What's new: Enterprise Portal [AX 2012]

Updated: June 4, 2012

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

The following table lists new features and changes for Enterprise Portal users. For a list of features and changes for Enterprise Portal administrators, see the What’s new topic for system administrators.


The pages in Enterprise Portal are organized by Role Centers and module sites. Your ability to access Role Centers and module sites depends on how your Microsoft Dynamics AX administrator configured your role, security features, site permissions, and a new feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 called data partitioning. If a partition is specified, you are automatically redirected to the Enterprise Portal site and the partition configured by your administrator. If you attempt to log into Enterprise Portal and you have not been granted permission in the partition you receive an access denied message. If you receive an access denied message, speak with your Microsoft Dynamics AX administrator.



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Create and customize cues from Role Center list pages

By using the advanced filter option, Enterprise Portal users can save list items to a cue on their Role Center page.

Manage cues (Enterprise Portal)

Enterprise Portal Action Pane

The Enterprise Portal Action Pane is divided into tabs that can contain button groups. Each button group contains action buttons to move to other pages, add records to list pages, or perform common tasks for a selected record, such as creating a new sales order for a customer by clicking a button.

About Role Center page components

New user-interface elements

FactBoxes display information that is related to a selected record or displayed in a form or a list page. Users can customize the type of information that is displayed in FactBoxes.

About Role Center page components

Role Center enhancements

Role Center pages are now designed to load faster and refresh data automatically when a page is loaded. The Quick Links form in Role Center pages has been redesigned to make creating and managing quick links easier.

Manage quick links (Enterprise Portal)

Enhanced grid views in Enterprise Portal

Grid views now enable you to move tasks by using a drag-and-drop operation, indent or negative-indent tasks, and select multiple rows at the same time. You can also export data from grids into Microsoft Office Excel, modify the data, and then import the data back into Microsoft Dynamics AX.

About Role Center page components

Connect Gadget for Role Centers

This version of Microsoft Dynamics AX includes the Dynamics Online Connect Gadget Web Part for Role Centers. The Web Part hosts a slide deck of links and information that is relevant to a user's role that includes links to CustomerSource, community content, training materials, and knowledgebase articles. A system administrator can add the Connect gadget to the Role Center master page, or users who have the appropriate permissions in SharePoint can add the Web Part to their personal Role Center page.

About Role Center page components

Bookmark a task page

For ease of access, users can now create bookmarks for specific task-page URLs.

Task pages

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