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Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 [AX 2012]

Updated: June 11, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Use this page to access links to the latest information about how to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (including Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3) from Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 or Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

Be sure to review the following information before you upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Resource

Description

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Implementation Planning Guide

Includes deployment information and guidance to help you simplify the experience of implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

What's new: Upgrade features

Lists changes to the upgrade process since earlier releases of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements

Lists the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 system requirements.

Release notes

NoteNote

This is secure content that is available on the CustomerSource website.

Lists late-breaking issues with the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release.

Resource page for Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Blog posts with news and other information about the upgrade process.

Use the following topics on TechNet to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Testing the installation on source and target test systems is highly recommended.

Upgrade overview and preparation

Upgrade scenarios

Post-upgrade tasks

Upgrade checklist task reference


See the following upgrade resources for additional information.

Resource

Description

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Upgrade Guide

Includes the downloadable version of the upgrade documentation on TechNet, so that you can more easily view and print the information.

UpgradePreprocessing.chm

Provides complete documentation of the upgrade preprocessing parts of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 upgrade process. This file is installed on the Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 or Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 source system before the upgrade. The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 installation media provides this file in the DatabaseUpgrade folder. The procedural topics that are contained in this file make up part of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Upgrade Guide.

Data Upgrade Scripts for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Provides documentation for the data upgrade scripts in the Microsoft layers that are implemented in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, such as the SYS and GLS layers. This file is installed on the Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 or Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 source system before the upgrade.

The Help documentation for the data upgrade scripts is available on Microsoft’s MSDN website. You can click the link on the left. Or you can search MSDN for the phrase Data Upgrade Scripts for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

How to Write Data Upgrade Scripts for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Describes how to create and run upgrade scripts.

Use the following resources after you have upgraded to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Resource

Description

System administrator Help on TechNet

Describes how to set up and administer Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Microsoft training

Includes information about training that is available for your organization. This includes classroom training, online learning, onsite training, training materials, and training from your partner.

Hot topics

NoteNote

This is secure content that is available on the CustomerSource website.

Includes critical Support information that is related to your installation. You can select to view hot topics that pertain only to Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Service packs and product releases

NoteNote

This is secure content that is available on the CustomerSource website.

Lists the latest service packs and other product updates that have been released. You can select to view service packs that pertain only to Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Microsoft Dynamics AX Community

Includes links to community-related resources, such as forums and blogs, so that you can communicate with and learn from other Microsoft Dynamics AX users.


Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).
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