There were a lot of news in the last couple of days and so I thought it might be time for a round-up to give an overview on the most important.
After we created a VM with Windows Server acting as domain controller first part we still need to add the components to get to the point where we have a working AX 2012 that can be used for development.
In the context of Connect(); //2015 Microsoft announced that Visual Studio Online was renamed to
Visual Studio Team Services
The reason for that would be that people confused VSO as a browser-based IDE. Everything besides the name remains the same.
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)
- 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.
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!
Microsoft recently announced the dates for the upcoming Dynamics Technical Conference. It takes place February 23 – 25, 2016 in Seattle.
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