The AX 2012 Security Development Tool is created by Microsoft and provides additional functionality helping you to create and maintain security artifact like Roles, Duties and Privileges. I have used the tool since the release and noticed some very good features and also some features which could cause unwanted scenarios. To help you get the most out of this tool and use it in a proper way, I decided to write a series of blogs on this feature. This first post will tell you about the configuration of the menu-items which will start the Security Development Tool and also how to fix the view on User License Type to show the correct CAL type.

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The website of the Microsoft Dynamics Community has been completely redesigned. There is a new look, forums are redesigned, it is supporting a mobile-friendly interface, there are monthly leaderboards, and more. The Microsoft Dynamics Community is a website where you can find community contributions, ask questions and interact with Microsoft Dynamics experts.

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Last year October I shared a neat utility to convert currency amounts using the exchange rate information available in Microsoft Dynamics AX. This was suitable for the versions AX 2009, AX2012 and AX2012 R2. You can read the blog with the announcement of the utility and how it works here. Recently I got the question if it was also supported within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. This post will tell you the answer.

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When setting up Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, you can specify if Tax exempt numbers (aka VAT number) should be mandatory on the master data of customers or vendors. This is a common requirement for countries in the European Union to ensure correct reporting on foreign trade. With a specific setup, also for e.g. Japanese customers the VAT number is mandatory. Read more