Sunday, June 26, 2016

Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) Twitter Promotion Optimization

Here are a few ways to make sure your Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) tweets on Twitter are viewed by the most people possible:
  1. When tweeting about your chapter, include: @AXUG and #AXUG.
  2. Follow other AXUG chapter leaders and members of Dynamics Communities
  3. Use the following hashtags
    1. #MSDynAX - Microsoft Dynamics AX products
    2. #AXUG - AX User Group Hashtag
    3. #AXUGSummit - The AXUG Summit official hashtag
    4. #AXUG<YourCity> - To link specific posts to your chapt
    5. Use a # that links to the key topics in your tweets such as #EDI, #Retail, #Manufacturing, #SupplyChain, etc
    6. Include other twitter users at the meeting in the tag via '@'
Make sure to follow Scott Steinmetz on twitter at @ScottAXUG

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dynamics AX R3 very large text in modules in RDP

When logging into Dynamics AX 2012 R3 (or other versions) via RDP, you'll sometimes see very large text in the modules and object names (Figure 1). The big text is annoying and doesn't really make navigation a delightful experience.

You can fix it through the below:
  • Right click on the Dynamics AX icon on your desktop
    • If you don't have an icon, do the following:
      • Go to the Start menu
      • Type Dynamics AX
      • Right click on the icon in the search window results
      • Click ' Open File Location'
      • Create a shortcut from that Dynamics AX program link to the desktop (right click and create shortcut to desktop, copy paste, etc)
  • Select 'Properties' (Figure 2)
  • Under 'Compatibility' tab, check the 'Disable display scaling on high DPI settings' checkbox (Figure 3)
  • Reopen Dynamics AX via this icon (Figure 4)
Figure 1 - AX with 'big' navigation names

Figure 2 - Right Click on AX icon and select properties

Figure 3 - 'Compatibility' tab and 'Disable display scaling on high DPI settings' box

Figure 4 - The corrected AX navigation

Friday, June 10, 2016

Skype for Business Error: 'The request failed. Please try again. Make sure that you are signed in to Skype for Business'

I was attempting to create and send a meeting invite through Outlook 2016 with a Skype meeting attached to it. The meeting was for one hour. I was inviting one other person not from my company. 

Sometimes you will get the error 'The request failed. Please try again. Make sure that you are signed in to Skype for Business' when you are trying to add the Skype meeting to the invite, before you send it out. I was getting this message AFTER the call in information was added and when I was trying to send the message.


I'm not entirely sure what the issue is and I wasn't able to find it online. It was for sure an issue with adding attendees to the meeting. Restarted Outlook, restarted Skype for Business, same old song and dance. Did not restart my computer as I just need to move forward. 

I found I was able to create the Outlook calendar meeting and add the Skype information to the meeting successfully. The issue is with adding a user to the meeting. 

Don't add other attendees to the meeting. Just create the meeting for yourself with the Skype information. Then, once the meeting is created and closed, forward that calendar invite to the attendees. That worked like a charm for me. 

Hope this helps some people out!