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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)

What is WCF?

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) was introduced with the release of .NET Framework 3.0. This release of the framework was in essence the 2.0 version together with four additional components:

  • Windows Presentation Foundation (UI graphical platform)

  • Windows CardSpace (Identity management platform)

  • Windows Workflow Foundation (Workflow platform)

  • Windows Communication Foundation (Communication platform)

Existing technologies

WCF is meant to provide a unified programming model to build, configure, and deploy services on distributed networks. It combines well known technologies that have been around for some time such as .NET remoting , Web Services Enhancements (WSE), MSMQ, ASMX, and message-oriented programming.


The previous diagram is kindly provided by If our introduction to WCF makes you curious about WCF and its technologies, this website does a great job explaining it in detail.

The ABC of WCF

An elaborate explanation of all the features that WCF has to offer...