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…

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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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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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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…

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If you miss the Dynamics 365 Tech Conference in the USA

January 18, 2018

It’s time to “spill the beans”. You have to give Microsoft a lot of credit at times. They have a way of pleasantly surprising you. Quietly, a group of volunteers, including myself, have been working on bringing something to the USA for all those of you who love to learn and are excited about Dynamics…

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Video Real World Dynamics 365 On Premises Performance Testing

January 5, 2018

In this video, we got crazy and took Dynamics 365 On-Premises through some performance testing. So maybe Mr. Sawicki and I had a little too much fun during this video, but the results are real. With so many organizations trying to actively go to On-Premises D365 for Operations or looking at a hybrid approach, I…

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Get Dynamics Operations Deployment and Demo Machine for Free Guide

December 14, 2017

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…

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Dynamics 365 for Operations Cloud Vs OnPremise November 2017 Comparison

November 28, 2017

“The new November version of Dynamics Operations On-Prem was a big improvement.  While I still don’t consider it production ready, I believe that we are getting very close.  The purpose of this article is to provide an objective rating comparison, so as to help people make an informed decision.  Please note that these are my…

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

November 19, 2017

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…

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

November 10, 2017

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…

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Improvements for Performance and Error Troubleshooting in Dynamics Operations

May 2, 2017

I absolutely love some of the new troubleshooting tools in Dynamics Operations. In what was superior architecture, Microsoft invested heavily in addressing many of the performance and strange errors seen in previous versions and making it easier for those of us in some sort of support role to get things going. I want to talk…

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Dallas/Fort Worth AXUG is Back, Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow

March 28, 2017

I normally don’t post something like this, but I’m really excited about our newly relaunched chapter of the AXUG in Dallas. Having worked with several of you in my hometown, I’m really looking forward to seeing some old friends and getting acquainted with news ones.    As a volunteer Chapter Lead, I can tell you…

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Training Release Date and Unlimited Workflow Reports Lab Walkthrough in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Supply Chain

December 8, 2019

Happy Holidays everyone!  It’s that time of the year where the financial people just spend hours upon hours having to do work around the end of the year and closing.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a nice little report that could show you all open tasks, what those tasks are used for, and who…

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Dynamics 365 Workflow Reports Walkthrough


March 27, 2014

The There are some tricks that have been around forever but are just as good today as they were back in the old days. In this post, we will learn two little tricks that I nearly use on every single assignment, and I’ve used them for a long time. Let’s just say that you need…

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

October 17, 2017

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…

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

October 18, 2017

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…

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Diary of a Fixer: Top 10 Risk Issues that I see on Dynamics AX Implementation after Implementation

July 13, 2014

Having worked on many AX implementations has taught me to look for certain warning signs. One of my clients on an implementation asked me to give them a top 10 risk issues that I see on implementation after implementation. In other words, for a new implementation, are there some gotcha’s that they should look out…

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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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Real-World Examples to Understand the Most Significant AX 7 Code Change towards Enterprise Code Stability

June 19, 2016

Sometimes big things happen which get little press or coverage, such as the case with the move to the file based code deployment in our newest version of AX. In this post, we’ll look at some real-world, but currently undocumented ways, to truly utilize the new changes towards efficient best practice, continuous improvement code methodology.…

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Dynamics Certification Paths and Exam Information

November 25, 2013

Finally, we have information on the Dynamics AX 2012 certifications. The Dynamics AX 2012 certifications have been a mystery for many as the combined exam paths of 2009 just sort of disappeared (things like MCITP: Developer, Applications, ect). For almost 2 years, many people have been begging to figure out which new certification exams correlate…

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