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Ambition abounds in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 launch event

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Microsoft officially launched Dynamics AX 2012 R3 this week at a virtual event hosted by AX General Manager Christian Pedersen. The event served to mark the start of a rapidly changing period for Dynamics AX which adds significant new capabilities and sets the stage for a major architecture and interface update with the next major release.

At the event, officials stressed key improvements in Dynamics AX 2012 R3 like the ability to host it on Azure and the advances in the Azure-based Lifecycle Services platform. 

The cloud technology is a major step forward for Microsoft, said Mike Ehrenberg, Microsoft Business Solutions Technical Fellow.

"This is the first release of AX where we can deploy in our Microsoft Azure cloud," Ehrenberg said. "And this is something that adds new options for customers on top of our ability to deploy on-premises as well as in customer-hosted private clouds. We're using that same cloud technology to transform the support experience, setting up an instance in our Microsoft cloud that can be shared by customers, partners and Microsoft to get to the bottom of support issues as quickly as possible."

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.