Microsoft Dynamics AX integration

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Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that enables you to make business decisions with greater confidence. Microsoft Dynamics works like and with familiar Microsoft software, automating and streamlining financial, customer relationship and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success.

Microsoft recently published a “pre-release” whitepaper on soon to be release integration between Dynamics AX 2012 and Microsoft Project Server 2010.

The paper breaks down the integration capabilities described in the following table are new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Capability Description
Project hierarchy synchronization Project hierarchies created in Project Server 2010 are synchronized with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Resource assignment synchronization Resource assignments in Project Server 2010 can be synchronized with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Single master synchronization When integration is enabled in Microsoft Dynamics AX, the activity breakdown structure (ABS) must be maintained in Project Server 2010. The ABS data is read-only in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Custom field mapping Integration partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) can create a customized integration by defining custom field mappings in the SyncIntegratedFields table in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

The following products and components must be installed before you install the integration components:

  • Microsoft Window Server 2008 (64 bit)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Standard SQL Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise or Standard
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Project management and accounting module
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ 5.0)