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Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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Dig into the architecture and internals of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012—with firsthand insights from the team that designed and developed it. Targeted for solution developers and system implementers, this guide focuses on programming and customization capabilities—including key architectural principles, the application model, framework, and ...

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Overview

Dig into the architecture and internals of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012—with firsthand insights from the team that designed and developed it. Targeted for solution developers and system implementers, this guide focuses on programming and customization capabilities—including key architectural principles, the application model, framework, and tools.

Topics include:

  • Architecture and development environment, including MorphX
  • Microsoft Visual Studio tools for Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • X++ programming language
  • Microsoft SQL Server reporting and analytics
  • Models
  • Core development concepts
  • Extending and customizing Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Performance and security considerations
  • Workflow
  • Best practices


Note: Readers should have working knowledge of SQL and OOP concepts to gain max benefit from this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735667105
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Pages: 786
  • Sales rank: 634,513
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team focuses on business-application innovation and developer productivity.

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Table of Contents

Foreword;
Introduction;
The history of Microsoft Dynamics AX;
Who should read this book;
Who should not read this book;
Organization of this book;
Conventions and features in this book;
System requirements;
Code samples;
Acknowledgments;
Errata & book support;
We want to hear from you;
Stay in touch;
Part I: A Tour of the Development Environment;
Chapter 1: Architectural Overview;
1.1 Introduction;
1.2 Microsoft Dynamics AX five-layer solution architecture;
1.3 Microsoft Dynamics AX application platform architecture;
1.4 Microsoft Dynamics AX application meta-model architecture;
Chapter 2: The MorphX Development Environment and Tools;
2.1 Introduction;
2.2 Application Object Tree;
2.3 Projects;
2.4 Property sheet;
2.5 X++ code editor;
2.6 Label editor;
2.7 Code compiler;
2.8 Best Practices tool;
2.9 Debugger;
2.10 Reverse Engineering tool;
2.11 Table Browser tool;
2.12 Find tool;
2.13 Compare tool;
2.14 Cross-Reference tool;
2.15 Version control;
Chapter 3: Microsoft Dynamics AX and .NET;
3.1 Introduction;
3.2 Use third-party assemblies;
3.3 Write managed code;
3.4 Hot swap assemblies on the server;
Chapter 4: The X++ Programming Language;
4.1 Introduction;
4.2 Jobs;
4.3 The type system;
4.4 Syntax;
4.5 Classes and interfaces;
4.6 Code access security;
4.7 Compiling and running X++ as .NET CIL;
4.8 Design and implementation patterns;
Part II: Developing with Microsoft Dynamics AX;
Chapter 5: Designing the User Experience;
5.1 Introduction;
5.2 A role-tailored design approach;
5.3 User experience components;
5.4 Role Center pages;
5.5 Area pages;
5.6 List pages;
5.7 Details forms;
5.8 Transaction details forms;
5.9 Enterprise Portal web client user experience;
5.10 Design for your users;
Chapter 6: The Microsoft Dynamics AX Client;
6.1 Introduction;
6.2 Working with forms;
6.3 Adding controls;
6.4 Using parts;
6.5 Adding navigation items;
6.6 Customizing forms with code;
6.7 Integrating with the Microsoft Office client;
Chapter 7: Enterprise Portal;
7.1 Introduction;
7.2 Enterprise Portal architecture;
7.3 Enterprise Portal components;
7.4 Developing for Enterprise Portal;
7.5 Security;
7.6 SharePoint integration;
Chapter 8: Workflow in Microsoft Dynamics AX;
8.1 Introduction;
8.2 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 workflow infrastructure;
8.3 Windows Workflow Foundation;
8.4 Key workflow concepts;
8.5 Workflow architecture;
8.6 Workflow life cycle;
8.7 Implementing workflows;
Chapter 9: Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics AX;
9.1 Introduction;
9.2 Inside the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 reporting framework;
9.3 Plan your reporting solution;
9.4 Create production reports;
9.5 Create charts for Enterprise Portal;
9.6 Troubleshoot the reporting framework;
Chapter 10: BI and Analytics;
10.1 Introduction;
10.2 Components of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 BI solution;
10.3 Implementing the prebuilt BI solution;
10.4 Customizing the prebuilt BI solution;
10.5 Creating cubes;
10.6 Displaying analytic content in Role Centers;
Chapter 11: Security, Licensing, and Configuration;
11.1 Introduction;
11.2 Security framework overview;
11.3 Develop security artifacts;
11.4 Validate security artifacts;
11.5 Create extensible data security policies;
11.6 Security coding;
11.7 Licensing and configuration;
Chapter 12: Microsoft Dynamics AX Services and Integration;
12.1 Introduction;
12.2 Types of Microsoft Dynamics AX services;
12.3 Consume Microsoft Dynamics AX services;
12.4 The Microsoft Dynamics AX send framework;
12.5 Consume external web services from Microsoft Dynamics AX;
12.6 Performance considerations;
Chapter 13: Performance;
13.1 Introduction;
13.2 Client/server performance;
13.3 Transaction performance;
13.4 Performance configuration options;
13.5 Coding patterns for performance;
13.6 Performance monitoring tools;
Chapter 14: Extending Microsoft Dynamics AX;
14.1 Introduction;
14.2 The SysOperation framework;
14.3 Comparing the SysOperation and RunBase frameworks;
14.4 The RunBase framework;
14.5 The extension framework;
14.6 Eventing;
Chapter 15: Testing;
15.1 Introduction;
15.2 New unit testing features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012;
15.3 Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 test tools;
15.4 Putting everything together;
Chapter 16: Customizing and Adding Help;
16.1 Introduction;
16.2 Help system overview;
16.3 Help content overview;
16.4 Create content;
16.5 Publish content;
16.6 Troubleshoot the Help system;
Part III: Under the Hood;
Chapter 17: The Database Layer;
17.1 Introduction;
17.2 Temporary tables;
17.3 Surrogate keys;
17.4 Alternate keys;
17.5 Table relations;
17.6 Table inheritance;
17.7 Unit of Work;
17.8 Date-effective framework;
17.9 Full-text support;
17.10 The QueryFilter API;
17.11 Data partitions;
Chapter 18: The Batch Framework;
18.1 Introduction;
18.2 Batch processing in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012;
18.3 Create and execute a batch job;
18.4 Manage batch execution;
18.5 Debug a batch task;
Chapter 19: Application Domain Frameworks;
19.1 Introduction;
19.2 The organization model framework;
19.3 The product model framework;
19.4 The operations resource framework;
19.5 The dimension framework;
19.6 The accounting framework;
19.7 The source document framework;
Chapter 20: Reflection;
20.1 Introduction;
20.2 Reflection system functions;
20.3 Reflection APIs;
Chapter 21: Application Models;
21.1 Introduction;
21.2 Layers;
21.3 Models;
21.4 Element IDs;
21.5 Create a model;
21.6 Prepare a model for publication;
21.7 Upgrade a model;
21.8 Move a model from test to production;
21.9 Model store API;
Resources for Code Upgrade;
About the authors;
Principal authors;
Contributing authors;

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