Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – ushering in a new era…

In the wake of the early disclosures around the coming Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release at the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011 last month, ripples of anticipation and interest have been spreading throughout the ERP technical and business communities.

With planned availability in Q3, 2011, and key launch activities scheduled around Convergence 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia in April, there is a strong appetite to learn more about the product that promises to deliver the next generation of ERP architecture.

An audacious claim indeed, but with many organizations still tied to ageing, one-size-fits-nobody ERP solutions that were originally implemented to safeguard from the dreaded Y2K meltdown, the agility and simplicity offered by Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012's Model Driven Layered Architecture should be a complete revelation.

Add to this Unified Natural Models that let organizations see, measure and change their business to address business requirements and opportunities; seamless, Pervasive Interoperability with Microsoft Office productivity applications and application platform technologies; and more than 1200 new features….well, that claim starts to seem a little like under-sell.

So, ever willing to be the bearer of good news, and to set the scene for future disclosures, our own Guy Weismantel, director of ERP marketing here in Microsoft Dynamics, took the opportunity to give a brief overview of What's New in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 in a recent Executive Interview Series for US-based software research and review company Software Advice Inc.

You can see the video interview here on the Software Advice blog.

Between now and the Q3, 2011 availability, you should stay tuned to The Edge for much more on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, read (or re-read) Kees Hertogh's recent blog on Engineering the future…, and remember to register for Convergence 2011 to make sure that you are there in person to watch Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 usher in a new era of ERP architecture.

Ross Thorpe

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Product Marketing