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Microsoft announced today the release of two new resources that save customers time and money by taking advantage of interoperable Microsoft technologies. The new resources include an out-of-the-box connector between Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Online and on-premises) and Microsoft Dynamics AX, and a new Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers moving from an Oracle database to Microsoft SQL Server.

Future versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, including the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release, will exclusively use Microsoft SQL Server, allowing customers to take advantage of enhanced business intelligence, security, reporting and analysis capabilities, as well as interoperability with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint, all at a lower total cost of ownership. To help customers make the transition and take advantage of the benefits of Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft is offering a new Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX. The Data Migration Assistant uses an interactive wizard for each step of the process, making it quick, easy and cost effective.

Companies like Bächli Bergsport AG, the leading mountain sports retailer in Switzerland, who use Microsoft Dynamics AX, have seen valuable benefits from making the switch from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server. “The Data Migration Assistant made the process of moving our database simple and efficient,” said Franz Coester, CIO, Bächli Bergsport AG. “With Microsoft SQL Server, we have been able to accomplish our objective of a unified database environment, both for our ERP solution and for our BI solution. This will make our life much easier in the future.”

Customers interested in the Data Migration Assistant should work with their Microsoft Dynamics partner.