Yearly Archives: 2017

Get Dynamics Operations Deployment and Demo Machine for Free Guide

D365 Deployment

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 365 for Operations Cloud Vs OnPremise November 2017 Comparison

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

Dynamics AX Performance Tuning Text

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 […]

How much database size is too much for good Dynamics AX Performance?

Dynamics AX Performance

Database size is our ultimate boxing match opponent for Dynamics AX Performance. Time and Time again, I’ve knocked it down, but it never stays down for the count. And when it gets back up, it can deliver a crushing blow that changes an implementation from fast to slow seemingly overnight. Without data archiving, it always […]

The Managers Performance Tuning Survival Guide for Day 1 Slow Dynamics AX Performance

Dynamics AX Performance Tuning

You just went Live and Dynamics AX Performance is crawling. First impressions are everything and this is one early impression that no one wants. This isn’t as uncommon as you would believe. Performance tuning new implementations is the most frequent request that I get at this time of year, and I’d like to share some […]

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 […]

It’s On Now: D365 AXUG On-Premise webinar in 15 Minutes

The AXUG plus 3 of us are about to light it up for On-Premise. I’ll be doing the first Session while Dennis M. and Scott M. do the second and third session. There are 3 really hyped up gentlemen. I promise that you’ll see all kinds of non-documented secrets to making this stuff work in […]

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 […]