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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Introducing system services

System services are automatically installed when the AOS is installed and are available when the AOS instance is running. They are written by Microsoft in managed code and hence they cannot be customized.

As mentioned, there are four system services as follows:

  • The metadata service

  • The query service

  • The user session service

  • The OData query service

We will have a detailed discussion of these services later in the chapter. We will not be able to go into every detail of all service operations, but it will be more than enough to get you started. Fortunately, for those who want to dig deeper, these services are well documented on MSDN. For OData in particular, there is a complete documentation available at

Presenting a demo application

To demonstrate the usage of different system services, we start with a demo application. The application is a Windows Forms application that contains the following elements:

  • A combobox that contains the Contoso Video Rental...