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Most Valuable Nerds

This week I had the opportunity to attend the MVP Summit in Seattle, Washington. While there I met four very smart and talented consultants from the AX community.


Dynamics AX Musings
Joris de Gruyter (middle) writes about technical AX topics. The blog posts are focused on high level development topics, but Joris goes very in depth on each topic. | @jorisdg

Brandon George (left) also writes about technical and BI topics. The blog posts are frequent, with a focus on reviewing and explaining the tools around Dynamics AX. | t @dynamicserp

El Rincón Dynamics
Antonio Gilabert (right) writes in Spanish, and has created a Dynamics social network for Spain and Latin America. | t @_Gilabert_

AX Start
Dick Wenning (second from left) writes on performance and technical topics. He also writes about bothersome recruiters.

Dynamics AX Manuals
Joel Leichty (second from right) writes this blog. | @AXManuals

Why this blog (and why the iPad)?

For years, self-guided learning of Dynamics AX has been difficult. Many implementations begin with consultants walking through the most basic processes, and even after the training users struggle to recall what was taught. AX has excellent tools like the Task Recorder, but those tools don’t provide information in a simple way. I wanted to make it easier for users to learn AX.

In January 2012, Apple announced a tool called iBooks Author. It allows anyone to create great-looking iPad textbooks without using complex software. This is the perfect way to start publishing content to the AX community. Over time the content may expand to other devices as similar tools are made available. Check back for future updates on this topic.

My goal is that all users find it easier to get hands-on in AX with the most commonly used processes – making projects shorter and training more effective. I will use this blog to publish some content from the manuals and link to other information about learning AX.