Dynamics AIF Tutorial Series Part 1: Understanding AIF in Dynamics AX 2012

May 27, 2013

While I was working on my reporting series for Dynamics AX, I realized that it was needing some foundational knowledge. To see the true BI functionality of Dynamics AX, one needs a base understanding of Forms, Services, and Enterprise Portal. Thus, I decided to put together a quick beginning series on Services that is designed…

Authors: Brandon Ahmad,

Tutorial: Developing Reports with Dynamics AX and SSRS Part 1

May 11, 2013

Dynamics AX is absolutely amazing when it comes to reporting. However, there are many misconceptions. In this series, we will learn how to write reports in Dynamics AX. We’ll dispel many of the myths and see the advantages to the Dynamics AX way of reporting. We start by writing a report the old way. The…

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Tutorial: Beginning Dynamics AX Development with Forms and X++ Series

May 1, 2013

Note: these are real labs that you will need to actually do in order to gain the real value of these tutorials. So, these tutorials aim at someone who is just starting out in the Dynamics AX world with development. We go from using the design features to coding with X++. Development in Dynamics AX…

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Tutorial: Understanding the Simple List & Details Form within Dynamics AX 2012R2 Part 5B

May 1, 2013

And this This completes our series. Let’s have some fun with the code. Note: I had to break this post into two different parts to get it to work. What we are doing here is programmatically taking values from a control and altering the data shown based on that selection. Part A can be found…

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Tutorial: Understanding the Simple List & Details form within Dynamics AX 2012R2 Part 5A

May 1, 2013

Now, it is time to finish the project and get introduced to some dynamics AX coding. If you’ve gone through the previous 4 parts of this series, you now have an introduction to forms within Dynamics AX. Trust me, I wish that I would have had something like this when I first started. If there…

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Tutorial: Understanding the Simple List & Details form within Dynamics AX 2012r2 Part 4

April 25, 2013

In Part 4, me (the instructor) is really looking for you to develop a feel for how we go about making a MorphX form. This section is a lot of fun and for those of you from the .NET development world, get ready to feel jealous! You need to develop an intuitive understanding for stacking…

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Tutorial: Understanding the Simple List & Details form within Dynamics AX 2012r2 Part 3

April 24, 2013

Look, there is a part 3 but why. The reason for this is because we need to go further with forms. I’ve decided to make this a 5 part series where we will jump into code and review best practices. Poor form development is a ‘No-No’. Good Form Development will make you look like a…

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Tutorial: Understanding the Simple List & Details form within Dynamics AX 2012r2 Part 2

April 23, 2013

In Part 2, we add our form design. Here you will learn the Dynamics AX way of dealing with fundamental components like tabs, lists, containers, details, and grids. You’ll even do some minor customization to the action menu. While the tutorial has been made purposely simple for introductory learning, it’s a great start to learning…

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Tutorial: Understanding the Simple List & Details form within Dynamics AX 2012r2 Part 1

April 23, 2013

Where Dynamics AX really excels is in form creation. It is quite possible for one to be a superior Dynamics AX developer with very little understanding of code. The MorphX Development Environment has been setup that way. In this post, we are going to show how to setup a List and Details form within the…

Authors: Brandon Ahmad,

Learning PowerView Tutorial Series with Excel 2013, SharePoint 2013, and SQL Server 2012

April 7, 2013

PowerView truly ushers anyone using SQL Server 2012 and Excel into the self-service business intelligence world. In this series, you will take Microsoft’s Hello World Picnic Sample and deep dive into it step by step. We do a lot here: slicers, bar charts, line charts, multiple series, arranging, cards, tiles, highlighting, views, bubble charts, multiples,…

Authors: Brandon Ahmad,

Your first Performance Tuning lesson for Dynamics 365 Operations and Finance aka AX

January 25, 2018

I wanted to make this video to help those of you who are new to Dynamics Performance Tuning or just looking to gain a better understanding of it out. I also wanted to personally let everyone know that I’m very thankful for the many positive messages as of late. Sadly, a hectic work schedule has…

Authors: Brandon Ahmad,

D365 Saturdays on March 10th in Dallas

January 29, 2018

D365 SATURDAYS IN DALLAS ON MARCH 10th!!!     Oh, can you feel it?  Free Training, awesome presentations, and it’s all volunteer driven.  I am extremely pleased to announce that D365 Saturdays in the USA  is officially starting on March 10th in Dallas. Awesome Microsoft Experts, Dynamite Sessions, Great People, and some of the best…

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Understanding your Second Largest Enemy towards Good Dynamics AX Performance

February 14, 2018

“Brandon, what the hell?” There is something about a conversation that starts out that way which pretty much tells you that it won’t be so pleasant. The lead technical architect was livid, and I mean “super mad” at me. I had been brought in to a Dynamics AX performance review, and he was reading the…

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New D365 Saturday USA Series LinkedIn

February 18, 2018

It’s ground zero here in Dallas and just three weeks before D365 Saturday kicks off in the USA!!.  This one day Dynamics 365 event is loaded with everything Microsoft Senior Management, WorldwideDynamics 365 Experts, Famous Fortune 500 companies and many awesome people.  It’s a great place to learn and network and all free.  What I…

Authors: Brandon Ahmad,

Dynamics 365 Saturday USA Dallas is Sold Out!!!!

March 8, 2018

The community passion is contagious. Can you feel it? D365 Saturday USA Dallas has sold out! None of this happens without the passionate community that we have in the USA and in Texas. I was touched to learn that some people postponed Spring Break vacations to attend this training. People who couldn’t make it mentioned…

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Dynamics 365 Saturday USA Launch Recap with Photos and Video

March 13, 2018

So, what do you get when a large group of people unselfishly come together for the sole purpose of learning and free training within Dynamics 365?  I’d say that this was the best experience that I have had in over a decade.  There was just so much positive energy at the first Dynamics Saturday Event for the USA.  People…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Case Files 735 Million Reasons for Warehousing Slowness

March 29, 2018

We dive into the world of advanced Dynamics AX support cases and find a company which had 755 million reasons for some extreme slowness around warehousing functionality and inventory on-hand. It’s a very common temporary obstacle for big companies to have to adjust to the demands of performance tuning high size, high volume environments. But…

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April 12th, One Hour D365UG Training Webinar on Undocumented Technique for Performance Tuning D365FO(Big Update)

April 10, 2018

Five months ago, I made a promise to a group of outstanding people. In our last webinar for the AXUG, things got really crazy. The group of people watching the webinar were just as excited as me about the content. We started opening up all kinds of tools and we were about to really go…

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[Content ReCap] and Thank You for Attending the D365 Training Webinar

April 12, 2018

He..he..he.. Some of my revered Performance Tuning Tricks for OnPrem Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations are out now, but it was well worth it. Thank you for attending everyone. I really enjoyed the enthusiasm and the conversations. The audience was mixed with a lot of very advanced Dynamics 365 Technical Architects and some new…

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Undocumented Maximum Size of a Report File in Dynamics AX

July 15, 2018

So, I was called into an implementation to quickly super charge the Reporting effort as things were stalled. I needed to get out some invoice customizations which normally doesn’t take long. Things started out well, but something really strange started happening. Almost out of nowhere, no more of my report changes would take after changing…

Authors: Brandon Ahmad,

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