Fix Certificate Issues on Development Machines

Since we moved to the new AX (#Dyn365FO) we use virtual machines to perform development tasks which are provided as images by Microsoft and either deployed to Azure or downloaded and run via Hyper-V on a local server. At least the latter suffer an issue at some point (age) that relates to expired certificates and that might be hard to overcome if you start from scratch. No worries – here’s some guidance that should help you to fix the machine.

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Status and Page Update

Mostly for lack of time, caused by various circumstances, I haven’t created new contents here for quite some time. Also, sometimes it feels like it’s hard to find the right topics in the last weeks – if I find one someone else is quicker – this happened just today when AndrĂ© Arnaud de Calavon got ahead of me with writing about the new label file extensions. Nonetheless still there’s quite lots of people visiting this page every day and the counts are even rising.
And I have done something for the visitors (you đŸ™‚ ) I want to tell about quickly. I updated the page over the last two days and implemented a SSL certificate. So, from now on axility.NET uses the https protocol and communication with the page is encrypted which makes using it more secure. If you have links to it on your page it would be nice if you could update any links from to “Old” links still work though and get redirected to the secure connection. Thank you!

Financial Reporting – Reset The Data Mart

After I was able to fix the Management Reporter 2012 Process Service the next step was to reset the data mart. In some certain cases you need to do that to make Financial Reporting deliver the correct data again – one of them and probably the most likely is when you restored a database backup. For some that might be obvious because Management Reporter integrates data incrementally.

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Financial Reporting – Fix The Management Reporter Process Service

If you’re using a local copy of the AX7 Update 1 (aka May Update) virtual machine (.vhd) and experience issues with starting the Management Reporter 2012 Process Service (in Windows Services) that might be because you needed to rename the machine name. This is a very common scenario, of course. Here’s how to handle it.

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Bing Search The Wiki (Example Extension Project)

I took some run-up and showed a couple of things within the last blog posts I want to bring together now for a small example how you can build an small but useful extension to the new Microsoft Dynamics AX. Amongst others, there were examples for event subscriptions, project export/import, how to use the Browser class, create an extension package and a way to search the Wiki cleverly. Today I want to combine all of that into a simple solution that uses extending techniques only and adds the ability to search the Wiki via Bing directly from AX.

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