November 12, 2019
If it’s been a while since you have looked at Azure Reserved instances, now is a great time to revisit them. Not sure what Reserved Instances are for? Read on, you may just save some money.Continue Reading
August 6, 2019
When it comes to setting up and running a cloud-based IT environment, businesses of all sizes (including small and mid-sized companies) can benefit from leveraging a hyperscale cloud.
July 10, 2018
Anyone considering an upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations has probably thought about the technical challenges involved. How do I convert my custom data and import it into Dyn365FO? What code will I have to rewrite into extensions and what happens if there is not a trigger where I need one? How will I connect my add-ons to my data? With so many technical questions it is easy to overlook the business process impact such a change will have ...
June 1, 2017
If you’ve looked into Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations at all you know that, though much of it is the same as Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, much of it is significantly different. From a developer perspective, the most significant change is how modifications are made to base code.
April 4, 2017
This year’s Dynamics 365 Tech Conference was held in Seattle on March 12th- 15th, and as always, offered up a great learning experience for its attendees.
December 6, 2016
For a number of years now, software vendors have been working at modularizing their monolithic applications with the intent of providing consumers the opportunity to mix and match best-of-breed functionality without being tied to one specific package. The interaction between ERP and CRM is a prime example of this.
August 2, 2016
One of the biggest lures to Azure right now is for backup and disaster recovery (BDR). There are a number of ways that this can be implemented, including Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup; however, when we look at options for SQL Server, we can really start getting into the business continuity aspect of BDR, with the potential for zero downtime in the event of a catastrophic failure. We’ll take a look at how we can put that in place and how Azure can be a key component.
June 21, 2016
When asked how AX works, most people will answer with the workload they use it for. It “works” by placing orders, or managing inventory, or running financials. Rarely do users think about the AX Engine – the code and the data that actually runs the system – and rightly so. Users should be able to get into the system and do what they need to do without worrying about how the magic happens.
April 5, 2016
For a number of businesses, the conversation around business continuity and disaster recovery remains a difficult one. Many companies have already invested the capitol in an all virtualized server farm, set up in an N+1 configuration, with weekly backups being taken offsite. So with the IT staff already stretched thin it’s easy to ask why another set of expensive servers - sitting doing nothing – is needed. It can make a BC/DR solution feel like buying flood insurance in Arizona. The ...
February 2, 2016
By now it’s no secret that AX 7 is initially being launched Azure only, with on premise coming later in the year. I’ve heard a lot of speculation as to why this is, but it is really nothing more than being able to control the install environment. AX 7 is heavily dependent on features that are included with Windows Server 2016 and SQL server 2016, however the AX 7 delivery date outpaced the server availability.
January 22, 2016
Welcome to the New Year, when the store shelves change from stocking flashing lights and inflatable Minions to Ab Masters and 30 minute craze videos. It’s no surprise that the start of a new year is traditionally a time to look at our health and think that we need to work on it, mostly because we can’t fit in the pants we just got last spring. Unfortunately for a fair number of people the resolution fades after a month or two because the motivation behind it was the wrong one.