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Dynamics Ax 2012 Reporting cookbook published & 5 reasons why you should go for it

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Hello everyone,

I’m very happy to inform you that the Dynamics AX reporting cookbook I authored is now published and available through major retailers online.

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If you had pre-ordered it through packt then you should already have it in your hand. If not and you are still thinking if this book is for you, here are 5 reasons that tells you how buying this book is a good choice.

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  1. Understand the inners of reporting Framework: This book helps you understand the framework portions like the controller, preprocessing, temptable marshaller to the depth with the help of flowcharts and diagrams. Just because you do it better when you know it better.
  2. Better choice of controllers and data source: The book has one or more examples for all the possible controls including the ones that are not found in the out of the box reports and discusses every possible data source available for the reports with examples. Just because you make a better choice when you know the options better.
  3. Speed up development and testing: Inside the book there are unique techniques that can help you speed up development as well gain time by quick tricks to fasten testing. Just because you get time to be creative when you make your routines easier.
  4. Implementation pattern reference: There are recipes in this book for typical development patterns like validations, defaulting values, building lookups, multi value lookups, inventory & financial dimensions and much more. Just because Google is not your only friend we are here too 🙂
  5. Analyze and Handle issues faster: The book has step by step in detail guidance to approach development issues, upgrades and design. It speaks about additional tools that can help you understand report performance and usage. Just because your mysterious must not remain unresolved.

curious and want to know more before buying ??

Look at the table of contents here  or Download the sample chapter from here

Interested in reviewing this book in  your blog ? Please contact me @casperkamal[at]gmail[dot]com

Interested in learning SSRS – Attend my SSRS session at AXUG see more details here

This blog has more SSRS tips revealed from the book read them here

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Dynamics Ax2012 Development Cookbook Review

July 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Well Thanks to Mindaugas for his hot recipes with Ax2012. The books has been organised as “how to do it” sections with most of the topics being what we would typically search in the blogosphere. It is like hitting the “I am feeling lucky” button. The author has chosen to go in detail rather being broad and covering less in every topic. So you will get pretty much a deep understanding around the topics.

Who should read it ?

It is for those who have a introduction to Ax and are looking up to sharpen your application skills.

What can i cook out of it ?

The book basically has a diverse thread of chapters like lookups, forms, Ax performance and business process implementation. The book begins with about handling data through temp tables, exporting and importing them. It moves on to detail on Forms with specific focus on adding filters, creating dynamic forms. Special controls like tree and list controls are also covered with good detail. The chapter on look-up is really exhaustive and would introduce you to every possible way of having look-ups with the client application. It includes the tree look-ups, dynamic look-ups and even the color picker.

The business process section details typical journals that would be required in customization like the ledger journal, posting of sales, purchase orders. The author has also devoted a chapter to integration with office clients through the COM connector. This would typically help you in creating components that can work independent of the office snap ins. There is also a chapter on the new services framework and systems services like Query, metadata. It also includes a brief introduction to create new documents using the service framework.

The development efficiency chapter outlines how as a developer you can make your routine tasks easier with add-in tools. The good point is the examples listed here are something that you can readily use like template for the find method, setting up a start up project and so. The final chapter educates you about tuning performance in your application from a developer perspective. There are very good insights in to the trace parser and caching of display methods.

Overall: The book is simple easy and quick to read, well organized with sufficient code examples. A good reader would definitely speed up his skills with a book as such this.

Rating: 3.5/5  click here to buy it now

Thanks to PACKT Publisher for asking me to review this book.

Dynamics Ax 2012 Unleashed – Pre-order now @ Amazon

March 29, 2011 4 comments

Couldn’t believe my eyes gentlemen, this afternoon I was surprised to see a pre-order open for a book on Dynamics Ax 2012 in Amazon. Not much information except for the author names. The authors are from the executive team of cole systems. Click here to know more about the authors..

“Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Unleashed” by Ivan cole and David weiner – Pre order for yourself here…http://amzn.to/eVuWjX

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Dynamics Ax add-ons from FastPath

August 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently Jill Peterson from GoFastPath introduced me to their range of Products on top of Dynamics Ax.  He also asked me to review their products on my blog and that’s in fact the reason behind this post.

GoFastPath is developing add ons basically on the data security(SQL Level) and AD (Active Directory) integration front. I particularly liked their AD integration product called “Config AD“. Config AD seamlessly integrates user management in Ax with Active Directory. Through Config AD  a new user created in the Active directory can be directly added to the Ax user group. This user is enabled and disabled depending on changes in the AD. With this the hassle of managing users in two different systems go away.

You can see “Config AD” in action here http://gofastpath.com/DemoRoom/FastpathConfigADforAX.aspx

Also look at other products of GoFastPath here..

http://gofastpath.com/ByERP/DynamicsAX.aspx

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