Category Archives: Dynamics Operations Architecture

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

4 blog dynamics 365 finance and operations Instructor Brandon

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 […]

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

[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

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 […]

Video Real World Dynamics 365 On Premises Performance Testing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 […]

Dynamics 365 for Operations Cloud Vs OnPremise November 2017 Comparison

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1511916908904{margin-top: 50px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”10″ css=”.vc_custom_1511916725082{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1511926712355{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column_text]“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 […]

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 […]