June 27, 2018

Moving a database from on-premise to Azure SQL can offer cost savings due to increased up-time and decreased maintenance costs.  However, for the lower price tiers of the DTU pricing model you may find a significant impact to query performance depending on your databas...

August 3, 2017

Some people may be experiencing their AOS not starting after applying the CU12 kernel update.

Exception code: 0xe0434352

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Server\MicrosoftDynamicsAx\Bin\Ax32Serv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syst...

March 2, 2017

If you are looking for a more functional overview of the history of AX / pop music then check out this blog post:  https://community.dynamics.com/ax/b/axtipsbyfredrik/archive/2016/03/08/history-of-ax

Rather than a company having separate software applications for a...

November 3, 2016

When using Azure AD authentication for your applications the user may receive the following error if they try to open your application when they are already signed in with a Microsoft account in a different tenant.  As there is no 'logout' button on the page, it leaves...

April 1, 2016

Retail CDX (commerce data exchange) is the interface that Dynamics AX uses to send and receive information to Retail stores running AX Retail POS.

Retail POS is a .net application that runs at the stores and can interface to opos hardware such as receipt printers, cash...

March 8, 2016

Exception             : System.MissingMemberException: Error while invoking GetType. Could not find member.

At "AddOrRemoveUserToNTGroup" in Common-Configuration.ps1: line 692


When installing AX Async service and Realtime service on Windows 10 m...

March 4, 2016

Maintaining multiple AX environments can become time consuming when trying to keep settings, data and code base in sync.  A master VM of an environment can be maintained with the latest config, code and data. The master VM can then cloned to refresh dev, qa and uat env...

September 13, 2015

The upgrade process is fairly straight forward, especially if you have done code merging before.  This is just a screen dump of the install process so you'll know what to expect.


Make sure you have the following update installed before running the installer: 

Report Vie...

July 18, 2015




Some companies invest well in good hardware and others just run on the bare minimum so it’s a good place to start.


The SQL server should be running on dedicated hardware, solid state disks / PCIe cards, and as usually recommended the database log and data fil...

May 3, 2015

Early versions of AX had isolated data between companies using the dataAreaId field and allowed data to be accessed by developers using the crosscompany and changecompany statements.  With newer versions of AX more data is being shared between companies, such as the gl...

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Being curious and passionate about computers has lead me on a path to becoming a Dynamics AX developer.  I found X++ to be a pioneering language that allows rapid development and deployment of changes.   Having AX experience has allowed me to work for some great companies and join a group of specialist developers.

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