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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – Introduction to AIF services

In many business scenarios, external software applications require access to information that is stored in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Below figure shows a few scenarios in which users access information that is managed in Microsoft Dynamics AX to accomplish a business task. It also shows sample scenarios in which Microsoft Dynamics AX accesses information that is managed in external applications. The arrows indicate the direction...

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Eventing Framework – Coded and Automatic Events

Introduction to Event Event is something that occurs at a particular time, sometimes expected sometimes not. Many events happen all around us in our daily lives. Some require action from us, some are not of our interest. Talking in technology terms, we can easily map event to the real-life concept of event. In Object-oriented paradigm, a class represents a real life entity and the...

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Welcome Comet ISON C/2012 S1 to the Solar System

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) known to be the Comet of the century, discovered by  Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok in September 2012 is the one we are hearing since a few months. But before we get into the observation and other technical details, let me explain what is a comet. What is Comet? From the simplest definitions taken from Wikipedia, “A comet...

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Welcome Autumn! The September Equinox

Often during Astronomy related conversations I used to hear word equinox and then they used to say Fall equinox and the spring equinox. The word seems weird but it has the explanation in it. Equinox is derived from Latin word aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox the day and night are of almost equal lengths. Equinox is on September 22 and March 20, so who...

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Beautiful Pairing of Moon and Venus on 8 September 2013

The two brightest objects in the night sky the Moon and Venus were visible towards west just after the Sunset. Just above the Moon within 5 degrees was the star Spica (the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo). Karachi astronomers and Astrophotographers will lucky to have this opportunity as it was visible in Karachi and there weren’t too many clouds. I was lucky...

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Number Sequence in Dynamics AX 2012 – Part 2

Create a Number Sequence from Scratch Now we will implement a Number Sequence in an existing Form. Objective Create a Number Sequence HCMEmploymentLeave form. Solution We will take a few steps to achieve this. In this example, we will create a Number Sequence from scratch for Employment leave. The Form and the table which we are going to use are “HCMEmploymentLeave” and “HCMEmploymentLeave”. Please...

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The Art of Living trees, Bonsai (in Karachi) – Annual Bonsai Exhibition 2013

Bonsai.. The word looks familiar to me. I heard it someone saying Bonzai. Yes in Pakistan. I had never been outside Pakistan, so I am sure I have heard it in Pakistan. I asked them what it is. They told me that Bonsai is an Art. I asked what type of Art; like painting ? drawing .. sketching.. landscape painting.. and the answer to...

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Bonsai Styles

Styles All trees in nature have specific style due to their location, climate, altitude, and their planted position (near and under a big tree or in open space). Since Bonsai is an art which depict the nature in a small size and in living condition so it has to be created according to the styles found in nature and should be kept in shape...

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The Perseids Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower is a major annual event for sky-watchers and 2013 looks to be a great show. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers of the year. Luckily, the Moon (the source of light at night in the sky), will be set before the midnight, that is before the peak time of shower of meteor shower. That means...

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Number Sequence in Dynamics AX 2012

Introduction to Number Sequence You might have heard the word auto generated unique identifier for a record in any type of application. Similarly, Microsoft Dynamics AX used Number sequence to uniquely identify a record of a Sales order or a transaction or an Inventory. Number Sequencing is a very significant feature required in an ERP system or any system where you have too many...

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Common Myths About Bonsai

Bonsai are dwarf plants by nature There are some myths about Bonsai that it is a naturally dwarfed plant but it is not the case. They are created by controlling the height and span of tree by various techniques. Bonsai if made with dwarf variety will grow slowly as compared to the normal one. Bonsai are made from special kind of trees Some people...

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Bonsai – The Ancient Japanese Art

Ever wondered how a tree would look small? Ever wondered how beautiful a jungle would look if it is miniaturized? It’s possible….the creation of Bonsai. What is Bonsai? Bonsai is a Japanese word composed of two syllables Bon which means “tray or pot” and sai means “tree or plant”. So Bonsai means “a tree in a shallow tray or container”. It is a tree...