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Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

By : Yogesh Kasat, JJ Yadav
Book Image

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

By: Yogesh Kasat, JJ Yadav

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics AX is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that supports multi-site operations across various countries, providing international processing within the company. It is an ERP solution with a lot of features and functionality, and it provides support across the fields of financial, distribution, supply chain, project, customer relationship, HR, and field service management. This book is all about simplifying the overall implementation process of Dynamics AX. The purpose of this book is to help IT managers and solution architects implement Dynamics AX to increase the success rate of Dynamics AX projects. This all-in-one guide will take you through an entire journey of a Dynamics AX implementation, ensuring you avoid commonly-made mistakes during implementation. You’ll begin with the installation of Dynamics AX and the basic requirements. Then, you’ll move onto data migration, reporting, functional and technical design, configuration, and performance tuning. By the end of the book, you will know how to plan and execute Dynamics AX right, on your first attempt, using insider industry knowledge and best practices.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
11
Testing and Training
Index

Getting ready for development


Before the development phase of the project starts, the Project manager and the Technical solution architect need to set a few ground rules, such as defining the development environment, version control, the branching strategy and coding standards, the naming convention to be followed, and the code review process. In this section, we will walk through these topics in brief to understand what they mean.

The version control

Keeping track of the code is critical to good development practices. The following are the version control systems commonly used with Dynamics AX 2012:

  • Team Foundation Server (TFS): This is the most common version control system used with Dynamics AX. It provides source code management, reporting, requirements management, project management, automated builds, testing, and release management capabilities. It covers the entire application life cycle.

  • Visual Studio Online: Visual studio online is a cloud-based service. It utilizes the TFS integration...