v4.0, Microsoft introduced an acronym to the AX world in SSRS. In Dynamics AX 2012, SQL Server Reporting Services is now the mainstream reporting product, like it or not. I think you’ll like it.


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