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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 2. Service Architecture and Deployment

There is always more than one solution for a problem. This is certainly true when designing solutions for your integration scenarios with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. As we learned in the previous chapter, there are a lot of options to choose from, both for deployment and development of services. In this chapter, we will focus on the options that are available when deploying services.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • What is WCF?: WCF provides the basis for building, configuring, and deploying services with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, so we will discuss the key concepts that are related to WCF.

  • Service deployment: Deployment of services is enabled by integration ports. You will learn how to create, configure, and deploy these integration ports.

  • Service generation: There is a lot going on when services are deployed. We will explore the artifacts that are generated, and learn what CIL is.