Review: Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with Sure Step 2012

July 25, 2013 at 21:54
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Hi all,

My oh my I have a secret guys, I do not like reading very much :). I want to, but I don’t. The books I bought and didn’t read, I tell you…
But I promised you a review, so I read the book and here it is. I’m exaggerating a bit though, the book is very good, so I had fun reading it.
So below is my review (the same one I posted on Amazon, where I gave it 4 stars). Keep in mind that I got a free copy of the book from Packt Publising, so that might influence my score.


Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with Sure Step 2012 CoverAs a Dynamics AX developer, you are mostly involved in the development phase of a project. When I get involved in other phases I tend to get confused about what’s going on, how stuff is decided, organized, planned, etc. If you’re a developer and you want to learn about how projects should be run like I do, than this book is exactly what you’re looking for.

That being said, I don’t think this book is really written for developers. I found it a bit hard to follow at some points, mostly because a lot of new concepts are introduced. I would need a second read-through to get it all. Luckily, this book is definitely worth that.

A lot of project managers and senior profiles would definitely benefit from reading this book. It contains a lot of do’s and don’ts that are so true. You’ll notice while ready this book saying to yourself “exactly!”. If some things are going wrong on your projects, and I bet they are, you’ll certainly be able to use this book to improve your project. Or better still, implement Sure Step completely.

The best thing about this book is that it’s about both Sure Step and Dynamics AX, so it’s all pre-processed for AX projects. You also notice that the authors are really knowledgeable on both subjects.
One thing I didn’t like is that although you are installing Sure Step client in the first chapter, it is not really used again in the rest of the book. It’s hard to know what documents are actually referred to in the book. I expected doing more with the client while reading through the book.

All in all, this is a great book and I would recommend it to everyone on the team.

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