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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Administration Cookbook by Simon Buxton

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Appendix A. Further Reading

Licensing

Microsoft has gradually changed the way Dynamics AX has been licensed from a concurrent user and module model to a server license and CAL (Client Access License) model.

For example, in Dynamics AX 1.5 through to 4.0, you would determine with your partner the modules that you need and how many concurrent users you will require. As your use of the software progresses, you can buy additional functionality or additional users that become unlocked by a license key.

The technical control of this in Dynamics AX is very elegant. If features are not available in the license, the user interface elements simply do not appear. MorphX (the technology that AX uses to generate the user interface) will draw the forms dynamically, ...

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