Fix for Sqlpackage.exe no longer running for restoring Dynamics 365 databases

December 3, 2018

Quick tip to avoid wasting time as I sit here waiting on a database to restore at midnight because of having to troubleshoot this undocumented issue. For the first time, after several restores throughout the past months, I ran into this issue in my D365 Azure hosted development environment for a client. It says that […]

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Become an x++ developer in 7 days preview is finally ready

November 26, 2018

During the last year and 2 months, I’ve quietly labored for many hours working on a course.  Every little bit of code, every spacing, every capitalization, and several different concepts that I wanted to be introduced.  I wanted to introduce a very high quality sort of training and spent a lot of time doing so.  […]

Become an X++ developer in 7 days Instructor Brandon courses

Case of the Slow Dynamics AX Upgrade

October 15, 2018

A company that had been using and upgrading Dynamics for a long time, since version 4.0 suddenly found themselves in the midst of upgrade slowness. See, from a performance perspective, upgrades often present very special circumstances which will ordinarily lead to slowness. Believe it or not, this isn’t too unusual and can normally be fixed […]

Dynamics 365 Courses Instructor Brandon

Introduction to Dynamics 365 for Operations Cloud Performance Tuning 1 of 3

September 20, 2018
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dynamics 365 for Operations Cloud performance tuning isn’t super easy, but knowing a few things can make your life a lot easier.  This series is for all of you looking to save some time as we explore my interpretation of the performance tuning tools and see some of the ways that I’ve learned to use […]

Time Saving Gotcha Avoiding Step on Package Installation in D365 For Operations

September 7, 2018

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of chatter on the net about bad packages when trying to install software, licenses, run builds, ect. Even the simplest processes can have a hidden gotcha that could result in you pulling your hair out. Here is the most common reason that I’ve found for that range of problems. We’ll […]

Heads Up: Dynamics 365 implementations in South Central Data Regions are down

September 4, 2018

I promise that it wasn’t my performance tuning load testing scripts that overheated the azure data center (just kidding because sometimes it is better to laugh than cry when this stuff happens).  In case anyone else got one of those lovely 2AM in the morning phone calls that all technical people seem to dread, the […]

Undocumented Trick to See Dimensions in D365 Project Level Transaction Reports Part 1 of 3

September 4, 2018

It’s the strangest thing. I’ve written hundreds of customized reports, but it seems like the most interesting ones in terms of challenges always revolve around the project module and Inventory Value reports. What I’ve noticed is several suttle changes to the data model in Dynamics 365, which affect general ledger reports, inventory value reports, and […]

Package installation in Dynamics 365 Instructor Brandon

Volunteer Dynamics Chapter Meeting is Tomorrow

August 22, 2018

It is rightfully packed tomorrow.  We’ve got it all.  There is a top well-known innovative manager who happens to be on one of the most famous implementations in the world (the Dallas Cowboys) sharing tips from her own experience.    Deep Power BI demonstrations from a top consultant at a top firm in Clients First […]

Learn, Network and Volunteer — August 23rd Return of AXUG

August 7, 2018
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Top Subject Matter Experts providing some awesome learning, Friendly People, and plenty of all around good times.  Come meet your other Dynamics 365/AX friendly volunteers and just enjoy our awesome community.  Top Dynamics experts from around the world will be providing the knowledge (more later), and an awesome community featuring members from companies spanning across […]

Undocumented Maximum Size of a Report File in Dynamics AX

July 15, 2018
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 […]

Fix for Sqlpackage.exe no longer running for restoring Dynamics 365 databases

December 3, 2018

Quick tip to avoid wasting time as I sit here waiting on a database to restore at midnight because of having to troubleshoot this undocumented issue. For the first time, after several restores throughout the past months, I ran into this issue in my D365 Azure hosted development environment for a client. It says that […]

4 blog dynamics 365 finance and operations Instructor Brandon

Become an x++ developer in 7 days preview is finally ready

November 26, 2018

During the last year and 2 months, I’ve quietly labored for many hours working on a course.  Every little bit of code, every spacing, every capitalization, and several different concepts that I wanted to be introduced.  I wanted to introduce a very high quality sort of training and spent a lot of time doing so.  […]

Become an X++ developer in 7 days Instructor Brandon courses

Case of the Slow Dynamics AX Upgrade

October 15, 2018

A company that had been using and upgrading Dynamics for a long time, since version 4.0 suddenly found themselves in the midst of upgrade slowness. See, from a performance perspective, upgrades often present very special circumstances which will ordinarily lead to slowness. Believe it or not, this isn’t too unusual and can normally be fixed […]

Dynamics 365 Courses Instructor Brandon

Introduction to Dynamics 365 for Operations Cloud Performance Tuning 1 of 3

September 20, 2018
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dynamics 365 for Operations Cloud performance tuning isn’t super easy, but knowing a few things can make your life a lot easier.  This series is for all of you looking to save some time as we explore my interpretation of the performance tuning tools and see some of the ways that I’ve learned to use […]

Time Saving Gotcha Avoiding Step on Package Installation in D365 For Operations

September 7, 2018

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of chatter on the net about bad packages when trying to install software, licenses, run builds, ect. Even the simplest processes can have a hidden gotcha that could result in you pulling your hair out. Here is the most common reason that I’ve found for that range of problems. We’ll […]

Heads Up: Dynamics 365 implementations in South Central Data Regions are down

September 4, 2018

I promise that it wasn’t my performance tuning load testing scripts that overheated the azure data center (just kidding because sometimes it is better to laugh than cry when this stuff happens).  In case anyone else got one of those lovely 2AM in the morning phone calls that all technical people seem to dread, the […]

Undocumented Trick to See Dimensions in D365 Project Level Transaction Reports Part 1 of 3

September 4, 2018

It’s the strangest thing. I’ve written hundreds of customized reports, but it seems like the most interesting ones in terms of challenges always revolve around the project module and Inventory Value reports. What I’ve noticed is several suttle changes to the data model in Dynamics 365, which affect general ledger reports, inventory value reports, and […]

Package installation in Dynamics 365 Instructor Brandon

Volunteer Dynamics Chapter Meeting is Tomorrow

August 22, 2018

It is rightfully packed tomorrow.  We’ve got it all.  There is a top well-known innovative manager who happens to be on one of the most famous implementations in the world (the Dallas Cowboys) sharing tips from her own experience.    Deep Power BI demonstrations from a top consultant at a top firm in Clients First […]

Learn, Network and Volunteer — August 23rd Return of AXUG

August 7, 2018
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Top Subject Matter Experts providing some awesome learning, Friendly People, and plenty of all around good times.  Come meet your other Dynamics 365/AX friendly volunteers and just enjoy our awesome community.  Top Dynamics experts from around the world will be providing the knowledge (more later), and an awesome community featuring members from companies spanning across […]

Undocumented Maximum Size of a Report File in Dynamics AX

July 15, 2018
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 […]