Saturday, January 14, 2012

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Data Upgrade Best Practices

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Friday, January 13, 2012

AXUG DayONE at Convergence 2012

Time: Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (CT)

Venue: Houston, TX

Check out this free event being held in Houston, TX for all the Dynamics AX Professionals.

What is DayONE?

The ultimate jump-start to Microsoft Convergence 2012 Houston! DayONE is an exciting opportunity to get engaged in networking and learning with other Dynamics AX Users and Microsoft Dynamics AX leaders before diving head first into Convergence 2012 activities.

DayONE - hosted by the Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) is a content-packed afternoon of insightful sessions and networking opportunities with fellow Dynamics AX Users. In addition to a variety of User-led breakout sessions and interactive discussions, DayONE participants get the inside scoop from AX top dogs at Microsoft through Conduit sessions and have exclusive opportunities to provide feedback on the product directly to the Microsoft User Experience Research Team!

Stay in the loop! We're ironing out the session details for DayONE 2012 and we'll be updating you as soon as more details become available. AXUG members get first dibs on session and registration information. Not yet a member? No worries, sign up for membership today - AXUG Basic membership is free and available to all Dynamics AX Users.

DayONE is free of charge, but we'll need to know you're coming so we can save you a seat.

Preliminary DayONE Agenda (subject to change):

Sunday, March 18

1:30 – 3:00p
Microsoft Dynamics AX General Session

3:00 – 3:15p
Networking Break

3:15 – 4:30p
Breakout Session

4:30 – 4:45p
Networking Break

4:45 – 6:00p
Breakout Session 2

6:00 – 10:00p
Convergence 2012 Welcome Reception

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Creating calculated column in AX Reports

Let’s take a quick example of having a Unit Price and Price Unit in the PurchaseLine table. Here is how you can create a calculated column on the report to show as UnitPrice/PriceUnit.

Display method:

you can write your customized code to display/return some data on the fly of report and form execution.
Create display method in report datasource level and it will get executed for each table record.
Sample display method:-
display int Grade()
    emp emp;
    salgrade salgrade;
    while select grade from salgrade join  emp  where(emp.SAL>=SALGRADE.LOSAL && emp.SAL<=SALGRADE.HISAL)
        return salgrade.GRADE;



Monday, January 9, 2012

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 For Retail Launch Event

Register for the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail Virtual Launch Event

on February 1st, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (US)

Microsoft leaders, customers, and retail industry experts will talk about what it means to be a Dynamic Retailer in today’s retail environment while providing a first-look at the powerful retail capabilities being introduced as part of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Register now and receive access to the following on February 1st:

  • Hear Microsoft executives and retail customers talk retail trends and technology from NRF in New York
  • Watch demos showcasing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 retail capabilities
  • Chat live online with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 retail and technical experts
  • Learn about local retail events in your geography
  • Explore all of the additional functional and industry innovation in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Register now and experience the most dynamic release ever of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail.

Microsoft Dynamics Day

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

Harrisburg, PA

Event Details

Hitachi’s Mike Gillis, Keynote Speaker for

MS Dynamics Vendor Day
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Harrisburg Hilton
08:00 Registration and Buffet Breakfast
08:55 Program
11:45 End of Program - Networking

MS Dynamics Vendor Day will coincide with the State’s enterprise Dynamics service offering available to agencies in 2012 and inform agencies and attendees of the Dynamics centralized service offering. The morning provides Commonwealth decision makers and technical Dynamics users a learning opportunity on the features and capabilities of Dynamics to accommodate agency business needs.

Keynote Speaker – Mike Gillis

Hitachi Consulting's Mike Gillis was ranked number three on this year’s Dynamics World Top 100 list of Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics. With more than 1,000 nominees and more than 500,000 votes, the annual Top 100 list recognizes the most prominent contributors to the Microsoft Dynamics community, including industry leaders, thought leaders, innovators, and bloggers. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2011

The annual Top 100 list recognizes the most prominent contributors to the Microsoft Dynamics community, including industry leaders, thought leaders, innovators, and bloggers. With more than 1,000 nominees and more than 500,000 votes, the three-year-old list – sponsored by Dynamics World -- is now firmly established in the Microsoft Dynamics consciousness. Gillis moved up two spots; last year he held the number five position.

Gillis is a long-time innovator and leader in the Microsoft Dynamics community. His accomplishments include helping to establish Hitachi Consulting’s Global Microsoft Dynamics practice and founding Iteration2, a multiple Microsoft Dynamics partner of the year winner that was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in 2007. He was also instrumental in making these organizations a successful Microsoft Dynamics AX partner, helping support Microsoft Dynamics AX Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and creating a global distribution channel of Microsoft Dynamics AX resellers. Gillis also participates in numerous Microsoft Dynamics boards and councils, is a Microsoft Dynamics Eagle Award recipient, and was the first person inducted into Microsoft Dynamics Hall of Fame.

Under his leadership, Hitachi Consulting has been named Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year several times, and our clients have consistently received Customer Excellence awards for their Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online implementations. He has also led the company to achieve Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club and Inner Circle year after year.

ü MBS Presidents Club and Inner Circle (Top 1% of all Microsoft Business Solutions Partners)

ü Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

ü Over 200 Microsoft Dynamics Implementations across CRM and AX

ü 4-time winner of Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year Award: 2011 (CRM), 2009 (AX), 2006 (AX), 2005 (AX)

ü AX 2012 TAP (Beta) Participant with Microsoft

ü Microsoft Federal Dynamics CRM/xRM Partner of the Year 2011

Sam Fields, OA/OIT, The MS Dynamics enterprise service offering at the Commonwealth
Dynamics as an Information Management Platform

Chuck Russell, Collective Intelligence

Paul Reitmeyer, Planet Technologies

Charles T. Russell is a Senior Partner with Collective Intelligence Inc., a firm providing computer--‐consulting services throughout the northeastern United States. A veteran of over thirty years in the computer industry, Mr. Russell focuses Enterprise Portal, CRM and Business Intelligence. He has taught, written and consulted extensively on each of these topics. More recently, Mr. Russell has focused on the design and deployment of enterprise wide SharePoint portal implementations with commercial industry, higher education and department of defense. Mr. Russell acting as an advisor and architect has focused primarily on leveraging SharePoint as collaboration, content management, business intelligence and software development platform. He has pioneered the use of SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services connecting SharePoint to enterprise data. Mr. Russell has taught Object Oriented Analysis and Design, System Architecture, the Java and Smaltalk languages, JAD Facilitation, Data Modeling and the Information Engineering methodology. He has spoken at many information technology seminars and is currently engaged on an advisory basis with several fortune 1000 corporations.

Paul Reitmeyer is Planet Technologies CRM Practice Lead.  Paul has been working with Microsoft CRM since version 1.0 and has been actively working with Microsoft Partner organizations in the implementation, customization, and deployment of CRM for the past 7 years.  Paul is responsible for the architecture, development and implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments for an array of clients within the commercial, federal, and SLGE sectors at Planet Technologies. He leads a team of customization experts, developers and data migration specialists to provide robust and fully integrated CRM solutions for Planet’s customer base. While in this role, he has had the opportunity to develop solutions which span both CRM and ERP with backend integrations from SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards (AS/400), and numerous 3rd party publishers.

The initial panel will focus primarily on business cases and real world practical use of Dynamics. Some of the areas of interest to the commonwealth are integration with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Outlook and how the emails containing a token can be associated in Dynamics. Activities and auditing associated with a record will also be covered. Other topics could include a demonstration practical uses of Dynamics to manage all types of information and reporting. This could include business intelligence, case management, 311 center, correspondence management and/or Grants management. This session will be presented using common business terminology and will not be technical. The commonwealth audience will be agency Deputy Secretaries of Administration and other agency business decision makers.

Dynamics as a Development Platform

Steve Ems, RSM McGladrey, Inc.

Al Smith, Trecom Systems Group

Steve Ems is the managing director of the Technology Business Solutions consulting practice for the Northeast Region of RSM McGladrey, Inc. The team provides technology strategy, system selection, packaged software implementation, application development, business intelligence implementation, systems integration and technology project management services to clients throughout the east coast. In his role, Steve is responsible for directing the strategy, vision and client service delivery of the practice. Steve has been with RSM McGladrey for more than 10 years, serving in various consulting roles for the company. Collectively, he has more than 25 years experience in providing technology consulting services to a range of clients operating in almost every industry. In addition to his current practice management responsibilities, he continues to consult with many of the firm’s clients in the areas of technology planning, application software selection, large scale ERP implementations and Customer Relationship Management deployments.

Al Smith is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, MCSD, MCAD and MCT with deep experience on the Microsoft platform.  He has recently implemented Dynamics CRM for PA DCNR and TreCom's internal operations.  Al's Dynamics certifications include: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for MS Dynamics CRM Applications, Deployment, Configuration & Customization and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for Dynamics CRM.

This panel discussion will focus on the technical aspects of Dynamics while not delving into a display of programming code. Topics will include plug in’s, workflow (perhaps show event log custom entity and configuration entity as well with this), integration with Microsoft Office such as Excel and demonstrate “live” data analysis, and reporting. The commonwealth audience will be agency CIOs/IT Managers, application developers and potentially individuals from the first session.

The commonwealth audience will be agency Deputy Secretaries of Administration and other agency business decision makers. The public and industry are invited to participate. $50/pp for TechQuest Members, $89/pp for non-members
Event Host Organization
TechQuest Pennsylvania & TechQuest Internship

For questions, sponsorship and information, Joelle Bailey,



March 30, 2012 ~ PA Technology Awards Gala

Kelly Lewis, JD/MBA

President & CEO

TechQuest Pennsylvania

415 Market Street, Suite 201

The Historic Harrisburg Train Station

Harrisburg, PA 17101

o:   717.635.2114

f:    717.635.2003

c:   570.510.7745

March 30, 2012 ~ PA Technology Awards Gala

Dynamics Day Sponsors......... 

Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring organizations recognize the value of a strong working relationship between government, academia and industry.  There is no link between sponsorship and presenting.

Dynamics Vendor Day Corporate Sponsoring Organization - $1,000 -

Dynamics Vendor Day Breakfast Sponsor - $5,000

– appropriate recognition, booth space if desired, 8 tickets for all aspects of event in reserved seating, and this sponsor shall provide Welcome Remarks for the 9:00 am Program

Dynamics Vendor Day Refreshment Sponsor - $5,000 – appropriate recognition, booth space if desired, 8 tickets for all aspects of the event in reserved seating, and this vendor shall introduce the Commonwealth Presenter.

Any organization interested in sponsorship should immediately contact Joelle Bailey at  The sponsorships are high-value.  All Sponsoring vendors shall be afforded an opportunity to place a marketing flyer into the information packet for each attending guest.

188 guests attended the December 14, SharePoint Vendor Day. 

Kelly Lewis, JD/MBA

President & CEO

TechQuest Pennsylvania

415 Market Street, Suite 201

The Historic Harrisburg Train Station

Harrisburg, PA 17101 .

o:   717.635.2114 . f:    717.635.2003 . c:   570.510.7745 . .


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