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Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with Sure Step 2012 by Andrew Birch, Keith Dunkinson

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Installing AX

The remainder of this chapter will focus on components that need to be installed to deliver our AX environments. For the purpose of this book, we will assume we are creating four environments, namely LIVE, PRE-LIVE, TEST, and DEV. We will start by discussing the order in which these should be installed.

Build order

In previous versions of AX, the application code and data were kept separately; the application was made up of files stored in a shared folder and the data was stored in the SQL Server database. Also, the data in each company was separated at kernel level and thus, could almost be thought of as separate databases.

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AX2012 R2 changes

AX 2012 R2, released in December 2012, changes the application storage once again, moving ...

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