How-to create your own CONTOSO-like virtual machine (Pt. 1)

Since this little blog is kind of development related by nature I had the need for a suitable development environment after its start. The environment had to be

  • autonomous and independent
  • slim and runnable on a notebook with reasonable performance nonetheless
  • current standard AX (AX 2012 R3 CU9)
  • development-ready
  • equipped with data

How you can create such an environment is described in the following. The result is a great choice for demo or training purposes, too.

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German data centers for Microsoft Azure from 2nd half of 2016

Today Satya Nadella announced two new German data centers for cloud services in Berlin. They’re expected to be available in the second half of 2016 with the ability to provide Azure, Office 365 and CRM Online (source). Since it is commonly known that the upcoming release of AX, Microsoft Dynamics ‘AX 7’, will follow Microsoft’s mantra Mobile first, cloud first and come along with the ability to run in the cloud, this is very important news for partners, customers and prospects in Germany!