Donnerstag, Juni 22, 2006

Microsoft Dynamics AX information starting to flow...

Today I saw that Microsoft starts putting more AX information into MSDN. Here are some links where you can get the newest articles:

  • Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Here you can select the kind of info you want to see: for users, IT admins, developers and common technical articles
  • MSDN Dynamics AX: The starting point where new AX information is put into MSDN, just click on any subject in the MSDN tree below. At the moment, it seems as if the MSDN tree is prepared but there is not much content, only a few things are available (like here: upgrading to Dynamics AX )

Freitag, Juni 16, 2006

All old technet postings in one PDF file

Ever wondered where all the documents from the "good old Axapta Technet" have gone? Well, just some days before Microsoft turned the old Technet off, I downloaded ALL documents (that is not the discussions! Those have been transferred by Microsoft into the Axapta newsgroups) and made one PDF file out of them.

The PDF, however, contains all the news articles, tips & tricks, etc. posted by Microsoft and so on. Some of the documents may be available somewhere at Microsoft sites, some may even have found their way into the official help docs.

Those who still know the old technet will recognize some of the docs, the newbies may take a look into it and check what's still interesting to them ('coz the content is more than 17 months old now).

I have uploaded the file on the Dynamics User Group site. If you are already a member, you can download it here: http://dynamicsuser.net/files/18/ax_documentation/entry820.aspx
If not, I think you have to register first (but it's worth doing so)

Montag, Juni 12, 2006

UPDATE: Axapta 3.0 Kernel Rollup 2 Performance Comparison

I have now made a second test run using the same Oracle DB once for the standard 3.0 SP3 kernel and once for the Kernel Rollup 2.
The tests showed no significant difference between the two kernel versions so my final statement is: the kernel rollup 2 has the same performance as the standard 3.0 SP3 kernel.

Freitag, Juni 09, 2006

Axapta 3.0 Kernel Rollup 2 Performance Comparison

I made a comparison of the performance using an Oracle 9i database. The test set is the same as in my comparison between Oracle and SQL 2005 and here are the results:

  • There is a major decrease in performing large select/filter statments in forms. In one of my test forms, the filtering in the form took more than twice as long using KR2.
  • Some reports ran a little bit faster using KR2.
  • Overall: the performance using KR2 was about 10% less than using a standard 3.0SP3 kernel. If only reports are compared, KR2 was about 4% better than standard 3.0SP3.
I will rebuild the statistics on my Oracle DB and run the test again, as the first point is a little disturbing to me.

Freitag, Juni 02, 2006

Axapta Blog now has more than 10.000 visits

Hi all!

Last month was the month with the most user visits on my blog so far: almost 1400 visits in May 2006. There are now more than 10.000 unique visits in total, too (>14.000 incl. reloads).
I hope everybody is enjoying the blog and gets some info out of it (I try my best).

Have a nice day!