Dr. Dobbs reports that "Microsoft has announced significant architectural advancements to the next version of its Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool. Code-named 'Microsoft Dynamics AX 6.'"
The enhancements will give independent software vendors (ISVs) the ability to get products to market faster with lower product life-cycle investments.
Dynamics AX 6 includes a model-driven layered architecture that the MS says will accelerate software development by requiring less coding. In addition to new developer maintenance and upgradability options, there is pre-built interoperability with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010 and other Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010." It will come with pre-built capabilities for five industries and 38 countries.
A "Community Technical Preview" of Microsoft Dynamics AX 6 is slated for February, with eneral availability planned for 3Q 2011.