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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services

By : Kenny Saelen, Klaas Deforche, Saelen Kenny
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services

By: Kenny Saelen, Klaas Deforche, Saelen Kenny

Overview of this book

Because an ERP system like Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 plays a central role in an organization, there will always be the need to integrate it with other applications. In many cases, services are the preferred way of doing this, and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is now more flexible than ever when it comes to the creation and use of these services. Understanding these services will help you identify where they can be used, and do so effectively."Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services" is a hands-on guide that provides you with all the knowledge you will need to implement services with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The step-by-step examples will walk you through many of the tasks that you need to perform frequently when creating and using services."Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services" provides detailed and practical examples for creating and using services that will make it a resource you will consult many times during your implementationsThis book helps you to identify situations where services can be used for your implementations. By providing step-by-step instructions for many of the common tasks, you will gain practical know-how on to get the job done.Easy to follow instructions are provided for all types of services you will encounter. You will learn how to create document services using the AIF Document Service Wizard and how to use X++ to create custom services. You will also learn how to deploy services and web services and how you can consume them in both X++ and .NET. The services are also put to use in the SysOperation framework, which uses services to run business logic and is the new way to create batch processes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Chapter 1. Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 introduces a lot of new features that are related to the Application Integration Framework (AIF) and services in general. Many of the existing concepts have been radically changed. This chapter unveils these new features and enhancements made to services in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

At the end of this chapter, you will have a clear picture of what services are all about in the context of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This should enable you to identify where and when to use services in your solution, and what type of service to use.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • What are services and SOA?: We will start by defining what services are and what SOA has to offer, and derive from that the scenarios in which they can be used.

  • Architecture overview: We will look at an overview of the services and AIF architecture, and familiarize ourselves with the key components of the architecture.

  • What's new?: We will discuss the new features and enhancements that have been made compared to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. This is also an opportunity to find out why some of these changes were made.

  • Types of services and comparison: There are several types of services available to choose from when implementing your solution. Therefore it is important to be able to distinguish between these different types and choose the type that suits your needs best.