Your Dynamics AX SQL Server May Not Be Taking Advantage Of It’s Full Potential.

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Most SQL administrators will go to great lengths to make sure that they have the latest updates and patches on their SQL servers.  As Microsoft updates the query processor in SQL, you are able to take advantage of added performance from these updates; however, this may not be true for your SQL server.  Why do I say this?

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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.

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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.

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Graduating to Microsoft Dynamics AX Development

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Only a few short months ago, I began my career as a Microsoft Dynamics AX developer. While it did not take long to learn the basics, developing modifications for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 was and is a unique challenge. The combination of the X++ programming language, the MorphX integrated development environment (IDE), and a layered architecture make Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 an application that stands on its own despite the similarities each of its pieces may share with other software. Those similarities are an asset to the new developer, but it is the remarkable features of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that make it interesting.

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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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