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Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Budget plan entry via Excel

The Excel Add-in enables users to interact with services to pull data from AX into Excel, enter and...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 11/06/2013

Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Key Office 365 scenarios

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 has a number of new and improved Office Interop capabilities. They enable a...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 07/17/2013

Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Improved Office Interop capabilities

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 has been out for a while now, but I realized that I hadn't posted updated...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 07/17/2013

Dynamics AX: Copy+Paste vs Export to Excel

I had a question from a customer recently: "On a Details Form, copy+paste gives me more fields than...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 03/27/2013

Dynamics AX 2012 R2: Office, SharePoint, and Lync versions supported

I just completed my Office Interop presentation at Convergence in New Orleans and I had a number of...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 03/26/2013

Dynamics AX: Turning off specific tasks

Recently I had a someone ask me how to turn off or disable the Export to Excel task. Unfortunately,...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 02/25/2013

Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Excel Add-in - Copy and paste and the addition of large data sets should be done with change tracking off

We did a lot of performance improvements for the Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Excel Add-in, but there is...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 10/28/2012

Responding to keyboard shortcuts in Dynamics AX

In Dynamics AX, the use of shortcut keys triggers a task. Some tasks do things, like Ctrl+F3 opening...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 10/12/2012

Data Migration for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Partick Nelson recently made a Dynamics AX Data Migration white paper available on...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 03/26/2012

Can Dynamics AX 2012 work with Office 365?

Office 365 provides secure anywhere access to Microsoft Office capabilities including document...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 02/27/2012

Dynamics AX 2012 Office Add-ins and Office 2007

One of the more common Office Add-ins questions I get asked is "Why don't the Office Add-ins work...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 02/24/2012

Dynamics AX 2012 Excel Add-in: Timeout issues?

I've heard from a few people having problems with size limitations when publishing from the Dynamics...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 02/24/2012

Dynamics AX 2012 Office Add-ins: Information sources

The Office Add-ins for Dynamics AX 2012 are a great tool for working with Dynamics AX data. The Word...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 02/24/2012

Dynamics AX 2012 is almost there

Last month I presented at the Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 where we showcased Dynamics AX...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 02/16/2011

Introduction to Dynamics AX for Developers

I did a presentation for the Fargo Moorhead .NET Developers Group last night at the Microsoft Fargo...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 03/12/2008

Behavior Driven Development

At the last Fargo Moorhead Developers meeting we had a great presentation from Max Pool about...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/03/2007

MBF Changes: It's all about Microsoft Dynamics

A couple of people saw the recent news about the Microsoft Business Framework (MBF) and emailed me...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 11/10/2005

And I'm back...

After a number of technical difficulties and a little apathy in getting them fixed, my blog is back...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 07/11/2005

My blog got mangled...

None of my old posts seem to be showing up. I'll get them back up shortly. I haven't posted in a...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 06/06/2005

Conceptual Thinking Around Services: Which representation is the 'right' one?

I have been doing a lot of work with Indigo and Service Orientation recently. I've been keeping...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 02/15/2005

WS-Eventing for Dummies

I was looking for a simple explanation of WS-Eventing, and it doesn't come much simpler than Bruce...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 01/06/2005

Bill Gates at CES 2005

I was watching the keynote talk from Bill Gates at CES 2005 last night. There are so many cool...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 01/06/2005

Geek humour: The search dog

Rory is the co-host of the DotNetRocks online talk show and a Microsoft MSDN presenter. His blog is...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/14/2004

Ultimate Ears: The best earphones in the world

I splashed out a little a couple of weeks ago and ordered some Ultimate Ears UE-5c's. They arrived...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/14/2004

Bob Muglia on WinFS: Just after Longhorn, or not until Blackcomb?

On Friday, I read coverage on News.com about an interview with Bob Muglia. In it he talks publicly...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/13/2004

Steve Ernst on serialization to XML

You my have heard about how everyone at Microsoft has an office. Well... that is true of Redmond,...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/10/2004

Ward Cunningham on Patterns and XP

Ward Cunningham recently did a great interview with TSS.Net. In the interview he talks at length on...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/09/2004

Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd edition

Recently I noticed that Kent Beck had released the 2nd edition of one of my favourite IT books...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/08/2004

My New Obsession: The Humble Weather Report

Ever since I got to Fargo I have been fascinated by the weather. I have never lived in a place where...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/08/2004

Jon Eaves: Infotainment

I love geek humor, and Jon Eaves spits it out on a daily basis. Check out his latest contribution to...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/08/2004

PDC 2005: Will you be there?

It is almost the end of another year. It has been a VERY eventful 12 months with changes in jobs and...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/08/2004

He emerges from his prolonged silence to say...

It snowed! I'm told that the snow has arrived super late this year, so I have been lucky to catch...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 12/08/2004

Fargo, North Dakota: I have arrived!

I left Melbourne on the 10th and spent a week in Chicago and New York before arriving in Fargo on...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 10/25/2004

MBF: Will we see you before 2007?

A recent article from eWeek has quoted Microsoft Developer Division Executive Soma Somasegar about...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 10/06/2004

Spring has arrived!

In the land down-under, it is springtime. The birds are chirping louder, the days are getting...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 10/05/2004

MBF and WinFS: A view of the world I am entering

Tim Brookins is an Architect on the MBF team (and he is based in Fargo). When I got impatient...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 09/22/2004

A Big Change: I’m Joining Microsoft

I don’t have a firm start date or travel plan yet (I have my final visa interview on Friday), but I...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 09/21/2004

Fun with Generics: BindingList and ReadOnlyCollection

Mitch Denny's post about List events and Bill McCarthy's subsequent answer pointing him to...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 09/15/2004

MDNUG: DotNetNuke on the 28th of September

The next MDNUG (Melbourne Microsoft Developer Group) meeting will be on the 28th of September. Frank...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 09/15/2004

Longhorn: We have a date!

In case you haven't seen it yet, we have a date for Longhorn! News.com's coverage even includes an...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 08/30/2004

Mappoint: Do you know where you are?

I heard about the launch of an Australian MapPoint service a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn't...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 08/26/2004

MDNUG: Melbourne MS Developer Group - Meeting Review - 24 August 2004

Last night we had the monthly MDNUG meeting at Microsoft's offices in Melbourne. Thank-you everyone...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 08/25/2004

Dependency Injection: World changing concept or nothing special?

That was the question that I got asked about a month ago. My response was "something in the middle"....

Author: Chris Garty Date: 08/19/2004

What makes a good open-source project?

Ted Neward made an interesting post on TheServerSide.Net about .Net and open source: What makes a...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 08/12/2004

Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 Available

After being announced last week, beta 1 of Visual Studio 2005 has just become available on MSDN...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 07/05/2004

Presentation: Refactoring

Last week I gave a presentation at the Melbourne Microsoft Developer Group (MDNUG) on Refactoring...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 06/30/2004

Presentation: Agile .Net Development - Part 1 - Tools and Basics

Last night I gave a presentation at the Melbourne Agile Developer Group (MXPEG) about agile .Net...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 06/30/2004

OJB.Net and Generics

I posted a little while ago about trying to use reflection with generic types. I have been trying to...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 06/08/2004

OJB.Net and Generics

OJB.Net and Generics The released versions of the .Net framework don’t support Generics....

Author: Chris Garty Date: 06/08/2004

VSTS: Getting coded web tests to run

The coded web tests supported by the VSTS test tools really excite me. There are so many web test...

Author: Chris Garty Date: 06/04/2004

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