I was just tipped off today that anyone is able to sign up for LCS as long as they have a Windows Live account without having it linked to a customer or a partner account. I had to test it out myself and sure enough, if you go to lcs.dynamics.com then you can log in using your personal (unattached) Live ID.
Why should I care I hear you all say?
Because it means that anyone is able to deploy out a Dynamics AX Demo System in Azure to Test, to Pilot, and also to Train on. All that you have to do is pay for the Azure hosting fees
Now, I wonder where someone new to Dynamics AX would be able to get some basic training guides on AX… I wonder indeed…
About The Author:
Murray Fife is a Microsoft Dynamics AX MVP, Author of over 20 books on Microsoft Dynamics AX, and Solution Architect at I.B.I.S. Inc. with over 20 years of experience in the software industry. Like most people in his industry he has worked in many different roles during his career, including as a developer, an implementation consultant, and a trainer which gives him a great understanding of the requirements for both customers and partners. He is a regular contributor to the Dynamics AX community and in addition to hosting presentations for I.B.I.S. presents regularly for the AXUG and MS Dynamics World, has spoken at Microsoft Convergence and AXUG Summit conferences. If that was not enough, he works closely with Microsoft evaluating with their beta products and also is a Council Member on the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance trying to help educate the new generation of consultants on Dynamics AX.