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Get Ready for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 - December 2012

Microsoft has made many enhancements to expand the capabilities of Dynamics AX, including :

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 is compatible with Windows 8
  • Localizations now for 36 countries - including USA, UK, Australia and most of western Europe, as well as 11 additional countries including China, India and Japan.
  • Data Partitioning - Microsoft has introduced the concept of data partitioning to AX 2012, which enables customers to isolate data of individual units/companies, while still reaping the benefits of a shared infrastructure. Data Partitioning lets organisations select which information can and cannot be shared between which business units, while still using the same shared infrastructure.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012- Cumulative Update 3 (CU3)  - June 2012

Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) contains hotfixes for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 that were made available since the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

This release includes all previously released cumulative updates for Dynamics AX 2012 plus additional hotfixes and improvements. This cumulative update is applicable for both Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 RTM (6.0.947.0) & Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack 1 RTM (6.0.1108.0). The build number of this cumulative update package is 6.0.1108.670.


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012-  Feature Pack - Feb 2012

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack includes industry solutions for Manufacturing, Distribution, Services Industries, Public Sector and Retail. This release also incorporates Microsoft Dynamics ERP RapidStart Services.



  • This release includes key feature enhancements in areas such as POS, multi-channel management, store management, merchandising and more.
  • The moving average inventory valuation method has been added to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • A fourth product / item dimension (style) has been added to better enable Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) support across Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
  • Additionally, support for high volume sales processing has been added by enabling the import of sales invoices without requiring associated sales orders.

Service Industries

  • The Service Industries solution includes Project Management and Accounting, Project Time & Expense, Service Management as well as Service Agreements and Service Orders.
  • Support has been added fro Inter-company project time entry.

Public Sector

  • The Public Sector industry solution includes Fund Accounting, Budgetary Control & Commitment Accounting, Grant Management and Project Accounting as well as Travel & Expense Management, Procurement and Compliance features.


  • Planned Intercompany demand is now visible for upstream companies within the organisation and can be considered in Master Planning.
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 also addresses the requirements of the Food and Beverage industries, with Batch Traceability, Shelf-life Tracking, Weight Recording and Catch-weight features.

Industry Solutions

  • All of the industry solutions (Manufacturing, Distribution, Services Industries, Public Sector and Retail) are now incorporated into the product and are installed the same way as other Microsoft Dynamics AX modules.
  • Customers can enable or disable features by using configuration keys and can use features from multiple industry solutions. For example, a public sector organisation can use the retail POS capabilities, a pharmaceutical company can use service industries and process manufacturing capabilities, or a wholesale distributor can use retails merchandising features.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012-  Feature Pack - February 2012

Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) contains hotfixes for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 made available since the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The build number of this cumulative update package is 6.0.947.280.


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Launch - September 2011

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 was released in September 2012 to customers in 25 countries and     23 languages.

The flexible architecture of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 includes built-in capabilities for multiple industries and geographic regions.

Dynamics AX 2012 included improvements to the user interface, general application and developer enhancements and added industry-specific solutions for Process Manufacturing, Professional Services and Public Sector Organisations. The release also included support for SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

AS enterprise organisations recognise the limitations of older legacy solutions, Microsoft Dynamics 2012 provides a highly scalable and cost-effected ERP platform for their operations, subsidiaries or divisions to maintain a competitive advantage and a clear product road map and commitment to long-term innovation.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Brochure

Microsoft Dynamics GP


Service Pack 3 for GP 2010 - September 2012

Service Pack for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 was released in September 2012.

Dynamics GP 2013 release anticipated for early 2013

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is expected to be released by early 2013.

Dynamics GP 2013 is expected to include many functional enhancements and the introduction of the GP web client.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Brochure