News round-up – second half of November

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.

The new Microsoft Dynamics AX

The most exciting and biggest news of the last two weeks. The new release of Microsoft Dynamics AX was announced officially on Nov 19. It was codenamed Rainier earlier and called AX7 (resp. AX 7) recently. Surprisingly Microsoft decided to give up any year (like AX 2012, AX 2009) or version reference (AX 4.0 and earlier) which lead to the name of the flagship ERP simply being Microsoft Dynamics AX from now on.
Press release | Interview with Mike Ehrenberg | “Reimagining Business Applications with Microsoft Dynamics AX” by Christian Pedersen | Webcast “Introducing the New Microsoft Dynamics AX”

LCS November release

Lifecycle Services got its monthly update on Nov 23. Personally I appreciate most that you can assign administrative rights now to users which are not administrators in Office 365.
November 2015 release notes

TFS 2015 compatibility

Microsoft announced compatibility of Team Foundation Server 2015 with AX 2012 R2 and R3 – both from Cumulative Update (CU) 9 on.

Cumulative Update 10 for AX 2012 R3

On Nov 24 Cumulative Update 10 (CU10) for AX 2012 R3 was released – right when I finished my little series about creating a virtual machine including CU9 from scratch 😀 There are a lot of fixes included as well as some improvements in the WMS / TMS area.
Announcement | What’s new (WMS/TMS) | Knowledge Base article (authorization needed)

Convergence 2015 EMEA

November is not over yet. And there’s a good chance that there might be more news coming up! Tomorrow Convergence 2015 EMEA starts in Barcelona, Spain (until Dec 2) and I guess Microsoft has some more to tell there – especially in the area around the new release of AX I’d expect them to have something left to tell 🙂
Convergence 2015 EMEA page

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