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Lifecycle Services Downloadable Tools (formerly on InformationSource) [AX 2012]

Updated: October 28, 2014

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

The downloadable tools on Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services provide a set of installable tools. Many of them were previously hosted on Microsoft Dynamics InformationSource.

The following tools are available for download. Documentation for the tools is available on TechNet.

Go to Lifecycle Services.

Tool

Description

Code Upgrade Service for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Status: Deprecated

The Code Upgrade Service has been deprecated. Use the Upgrade analysis tool.

For more information, see Upgrade analysis (Lifecycle Services, LCS).

Combine XPO Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Status: Fully supported

Read the documentation: Combine XPO Tool User Guide

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Combine XPO Tool is a command line program that combines a set of interdependent XPO files into a single XPO. For example, if a team of developers is making code changes to different aspects of an application, they can use this tool to merge those changed files into one XPO file.

As of AX 2012 R2, the Combine XPO Tool is available when the product is installed, in the Microsoft Dynamics AX\60\Management Utilities folder. The version of the tool for AX 2012 RTM and Feature Pack is available as a downloadable tool.

Data Import/Export Framework for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Status: Fully supported

Read the documentation: Data import/export framework user guide (DIXF, DMF)

The Data Import/Export Framework helps you import data into Microsoft Dynamics AX from files, ODBC data sources, and Microsoft Dynamics AX tables. Examples of the data that you can migrate include master data, open stock, and balances.

This version of the tool supports AX 2012 or Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack.

For Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, use the version of the Data Import/Export Framework that is included in that release.

For Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, use the version of the Data Import/Export Framework that is available in cumulative update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.

Intelligent Data Management Framework for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Status: Fully supported

Read the documentation: Microsoft Dynamics AX Intelligent Data Management Framework (IDMF)

The Intelligent Data Management Framework for Microsoft Dynamics AX helps customers and partners assess the health of the Microsoft Dynamics AX application, analyze current usage patterns, and reduce database size.

Performance Benchmark Software Development Toolkit (SDK) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Status: Beta

Read the white paper: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Performance Benchmark SDK

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Performance Benchmark SDK provides partners and customers with extensible features to develop benchmarks that closely mimic their custom implementation.

Security Development Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Status: Beta

Read the documentation: Security Development Tool User Guide

The Security Development Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is intended to help you more easily create and maintain security artifacts such as roles, duties, and privileges.

Security Upgrade Advisor Tool for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Status: Beta

Read the documentation: Security Upgrade Advisor Tool User Guide

The Security Upgrade Advisor Tool helps customers and developers upgrade security settings from earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This service helps guarantee a quick and secure start on the new system by importing the existing security settings from user groups, main menu items, and associated access levels.

The service is not intended to be a single-click solution for security upgrades. Instead, the service is intended to demonstrate one of many ways to upgrade security through an iterative process. The service helps developers reach the upgraded security baseline more quickly through automation.

Test Data Transfer Tool (beta) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Status: Beta

Read the documentation: Test Data Transfer Tool (beta) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

The Test Data Transfer Tool (beta) (DP.exe) is a command-line tool that exports data from a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 business database in a production or non-production environment, and can then be used to import the data into a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 business database in a non-production environment. You can import data into either a development or a test environment.


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