Accessing the Bedrock Enterprise Applications Environment (AXP)

The Bedrock network makes a number of applications available to employees via "RemoteApp", which essentially allows you to use remote applications on your computer along with your normal desktop-based applications. Your Windows computer should already be pre-configured to find these applications in your Start menu, kept in a group called "Work Resources". Which applications you see depends on your role within the company.

Examples of these applications are Microsoft Dynamics AX, Bartender, Atlas and Incentive Payroll.

Windows

To access these applications in Windows, simply open them from the Start menu. If you unable to find a particular application, simply type a few characters of the name. For example, type “microsoft dyn” while viewing the Start Menu, and it should appear in the search results (as shown below).

To ease access, we recommend pinning important applications to your Start Menu, which is easily done by right-clicking the icon and selecting “Pin to Start”.

Macintosh

(Instructions for configuring your Mac for RemoteApp can be found near the bottom of this article)

Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop application, which should be located in your Applications folder or Launchpad, or simply use Spotlight to find and open.

Double-click the application icon under the Remote Resources section to launch the application:

Emailing from Dynamics AX

Emailing documents from within Office applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) in the AX environment is currently not supported. If you have a document in AX that you would like to email, simply save that report a place accessible from your computer (desktop, local server, etc.), then attach it to an email authored on your computer from there (instructions on how to do so are below).

Saving Files in Dynamics AX

Windows

Your normal drives should be mapped and accessible while in the Microsoft AX environment—simply save files where you normally would. We always recommend, however, storing files in the appropriate departmental share on a server in which they belong, and not to your desktop or My Documents folder.

Macintosh

Macintosh users will automatically have their home folder on their Mac (which contains your Desktop, Documents, Music, Photos, etc. folders) mapped to their AX session, along with any server shares they have access to, making saving easy. Be sure, however, to still choose the correct location when saving files:

We recommend saving to either a normal network share (as shown above, i.e. the "operations" drive), or a location under "home", such as Desktop or Documents. This will make locating the saved document easier for filing to a proper location, dropping into an email application, etc.

Configuring Your Computer for RemoteApp

Requirements/Notes

  • Under normal circumstances, you should not need any of the following instructions.
  • These instructions are currently only for Shinola or Filson Help Desk-issued computers only. If you are not on a Shinola- or Filson-issued computer, you will need to use Remote Desktop, and connect to the applicable server manually.
  • To access the AX development environment, you must be on the Bedrock (Shinola or Filson) corporate network. If you do not meet these requirements, you will need to access AX via the Shinola Terminal Server (https://bedrock.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201653456). Initiating this connection puts you on the corporate network, and from there you can begin your session with AX. Once in the Terminal Server, you will need to configure your access to AX using the instructions for Windows 7, just below.

Windows 7

  1. First, open the Start menu, type "remoteapp", then click on "Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections".
  2. In the URL field, paste in "https://ax.bedrockmfg.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx" (without the quotes), then click Next.
  3. You'll be prompted to confirm—click Next.
  4. If prompted for credentials, enter your Shinola/Bedrock/Filson network credentials, and click OK.
  5. Click Finish.

Windows 8/10

If you're using a computer that's running Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, this configuration should be done for you as long as it is a computer that was issued to you by the Bedrock Help Desk (Shinola or Filson). If it was not, please reach out to us at support@bedrock.com.

Macintosh

Microsoft has two versions of the Microsoft Remote Desktop application available on the App Store—version 8 and 10. Find instructions below for each.

Version 10

  1. First, you will have to install the free Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 application from the App Store, located here. (Note: You will need an Apple ID to do this—feel free to use your personal Apple ID, or create a separate Apple ID for work use).
  2. Open the application, which should be located in your Applications folder or Launchpad, or simply use Spotlight to find and open.


  3. If your Microsoft Remote Desktop software is 'pinned' to the Menu Bar, click the icon as shown below. If not, click the + button in the Microsoft Remote Desktop window.



  4. From the + menu, choose Remote Resources.

  5. In the Remote Resources dialog box, enter “https://ax.bedrockmfg.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx” (without the quotes), and click Find Feed.
  6. From User Account, choose Add User Account...



  7. In the Add User Account dialog box, enter your user credentials and a Friendly Name (if this field exists), then click Save:



  8. Finally, click the Add Feed button.
  9. You should now see our enterprise applications, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, in your Microsoft Remote Desktop menu bar icon, in the Apps section, under Work Resources:

Done! Simply double-click an application to begin your session.

Version 8

This version of Microsoft Remote Desktop is older, and expected to be deprecated at any time.

  1. First, you will have to install the Microsoft Remote Desktop application from the App Store, located here. (Note: You will need an Apple ID to do this—feel free to use your personal Apple ID, or create a separate Apple ID for work use).
  2. Open the application, which should be located in your Applications folder or Launchpad, or simply use Spotlight to find and open.


  3. In the toolbar, click Remote Resources.


  4. In the Remote Resources window, enter “https://ax.bedrockmfg.com/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx” (without the quotes), then your Bedrock/Shinola network credentials, and click Refresh.


Done! You should now see our enterprise applications, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, in your Microsoft Remote Desktop application under the Remote Resources section—simply double-click to begin your session.

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