Getting started with associated technologies

Dynamics AX 4.0

Implementing and administering Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions requires an understanding of many technologies. Before you begin, you may want to become familiar with the technologies in the table below that pertain to the functionality you are using.

Functional area

Prerequisite knowledge



Database administration

Enterprise Portal

  • Administering Internet Information Services (IIS)

  • Administering Windows SharePoint Services

    - or -

  • Administering Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

Application Integration Framework (AIF)

  • Administering Internet Information Services

  • Communication security

  • Enterprise Application Integration

  • Web services

Business Intelligence and reporting

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services functionality and administration

Business analysis

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services functionality and administration

Highly-available systems

  • Microsoft Windows load-balancing

  • SQL Server disaster recovery

Tuning Microsoft Dynamics AX

  • Windows performance management

  • Database performance management

  • Remote Procedure Call service

Securing your system

  • Windows Active Directory

  • Network administration

  • Windows security

  • Perimeter networks