What's new: Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer Windows 8 App [AX 2012]

Updated: January 30, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer for Windows 8 provides a dashboard where you can view and interact with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports without logging on to your Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution. You can select from a set of default reports that are based on your selected role. Alternatively, you can personalize the application so that it includes the reports that are most important to you.

  • Connect to Reporting Services to display reports for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, and Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 FP1.

  • Interact with reports by using various report actions, such as copy, edit, view, and refresh.

  • Open the Windows 8 edition of Microsoft Lync from a report to start a conversation with someone about the report.

Release date

What’s new

January 2013

Initial release

May 2013

This release includes the following improvements:

  • Off-domain support – Users do not have to be on the same domain as the Reporting Services instance.

  • Performance – The report metadata is now cached to help improve the performance of the application.

  • Sample mode – The sample mode now includes additional reports and lets you select sample reports by role.

January 2014

This release includes the following improvements:

  • Integration with Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics ERP – You can view your Management Reporter financial statements.

  • Role-tailored experiences – New user experiences have been added for the CFO and Practice manager roles.

  • New content – Charts and key performance indicators (KPIs) have been added.

  • Support for Windows Azure Service Bus – You can connect to your reports through Windows Azure.

To download Business Analyzer from the Windows Store, see Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer.

For more information about Business Analyzer, see Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer.

To configure your Microsoft Dynamics AX environment to use Business Analyzer, see Configure the Microsoft Dynamics AX environment for companion apps.

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