The client application is a 32-bit Windows application that provides a rich user interface for the Microsoft Dynamics AX application. The client is typically used
by employees within the organization. You can use Enterprise Portal for browser based access by external users or for users who do not require the rich user
interface offered by the Windows client.
Your network must meet the minimum requirements for latency and bandwidth to get proper performance from the client. Because of the volume of
communication that passes between the client and the server, you might experience diminished response time if your network does not meet the minimum
The client provides the following functionality:
Rich user interface:
The client is a Windows application with a rich user interface consisting of forms, menus, and controls. The client includes over 3,000
forms built using a combination of metadata and X++ code. The Microsoft Dynamics AX forms use X++ to process events and business logic. Forms can
host managed WinForms or Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) controls, and X++ can interoperate with managed (.NET) classes and assemblies.
The MorphX development environment:
The development environment is integrated into the client application. Authorized developers can use the MorphX
development environment to enhance or customize the Microsoft Dynamics AX application.
Integration with Microsoft Office:
The Microsoft Dynamics AX application integrates with Microsoft Office. Data in grids can be exported to Microsoft
Excel, where that data can be formatted, manipulated, refreshed, modified, and saved back into Microsoft Dynamics AX. You can integrate Microsoft Outlook®
with the CRM module to synchronize schedules and tasks bi-directionally.
The client provides integrated unified communications using Microsoft Office Communicator. Key forms and controls
are presence-aware for contacts and employees. These forms and controls also provide a visual indicator of the availability of contacts. Users can also use realtime
messaging such as instant messaging and outbound voice communication.
Integration with the Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI):
TAPI is a Windows standard interface for integration between telephone systems and Windows-based software. For example, your application displays
information about the caller when you receive a call. The Microsoft Dynamics AX client supports TAPI.
The Microsoft Dynamics AX application provides reports based on SSRS.