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What do you mean, Back to School ?   With August in sight, back to school is on everyone’s mind. Feel like you’re missing out? Have no fear – new Academy courses are here! The Academy team has been working hard to add additional and NEW courses to the 2018 schedule. With all the upcoming training opportunities, you can be certain you won’t feel out of the loop on the back to school vibe. So what exactly is Academy? Academy offers a variety of virtual – that is, online – classes that provide training on different business applications that people like yourself use every day. How does it work? You choose a class and time that works in your schedule, ...
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By the end of 2018, business are estimated to spend nearly $1.3 trillion on digital transformation technologies.   The more ambitious organisations will know that transitioning can help them become faster and smarter in day-to-day operations as well as decision making and delivery.  Companies that fail to modernise risk falling behind their market competitors. Overcoming the challenges associated with implementing an IT modernisation strategy is a vital first step.   Download:  Secure your future with
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Hi, In this post, we will discuss the process of dropping the published entity i.e. staging table gets deleted from the target Azure database. For demo purpose, I have selected vendor groups entity. Step 1:  Navigate to the entity publish page(Path: Data Management workspace > Configure entity export to database tile > Publish button) and select Vendor groups entity. Step 2:   Click on Drop Entity option on the action pane and a message appears stating "Drop job has been scheduled".Close the message. Step 3:   Refresh the page and mark the checkbox "Show published only" to see that the vendor groups entity disappeared from the published ...
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Hi,  In my previous post, I demoed the process of exporting the data through full push mode and incremental push mode using BYOD from D365FO. In this post, will demonstrate the export of data with the help of advanced feature namely Change Tracking. Change Tracking is a feature helps us to push only the modified data from the tables that are part of the chosen entity. We have three options to utilize this feature namely Enable Primary table, Enable Entire entity and Enable custom query and here I will export the data from vendor group entity using the first option. Step 1:  Traverse to the entity publish page(Path: Data management workspace > Configure ...
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Hi, In my previous post, I explained about the data entity publishing to the target Azure database. In this post, I will explain about exporting the data from D365FO. For demo purpose, I considered vendor groups entity.  Step 1:   Before proceeding further we need to confirm whether the intended entity is published or not. In my case vendor groups entity is published. Also, we need to check the record count and before export to have a picture of data in D365FO.In my case, there are 5 vendor groups. Step 2:  Navigate to the Data management workspace, click on the export tile and create a new data project by selecting the Target data format as ExportDB. ...
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Hi, In my previous post, I explained about the process involved in setting up the Azure database through BYOD feature. We need to publish data entities for data push. In this post, I want to explain the process to publish the data entity for data push. For the demo purpose, I have selected vendor groups entity. Step 1:   Navigate to the data entity publish page(Path: Data Management workspace > Configure data entity> Publish) and before publishing the entities, mark the checkbox "Show published only" to view the list of published data entities. Step 2:  If the required data entity is not listed, unmark the checkbox "Show published only" and ...
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Hi, BYOD(Bring Your Own Database) is a feature in D365FO that helps us to push the data (either in full or incremental mode) to the external database that is hosted on the cloud. Data export is done with the help of data entities and replica of staging table is created in the target database. In this post, I would discuss the steps involved in the setup and connection enablement with the Azure platform from D365FO. Step 1:  I have a (basic) database by name d365DB hosted in the Azure platform to which I want to push data from D365FO. Step 2:  Navigate to the data management workspace and click on tile "Configure entity export to database". ...
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Please Vote up this idea for automating and better managing Loads in Intercompany scenarios https://experience.dynamics.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=557d6ff9-307a-e811-9cca-0003ff68ec32 Happy DAX'ing! #AX2012 #D365 #D365FO  ​​​​
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Considering making the move to   Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations ? You’re not alone! Most Dynamics users are currently planning for the migration or are already live on Dynamics 365. So… where do you begin? Upgrading vs. Re-Implementation Step #1 is figuring out if you should Upgrade or Re-Implement. This may seem to be a difficult question, but most customers we have worked with figure out their ideal path to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations rather quickly. While the reasons are numerous, here are some of the most typical decision points to determine if an upgrade or a re-implementation is the right path. Check out our most ...
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Dynamic Communities and Microsoft are working closely together to bring you a series of great learning opportunities in the coming months. Here are two events we want to make sure are on your calendar:   AXUG Summit Phoenix Join us October 15-18 in Phoenix for  AXUG  Summit Phoenix .  Attend this event for over 200 dedicated sessions to Dynamics 365 for Finance/Operations, legacy Dynamics AX, and complementary Microsoft technologies like Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow. At AXUG  Summit , you’ll team up with user group peers, All Stars, and MVPs to turn your online support network into real-life connections! You’ll dive in to share your knowledge… ...
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Authored by: Chris Rusing In part one of this blog, I discussed the important configuration setup that must be addressed prior to importing data through data management. If you haven’t done so already, please read this blog . Part two of this series will provide examples of errors you may receive while importing data and how to troubleshoot them. Before we get into the different types of errors you may encounter, I want to quickly demonstrate where to navigate to see these error messages. When an import fails, go to the top left corner and click View execution log . Once you are there, click on the Staging log details button in the top ...
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While not as involved as implementing a brand new ERP system, upgrading software can be a significant technological investment. Nonetheless, depending for your readiness for improvement, an upgrade from Dynamics AX to 365 benefits your operations with better integration, machine learning for platforms on Azure, more functionality and more. The degree of effort of upgrading hinges on how much data and business processes will follow you into the next level of Dynamics. Time, in house manpower and whether you need to partner with a Microsoft expert are factors in deciding how to upgrade from Dynamics AX. But you need to decide if you’re going to upgrade from ...
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Talent Is the Secret Sauce Transform your Human Capital Management and deliver high-impact, sustainable results. Attract the right talent, help your team succeed. As someone in HR, you know that the role of Human Resource has changed in today’s digital workplace. Gone are the days of finding the right job candidate with that certain set of skills and experience – today, it is about finding the right experience, skills AND the right fit for the company culture. HR is no longer a department that functions in a transactional manner. Today’s HR business unit needs to align with the business imperatives and deliver innovative talent solutions. You need ...
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Microsoft Dynamics AX offers a whole new range of features and capabilities that fit the needs of a variety of industries. However, often, organizations look for further customization in order for the solution to be more relevant to their business processes. Microsoft offers two methods to customize the Dynamics AX source code and meta data of model elements:   overlayering and extensions . Overlayering Overlayering is a technique using which developers can customize metadata and the source code of a Dynamics AX model. However, it is essential that the overlaying model must belong to the same package as the source model and a layer that is higher than ...
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A quality product is key for every company to survive and flourish in the market. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations provides tools to help you automate design, pre-production, production, and post-production activities. It helps manage business performance by collecting, controlling, and analyzing quality system data – irrespective of where the goods are –warehouse, purchase or dispatch. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations   (earlier known as Dynamics AX) offers a set of processes around Quality Management and Quality Control. Quality Management deals with nonconformities, and helps you in deploying corrective measures when a quality standard is ...
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​Hello fellow AXUG/D365 UG collaborators! I've been mulling over significant events that have occurred of late, and one of my biggest game-changers for 2018 is a mandatory career change in the coming months. Why do I mention this? Because in response to this mulling, one of my first thoughts was "Oh man! Does that mean I won't be able to attend Summit this year?" No really. I thought that. Here's why: 1. I am currently an Advisory Board member, which means that I have a pre-established tight knit group of fantastic people to chat with from companies in different industries, different states/countries, and in different roles. I appreciate these folks for ...
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Configure Office365 Email for Mail Notifications for Dynamics 365 -To configure the office365 Email for mail notifications for Dynamics 365 you need to follow the following steps: Go to System Administration -> Setup -> Email -> Email Parameters. (see red box and green box) The following form appears: In the email providers tab In the Batch Email provider dropdown, select SMTP Also move all the Email provider ID's  in  Available Box  to  Enabled Box,  present in the fast tab named ‘ Enable interactive email providers ’ In the SMTP Settings Tab In Outgoing Mail Server enter ‘smtp.office365.com’ ...
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Ever wondered, “Which conference should I attend to get the most benefit for my use of Dynamics?” Well it is a great question, and fortunately, there is a very simple answer—SUMMIT. Why Summit you ask? Well the answer again is simple. Summit is the premier event where Users help Users. On average, there will be 270 sessions available for you to take part in and get the education and experience sharing from users just like yourself. It is a place where Partners, Microsoft, and Users just like yourself work together to provide you with the most extensive collection of education, knowledge sharing and networking that is available today. There is no other single ...
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Summit EMEA , just like our other user group conferences and events, is packed with opportunities to learn skills that will support you in your day to day so you can be at your best. A great example of that is the Pre-Conference Academy programme, which happened earlier today at Summit EMEA in Dublin, Ireland. Besides filling their agenda’s with inspiring breakout sessions, attendees had the opportunity to enhance their Summit EMEA experience by joining Pre-Conference Academy. With over 60 attendees participating in eleven classes, it was a great success! Not familiar with Pre Conference Academy? Pre-Conference Academy is a focused, instructor-led classroom ...
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By now you've heard of Focus 2018. Did you realize it is in your own 'backyard' in Indianapolis, IN? By attending, you will grow professionally, network with other Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX users and experts and most importantly, learn how to optimize your use of Dynamics 365/AX through advanced, deep-dive education.  Don't miss out - Register now. D365UG/AXUG Member Daniel Walter is a Business Analyst at Australian Gold and one of the Indianapolis Chapter Leaders for D365UG/AXUG. Read his welcome message below. Hello, I have been a part of the AXUG Indianapolis Chapter ever since I first started at my company 11 years ago. Back then we were ...
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