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Microsoft Exchange Server Integration in AX R3 CU8

One of the features added as a part of Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8 is integration with Microsoft...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 12/02/2014

Bare Bones Configuration Guide for Dynamics AX Projects

If you are active in the Dynamics AX community, you probably have run into Murray Fife, a...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 11/06/2014

Integrating Project Server and Project Online with Dynamics AX 2013 R3

Microsoft Project Server and Project Online provide rich project portfolio management (PPM)...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 10/29/2014

Project Adjustment Improvements in AX R3 CU8

We have a few more small improvements for Dynamics AX 2012 project accounting coming in R3 CU8 (due...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 09/22/2014

Straight Line Project Revenue Recognition in AX R3 CU8

In addition to (and compatible with) the new continuous revenue recognition that we are introducing...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 09/10/2014

Continuous Project Revenue Recognition in AX R3 CU8

One of the requests that we have gotten over the last several years in Dynamics AX Project...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 08/25/2014

Dynamics AX Project Online Help Survey

Our Information Experience is conducting a survey of users of the Project management and accounting...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 08/05/2014

Project WBS in AX 2012 R3 White Paper

In addition to the set of R3 white papers that were published a few weeks ago, we have released a...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 07/11/2014

New AX R3 Project E-Learning Courses

As you probably know, we recently released Dynamics AX 2012 R3 with new capabilities for...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 07/08/2014

Business Process Library for Dynamics AX 2012 Professional Services

I am excited to announce the availability of the professional services process model as part of...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 06/06/2014

New AX 2012 R3 Project White Papers

I'm happy to announce the availability of three new white papers covering new capabilities in...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 05/29/2014

Estimate Calculation Methods for Fixed Price Projects

Some of the more observant of you may have noticed the Calculation method field on the fixed price...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 05/19/2014

Independent Sub-project Budgeting in AX 2012 R3

One more feature in the budgeting area coming in Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is the ability to manage the...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 02/14/2014

Project Effort and Cost Tracking Views in AX 2012 R3

In a previous post, I described some of the new features available for editing work break structures...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 02/11/2014

Dynamics AX Workflow Processor Demo Shortcut

If you work with Dynamics AX, you are probably familiar with the Tutorial_WorkflowProcessor form....

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 02/11/2014

Intercompany Project Invoicing in AX 2012 R3 (Part 2)

In my last post, I showed you how to set up the new intercompany invoicing for projects feature in...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 01/13/2014

Intercompany Project Invoicing in AX 2012 R3 (Part 1)

Since the initial release of Dynamics AX 2012 in late 2011, we have invested a lot to make projects...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 12/20/2013

More Project Budget Improvements in R3

As I mentioned before, we made some improvements to project budgeting in AX 2012 R2 CU6 and CU7....

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 12/16/2013

Project Contract List Page Improvements

In the upcoming AX 2012 R3 release, we are making a few improvements to the project contract list...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 12/14/2013

AX Technical Conference Post-Event SI Training

Planning on coming to the Dynamics AX Technical Conference in Bellevue, WA on February 3-5, 2014? If...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 11/26/2013

WBS Templates in Dynamics AX 2012 R2 CU7

Over the next few weeks, I'll be reviewing some of the improvements we made to Project management...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 11/15/2013

Convergence EMEA Sessions available on Virtual Convergence

I just got back from Barcelona where I was attending Convergence EMEA. I presented two sessions,...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 11/07/2013

Dynamics AX 2012 Cumulative Update 7 is released!

I'm very excited to announce that we have released Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 7 (aka CU7)...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 11/01/2013

New AX Companion App Blog

Some of my team members created a new blog to share pertinent information for Dynamics AX companion...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 10/31/2013

Dynamics AX Project Management and Accounting Integration White Paper

We just finished a white paper available that provides an overview of the ways that the Project...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 09/25/2013

Windows 8 Apps for Dynamics AX are live

In my last post, I introduced new Windows 8 applications for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Originally, we...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 09/13/2013

Windows 8 Apps for Dynamics AX

Beautiful. Easy. Fun. When's the last time you used these words to describe your ERP system? For...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 07/01/2013

Tweaks to Project Budget in AX 2012 R2 CU6

In the forthcoming Dynamics AX 2012 R2 CU6 release, we made a few tweaks to the project budgeting...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 06/28/2013

Change to Project Ledger Posting Setup in AX 2012 R2 CU6

In the forthcoming AX 2012 R2 Cumulative Update 6 (which, oddly enough, will be the one after CU1),...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 06/27/2013

PM@MS - Doing the "other stuff"

I've spent the last 17 years at Microsoft, the majority of my adult life. For most of those years,...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 02/14/2013

Changing the Discussion

One of the most impressionable meetings that I have been involved in occurred early in my career at...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 02/13/2013

The Vision Thing

Early in my career at Microsoft, I was part of one of the biggest development disasters at Microsoft...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 02/11/2013

Why ERP?

Sometimes I'm at a party and someone asks where I work. If the party is in Seattle and I say...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 01/28/2013

I'm back!

Hard to believe my last post was over 6 years ago. At the time, I was departing the SQL Server...

Author: Brian Welcker Date: 01/27/2013

Double Nickels on the Dime (Leaving the Reporting Services Team)

The rumors are true. I will be leaving the Reporting Service team after 7 years and SQL Server after...

Author: bwelcker Date: 12/13/2007

Transmissions from the Satellite Heart (What's up with Report Builder?)

Hopefully, you have gotten a chance to work with the latest CTP of SQL Server 2008 Reporting...

Author: bwelcker Date: 12/11/2007

Tribal Thunder (SharePoint White Papers Available)

After many months of working on getting them posted, I'm excited to let you know that two...

Author: bwelcker Date: 12/11/2007

Everybody (Why Leave IIS?)

If you have gotten a chance to try an early build of SQL Server Reporting 2008 Reporting Services,...

Author: bwelcker Date: 12/04/2007

Younger Than Yesterday (ReportViewer in VS 2008)

As most of you probably know by now, Visual Studio 2008 is now available. What you might not have...

Author: bwelcker Date: 11/26/2007

Laser Guided Missiles (Report Localization through Parameters)

As localization is not a built-in feature for Reporting Services, people have tried a a variety of...

Author: bwelcker Date: 07/11/2007

Marquee Moon (Field References in Page Headers and Footers)

One of the questions that I get often is about putting database fields in their SSRS report page...

Author: bwelcker Date: 06/20/2007

Personal Best (The BI Survey)

Some of you may be familiar with Nigel Pendse’s OLAP Report. This year, the survey is broadening to...

Author: bwelcker Date: 06/16/2007

When I Was Born for the 7th Time (Thoughts from TechEd)

Last week I attended TechEd in Orlando, Florida. Here are my thoughts on the event. This year was...

Author: bwelcker Date: 06/16/2007

Gone Glimmering (Fix for Visual Studio Hang)

I am very happy to announce that a fix has been released for the notorious "Visual Studio cannot...

Author: bwelcker Date: 06/08/2007

Perfect Prescription (OneNote is Really Cool)

I think that you might be surprised how long it takes people within Microsoft to adopt new software....

Author: bwelcker Date: 06/06/2007

Dreamy (Reporting Services at TechEd)

Unlike previous years, I decided not to attend the first day of TechEd. This means that I missed...

Author: bwelcker Date: 06/04/2007

Tago Mago (New Version of Radius)

I wanted to give some props to my friends at 90 Degree Software (Vancouver, Canada) on the latest...

Author: bwelcker Date: 06/03/2007

At the End of Paths Taken (Modifying Where Clause when All Parameter Values are Selected)

With the return of “Select All” in Service Pack 2, all multi-value parameters allow the user to pick...

Author: bwelcker Date: 05/19/2007

Sky Blue Sky (MS BI Conference Notes)

Wow, what a show! I spent this week recovering from the first ever Microsoft Business Intelligence...

Author: bwelcker Date: 05/19/2007

Watusi (SSRS Management Tools Changes for Katmai)

For Katmai we are considering the removal of namespace management (folders, reports, data sources,...

Author: bwelcker Date: 04/24/2007

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