Deprecated:Task groups

Updated: October 22, 2013

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

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, task groups are used to specify alternative work centers that can perform similar tasks. In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, task groups are upgraded to resource capabilities.



Reason for deprecation

Architectural changes in AX 2012 introduced a new resource model and capability-based scheduling. Therefore, the concept of task groups became obsolete.

Replaced by another feature

Yes. Task groups have been replaced by the more versatile concept of capabilities, which can be used to specify resource requirements for operations. Therefore, the scheduling engine can choose between alternative resources that can perform similar tasks.

For more information, see the Implementing the Operations Resource Model for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 applications white paper and the 为生产设置工序 topic.

Modules affected


Changes to installation

This change does not affect application installation.

Changes to upgrade

During the upgrade process, any task groups that are used in AX 2009 are upgraded to capabilities. Because capabilities are shared across legal entities in AX 2012, the upgrade process enables task groups to be consolidated across legal entities.

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