Tablets as the new cash
registers and smartphones as the new shopper's assistant: These
were some of the concepts Microsoft officials showed off as they discussed the
roadmap for Dynamics AX for Retail at Convergence 2015 in Atlanta this week.
AX for Retail 2012 R3 CU8 is
the latest version of Dynamics' leading retail software, one that
offers offline and caching features, an e-commerce platform for ISVs ,and Azure
integration. But, said Ashvin Mathew, Microsoft GM Dynamics Retail &
Commerce, the next version of AX for Retail (codenamed "AX 7")
will continue the company's drive toward both mobile and cloud.
"If you wanted to
deploy a store completely on the cloud, you could...