My recent post “What AX7 is sure to get Wrong!” received responses split predictably along party lines: Users from the ERP trenches understood the point I was making and could relate to the "galley slave" metaphor. Folks from the software publisher side of the street took the...

Note: the next release of Microsoft Dynamics AX is known by several names that are often used interchangeably: AX2015, Rainier and AX7 the official Microsoft designation. Advance word is that Microsoft has made Dynamics AX7 available to customers currently participating in in a "Preview Program" this...

It has been almost two years since I fell in love with the potential of On Demand Environment creation for Microsoft Dynamics Partners and Customers. My frustration with bringing that technology to the Dynamics market in an easily consumable manner is well documented in my...

Once again we see the building excitement as a major ERP vendor prepares to launch a major new release of its flagship ERP product. I this case Microsoft is getting ready to launch Dynamics AX7 to a breathless audience of users, implementers and industry pundits. The marketing...

On-Demand Environments! Every Microsoft Dynamics customer has the need to "spin-up" environments for tasks such as: Go Live Development Testing Quality Control Upgrades Adding 3rd party products Training However, creating these environments is time consuming, expensive and complicated. Even experienced IT shops struggle with this task. On-Demand Environments powered by Skytap solve this problem with a...

story by PETER JOECKEL | illustration by SHAWN OLSON The original title of this article was going to be, “How I wasted over a year of my business life trying to educate a start-up technology company on how to enter the Microsoft Dynamics channel, and in...

If you have spent any time in the ERP software world, especially in running or participating in pre-sales product demonstrations then you know what I am talking about, that moment in the presentation where you want to pound your forehead into the desk out of...

Elevator pitch for the attention span challenged, Twitter obsessed generation: DevOps is a unique opportunity for highly differentiated business process re-engineering services that has not yet penetrated the Dynamics space. The president of a major Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation recently pointed out that the continued emergence...

Educating people on products that they do not realize they need can be frustrating and a challenge. Demonstrating the increase in productivity and associated savings in time and money of the Skytap On-Demand Environment is a case in point. In the world of development, test and training...