I did a practice session about integrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and the Business Intelligence capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server a couple of weeks ago.
I'm mostly a SharePoint guy but I was pretty impressed with the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Since Dynamics AX 2009 finally RTM'ed (Download on partnersource - https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/support/selfsupport/productreleases/DynamicsAX2009release.htm
For more info check out these links:
- What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 (Partnersource login required) - powerpoints of both new technical and functional aspects in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
- What Will Be the Most Important Performance Enhancement in Dynamics AX 2009? Try Scaling of the AOS
- What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 - technical resource (Partnersource login required)
- AX 2009 - Quick overview - Great blogpost from Arijit about MS Dynamics AX 2009.
- Channel 9: a preview of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 with the Dynamics Team (mp4) - (lowres version)
- Solution Monkey : AX 2009 Enterprise Portal architecture
- Dynamics AX 2009 : The Halo for Microsoft's app platform
The coolest thing for SharePoint developers is probably the ASP.NET based Enterprise Portal - everything is basically an ASP.NET web part which makes it a lot easier to develop a light-weight web access for your Dynamics AX back-end.
Something which still strikes me as odd though is the fact that almost all of the documentation is partner-access only - so you will need a Partnersource logon to take a look at the most interesting bits of info. I truly believe that the key to the success of a platform is the community which drives it ... and it seems as if the Dynamics AX platform solely relies on its partner platform. Too bad ... [This is my personal opinion and not necessarily this of my employer]