Dynamics AX 2012 books

The biggest thing that struck me when I moved from “some other system” to Dynamics AX was the apparent lack of resources. Well, they’re there – they’re just in a different format. Still, it doesn’t hurt to gather together a roll call of books out there. And now that 2012 has been out for a couple of years, we’re starting to actually get a decent number of books published, too. Some are of higher quality than others – this is a list, not an endorsement. It’s meant to update some resources (for example, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/ax/cc546579) and run parallel to other resources (for example, axaptapedia’s list of blogs at http://www.axaptapedia.com/Axapta_Communities#Other ).


Moustafa, Ahmed Mohamed Rafik, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Security How-To, Packt Publishing, 2012

Buxton, Simon, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Administration Cookbook, Packt Publishing, 2014

Zhen, Mr. Martin, and Mr. Daniel Liao, Dynamics AX Performance Optimization Guide: Fixing Troubles with Microsoft Dynamics AX and SQL Server, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013


The Microsoft Dynamics AX Team, Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, Microsoft Press, 2012

Pocius, Mindaugas, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook, Packt Publishing, 2012

Official Training Materials available on CustomerSource and PartnerSource

Enterprise Portal

Meenakshisundaram, Mey, and Anees Ansari, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Enterprise Portal Development Cookbook, Microsoft.com, 2012, accessible at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30171

Implementation and Use

Dunkinson, Keith, and Andrew Birch, Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with Sure Step 2012, Packt Publishing, 2013

Fife, Murray, Extending Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Cookbook, Packt Publishing, 2013

Luszczak, Andreas, Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Updated for Version R2, Springer Vieweg, 2013

Hamilton, Scott, Discrete Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, Visions Inc., 2012

Hamilton, Scott, Food Products Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, Visions First, 2012

Ramsö, Stefan, Introduction to Dynamics AX 2012, lulu.com, 2012


Elangovan, Kamalakannan, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Reporting Cookbook, Packt Publishing, 2013 http://j.mp/GIXdGh

Hirwani, Mukesh, Developing SSRS Reports for Dynamics AX, Packt Publishing, 2013


Deforche, Klaas, and Kenny Saelen, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Services, Packt Publishing, 2012

Happy DAXing!



1. I am sure I’ve forgotten some. Please let me know!

2. I’ve been pointed to a very good page also on books, with ratings too: http://daxmusings.codecrib.com/p/dynamics-ax-books.html


About janeteblake

Dynamics AX developer
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2 Responses to Dynamics AX 2012 books

  1. Hey Janeteblake,

    Neat Job of listing all the books. I would appreciate if you could link them as well.
    Here is more information on the reporting cookbook http://j.mp/GIXdGh


  2. What a great list of books 🙂

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