Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019
Jun20

Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019

During the past week I attended the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS) with some of my colleagues at Axazure. It was my first time in an event like this and the experience has been wonderful and intense (and tiring). The event took place from Sunday to Tuesday and traveling from Madrid to Atlanta and back, including a 5 hour delay in Toronto and a 6 hour layover in Newark, in just 5… Continue Reading Adrià’s...

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Every minute counts, and snooze to 1 minute before meeting starts – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Jun18

Every minute counts, and snooze to 1 minute before meeting starts – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

As a consultant I’m used to having a lot of “back-to-back” meetings, and when the next meeting is near, I typically get an outlook reminder 15 minutes prior to the meeting. Then using the “Snooze” button is good. If I snooze until 5 minutes before I am too early. 0 minutes before and I am too late. You know that in the drop-down, the minimum selection is 5 minutes? That is… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their...

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Biggest Takeaways From Microsoft BizApp Summit 2019
Jun12

Biggest Takeaways From Microsoft BizApp Summit 2019

With Microsoft’s Business Application Summit 2019 wrapping up in Atlanta, I thought I would share my thoughts on the biggest takeaways from the conference in my opinion. New OneVersion Release Schedule Instead of doing 12 separate monthly updates, Microsoft is changing the F&O release schedule to include only 8 with the other months not having an update during those months. You can now pause… Continue Reading...

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Expense report, Expense voucher, Expense vendor invoice, Expense payment voucher – D365FO
Jun10

Expense report, Expense voucher, Expense vendor invoice, Expense payment voucher – D365FO

Short post – Please refer to the table below to check how the system behaves when there are following different scenarios with respect to an expense report, expense voucher, expense vendor invoice and expense payment to the employee.ThanksSarang Continue Reading noreply@blogger.com (Sarang Kusare)’s Article on their blog

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D365F&O – Address performance tips – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
May31

D365F&O – Address performance tips – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

Sometimes the smallest thing can make a huge difference. At a customer we experienced a huge load (DTU +70% average), and the LCS shows that there was a single SQL query that was the reason for the load. The data composition here was that there was close to a half million customers in the customer table, and most of them had addresses, email and phone numbers assigned to them. Except of… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365 Finance and Operations – Expense Mileage
May29

D365 Finance and Operations – Expense Mileage

Default mileage rate can be set at the expense parameters:Mileage type expense categories can be set up and optionally mileage tiers can be set up at:Mileage tiers can be defined per mileage expense category:Mileage rate tiers can be defined for miles or number of passengers and can be date bound as well. Once the employee books the mileage, the system picks the applicable mileage rate into… Continue Reading...

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Can Users Access D365FO With a License Type of None?
May20

Can Users Access D365FO With a License Type of None?

I recently saw a question posted on a forum regarding what license Microsoft assigns a user that has no license requirement based on their entry point access. I didn’t really have an answer as I hadn’t ran into this scenario and I didn’t cover it in my my earlier post about determining user licenses. In earlier versions of AX there was some uncertainty about which license would be applied so I… Continue Reading...

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40% discount on Dynamics 365 for Dynamics AX users
May06

40% discount on Dynamics 365 for Dynamics AX users

40% discount on Dynamics 365 for Dynamics AX users ” Incremental Group For users of Dynamics AX, deciding when to upgrade is an important decision. Most versions of Dynamics AX are out of support, and so upgrading to Dynamics 365 is the logical next step when you are ready. To learn more about your options with Dynamics AX download our...

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Is There a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Migration Tool?
May01

Is There a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Migration Tool?

Know your cloud migration options Is your businesses one of the thousands using Microsoft Dynamics CRM On Premises? Would you like to take advantage of… Continue Reading Eric Anderson’s Article on their blog

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Dynamics AX = Denis Macchinetti: Unable to load DLL ‘IfxEvents.dll’
Apr26

Dynamics AX = Denis Macchinetti: Unable to load DLL ‘IfxEvents.dll’

Hi LBD enthusiasts,I’m going to share an issue faced during the 10.0.1 PU25 version installation on F&O LBD.Error messageSystem.DllNotFoundException: Unable to load DLL ‘IfxEvents.dll’: The specified module could not be foundSystem.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘Microsoft.Dynamics.Performance.Logger.IfxLogger’ threw an exception. —> System.DllNotFoundException:…...

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Why Adding an Undo Button to Unpublished Objects is Not Easy in D365FO
Apr25

Why Adding an Undo Button to Unpublished Objects is Not Easy in D365FO

One question I’ve had throughout the releases of D365FO has been why there wasn’t an ‘Undo’ or ‘Remove’ for a security change made within the user interface. Before security changes go live into the system, they first go to a staging area called ‘Unpublished Objects’, on this screen there is currently a ‘Publish all’ and ‘Publish selection’ but there is no way to...

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Dynamics AX = Denis Macchinetti: LCS Environment Status not Updated
Apr24

Dynamics AX = Denis Macchinetti: LCS Environment Status not Updated

Hi Folks,welcome again in the LBD world!IssueIt could happen that the LCS Environment Status is not Up to date in relation with the On Premise Env Status.For instance, the Environment is Up & Running but the LCS Status is Deploying.ReasonThat behavior could happen because the Orchestrators aren’t able to communicate with LCSResolutionFirst of all, try to press the “Refresh State” Button on… Continue Reading...

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D365F&O – Community Driven Engineering – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Apr23

D365F&O – Community Driven Engineering – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

I have previously blogged about the importance of reporting new ideas, issues and bugs to Microsoft, and also why the community will benefit from sharing. I have often experienced that experienced engineers often have the solution available and are more than willing to give it for free to get the fixed-up code into the standard solution. But the formalized support path does require time… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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I’m done! Or am I?
Apr17

I’m done! Or am I?

In September Fredrik Sætre at Microsoft Norway challenged me to write a blog post every day for one month on Talent. I started with one every day of the week, when that month was over I saw that I had so much content and it was going so good that I just kept going. A couple of months along I found out that I couldn’t stop now and challenged myself to keep going until I was done with the whole… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Grant or deny work environment accommodation requests
Apr17

MB6-898 Grant or deny work environment accommodation requests

When you have registered the request for accommodation, you can easily accept or reject it by changing the status under details from requested. Accommodation request If you select Reasonable the request is approved. If you select Undue hardship the request is denied. When you change the status to reasonable the fields accepted by and accepted date and time is automatically set to… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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D365F&O – Auto-report as finished in a Retail scenario – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Apr16

D365F&O – Auto-report as finished in a Retail scenario – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

For many years I have had the opportunity to work on Dynamics 365 topics involving Kitting, Value Added Services(VAS) and Bill-of-Materials(BOM). Today I would like to write about the released product parameter “Auto-report as finished” in a retail scenario, and you can read more about report as finished at the Microsoft docs. To explain the business scenario, let’s take hot-dogs. A… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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MB6-898 Create an accommodation request
Apr16

MB6-898 Create an accommodation request

To create an accommodation request you go to Personnel management – Workers or Employees. From there you find “Accommodations” in the action pane under personal information. Accommodations for a worker/employee Now the accommodations page opens and you can create a new accommodation for the employee. To create it you select the accommodation type, you could selet a Job task which makes… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Configure the physical requirements for a job
Apr15

MB6-898 Configure the physical requirements for a job

To configure the physical requirements for a specific job, you first need to find the job you want to set the requirements for, you find them by searching for job, or by going to Organization administration -> Jobs -> Select the specific job, and then by going to the ADA button in the action pane and click “Setup requirements” ADA requirements on a job You then go to the page where you… Continue Reading Malin...

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Override the default theme per company (proof of concept)
Apr13

Override the default theme per company (proof of concept)

At this point I’m 99% sure almost all of us have been asked the “can we change the theme color to the one of our company/brand?” question. While this is unfortunately not possible what we can do is defining a different theme for each company. This is just a proof of concept. I still haven’t managed to successfully change the theme when the DataArea is changed using the company list. The… Continue Reading...

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MB6-898 Define templates for physical job requirements
Apr12

MB6-898 Define templates for physical job requirements

The first thing you have to do to use the compliance features is to go to Personnel management -> Links -> Human resources shared parameters -> Compliance and change the setting to yes for Track information for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Human resources shared parameters – compliance When you now go to Organization administration -> Job Templates you will find ADA in the action… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent
Apr11

MB6-898 Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent

The fifth and last section of Set Up and Use the Talent Application (25 – 30%) is Use compliance features in Dynamics 365 for Talent Define templates for physical job requirementsConfigure the physical requirements for a jobCreate an accommodation requestGrant or deny work environment accommodation requests Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Use the Leave and absence workspace
Apr10

MB6-898 Use the Leave and absence workspace

The Leave and absence workspace contains three tabs PlansAnalyticsLinks The Plans tabs contains all leave and absence plans that you have set up. From here you can create a new plan, assign to employees and assign to contractors. You can also click in to the different plans and read more about them. Leave and absence workspace – Plans The Analytics tab contains three tabs of… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 View time off requests and approved time off
Apr09

MB6-898 View time off requests and approved time off

In personnel management you find the employee you want to view time off requests and approved time off for, then you click in worker in the action pane and “View time off”. This sends you to the Time off page where you can see all the balances, approved and not approved requests. If you have some time off requests you can approve them from this page. Time off page You can also se… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Set up and configure Leave and absence plans
Apr08

MB6-898 Set up and configure Leave and absence plans

Now it’s time to enroll employees in leave and absence plans. You can enroll them individually or in groups. You click “+ Assign to employees” or “+ Assign to contractors” in the action pane to enroll workers. Leave and absence plan In the page to enroll employees you can chose one or more employees from the list, or you can filter the employees by position type and/or department and… Continue...

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MB6-898 Explore Leave types and Leave plans
Apr05

MB6-898 Explore Leave types and Leave plans

You are responsible for creating the leave and absence types, you can set them up as they fit your company needs or countries special needs. Leave and absence types You then define the leave and absence plans that mach your employees and companies needs. Leave and absence plans A leave and absences plan Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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Using Azure Application Insights with MSDyn365FO
Apr05

Using Azure Application Insights with MSDyn365FO

First of all… DISCLAIMER: think twice before using this on a productive environment. Then think again. And if you finally decide to use it, do it in the most cautious and light way. Why does this deserve a disclaimer? Well, even though the docs state that the system performance should not be impacted, I don’t really know its true impact. Plus it’s on an ERP. On one in which we don’t have… Continue Reading...

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MB6-898 Request and process time off requests
Apr04

MB6-898 Request and process time off requests

You can request time off from the Employee self service page from the Time Off balances box. Employee self service page When you click the text “Request time off” a new page on the right opens. In this page you select the leave type, date, if you have any attachments, comments and is able to see your balances. You can Save draft or submit it. If there isn’t a workflow activated your… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Describe Leave and absence transactions
Apr03

MB6-898 Describe Leave and absence transactions

This question I have been struggling with, I can’t seem to understand what Microsoft is asking about, so please come with feedback if you feel that I’ve misunderstood! Request time off When the employee submits his or her leave and absence request, if you have a workflow active this is sendt to HR or their manager for approval, if you don’t have a workflow the request is automatically… Continue Reading Malin...

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Microsoft Wins 4th Straight Web Support CRM Service Award
Apr03

Microsoft Wins 4th Straight Web Support CRM Service Award

Also takes home top honors in Customer Case Management and Contact Center Search CRM Magazine released their 16th annual CRM Service Awards this week,… Continue Reading David Marincic’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Explain the Leave and absence administration process
Apr02

MB6-898 Explain the Leave and absence administration process

As an administrator you have to set up: Leave and absence typesLeave and absence plansEnroll employees and contractorsEdit enrollment for those with special plansAccrue leave and absence plansWorkflows (if that’s required) Then you have to wait until workers submits time-off requests and if you have a workflow enabled you have to approve it, if there isn’t a workflow the request is… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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User Group Summit!
Mar31

User Group Summit!

On Thursday 28th of March I held my presentation “How Microsoft Talent can Digitize a Forgotten HR Department” at the User group summit in Amsterdam. Download my presentationDownload If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me here or on LinkedIn. Next years User Group Summit will be in Barcelona 8.-12. March – will I see you there? Join the mailing list for more… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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Generate number sequence values from REST services and OData
Mar29

Generate number sequence values from REST services and OData

One of the options to integrate MSDyn365FO with external systems is using the data entities with REST services and OData. To use OData the entity must have its IsPublic property set to Yes: Otherwise, if it´s an standard entity, we´ll need to duplicate it because it´s not possible to change the property value in an extension. If we´re doing an integration with an external system using… Continue Reading Adrià’s Article on...

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MB6-898 Manage Leave and absences
Mar29

MB6-898 Manage Leave and absences

The fourth area in Set Up and Use the Talent Application (25 – 30%) is Manage Leave and absences Explain the Leave and absence administration processDescribe Leave and absence transactionsRequest and process time off requestsExplore Leave types and Leave plansSet up and configure Leave and absence plansView time off requests and approved time offUse the Leave and absence workspace Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Adjust compensation for an employee
Mar28

MB6-898 Adjust compensation for an employee

When you got the result from a compensation process you can edit the amount and award and then change the status to approved, then load employee compensation. Employee results Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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Dynamics 365 F&O – Selecting the correct Tier level on your sandboxes
Mar27

Dynamics 365 F&O – Selecting the correct Tier level on your sandboxes

When purchasing Dynamics 365 F&O, you a set of Microsoft managed (but self-service) environments that is included with the standard offer. (Production, Tier-2 Standard Acceptance Testing and a Tier-1 Develop/Build and test environment. Microsoft have described this on the environment planning docs. I will not discuss Tier-1 environments here, as these environments is optimized for… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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MB6-898 Perform the compensation processes
Mar27

MB6-898 Perform the compensation processes

When the compensation is set up it’s time to run the process, you can create the processes in Compensation management -> Process -> Compensation processes. Here you can create a new process or run the processes. Compensation process When you click the button “Run process” a sidebar opens where you can set some parameters. Run compensation process When you click OK, the process… Continue Reading Malin...

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MB6-898 Describe compensation process events
Mar26

MB6-898 Describe compensation process events

The compensation process is as follows Create the compensation plansCreate the compensation processRun the processMake adjustmentsApprove resultsLoad compensation Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Configure and use pay for performance features
Mar25

MB6-898 Configure and use pay for performance features

Pay for performance is used when you want the employees to get compensation based on how the department has performed. First you should go to Organization administration -> Departments -> Related forms -> Compensation. Department compensation There you can set up the compensation for the department. The award that the employees in the department gets depends on the field “Percent of… Continue Reading Malin Donoso...

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MB6-898 Set up and use vesting rules
Mar22

MB6-898 Set up and use vesting rules

Vesting rules are used to classify variable compensation plans and is only meant to be used for reporting. The setup for vesting rules is easy with a name, description and the possibility for notes. Vesting rules In the variable compensation plans you can set a vesting rule to be able to track long turn variable compensation plans. Variable compensation plans chose vesting rule Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on...

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MB6-898 Configure pay rate conversions
Mar21

MB6-898 Configure pay rate conversions

Pay rate conversions are used to define the time period for which the compensation plan is specified. If some workers has a annual salary, they should get the same compensation as one with an hourly pay rate. The pay rate conversion is a way to calculate the compensation no matter which periode salary they have. The screenshot shows how the pay rate conversions are set up in a trial… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Define eligibility rules for compensation
Mar20

MB6-898 Define eligibility rules for compensation

You set up eligibility rules to define whom is eligible to get the compensation. You can set the rule to apply to labor union, location, job, function, department or job type. The eligibility rules can be set up for a fixed or variable compensation plan. Eligibility rules Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Create compensation grids
Mar19

MB6-898 Create compensation grids

In the compensation plan you click compensation structure in the action tab, there you can set the range of the compensation grids based on the information set in the fixed compensation plans. Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Define reference points
Mar18

MB6-898 Define reference points

You use reference points in fixed compensation plans to make sure all your employees are in the same range of pay thus making sure of equal payment for all. Reference point setups You can set up as many steps as you like in the setup, but it regular to have minimum, midpoint and maximum. The midpoint is often the control point that indicates the average or median base pay rate for a… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Describe the range utilization matrix
Mar15

MB6-898 Describe the range utilization matrix

In each compensation plan you can register the range utilization matrix. Range utilization matrix The range utilization matrix helps you transition employees to get a raise so that they get to the control point for their jobs.  You can also use range utilization to make sure that you pay equally in the company.  For example, employees who are paid lower in their range receive higher… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s...

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MB6-898 Define mandatory confirmation for compensation plans
Mar14

MB6-898 Define mandatory confirmation for compensation plans

After you run a compensation process you should go through the results and do changes and recommendations where you see fit. When you are done changing you change the status for the employee to Approved. Compensation process change status When the status is approved you can load compensation on the process results page og load employee compensation in the employee results page. Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on...

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Intelligent Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
Mar13

Intelligent Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Intelligent Manufacturing with Microsoft ” Incremental Group Manufacturing is an industry that is constantly evolving. Manufacturers are being encouraged to be more data driven as part of Industry 4.0 in order to remain competitive and cloud-based systems play a crucial role. Connected intelligent systems in the cloud enable manufacturing to become...

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MB6-898 Review and make changes to compensation plans
Mar13

MB6-898 Review and make changes to compensation plans

There are two different compensation plans, fixed and variable. Fixed compensation plans To change the fixed compensation plans, you click on a specific plan and click edit. To change the amount you click in the action pane on compensation structure. Fixed compensation plans In compensation structure you can do changes on the levels and the amounts. Compensation… Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their...

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MB6-898 Use recommendations with compensation
Mar12

MB6-898 Use recommendations with compensation

When you set up a new compensation you should set “Recommendation” to yes to be able to give recommendations. Enable recommendations When you run the process you can change the recommendations in the results and click recalculate to set the new recommendations. Results – recommendation Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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MB6-898 Describe examples of fixed and variable compensation plans
Mar11

MB6-898 Describe examples of fixed and variable compensation plans

Examples of fixed compensation plans; Base pay raiseMerit increasePromotionDemotion Examples of variable compensation plans; Bonus paymentsPerformance awardsStock optionsGrantsOne-time awards Continue Reading Malin Donoso Martnes’s Article on their blog

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Dynamics AX = Denis Macchinetti: Visual Studio Solution compilation issue
Mar08

Dynamics AX = Denis Macchinetti: Visual Studio Solution compilation issue

Greetings,below I will share a strange behavior that could help others with the same issue.IssueStarting with the 8.1.3 installation, was not enough anymore to compile the VS Solution, but was necessary to compile the entire Model in order to test our modifications.ResolutionWhen we installed 8.1.3 version, we runned the AXUpdateInstaller.exe and that’s it!But was not enough because by… Continue Reading Denis...

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