I would really like to share this post from Murray Fife’s website. And please take a look at the other great books that he wrote !

Introduction To Dynamics AX Now Available As Premium Content On Dynamics AX Companions

A while back I created an introduction guide to Dynamics AX that pretty much my overview demonstration for Dynamics AX in a book that gives you a grounding in the main usability features. This weekend I published the 3rd edition of this book, tidying up the formatting, increasing the font sizes etc.to make it more usable. (If you already have a copy of this book then don’t rush out to buy a new copy right now because the content is still the same).

As I was doing this I also broke it apart and made it available for download as PDF versions through my Dynamics AX Companions website for all of the Premium subscribers.

Here is a summary of the book

When you are first introduced to Dynamics AX, it may seem a little overwhelming because there is so much that it is able to do. It may seem like you’ve been dropped in a completely foreign land, unable to speak the language, and not knowing which direction to start walking in.

It may be even worse if you are in the middle of a software selection where you are looking at a number of different options (including Dynamics AX) because you need to understand what the differences are, and also remember which feature applies to which application. In that case, you are in multiple foreign lands, and no-one is speaking the same language.

You may have picked up a book or two on Dynamics AX to start your self-guided learning, but even then it may be too much because they usually assume that you have had some familiarity with the system, and you still don’t have a basic foundation knowledge. Rather than wanting to read Lord of the Rings, you are at more of a See Spot Run level when it comes to Dynamics AX.

This is what this book is designed to achieve, and is aimed to give you a high level introduction to Dynamics AX. It is split into two parts as well, the first is an general overview of the system, showing you all of the usability features, and the second part is a functional overview that highlights all of the functional features within Dynamics AX.

In essence it teaches you the language of this new land, and also gives you a map of the land so that you can then start heading in the direction that is important to you.

Chapters that are included in this book include:

  • The Dynamics AX Clients
  • Introduction To Portals
  • Introduction To Role Centers
  • The Role Center Parts
  • Navigation Menus
  • Navigating Forms
  • Personalizing Dynamics AX
  • Self Service Reporting and Analysis
  • Using Office With Dynamics AX
  • The Lifecycle Management Tools

Hopefully this will help you quickly get comfortable with Dynamics AX and get you on the right track.

DISCLAIMER: If you know what an Action Pane is, or know what is contained within Fast Tabs, then this book is not for you. You are already too advanced with Dynamics AX. If you have never seen Dynamics AX before then this book may be what you are looking for.

If you want to grab a soft copy of all this content then just click on the following link:


If you are not a premium member then you can see what you are missing out on by checking out the first chapter on the website. If you follow this link then you will be able to download the first chapter just by registering on the site (with no commitment):


If you want to check out the book on Amazon, then here are the links:

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1496043588/

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IMPEIZ8/

Remember: If you don’t have a physical Kindle then there is a desktop version, and a client for all of the tablets that allows you to read all of the kindle books.  If you haven’t seen them before then here is a link:http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=nav_kindle_reader_karl?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

Amazon Not Fast Enough? If you are in a region that is not sourced very well by Amazon, and you need a copy now then drop me a note and I can arrange for you to get the electronic copy other ways (as long as you promise just to share the knowledge, and not the file).