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Margo Crandall
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Learning paths for Dynamics 365 Business Central on Microsoft Learn 

We’re proud to announce that you can now find learning paths and e-learning modules on Microsoft Learn specifically for Dynamics 365 Business Central. You can use this new content to educate yourself about business functionality, or to brush up on how to use multiple currencies, for example. Microsoft Learn is a completely free, open training
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 content is now live on docs.microsoft.com! 

We’ve migrated the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 content that was previously hosted on TechNet and MSDN to doc.microsoft.com: Application User/IT Pro content: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamicsax-2012/appuser-itpro/   Developer content: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamicsax-2012/developer/ Existing links to the content are being redirected. The content is open for comments and edits, with the exception of the reference content.
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Technical reference reports have been released for 7.3 

Updated technical reference reports have been released for Finance and Operations version 7.3: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/northamerica/AX/downloads/reports/axtechrefrep The reports included in the download are: Aggregate measures​ Aggregate data entities​ Configuration key groups Configuration keys Data entities Data entity fields Key performance indicators (KPIs) License codes Menu items Menu items, license codes, and configuration keys SQL Server Reporting Services
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Can’t find the Finance and Operations project type in LCS? 

Want to try out Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, but can’t figure out how to start a Finance and Operations project in Lifecycle Services? You need to have a trial offer associated with your organization to get started. To get started, obtain the trial offer code: Partner:  https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/northamerica/news-events/news/Microsoft_Dynamics_AX_Public_Preview Customer:  https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/global/365Enterprise/news-events/news/md365financeoperationsenterprisecusttrial  
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Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is out–Get your copy! 

Our favorite book “Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012” has been updated for AX 2012 R3 and is now available in both ebook formats. Hard copy will be available on August 21st. Highlights include: A new chapter about developing companion apps for AX 2012. A new chapter about managing the application life cycle that includes descriptions
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AXContent: Partners: Do you have all the demo data resources you need? 

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Demo Data is available for partners, and is very useful! Do you have all the resources you need? Download the Solution Demo VM from PartnerSource. On this page you’ll find the most up-to-date demo tools and materials. We also keep updating the content, so that you can have more
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AX Content: Management Packs for AX 2012 R3! 

The Management Packs have arrived! We now have System Center Operations Manager management packs for both core Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and the AX 2012 R3 Retail functionality. The Retail management pack has been tested for side-by-side compatibility with the core management pack. Core Management Pack   The management pack for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
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Get started with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3! 

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is now live! You can download it from CustomerSource. To help you get started, we’ve posted lots of new AX 2012 R3 content on TechNet and MSDN. What’s new A list of new and changed R3 features is here: What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. You can drill
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AX Content: Create your own PDF guides from TechNet content 

TechNet has added a great feature that you can use to create custom PDF guides from topics. I’ll walk through a couple examples: creating a PDF of the Retail Commerce Data Exchange content, and creating a PDF on Master Data Management, which will include all of the  AX 2012 R3 content about master data management,
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New Resource Page for Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Services 

A new resource page for RapidStart Services has been added to the Microsoft Dynamics Community site: https://community.dynamics.com/ax/b/axresources/archive/2014/04/03/resource-page-for-microsoft-dynamics-erp-rapidstart-services.aspx The page includes information about new support for creating and opening RapidStart Services project from Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (https://lcs.dynamics.com). It is no longer a requirement that RapidStart Services projects be created using the Online services for Microsoft
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Come see us at Tech Conference! 

The AX documentation team will be at the Tech Conference in Bellevue next week. Our big day is Wednesday: From 1-2:30, we’ll staffing a content publishing focus room, at which we’ll be happy to take feedback, answer questions, and ask you questions! At 2:45, we’ll have breakout session called Finding and creating help. It’s an
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New, Changed, and Deprecated Features guide now available on TechNet 

The New, Changed, and Deprecated features guide is now available as individual topics in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 library on TechNet. It provides a summary of new and changed features that have been implemented in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. It also describes