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Microsoft Dynamics AX frameworks

Microsoft Dynamics AX is a whole world having its own programming language (X++), client, components, patterns, thousands of tables, forms and hundreds of classes shipped with the core product and you can add more. Like classes have methods, the tables in Dynamics AX has methods and override methods. Even the tables can be inherited like a class can be inherited. For a software engineer...

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In search of Milky Way and the starry skies of Pakistan

In Dec 2013, I went for an astronomy dark sky session for star gazing in a village in Sindh, Pakistan. That event was a success and I learned a lot of stuff there with regards to Astronomy and Astrophotography. Since then I had been waiting anxiously for another such trip and with me lots of Astronomy enthusiasts were waiting for it. Finally, we decided...

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Constellations – The sky maps

Constellations were the most difficult thing to understand when I started Astronomy as a hobby. The night sky is always filled with hundreds and thousands of stars. All looks the same. I got lot of information on constellations after reading the book “Practical Sky Watching” but it wasn’t completed without looking those constellation in the night sky myself. Constellations are a very important concept...

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A good car engine oil can increase efficiency

I have been interested in the cars engine since I first read about it back in 2004 in 11th grade in Physics chapter. It was a small topic in a chapter but I tried my best to learn from the least information. I didn’t have access to internet those days so I went to my teacher to learn more about engine and he said...

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All you need to know about Moon – Lunar Phenomenon

New Moon This is the time when the Moon is in its orbit such that the side facing towards Earth is not lit up by the Sun. After this moon phases starts from 1 till next new Moon. You cannot see new Moon. To learn about Moon phases please see below: Full Moon Full Moon occurs every month and is a period when Full...

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Star gazing at Kalri Lake, Sind, Pakistan – Starry Skies

Planning a trip to Kalri Lake in the dark skies It was more than a year I haven’t had a star gazing session in dark skies of Pakistan like I had in 2011 and 2012. Being an active member of Karachi Astronomers Society, people were asking me for a star gazing trip in the dark skies. I went to the KaAStrodome in October for...

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Star gazing astronomy session under dark skies of Sindh, 100Km from Karachi

The Destination The destination is a beautiful place around for astronomy 100Kms far from Karachi. The destination is somwhere in Mirpur Sakro, Sind, Pakistan where there is a lovely landscape and awesome dark skies. We had with us Meade Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope 8inch, Sky Watcher’s 6inch f/8 dobsonian.  The surroundings of the location were filled with small lakes, birds and most importantly dark sky at night with...

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A whole night Star Gazing and Astrophotography session at The KaAStrodome

KaAStrodome is a privately owned observatory, designed, built and conceived by Dr. Akbar Hussain of Karachi Astronomers Society. I was lucky to have a camera with me that night and so I was able to record the unforgettable memories of the first rutjaga at The KaAStrodome. Please note all photos are copyrighted and are property of Abubaker Siddiq (me). If you want to use...

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Create SSRS Report (Query based) – MS Dynamics AX

In this post I will demonstrate creation of SSRS reports in MS Dynamics AX 2012. If you want to know the basics, please read my previous post “Reporting in MS Dynamics AX 2012 – SSRS Concepts“. Pre-Requisites Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SQL Reporting Services MS Dynamics AX 2012 SSRS extensions for Dynamics ax Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio Tools And most importantly you must...

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Reporting in MS Dynamics AX 2012 – SSRS Concepts

Reporting is a critical for any organization because it is the way that helps users to get the visibility of the business. For any business software solution, reporting is an integral part due to its importance. Microsoft Dynamics AX is a powerful ERP business suite that gives the powerful reporting. The reporting should be strong because it is the primary way to gain the...

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Extensible Data Security (XDS) Policy – Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

What is XDS? The Extensible Data Security policy framework is the Application Foundation framework provided by Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (new feature) in addition to the role-based security in order to secure the data. Dynamics AX Admins and developers can use the security policies to block access to specific rows in a table. In the AOT, policies can be found under node Security >...

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My Journey in Astronomy

A nature lover Since my childhood I am close to nature and that made me a good observer and allowed me to ponder over the existence and the reason of why something is like it is. At age of 12 years, I started to take care of my garden myself. In class 4, I created a volcanic mountain model and types of mountains (shows...