If you haven’t noticed, Microsoft have released out an Image for Dynamics AX 2012 R3 through the Azure Marketplace which allows you to deploy out the demo environment that everyone uses as the basis for presentations – myself included. All the information is on the Dynamics AX deployment page here: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/partners/microsoft/microsoft_dynamics_lcs/?rnd=1
All you need to do is log into your Azure Account and you can start the configuration:
This will start the ball rolling and Azure will start configuring your system.
As a bonus you will also get a simple LCS project to track your evaluation process.
Now all you need to do is start learning Dynamics AX… a great place to start is the Dynamics AX Companions site: http://www.dynamicsaxcompanions.com/barebonesconfig
Finally all of the pieces are falling together and everyone is able to learn Dynamics AX without having to jump through too many hoops.