Microsoft Unveils Dynamics AX 6

Software giant Microsoft has unveiled the upcoming version of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

The company said that the soon-to-be-launched Microsoft Dynamics AX 6 has been designed to reduce the burden on IT teams within an organisation, and allow developers to easily customise the platform and add new functions.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 6 platform will come with support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010. The new AX platform will also allow Excel users to integrate their data with the system.

Hal Howard, vice-president of Microsoft Dynamics ERP, said in a statement: “As we introduce these powerful new innovations, we maintain our focus on simplicity by streamlining application deployment, maintenance and upgradability.”

The company plans to release the software for a technical review in February, with the public launch scheduled in the third quarter of 2011.

The announcement comes on the same day Microsoft announced that the head of its servers and tools division, Robert Muglia, will be leaving the company this summer.