How to Build SSRS Reports in Dynamics AX

In this post I will show how to build SSRS reports in Dynamics AX 2012 R3. Let’s modify the Purchase Order Report. Firstly, open Visual Studio and make sure the Application Explorer is open (View->Application Explorer): Expand SSRS Reports and find the Purchase Order Report: Double click the report to open it and create a new SSRS project. Rename the project from the generic name it provides to something more … Continue reading How to Build SSRS Reports in Dynamics AX

Installing the eConnect 10 SDK

To install the eConnect 10 SDK, download the eConnect SDK from the Microsoft website. Then, extract the ZIP file. You will see 2 files: Run the eConnectSdk.exe. Select the components you want to install: Enter your service credentials: You will see this success message: Once installed, you will see files located at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\eConnect 10  

Finding eConnect 9.0 Version Info

To find the version of an eConnect 9.0 installation, in Windows search for eConnect Release Information: This will open the window: Use the elipse to open the database connection: Click OK and you will see the version information:  

Installing eConnect for Dynamics GP 9.0

eConnect is located in disk 2 of the Dynamics GP installation. Run Setup.exe and select Install eConnect: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Click Next: Select Custom, so we can see the options, and click Next: Note the options available. Click Next: Select the lookup for the connection string: Select your server and the DYNAMICS database: Click Next: Click Install: Enter your login information: Click Finish: eConnect will now be installed.

Installing Dynamics GP 9.0

Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 was released in 2005. Here we will go through an installation of the software. Run Setup.exe from the 1st disk: You may get a message to install required components. Click Install: Select “Install Microsoft Dynamics GP”: Click Next: Select your country and click Next: Select Accept and Next: Select Server and Next: Select Features. Here, the path is defaulting to the x86 path. You may run … Continue reading Installing Dynamics GP 9.0

SQL 2005 Install

To install SQL 2005, go through the following steps. Select Install->Server Components: You may get this message here. This install is on a Windows 2008 R2 server. Select Run Program. We will install service packs later. Select Next: Select Next: Select Next: Select Next: Confirm your registration keys and select Next: Select the components you want to install: Select Advanced and ensure Client Components is checked for Management Tools: Select … Continue reading SQL 2005 Install

Scrum Framework Roles

In the Scrum framework, there are different distinct roles that people play when working on a project. The main roles are: Product Owner (PO). This person is the business representative, and they are fully commited to the team. Their roles include: Create and manage the backlog Defining and prioritizes user stories and tasks Reviews all work Works closely with the business and the team Publishes the product backlog for anyone … Continue reading Scrum Framework Roles

Introduction to Agile Methodology

Agile methodology, sometimes referred to as simply “agile”, is an iterative software development practice. To understand agile, we need to understand older software development practices and to understand why agile was developed. Originally, software was developed using a series of phases. These were typically: Analysis Design Code Test Deploy Maintain Each time software was developed, a team would analyse the requirements, then design the software, then write the actual software, … Continue reading Introduction to Agile Methodology

Microsoft Dynamics World Cup 2014 App

I just created a new app and video to go with the 2014 World Cup now on. Of course, while working in Dynamics GP, we want to get real time updates on the World Cup scores, without leaving the application. This app is running on GP 2013 R2. Navigating to the Inquiry menu, there is a new menu item, “World Cup”. Clicking on this item opens a new form, “World Cup 2014”. … Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics World Cup 2014 App

12 Traits of an Awesome CTO

The Chief Technology Officer, or CTO, is the technology leader of a company. In today’s heavily tech focused world, this is a highly important position. The wrong technology strategy could leave your company lagging behind the competition, or even worse. The CTO is an executive that guides the company’s technical direction, oversees product development, and sits in the boardroom with other C-level executives. Over the past 16+ years working professionally … Continue reading 12 Traits of an Awesome CTO