Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services
By Klaas Deforche, Kenny Saelen
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: March 2014
Pages: 264

In Detail

Integrating Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with other applications will always be necessary within any organisation, and services is the best way of achieving this. With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 being more flexible than ever when it comes to creation and use, understanding these services will help you to know when and where to use them for the best result.

Starting from ground up, we will build your knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services through step by step tutorials, to give you the ability to create and use the most suited service to the task at hand.

Starting with service architecture and deployment, we'll quickly take you through to AIF Document services and on to creating custom services for all of your AX needs. This second edition also features information on high availability, load balancing and creating clusters so that you can get the most of your AX services. We then conclude with tracing and debugging, to troubleshoot and monitor running services.

Approach

Step by step tutorials that guide you through everything you need to know to begin working with Microsoft Dynamics AX services.

Who this book is for

If you're a Dynamics AX developer, either new to or experienced with services, you'll benefit from this book. A basic understanding of MorphX and X++ is assumed, but the steps are easy to follow even for beginners.

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    5.0

    A must for Dynamics AX developers

    By Yoksel

    from Seattle, WA

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      Comments about oreilly Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services:

      It was a great coincidence that this book came out just before I was tasked with creating a couple of Dynamics AX AIF services. Every Dynamics AX developer knows that Microsoft's own documentation is often incomplete and scattered around so it's hard to get a full picture of how to get from nothing to your desired result.

      This book saved me a lot of time providing all necessary information to create the end result I needed.

      The book is greatly structured. It starts out with an introduction into SOA which is great for new developers. Next it gradually brings you into the world of Dynamics AX service implementation. It gives thorough explanation of how to set up services in the environment. Then it explains how to create two major types of AIF services – a document service and a custom service. A separate chapter describes all necessary details on how to use system services and includes a number of samples.

      Honestly I would expect the authors to stop right here – but they didn't. They added a whole chapter on how to use the new SysOperation framework which is great even for developers who don't need to touch AIF. There's a chapter on High Availability that will appeal to system administrators and another one for Tracing and Debugging.

      Overall it's a great book that a lot of audience will find very relevant to their daily tasks.

      In addition, Packt Publishing often runs eBook sales and there's one going on right now so jump on it!

       
      4.0

      book that should be part of your library

      By Dick Wenning

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          Comments about oreilly Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services:

          When I received the book, I start reading. I was happy about the content about:

          • How does AIF & WCF work inside AX and how to use it the right way?
          • Running in batch or direct mode should be explained.

          The writers of this book succeed on that point but don't overkill the reader with to match optional information.

          Small technical details are still missing. But those are documented by MS on TechNet:
          • Change key tracings also need adaption on SQL level.
          • How to decide to create query based services or custom services. Both have advantage and disadvantage
          • Triggering outbound services from x++ code

          But still it is a book that should be part of your library

           
          5.0

          Its very helpful

          By Umesh Pandit

          from India

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              Comments about oreilly Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services:

              Its very helpful for all AX users new to the Services world, for developers who work on integrating Ax to external systems and for ISV developers who are extending AX through their non-AX based Add-on's.

               
              5.0

              Brilliant Book!!!!

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                Comments about oreilly Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services:

                The ability of implementing new services using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is one of the "need-to-have" skills of any developer.
                This book drives you into the art of creating, deploying and consuming services.
                It is a must-to-have on top of your desk, full of useful example and how-to tips for fixing configuration errors.
                I was able to implement my first oData service is a very short time.
                The last chapters introduce to High availability, how to configure AX and how to trace and debug the CIL compiled code.
                It is well written, full of examples and figures and makes you able to finish complex tasks easier
                I strongly suggest buying this book: it is really worth the money you pay.

                 
                5.0

                Services in AX 2012 are explained

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                  Comments about oreilly Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services:

                  If you are working on Dynamics AX 2012,then this book is for you!
                  Services in AX 2012 are explained very nicely and it is a great book.

                   
                  5.0

                  great contributors and a great author

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                    Comments about oreilly Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services:

                    This book is clearly written with great contributors and a great author that understand Microsoft Dynamics and gives real world scenarios.

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