Step by Step Performing a Code Upgrade from AX2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Part 1

The first step in learning to do an AX2012 to Dynamics 365 for Operations Code upgrade is to get acquainted with all the special tricks for downloading and running an environment. Due to overwhelming demand with emails, conversations, and requests, I’ve decided to publish a simplified version of the code upgrade course that I used…

Importance of Platform Update Methodology in Dynamics 365 for Operations

One issue that is important to understand is the difference between a platform update and a cumulative update in Dynamics 365 for Operations and Finance.  We were used to cumulative updates in previous versions of Dynamics AX, which were collections of hotfixes that were supposed to be independent of the hardware.  With Cumulative updates, you…

OnPremise Tutorials Part 4: Simple way to get modern Certificates and Security Correct for your Service Fabric, AX 7 (Dynamics Operations) installation

Contrary to popular mythology, we don’t have to use outdated legacy, fully exploitable sha1 security to run Dynamics 365 for operations.  This is probably the single biggest gotcha to being able to successfully implement Dynamics On-Premise and interface with the cloud in general. Symptoms of misconfigurations include clear text passwords, not being able to conduct…