Top 10 issues discovered from Dynamics AX Health Check

The Microsoft Dynamics AX solution is being adopted by increasing numbers of customers worldwide. And with such growth, comes increasing information about things which work – and some things which need to be tuned. Microsoft Premier Field Engineering conducts a Health Check for Dynamics AX, during which we assess the health and potential risks in…


CRM 2011 Upgrade Best Practices

If you’re looking at an upgrade to CRM 2011, you could do far worse than to check out Shawn’s post CRM Upgrade Best Practices– it’s a smorgasbord of upgrade advice and platform tuning guidance which should make your upgrade a painless and optimized experience! Also, there’s a podcast! Sean McNellis, Ryan Anderson and I recorded…


Kerberos in Load Balanced (MSCRM) Environments

A topic very near and dear to my heart, after years of writing about Kerb (Kerbie Goes Bananas), tips, troubleshooting of Kerb deployments, and general pleas for sanity. Sean over at the Dynamics CRM In The Field blog runs through a “how it should look” scenario with CRM 2011 and IIS 7/7.5 here Rather than…


20 Reasons to Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Written by Jon Strand, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Here’s a list of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 features that you’ll want to be aware of when you’re considering upgrading from prior versions or when doing a new install. These features should have a positive impact on users, administrators, developers, and your business. 1. Dashboards We’re happy…


How to Monitor for Long Running Queries in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Written by Tom Stumpf, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. Does Microsoft Dynamics AX have any built-in functionality for monitoring system performance? This is a question I frequently get asked, so I thought I would address it here with a quick explanation of one of the tools that AX has had for a long time but very…


Microsoft CRM 2011 Server Setup: Commonly Asked Questions and Answers

Written by Sean McNellis, Microsoft Premier Field Engineer. As businesses are starting to plan for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 installations and upgrades, we’ve begun to see questions within Microsoft Premier Field Engineering regarding environment setups. Here’s a list of the questions I’ve seen thus far:  Q: Are the CRM 2011 Report Extensions (commonly referred to…


How to Use the Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics AX [PODCAST]

We did another podcast to provide some more background on the Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Rod Hansen, a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer for Dynamics AX,  joined Eric Newell to discuss the key benefits and uses of the toolset. Rod answers questions on who should use it, his go-to scripts inside the tool, and…