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Microsoft Project Add-in technical deep dive [AX 2012]

Last post I cover how the Microsoft project add-in worked. This post I will look into how it looks from a technical perspective. First thing we had to do was deploy the service, this is because the add-in uses a specific service called ProjWBSService. I created an AOT project (*ProjWBS*) to show what the components make up the service. You will notice it is a document service. What is interesting how ever is how the updates are done. The query contains a view ProjWBSActivityView. Then the update, insert, delete methods are overridden to perform a custom update. The the file is reused and file path is stamp on the Hierarchy table. So, when you try to click on the button it either creates or just opens the one it is pointing to. That is it for now.

Microsoft Project Add-in overview [AX 2012]

Today I will cover on how the Microsoft project add-in works in AX 2012 R2 CU7. Setup the service To setup the service first time, go to the AOT and publish the Service group. Right click and Deploy Service Group Setup parameters Go the Project parameters fill in the Microsoft Project integration field group. In this example I will use Archived directory. Other option is SharePoint. Specify a folder – I would use a network shared path rather than your local drive. Setup the project Create a project but make sure to specify the calendar. Launch Microsoft project add-in On the Project list page, you will see a button to open in in Microsoft project. You will also see a new column called Microsoft Project – this indicates if it is linked to a Microsoft project file. When you open it in Microsoft project, you will see the Dynamics AX add-in. If you click on Add resources – you will get this dialog pop up. The Publish has a few options: Publish – It updates the linked

AX 2012 R2 and TFS online

Just today, I tried setting up TFS online. This is a good blog to get started. First, sign up with Setup a new project. As per the blog article mentioned above. Install this. Visual Studio version Team Explorer version Required software Visual Studio 2010 Team Explorer 2010 Requires SP1 and Compat GDR . Important: Make sure to restart your AOS. Go to AX and set up your version control parameters. If you are logged in already via browser or the pop up dialog in AX, it won’t prompt for a log in. Otherwise, it will pop up with a dialog to log in.   Troubleshoot: Error 1: TF400813: Resource not available for anonymous access. Client authentication required Resolution: Install SP1 as recommended above.   Error 2: TF30064: You are not authorized to access the server. Resolution