Dynamics Ax new release for 2016 overview

December 8th, 2015 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

The term Ax 7 and the use of version numbers is dropped and in future the solution will just be Dynamics Ax
The first release on azure will be out end of Quarter 1 for new customers
Upgrade tools, and on premise versions will come later

Microsoft Dynamics AX 7: SQL Azure for Cloud Deployments

Microsoft’s cloud platform, known as Azure, allows users to build, deploy, and manage different applications across global networks. Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 will use SQL Azure for cloud deployments.

Dynamics AX will make available a single-tenant deployment model.

Unlike the multi-tenant model, which promotes file and application sharing using the same software product, in the single-tenant model, each user gets a separate instance of software, which will run on an isolated piece of infrastructure. The single-tenant model uses Azure’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and offers each customes total control over virtual machines and network configurations.

The new Microsoft Dynamics AX deployed on SQL Azure will provide two major services: platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and database-as-a-service (DBaaS).

Although the PaaS model doesn’t allow you to control or manage the software and network servers, you’ll be able to customize the system and create new applications using the tools included in the new AX.

Use the DBaaS model, to develop and manage applications. Microsoft will manage the system and servers,

Dynamics AX will also use Microsoft’s model-driven layered architecture (MDLA), which facilitates the development of individual application objects for each company. This means that you can develop your own tables, code units, reports, etc. according to your organization’s needs.

Why SQL Azure?

Delivering a powerful combination of IaaS, PaaS, and DBaaS, SQL Azure lets users build, deploy, and manage applications any way they want. In addition, it is:
• Encouraging innovation, SQL Azure supports various frameworks, tools, and systems, including the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics AX 7. SQL Azure also guarantees above 99 percent availability along with round-the-clock service monitoring and tech support.
• With SQL Azure, you can offer a wide variety of services to customers, build new applications that work on any device, and benefit from a package that can be scaled up and down to match your demands.
•Hybrid ready – Delivering an intelligent enterprise-proven cloud solution, SQL Azure allows you to combine the functionality of your datacenter with private and public clouds. With this platform, you can expand your IT options and add new features so that your organization becomes more efficient.

SQL Azure also enables users to build new infrastructure models with the same tools and virtual machines they use on-premise. For instance use the features and tools included in Dynamics AX to develop a variety of applications for Windows, iOS, and Android devices and leverage the full power of SQL service in the cloud to get a single sign-on across popular SaaS applications, such as Office 365, SalesForce, Google Apps, DocuSign, and Dropbox.

Furthermore, SQL Azure makes possible business data monitoring and user account management.

Built on SQL Azure, Dynamics AX will require users to write less code, accelerating the application development process. Additionally, the system will simplify the generation of industry-specific solution models, which will enable the delivery of customer-specific customizations more quickly. As well, it will improve product lifecycle management, positively impacting the application ownership cost, from design, implementation and configuration to operation and upgrade.


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