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Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Review - Extending Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Cookbook

Dear Friends,


Thanks to Packt team once again for sending me a copy of this wonderful book to review.

This is one of the best book which I have reviewed and written by one of the best in the game - Murray Fife

Introduction of the Author (from the book)

Murray Fife is a Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP, a presenter, and an author with over 18 years 
of experience in the software industry.

Like most people he has paid his dues as a developer, as an implementation consultant, 
and a trainer. He has a hard-to-find blend of technical and interpersonal skills and spends 
his days working with companies solving their problems with the Microsoft suite of products, 
specializing in Dynamics AX solutions

I'm sure most of us would have come across Murray's blog ( or  SlideShare account ( I would recommend you to go through his presentations and blog, it's really helpful. 

Who this Book is for

This book is really a great resource and handy for AX developers/consultants who would like to take that extra advantage of integrating and extending Dynamics AX into their existing Microsoft stack of Sharepoint and SSRS/SSAS (Reporting and BI) tools. Likewise, if you have a Sharepoint or Reporting Team working with Dynamics AX team, they can as well leverage some of the knowledge from this book.

What to expect from this book

This book is filled with practical and do-it-yourself examples which one can leverage in their enterprise straightaway and get productive.

Some Highlights of the book:

* Extending with Sharepoint - Create document Libaries in sharepoint, Link the document library directly to AX Records

* A whole chapter is dedicated to Power View Reporting and integrating Power View Reports into Dynamics Ax forms and Role Centers - very cool

* More Reports, Dashboards, Scorecard, Charts etc

* Leveraging Unified communication via Lync 2010

* Organizing Workflows

* Reporting using Office Tools via Dynamics Add-In

* Create Help

* Use Infopath forms to consume Dynamics AX WebServices

Please refer the chapters of book over here


Overall, I really enjoyed going through this book and I would give it a full 5/5 rating. I recommend this book highly to anyone who is interested to utilize Dynamics AX and the surrounding Microsoft technologies to it's fullest. Once again kudos to Murray Fife for taking time and writing such a useful book.

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