André Arnaud de Calavon

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Tips on AX 2012 Security Development Tool – Part 1


The Security Development Tool is created by Microsoft and provides additional functionality helping you creating and maintaining security artifact like Roles, Duties and Privileges. I have used the tool since the release and noticed some very good features and also some features which could cause unwanted scenarios. To help you getting the most out of this tool and use it in a proper way, I decided to write a series of blogs on this feature. This first post will tell you about the configuration of the menu-items which will start the Security Development Tool and also how to fix the view on User License Type to show the correct CAL type.

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Redesigned Microsoft Dynamics Community

release communityThe website of the Microsoft Dynamics Community has been completely redesigned. There is a new look, forums are redesigned, it is supporting a mobile-friendly interface, there are monthly leaderboards, and more. The Microsoft Dynamics Community is a website where you can find community contributions, ask questions and interact with Microsoft Dynamics experts.

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Currency calculator for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

currency calculator

Last year October I shared a neat utility to convert currency amounts using the exchange rate information available in Microsoft Dynamics AX. This was suitable for the versions AX 2009, AX2012 and AX2012 R2. You can read the blog with the announcement of the utility and how it works here. Recently I got the question if it was also supported within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. This post will tell you the answer.

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How to solve the “Tax exempt number must be specified” error on creating customers and vendors in AX 2012

Tax exempt number must be specifiedWhen setting up Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, you can specify if Tax exempt numbers (aka VAT number) should be mandatory on the master data of customers or vendors. This is a common requirement for countries in the European Union to ensure correct reporting on foreign trade. With a specific setup, also for e.g. Japanese customers the VAT number is mandatory. Continue reading

AX 2012 R3: How to install the Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal

Exciting! Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 has been released. One of the major new features is the new Warehouse management module. This module also supports the use of mobile devices to register inventory transactions in the warehouse. The mobile application is HTML based and real-time. It support transactions for all kinds of inventory transactions such as receiving goods, putting, picking, cycle counting. This post will tell you how to install the Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal on a server.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 released

AX2012R3After the Virtual launch of April 10, 2014 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 has been released on May 1, 2014. This version is now generally available and includes many new features. The codebase has been expanded significantly. As announced earlier this year on the Technical conference in  February, this will be the base for the new major release Microsoft is working on with the codename ‘Rainier’. Most highlighted new features are the new Warehouse and Transportation management modules. But there is much more in this release… Continue reading

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