Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Session contents of MS Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2011

Hey Readers, As you all are aware of the upcoming event of Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference Jan 17-20, 2011. Microsoft recently announces a few of the sample session contents. These include very interesting features that I am equally proud to be a part of that development team. These also include all new UX Enhancements which are precisely in-tandem with Windows 7 UX. This makes it more user interactive and eye-appealing interface that users would love to stick for long time.

Apart from UX, Microsoft has also implemented great new features for Budgetary control, Purchase orders and purchase requisitions, case management, Public sector financials etc.


Session Outline

Accounting Distributions and Subledger Journal Entries

Learn about the future of accounting for documents entered in subledgers through the creation of accounting distributions and subledger journal entries.  We will discuss the principles of the accounting distribution and subledger journal entry functionality, along with a walk through of an end-to-end scenario.

Advanced Purchase Requisition Features: Workflow, Policy, Distributions and more!

Go beyond the basics of a purchase requisition to the advanced capabilities available to completely shape your company's procurement experience.  The session features workflow, permissions, policy, distributions, and related advanced features of purchase requisition.

Case Management

Case management is a new feature in Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics AX. Cases represent a unit of work to be accomplished such as auditing expenses, performing a collection, addressing an employee grievance, or responding to a customer complaint. Administrators can define case processes and responsibilities to guide the user through case resolution. A knowledge article feature enables users to find the information they need to assist in case resolution.

Purchase Requisition: Shopping through Purchase Order Creation

Discover the capabilities for end users to procure items based on a familiar shopping experience. The experience continues through checkout, approval, and through Purchase Order creations.

Sales Agreements and Purchase Agreements

Focus on the creation and release forms, and follow up on sales agreements and purchase agreements.
Agreements are for specific product or for products within a salessales or procurement category and committed quantities or a monetary amountsmonetary amounts. Release from the agreement is done in the order creation process.
The agreements are replacing Blanket Order functionality.

Public Sector Accounts Receivables and Billing

Learn about the new public sector accounts receivable and billing functionality, including Billing Classifications and Billing Codes.

Public Sector Financials

Covers Fund Accounting, posting definitions, derived financial hierarchies, year-end processes, and grant management in public sector.

Budgetary Control and Commitment Accounting

Highlights the new budgeting functionality in the new release.

Purchase Order Enhancements

The new version introduces several significant changes on the purchase order. Session covers: Management of one purchase order line with multiple scheduled receipts; control and approval of purchase orders; and an easy approach to receive non-inventoried goods.

Shared Financial Setup

Discussion of the new shared calendars, shared currencies and rate types, and introduction of the Ledger. Shared chart of accounts will be mentioned but is detailed in the Dimension Framework session.

Organizational Model

Learn about the new organization model in Microsoft Dynamics AX. This paradigm shift is illustrated in a brief overview of the overall impact of the organization model. Also, how to set up organizations, and organization hierarchies, as well as a discussion of the goals of these hierarchies and best practices.

Financial Dimension Framework

Introduction to the new financial dimension framework components: financial dimensions, main account, account structures, account rules, shared chart of accounts and segmented entry control.

Global Address Book

Covered are upgrading from older versions to the latest version and the pre-upgrade steps for GAB; changes to address reference data; maintaining GAB-related data; as well as transactions and related data models.

Shared Products

The latest version introduces a new structured approach to product definitions has been introduced. Covered are the core fundamentals of the new product concept; the data model behind the concept; splitting the inventory dimension group; and product related services.

Non-stocked Products and Order Management

How are non-stocked products introduced to Microsoft Dynamics AX and what is the impact on purchase order, sales order, and inventory management? This session provides the answers.

Product Configuration

The new product configuration represents a paradigm shift compared to the existing Product Builder. This session will explore the possibilities offered by the new tool, a look at the migration challenge, and a presentation of the features we're introducing to ease this task.

Human Resources (Foundation and Features)

This session will demonstrate the new functionality of Human Resources in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Covered are both EP and the Microsoft Dynamics AX client.

Manufacturing Execution and Time and Attendance in Microsoft Dynamics AX

The new version offers enhancements to the previously named Shop Floor Control modules, enabling companies to set up touch-screen kiosks for time, production, and project feedback registrations as well as allowing for more options on the spot manual rescheduling and corrections of entered feedback. The session will also include an overview of architectural and license changes to the modules.

Resource Scheduling and the New Operations Resource Model

This session will demonstrate how the introduction of a new resource model in Microsoft Dynamics AX provides more flexible scheduling possibilities.

Client Programming and Customization Changes

Key client changes in programming and customization are covered, including the new granular metadata support for forms which reduces the upgrade impact, the new metadata driven approach to making the UI context-aware based on country region, the new managed host control which enables easier integration of WPF or WinForm controls, and the ease of use for controls supporting the enhanced user experience.

Client User and Developer Experience

Overall visuals, final visuals and developer experience for: Details Forms, List Pages, Fact Boxes, Fast Tabs, Action Pane, and Action Pane Strip are discussed

Designing the Microsoft Dynamics AX User Experience (UX Guidelines)

Focus is on how to design your application or customization to work well in the Microsoft Dynamics AX User Experience. We will walk through the new version’s user experience guidelines.

Models and the SQL Server-based Model Repository

This presentation covers the shift away from AOD files to a SQL Server-based model store, including an introduction to the concept of models and model files (.axmodel), the perception of "parallel layers" using models, the command-line utility AXutil to manage manage models and model files as well as the graphical Model Management tool for managing models and model files.

Improvements to the MorphX IDE

This is a session covering new functionality in MorphX, including the new X++ editor. We will look at all of the new functionality, showcasing improvements such as intellisense features and code formatting.Development Workspace. We will cover the restructured main menu and shortcuts.SysTest. We will cover the changes to running unit tests, as well as the introduction of test attributes which be used to control what tests are executedLabels. We will cover the introduction of temporary labels when using file based version control (machine specific labels used before check-in).

Introduction to Role-based Security - Developer Experience

This session will focus on the developer experience around setting up security in Microsoft Dynamics AX using the new role-based security model. It will cover the process of defining the security artifacts in the AOT and creating security policies.

Report Deployment & Management

We are changing the UX and the fundamentals of how reports are deployed to SSRS servers.
NOTE: This is not about reporting infrastructure deployment

Report Programming Model & RDP-based Reports

The report programming model (new for Microsoft Dynamics AX) allows more advanced control over report data and UX.

Security Configuration with Roles & Duties

Focus is on the administrator experience and setting up security in Microsoft Dynamics AX using the new role-based security model. The session will also describe the list of roles that will be shipped.

Services and Application Integration Framework Enhancements in Microsoft Dynamics AX

We will provide an overview of the Evolution of Services as a first-class programming model to the Microsoft Dynamics AX system including developer oriented features that make it easy to develop services from X++ business logic and consume externally hosted services.
Also covered in the session will be an overview of all B2B and A2A integration specific features and the simplified configuration and management of AIF artifacts.

Configuration and Customization of Microsoft Dynamics AX Role centers & Analysis Extensions

Configuration of Microsoft Dynamics AX2009 Role Centers and analysis cubes required a BI developer. In the new version, setup and configuration of Analysis cubes can be done by a customer/partner with a wizard driven interface without having to go into BI development studio. During this session you will learn, discuss and perform Microsoft Dynamics AX Analysis cube setup and configuration using Microsoft Dynamics AX bits. We will also discuss scenarios/solutions on:

  • Approaches to upgrading existing Analysis cubes
  • Customizing Microsoft Dynamics AX out of the box analysis cubes
  • Approaches to integrating Microsoft Dynamics AX analysis cubes with existing Data warehouses and BI solutions

Simple Query-based Reports Development

Simple reports development based on Microsoft Dynamics AX Query

Test Enabled Development

When your development process is Test Enabled, steps towards release are made with confidence because robust tests are guiding the way. This session will present how the combination of the new Visual Studio 10 test tooling and test collateral from Microsoft can jump start the productivity of your development process and improve the quality of your release.

Visual Studio Tools

Coverage of all the investments areas, showcasing the full breadth of tools we are delivering in Microsoft Dynamics AX. This involves: Microsoft Dynamics AX Modeling - modeling Reports in Visual StudioAX Managed Code - repository centric managed code development for AXDeployment - streamlined developer deployment of managed code and debugging against AXSource Control integration - integrating AX modeling and managed code into Microsoft Dynamics AX source controlEP - developing EP user controls using the repository centered frameworkUsing events and proxies to extend the Microsoft Dynamics AX application in managed codeVarious integration tools for better integration of Visual Studio and Microsoft Dynamics AX. What is left to do... Further plans...

Workflow Enhancements

Review of the major enhancements that are being made to the workflow infrastructure in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

X++ Events and Their Use

We will discuss the new eventing feature that will be available in Microsoft Dynamics AX, and see how it can be used to decouple publishers and subscribers, alleviating many upgrade issues.

Microsoft Dynamics AX IT Infrastructure Architecture and System Requirements Planning

Coverage of the IT Infrastructure Architecture in Microsoft Dynamics AX, including the systems requirements needed for the different components so that you can understand what is needed for planning a new or upgraded installation. 

Management Reporter

Introducing Microsoft Dynamics Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Management Reporter is a real-time financial reporting application designed to empower information workers to quickly and easily create, generate, secure, and publish financial statements, such as Profit and Loss (PandL) statements, balance sheets, and Actual vs. Budget variance reports. Management Reporter will replace FRx. With Management Reporter, business users can create their own boardroom-quality reports without IT assistance; take advantage of secure report distribution through a centralized report library; and gain strong support for regulatory compliance. Direct integration with the Microsoft Dynamics ERP general ledger means that there is no need to create a custom connection to the data source.

Server Data Access

the following topics are covered:

  • Performance focused investments in Data Caching
  • Closing out Super/Sub Type framework
  • Closing out the Relational framework investments from the past milestones

Expert Panel for Developers - Programming Models and Developer Tools

Outline the programming models and developer tools in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Layout guidelines for choosing the right programming model, language (.NET or X++) and development tools (MorphX or Visual Studio) for categories of development. This will be followed by an expert panel Q and A session to go deep and help clarify the roadmap and direction for Microsoft Dynamics AX development technologies

Learn to Data Upgrade for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Walk through the end-to-end technical upgrade, learn about the supported scenarios, and understand the new framework. Session will provide overview of the concepts, upgrade process, and demo on a sample technical upgrade flow.

What You Need To Know About Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics AX

An overview of Microsoft Dynamics AX SSRS Reporting features

MorphX - SSRS Production Reporting: Tips and Tricks

Guided discussion along with examples on creating Query, RDP reports.
Walk thru starting from an X++ report and converting that to an SSRS rpeort

Developing a BI Solution Using Microsoft Dynamics AX

All-up session on OLAP f/w, integratingPowerpivot ,PivotViewer andPPS web parts – story for partners and Sis.
Also promote our story on ad-hoc reporting in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Configuring Role Centers + Analytics

Guided discussion on configuration story for configuring the Role Centers + Analystics.

Cubes – Developing and Customizing OOB Cubes

Walk through of developing, deploying the OOB cubes with the new wizard infrastructure.

Query & RDP based Production Reports

Simple Query, RDP based reports, customizing OOB report, upgrading an X++ report

Developing Microsoft Dynamics AX SSRS Reports

Simple Query, RDP based reports, customizing OOB report, upgrading an X++ report

Developing and customizing OOB Cubes

Walk through of developing, deploying the OOB cubes with the new wizard infrastructure.

Enabling Multi-channel eCommerce and Payments with Online Services for Microsoft Dynamics AX

This session will show how Microsoft Dynamics customers can operate in a multi-channel environment using the integrated Payment and Commerce Services that are delivered out-of-the-box with Microsoft Dynamics AX.  Additionally, learn how Dynamics Partners can use the Services APIs to customize and extend related business processes in the cloud. Demos will show key features, including provisioning/setup, managing product catalogs for e-commerce, publishing products to ecommerce storefronts as well as 3rd-party marketplaces like eBay, and fulfilling e-commerce orders from within the ERP system.

Engineering Excellence with Microsoft Dynamics AX

How do you ensure consistent high quality during the development phase? This session walks through how Microsoft internal development organization strives for higher quality, and demonstrates some of the available tools in Microsoft Dynamics AX that will enable you to improve your quality; including version control, best practices and unit testing.

How We Solved the Element ID Problem

Element IDs (such as table and class IDs) have been a problem since Microsoft Dynamics AX1 because they are limited to small ranges and often in conflict between solutions. This, however, is changed in Microsoft Dynamics AX6. Come and learn the history behind element IDs, how they work in Microsoft Dynamics AX6 and how that may impact your code.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Code Upgrade

Code Upgrade is one of the first steps required to get your Microsoft Dynamics AX project underway.  This session will cover all aspects of code upgrade (Application and Foundation).  Specifically we will cover:

  • Required and Optional tasks to perform a code upgrade
  • Tools, Documentation and Samples available for a Microsoft Dynamics AX code upgrade
  • Key Insights and Suggestions from the product team

Writing Secure X++ Code

This session will help you to write X++ code that meets the trustworthy computing requirements of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Covered are Table Permission Framework, Code Access Security, Dangerous Intermediaries, SQL injection, and more.

Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics AX Development

This session introduces you to the model driven development in Microsoft Dynamics AX, which enables you to focus on domain requirements and worry less about technology requirements. Covered are the AOT, X++, Label system, IntelliMorph, and more in both the MorphX development environment and Visual Studio.

SQL-based Model Store

In Microsoft Dynamics AX the AOD files are replaced with a SQL database. Come and hear about the challenges, the solution and the new opportunities. You will learn the model store schema, and how to write SQL queries against model artifacts.

Item to Product Upgrade

With the introduction of the new shared products concept, all existing Microsoft Dynamics AX customers are forced through an upgrade process where items must be mapped to new product definitions.
To support this process, an upgrade tool has been made as part of the standard Microsoft Dynamics AX upgrade, where the user can map items to products in iterations.
This sessions will cover:

  • a demo of the tool
  • walkthrough of recommended upgrade steps when mapping items to products

A Domain Modeling Approach to Defining System Functionality and Interactions in AX

In AX6, Dynamics AX engineering teams have begun using Domain Modeling to define the key business entities within the ERP space and the interactions between those entities. This presentation will explain how we are leveraging that modeling to guide our functional coverage planning in test as well how we are using this information to facilitate communication about the functional areas and the interactions between business entities.
This presentation will provide an overview of the process we have used to collect this information and an overview of the increases in efficiency and completeness that we have seen in our test planning activities. Finally, we will demonstrate how this process can be leveraged by partners to analyze the possible scope of effort required to integrate custom solutions into the standard product.

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