Category Archives: Dynamics AX Performance

Case of the Slow Dynamics AX Upgrade

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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 […]

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

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 […]

Understanding your Second Largest Enemy towards Good Dynamics AX Performance

“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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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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?

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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

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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 […]

Improvements for Performance and Error Troubleshooting in Dynamics Operations

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 […]

Case of Poor Performance in the Financials Causing Late Night Work Part 2

Now, we will learn a very powerful and undocumented approach towards tuning Dynamics Operations Performance in this post. In part 1, we started out by looking at a painful case of people having to work ridiculously long hours because the system was slow at certain times. We learned that this seemingly random behavior could be […]

Case of the Poor Performance in the Financials Causing Late Night Work

Disclaimer: the methods/scripts here aren’t in any books or blog posts(until now) and come straight from my experience of having a lot of AX Performance battles. Please understand that these methods are not officially supported by Microsoft. They’ve just helped me get through 40 implementations successfully…. I’ll tell you right now. No matter how big […]