Join us at Microsoft Convergence EMEA 2015 in Barcelona

We are just 3 days away from the Microsoft Convergence EMEA 2015 event held at Barcelona. It is going to be an exciting event, focusing around the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Dynamics AX 7.0 (Rainier) version.

Earlier this year during the Convergence held in Atlanta JJ Food Service Limited had the privilege of showcasing many innovative ways of using AX and how building the infrastructure around an ERP system driven by the IT team could be the motor of a successful business, such as:

  • Modern eCommerce portal using AIF integration for selling goods with just-in-time information from AX (now redesigned based on Google polymer)
  • Machine learning and Predictive analysis to know what the customer is going to buy based on past purchase history and suggesting offers, frequently bought together items based on the contents of their current basket
  • Windows phone-based drivers’ delivery app through Azure cloud mobile services integration
  • Internet of Things (IoT) – connecting the delivery van’s thermal sensors in the chiller and freezer via the mobile app to collect and monitor temperature data and show it in a central place with PowerBI

Our team is aiming for being the best customer-side AX implementation in the world, which has also been recognized and appreciated by Microsoft in Atlanta, allowing us to be the highlight customer on their expo stand. The video of our customer story has been aired during the Dynamics AX Roadmap discussion and I would recommend to take a look, if you did not have a chance yet:

https://customers.microsoft.com/Pages/CustomerStory.aspx?recid=18352

You may meet us in person to have a chat at the two sessions where JJ Food Service will be presenting our vision and ideas next week, or at the UK country reception evening:

1st of December, Tuesday 12:30-13:00: CS15ET02 – Revolutionizing customer service: The JJ Food Service way
2nd of December, Wednesday 11:30-12:30: BK15ED03 – Distribution and consumer goods: How to stay ahead of the competition with connected and customer-centric solutions

See you in Barcelona at Microsoft Convergence EMEA 2015!

 

DAXRunBase / 2015-11-27 / Microsoft Dynamics AX / 0 Comments

CIL execution to be disabled for all AX users

Recently we have faced an error during SSRS report printouts, where the quick fix was to temporarily disable CIL execution for all regular AX user accounts.

The error message was as per below, and this MSDN blog post has pointed us in the right direction of resolving the problem:

Failed to create a session; confirm that the user has the proper privileges to log on to Microsoft Dynamics.

The following job can be used to disable CLR operations. It essentially changes the Execute business operations in CIL setting under Options > Development tab based on the flag defined:

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DAXRunBase / 2015-11-23 / AX 2012 / 0 Comments

AX clients with an outdated kernel executable version (SCOM, Blocking)

There are AX installations that do not fully rely on Remote Desktop Services technology, but rich clients are used which may connect to the AX AOS with a potentially outdated Ax32.exe kernel binary version. If a new kernel binary hotfix is installed on the AOS, then the clients must also be patched up, since the communication protocol could have been changed. It is absolutely crucial to get the kernel hotfix applied to the AX clients, but it is not always that convenient to find whom to patch.

If someone connects with an old kernel version, the AX AOS creates an event log entry, that we can get notifications for if we use System Center Operations Manager (SCOM): Application warning: Object Server 01: Internal version mismatch. Microsoft Dynamics AX client from COMPUTER (6.0.1108.3733) tried to attach with 6.0.1108.7309 revision of kernel

In SCOM 2012 AX management pack the alert is generated as “Internal AOCP revision mismatch”, and the actual computer name can be seen under View additional knowledge > Alert context > Event data.

The next step is to block access for these clients.

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DAXRunBase / 2015-11-11 / AX 2012 / 0 Comments