Extensible Data Security examples for Microsoft Dynamics

The last few months, I did spend a lot of time on speaker sessions for the Summit EMEA, MVP Monday webcast and a coming Dutch Dynamics Community event. In the meantime, it was also extremely busy completing work. One of the topics I talked about recently, is eXtensible Data Security (XDS) in Microsoft Dynamics 365 […]

How I fooled myself for 5 years…

I’m working quite a long time at a customer now. In August 2013, I was (re)hired to help on a migration from Dynamics AX4 to Dynamics AX 2012. As I had worked at this customer before, I know about some issues related to performance of the ledger balances. Now in AX2012 the update of balances […]

How to: Move security configurations across Dynamics 365 environments

As you might know, security related topics are one of my favorites. It is not only about the technical stuff how to configure the roles. It is also related to e.g. segregation of duties to prevent possible fraud. It is always fun to work together with a customer to get the best possible setup which […]

Custom fields: handle with care!

The Microsoft team did release platform update 13 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition. One of the new features is Custom fields. This feature lets a power user or system administrator configure new fields on existing tables without using the development environment and deploy it on the other environments. It is a […]

What is the temporary voucher functionality in Dynamics 365?

As of several versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX there is a feature to setup and use temporary vouchers for journal entry. Also, this feature still exists in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise edition. In this blog post I will tell you about the temporary voucher number and namely how you can benefit […]

Speed up data import with (data) entity execution parameters

This post will inform you about the Entity execution parameters which can be found on the Data import/export framework parameters form. It will give you an option for gaining performance when importing large number of records using the data management features.

New document count indicator in platform update 11

It’s been a while since I posted a blog post. I have been extremely busy and had barely time to sit down and finish some posts. During my work I collected some experiences and made some drafts, so I will be publishing some more blog posts, for sure. One of the things that took some […]

Don’t forget the enhanced worker information

When using Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations you can create new security roles or even customize existing ones. When you do so, you have to be careful if everything is working like intended. This blog post will tell you about the enhanced worker information and how to grant access to this.

How to: Read uncommitted records using Dynamics 365 for Operations

Recently we had a challenge to read uncommitted data from the Dynamics 365 for Operations database. Usually this is not required as you may retrieve dirty data. When using a business application, you should rely on correct and committed data as otherwise reporting might provide you incorrect data. However, if you find a very good […]

Manage personalizations in Dynamics 365 for multiple users

In the past, I had written two blog posts about personalizations in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (at that time still called Dynamics AX). Some features are already enhanced and expanded in the past year. With the release of Platform update 5, Microsoft added the option to centrally upload a saved personalization file to multiple […]