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New Content for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 : October 2011

Hi everyone,

Updated and new content for Microsoft Dynamics AX has been posted to TechNet and MSDN.

We have published many new topics again this month. The following table contains links to each group of topics within the post.


Approximate number of topics published

Security role reference


System Administrator topics


Application User topics


Developer topics


Topics published on both MSDN and TechNet 

(Reporting and Services)


Report Catalog topics


License and Configuration Key Reference


White papers


Note that for brand new sections like the Security Role Reference, we provide a link to the top-level topic. For existing sections that contain new or updated topics, we link you to specific topics.

As always, if you are curious about our general content strategy, where you can find our content, and how to give us feedback, see the post on Inside Dynamics AX: Official Dynamics AX 2012 Content.

Security Role Reference

The newly-published Security role reference contains 88 topics that describe the security roles that are available by default in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

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System Administrator topics

Architecture and planning


Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012


.NET Business Connector


System maintenance tasks

Enterprise Search

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Application User topics

The following topics in the application user help on TechNet have been updated or added:

Common tasks

Global address books and address reference data

Using document management

Records and record templates

Reporting and analytics

Using questionnaires

Accounts payable

Accounts receivable

General ledger

Fixed assets

Cash and bank management

Procurement and sourcing

Human resources

Sales and marketing

Compliance and internal controls

Project management and accounting

Inventory and warehouse management

Product information management

Master planning

Production control

Service management

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Developer topics

The following topics have recently been published or updated on MSDN.

Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX IDE


Application Object Tree (AOT)

MorphX Development Tools

Microsoft Dynamics AX Debugger

Database for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Tables, Views, and Maps

Data Integrity

Application Object Server (AOS)

AOS Overview

Time Zone Overview and Terminology

Number Sequence Framework


Forms in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Navigation Forms

Lookup Forms

Action Panes and Action Pane Strips

Form Classes and Methods

Controls in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Form Controls

Implementing Workflow for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Role-based Security in the AOT for Developers

X++ Language Programming Guide

Data Types in X++

Statements and Loops


Data Selection and Manipulation

Classes and Methods

Classes in X++

Methods in X++

Microsoft Dynamics AX Class Overview

Substitute Application Classes for System Classes

X++, C# Comparisons

Functions and Macros

Best Practices for Microsoft Dynamics AX Development

Enterprise Portal


Visual studio integration

Xpp Reporting

Version control

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Topics on Both TechNet and MSDN

The following topics have been added or updated on both TechNet and MSDN.

Services and Application Integration Framework (AIF)


Upgrading Reports

Developing Reports for Microsoft Dynamics AX in Visual Studio

Working with Reporting Projects

Creating Reports Overview

Deploying Reports


Getting started with analytics

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Report Catalog

The following report topics are now available:

Accounts payable reports

Accounts receivable reports

Cash and bank management reports

Fixed assets reports

General ledger reports

Home reports

Procurement and sourcing reports

Project management and accounting reports

Sales and marketing reports

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License and Configuration Key Reference

The following license code and configuration key topics are now available:

Cost accounting I license code (COSCostCenter)

Cost accounting II license code (COSOpenDim)

Cost accounting III license code (COSIntCostAlloc)

Cost accounting IV license code (COSPlanCostCalc)

Electronic banking license code (BankElectronicBanking)

Financials III license code (LedgerAdvanced2)

Fixed assets license code (Asset)

Lean manufacturing license code (LeanManufacturing)

Process manufacturing logistics license code (ProcessIndustriesDistribution)

Process manufacturing production license code (ProcessIndustriesManufacturing)

Production I license code (Prod)

Production II license code (ProdRouting)

Production III license code (ProdShop)

Project III license code (Project3)

Time and attendance license code (SFC1)

Trade and logistics license code (LogisticsBasic)

Users license code (SysUsers)

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White Papers

The following white papers were published in October:

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–author: Margo Crandall
–editor: Margo Crandall
–date: 27/Oct/2011