Save storage with data deduplication

This blog post isn’t directly about software development, because I’m going to look at a certain feature of Windows Server, but my primary motivation is still dealing with development and testing. When you want to set up AX 7 (Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition :)) environments for development, testing or demonstration …

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Catching exceptions in AX 7

In this blog post, I briefly recapitulate how to throw and catch exceptions in X++ and introduce a new way of handling CLR exceptions in AX 7. X++ exceptions When you want to throw an exception in X++, you typically do it by something like this: throw error("It’s broken!"); It’s a functional equivalent of adding a …

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Flow and Logic Apps

I see a lot of confusion regarding Microsoft Flow and Logic Apps, so let me very briefly explain what they are and when you should use them. First of all, you should realize that they’re very closely related. For example, this is the designer for Flow: And this is the designer for Logic Apps: They’re …

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IoC containers for extensibility

Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX 7) tries to get rid of the ugly concept of “customizations”, when developers directly change somebody else’s code, which has a plenty of negative consequences. Most importantly, installing a new version isn’t easy, because it requires dealing with conflicts in code. There are several ways how to make a class …

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