Archive for July, 2014

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 on SPLA license

July 1st, 2014

Form today, July 1, 2014 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is available on Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA). Subscriber Access License (SAL) use rights are updated to fully align with the on-premises CALs.

Licensing Updates

New features can be licensed with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 SALs : Warehouse and Transportation Management, Demand forecasting, Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services and Companion.

Licensing changes with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

Functional SAL now covers 6 roles that were previously classified as Enterprise SALs. These roles are: Manager, Marketing Manager, Environmental Manager, Quality Control Manager, Service Delivery Manager, and Vendor Account Mgr.

5 roles from the Functional SAL are now in the Task SAL. Shipping Clerk, Receiving Clerk, Warehouse Worker, Dispatcher, and Machine Operator.

The Task SAL also now has these use rights: Approval of invoices and Approval of all Time & Expense – including billable and rights to operate a Warehouse Device.

These Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Licensing Improvements add even more value to an already outstanding product launch.

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Licensing Guide contains additional information on the SPLA model and is available here.

Existing customers will need to download new license keys after July 1, 2014 to obtain updated R3 functionality and the improved use rights described.

Pricing Updates
In addition to announcing the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 there are some price updates effective January 1, 2015.


July 1st, 2014

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a day ticket for unlimited travel on water buses in Dubai Marina. Reports say the pass also includes discount vouchers from tour operators, restaurants and shops in the area.The initiative is target to the increasing number of tourists in Dubai Marina.

Car pooling fines U.A.E.

July 1st, 2014

Abu Dhabi Police has fined 2,000 people for carpooling in private cars.
Authorities in the capital have joined hands with the Centre for Regulation of Transport by Hire Cars to put an end to the illegal practice.

Police are urging individuals to avoid carpooling and to notify them if they know of other people doing so. According to law, it is illegal to transport passengers in private vehicles without a valid license from the concerned department.


July 1st, 2014

According to Price Waterhouse Cooper’s ‘Banking Banana Skins 2014’ survey, published last motnh new regulations are becoming excessive and could dampen economic recovery and growth.Regulation topped the list of risks among the region’s banking industry. The poll is based on responses from more than 650 bankers, banking regulators and close observers of the banking industry in 59 countries.

A fast-rising risk in the Banana Skins ranking is technology risk, which has risen from No. 18 to No. 4,