Code Upgrade Resources [AX 2012]

Updated: October 16, 2013

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

White papers that describe code upgrade are available from the Microsoft Download Center at

The following table lists topics with links to specific resources related to code upgrade.



Code Upgrade Overview

This paper provides information about how to prepare a system for the upgrade and how to upgrade the code and system settings.

Code upgrade white papers

These papers describe new features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and discuss how to upgrade from existing installations of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Upgrade analysis service (Lifecycle Services)

Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services provides a cloud-based collaborative workspace that customers and their partners can use to manage Microsoft Dynamics AXprojects. Based on the phase of your project and the industry you are working in, the site provides checklists and tools that help you manage the project. Lifecycle Services is available to customers and partners as part of their support plans. You can access it with your CustomerSource or PartnerSource credentials.

Upgrade analysis helps you plan your upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012by analyzing code artifacts (AOD files) from Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0or Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. There is also a Rapid Data Collector (RDC) tool that analyzes existing environment information to help estimate the scale of the upgrade project.

Announcements: New book: "Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3" now available. Get your copy at the MS Press Store.

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