Microsoft today revealed advancements to the architecture of the
next version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, code-named Microsoft Dynamics AX "6."
"Building on the proven strengths of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009,
Microsoft Dynamics AX '6' brings rich functionality, advanced
architecture and the full power of the Microsoft stack to the
business application developer," said Hal Howard, corporate vice
president, Microsoft Dynamics ERP Research and Development. "As we
introduce these powerful new innovations, we maintain our focus on
simplicity by streamlining application deployment, maintenance and
Significant new innovations in Microsoft Dynamics AX "6" include the
- A model-driven, layered architecture that accelerates software
development, requiring less coding than building from scratch and
easing maintenance and upgradability.
- Pre-built interoperability with the Microsoft Application Platform,
including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010, and
other Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft Office 2010 and
Microsoft SharePoint 2010. This allows developers to spend less time
on technical integration and compatibility, and increases the breadth
of developer resources available to ISVs.
- A unified ERP solution with pre-built capabilities for five
industries and 38 countries, providing a rich foundation that allows
ISVs to rapidly expand their solutions to new verticals and
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is generally available today. A Community
Technical Preview of Microsoft Dynamics AX "6" is planned for
February, and general availability is planned for the third quarter
of 2011, Microsoft said.