Wednesday, June 06, 2018

[Learning] Transportation management in Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations

I don't talk much about TMS in this blog, so I decided to correct that a bit, and post a set of educational links for those interested in starting up with Transportation management in AX.

If you are already familiar with all the concepts, you probably won't gain that much from these, but for those just starting up, I think it can provide a great overview of what the system can do.

You can start by reviewing the presentation one of my colleagues did a while back.


For a more in depth look, you can go through the TMS learning course (note it is based on AX 2012 R3, but the functionality is largely still the same in the latest release):

https://mbspartner.microsoft.com/AX/CourseOverview/1123

A couple more learning videos are available through the below link:

https://mbspartner.microsoft.com/EOP/Topic/77


Transportation management implementation guide and white papers available can be found through our SCM team blog posts:




And, finally, we have a permanent page on doc.microsoft.com, that you can access through the below link. This is where most of the upcoming functional changes and updates will be communicated going forward.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/supply-chain/transportation/transportation-management-overview


And, of course, if you have further questions after this, please reach out, so we can connect you with the right people to help.

Thanks

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Extensibility: You can now log extensibility requests for Microsoft through LCS

If you weren't living under a rock for the last 2 years, you have already heard about us locking down overlayering starting with the latest release of  Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations 8.0, and relying solely on the extension model of developing customizations going forward.

But, of course, as this is a moving target, not everything can be done through extensions in the current release.
You will discover that some customizations, which were possible with overlayering, cannot be done through extensions. To enable the same business requirements without overlayering, we have added many extension capabilities and expect to add more going forward. For some customizations that were done with overlayering, you will need to log requests, to make us aware of what you need.
So, how do you log such requests?

Starting in June 2018 you can now log extensibility requests through your LCS project.
Prior to logging a request, make sure you've evaluated alternatives, and have all the necessary information as part of the request for Microsoft to have an easier time adjusting the core code to your specific requirements.

Here's how the "New extensibility support request" form looks like on LCS:

Add a new extensibility request

Follow the below link to find out more details and read through a step-by-step guide on logging extensibility requests:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/extensibility/extensibility-requests