D365 Deployment

Get Dynamics Operations Deployment and Demo Machine for Free Guide

Lately, I’ve had the wonderful experience of being able to meet a number of very exceptional people in this industry.  Perhaps it goes with the territory of writing on the internet, but I deeply appreciate the feedback and encouragement. The people have come across all areas of Dynamics AX/Operations from functional to technical. One common question…

Dynamics AX Performance Tuning Text

A Fortune 500 Company, a Performance Tuner, Microsoft, and Slow Dynamics AX Performance

I’ve tuned dozens of implementations with all kinds of strange issues, but last week I encountered an especially challenging case involving a Fortune 500 company, Microsoft, and slow Dynamics AX performance. Multiple members of Microsoft’s Premier Support (client had a dedicated support contract) had been on the case for months with no progress while I…

Step by Step Performing a Code Upgrade from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Part 3

In this final part of our mini-upgrade blog series, we learn that the D365 upgrade isn’t so bad once you get past the wacky workarounds that Microsoft is addressing for on-premise development machines. We’ll walk through one real-life code merge example. I tried to choose a more convincing one. We’ll also walk through extensions somewhat…

Step by Step Performing a Code Upgrade from AX2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Part 2

In our continuing mission to get the real-world upgrade experience, let’s resolve close to 5000 AX2012 to Dynamics 365 code upgrade errors for a billion dollar, multinational company in one blog post.  Note, the company will remain extremely anonymous as always, but this really happened.  While we are at it, let’s learn how setup our projects up…

Step by Step Performing a Code Upgrade from AX2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Part 1

The first step in learning to do an AX2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Code upgrade is to get acquainted with all the special tricks for downloading and running an environment. Due to overwhelming demand with emails, conversations, and requests, I’ve decided to publish a simplified version of the code upgrade course that I used…

Importance of Platform Update Methodology in Dynamics 365 for Operations

One issue that is important to understand is the difference between a platform update and a cumulative update in Dynamics 365 for Operations and Finance.  We were used to cumulative updates in previous versions of Dynamics AX, which were collections of hotfixes that were supposed to be independent of the hardware.  With Cumulative updates, you…