A lot of investments had been done by Microsoft to get a new attractive user interface for Microsoft Dynamics AX using modern browsers. As there is no native client, also the personalization options are reconsidered. In previous previews there was an option to change the theme colors and a setting to display more or less information which actually manages a kind of zooming. With the latest preview (CTP8) there is a new way of applying personalizations. In this part I will explain some basic user options. Part 2 will inform you about form personalizations.
In older versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX there was an User options form where settings per user could be setup. This form contained a lot of technical settings. As the development environment has been moved to Visual Studio, the form is now more simple to understand. Also there is a cool feature to select your own coloring theme.
Note that this is currently a preview of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Functionality might change when the product reaches the official release.
You can find the User options using the Configuration button and then click Options. These options are settings per user.
On the tab Personalization, there are various settings. You can change a color theme by selecting a color. It will change the behavior direct as you can see in the following screen shots.
The form is now following the selected color theme.
Personal I do think a lot of women would love to use purple or pink. To show you how this will look, have a look at Microsoft Dynamics AX in the “Hello Kitty” theme. 🙂
Another setting is to control how much content is displayed in your browser. If you need more data on the screen, select the grid with more boxes. The font size, but also spacing is then adjusted.
On the Language and region tab you can select settings related to the language and timezone. You can also select how the date, time and number format will be presented in the browser. This is now following your personal setting rather than taking the date/time format setup in the operating system.
That’s all for now. Till next time!
This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of my company, Microsoft, both its employees, or other MVPs.