To install and use Dynamics AX R3 on Azure is easy to setup is ready within 15 minutes.
All you have to do is to log into https://lcs.dynamics.com/
Then create a project, and click on the “Cloud hosted environments(Beta)”
Then click on the “plus” to deploy the image, and give it a name.
Let it run for 15 minutes, and the image is now available in the Microsoft Azure portal.
Then Click on the “Connect” button, and you will receive a RDP-file you can use to log into the image.
Here is some small tips for improving performance:
- Change the power plan to High Performance
- Set performance options in the VM to “Best performance”
- Run index rebuild/re-organize on both data and model database, as described here.
- I also “pimped-up” my VM images with 8 CPU and 56 Gb Ram, to get the best possible performance.(But it cost!)
Congratulation you are now “certified” for deploying Azure demo images for Dynamics AX 2012 R3: