Dianne Siebold's WebLog

News and ramblings on the Dynamics AX SDK documentation.

Usability 101 – Don’t Make ‘Em Think

Recently, I've come across some good books and articles about usability. When I thought about it, I...

Author: dsiebold Date: 02/23/2011

Dynamics AX 2009 & Communicator – Better Together

I just discovered that you can enable integration of AX and communicator such that you can see a...

Author: dsiebold Date: 02/11/2011

T-3 Days

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference is only three days away. Hope to see you there!

Author: dsiebold Date: 01/14/2011

New Code Sample for AX 2009

'Tis the season for gift giving. And what better gift than sample code. For you AX 2009 techies, we...

Author: dsiebold Date: 12/22/2010

The Help Guy – Who Knew?!

Not me! Within our very own company we have someone that blogs regularly about help files and...

Author: dsiebold Date: 11/10/2010

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the AX Tech Conference

Here are my top 10 reasons to attend the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference. Rub elbows with...

Author: dsiebold Date: 10/28/2010

Process Manufacturing and AX 2009 - New Book

For those of you on the business side of Dynamics AX, there's a new book out called Managing Process...

Author: dsiebold Date: 09/30/2010

Default Location when Saving Attachments in Outlook 2010

If you're an Outlook 2010 user, you've probably noticed that when you save an attachment, it brings...

Author: dsiebold Date: 09/29/2010

Generate a Report of Reports

If you have ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I sure wish I had a list of all the reports in my AX...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/19/2010

Use X++ to Loop through the AOT

Recently, I had a need to loop through the Forms node in the AOT and find any form that had a...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/13/2010

AX 2009 Training in the Pacific Northwest

I know many companies are on the lookout for AX training. So I thought I'd share this information...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/04/2010

Your Feedback - We Listen!

Before I worked at Microsoft, I rarely filled out surveys or provided my feedback, even when...

Author: dsiebold Date: 06/28/2010

AX SDK Team is Hiring!

That's right, we're looking for a senior programming writer to add to the team. If you love both...

Author: dsiebold Date: 06/23/2010

Dynamics AX TechNet Has Wiki

The Microsoft Dynamics AX TechNet library has been updated so that it now includes the Community...

Author: dsiebold Date: 06/04/2010

New on the Bookshelf: AX 2009 Development Cookbook

Packt Publishing has released yet another AX development book, this one is called Microsoft Dynamics...

Author: dsiebold Date: 04/13/2010

AxAssist - An Assistant for your X++ Editor

Anyone who works in the X++ editor knows that it is not what you might call full-featured –...

Author: dsiebold Date: 04/02/2010

Getting Started with AX Development? A New Book for You

There’s a new book about development in Dynamics AX 2009 called Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009...

Author: dsiebold Date: 02/11/2010

“Request Failed” Error in AIF

One of the SDETs on our team recently made me aware of a somewhat unintuitive error message that you...

Author: dsiebold Date: 01/21/2010

Find User Settings in the SysLastValue Table

Throughout AX, data is often saved from forms, classes, and other objects so that when you run those...

Author: dsiebold Date: 01/08/2010

Keyboard Shortcuts for AX 2009

Recently, I was cleaning out my e-mail and came across a document that contains keyboard shortcuts...

Author: dsiebold Date: 01/05/2010

AX Tutorials in the AOT

I’m always on the lookout for gems of information that might help you AX developers out there. So...

Author: dsiebold Date: 12/04/2009

AX SDK on MSDN Now Wiki-ized

If you're an AX developer, I have some good news: the Dynamics AX 2009 developer documentation on...

Author: dsiebold Date: 10/30/2009

AX Developer Center Extreme Makeover

As part of the overall MSDN redesign, the Dynamics AX Developer Center is sporting a new look. The...

Author: dsiebold Date: 10/19/2009

Dynamics AX Doc Team at AXUG Summit - Stop By and See Us

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Content Publishing team (we write all the AX docs) is holding some...

Author: dsiebold Date: 09/16/2009

Looking for Dynamics AX 2009 Doc? Look No Further

This week is the annual AX User Group Summit 2009 in Chicago. The Dynamics AX Content Publishing...

Author: dsiebold Date: 09/15/2009

Create a File from MSDN Content

I recently discovered that there’s a tool that allows you to create a help file (either .chm or...

Author: dsiebold Date: 09/10/2009

Message Encoding in AIF

Recently, I was on a mail thread that elucidated certain aspects of how AIF messages are encoded. So...

Author: dsiebold Date: 09/03/2009

Automate the AX Checklist

Sometimes you stumble upon something that has been around for a long time but you never knew about,...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/21/2009

Dynamics AX Goes Green

Early this year, we released the Environmental Sustainability Dashboard (ESD). This is a module that...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/04/2009

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Services White Paper

At long last, a white paper about implementing new services and best practices for developers has...

Author: dsiebold Date: 07/02/2009

Dynamics AX 2009 Book Ships

The updated version of Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is now available. Check it out here.

Author: dsiebold Date: 06/19/2009

How to Create and Consume a Service – New AIF Webcast

If you’re using Dynamics AX 2009 and are new to services, there’s a new webcast that you’ll want to...

Author: dsiebold Date: 06/18/2009

AX 2009 SDK Updates on MSDN

The SDK team has released its first update to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 developer documentation...

Author: dsiebold Date: 05/15/2009

Training isn’t necessarily my bailiwick, but I recently came across some Microsoft Dynamics AX...

Author: dsiebold Date: 05/12/2009

AIF File Adapter Processing Sequence

When you use the AIF file adapter to process messages, you might think that the messages would be...

Author: dsiebold Date: 04/24/2009

Microsoft Dynamics AX SOA Strategy Interview

There was recently a very interesting blog post interview with Lachlan Cash, Senior Product Manager...

Author: dsiebold Date: 04/15/2009

New Dynamics AX 2009 SCM Book Available

SCM in Dynamics AX is not my area of expertise but I thought it would be good to get the word out...

Author: dsiebold Date: 04/10/2009

Getting Error Details in AIF

It’s hard to believe, but sometimes things don’t work as expected when integrating external systems...

Author: dsiebold Date: 03/31/2009

AIF BizTalk Adapter White Paper Updated for 2009

The white paper that covers setting up and configuring the BizTalk adapter has been updated for...

Author: dsiebold Date: 01/30/2009

Rec Fields Required in AIF Partial Update

I was included in an e-mail thread recently that discussed what fields are needed in a partial...

Author: dsiebold Date: 01/19/2009

Import Credit Card Transactions for Expense Mgmt

This post is from the “too helpful not to share” file. I received this information recently on how...

Author: dsiebold Date: 12/18/2008

Restart AOS When Service WSDL Contains an Enum

I recently heard about an issue in Dynamics AX 2009 when adding a service reference or even a...

Author: dsiebold Date: 12/15/2008

AIF Services & Locale

I was recently included on an e-mail thread in which the question as to how AIF web services handle...

Author: dsiebold Date: 12/08/2008

Video About the AIF Services and WCF

Normally, I don't like to blog about other blogs, but in this case I made an exception. This blog...

Author: dsiebold Date: 10/06/2008

AIF Queries & Schemas: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A while back I created this graphic to show the relationship between a document query and the...

Author: dsiebold Date: 09/11/2008

AIF Code Samples Available for Download

I have posted some AIF code samples on the MSDN Code Gallery that demonstrate calling a service...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/21/2008

Update to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.01 SDK Now Released

An update to the 4.01 SDK is now available for download here. Download and install this file to get...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/15/2008

Excellent Presentation on SOA & Dynamics AX

If you're interested in finding out about how SOA is enabled in Microsoft Dynamics AX, there's an...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/12/2008

Viewing a Minidump File in XP

Recently, I have been experiencing hard crashes on my computer, which I have been using for over two...

Author: dsiebold Date: 08/04/2008

Summer Reading - Dynamics AX Books

Traditionally, Summer is a time to catch up on reading. Since the dog days of Summer are now upon us...

Author: dsiebold Date: 07/16/2008

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