Wednesday, November 2, 2011

AX 2012 Extended Architecture

AX 2012 Extended Architecture
Besides the common (most simple) AX 2012 architecture, there are several other components of the Microsoft technology stack are used in a typical deployment.
The following is a list of the one that are most commonly deploy with implementations:
  1. Reports are delivered by SQL Reporting Services (SSRS). SSRS is a component included in SQL Server.
  2. Business Intelligence (BI) components such as Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) use Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cubes which are delivered by SQL Analysis Services (SSAS). SSAS is a component included in SQL Server as well.
  3. The Enterprise Portal and Role Pages are hosted in SharePoint. There are two versions of SharePoint that can be used. Window SharePoint Foundation 2010 is a free download. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is a product that can be purchased to provide extended collaboration and content management tools.
  4. Integration to other applications or to third party organizations might require integration solutions such as web services.
The following picture describes a high level extended architecture:

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[Some of the iinformation in this article has been taken from a Microsoft Training Manuals]

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