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Microsoft Dynamics GP v10 and supported virtualization platforms
The Windows Server Catalog site
may just be one of the best kept secrets on the web. According to the About This Site
page, "[t]he Windows Server Catalog lists thousands of hardware and software items compatible with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. In addition, products may also be compatible with other versions of Microsoft Windows as shown in each product details page.
In response to my friend Steve Endow's inquiry
on Microsoft's support of vitualization environments and Dynamics GP, I went in quest of finding the answer since it is not always apparent where to find this information. The first place of course, the Systems Requirements page
of CustomerSource/PartnerSource. On this page, you can clearly…
Dynamics GP v11 VPC image soon to be released
"A beta VPC image for GP11.0 will likely be available in the winter of 2009/2010"
In reading carefull through the latest blog article posted by the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management & Marketing team
, I found, burried at the end, likely timeframes for the availability of "v11" beta and General Availability demo images. Ben Courin, author of the article, says:
Uncovering the Dynamics GP 10.0 SP3 VPC and Extending the Reach demos
Attention Dynamics GP Partners:
Do you want to understand how to best optimize the performance of the latest Dynamics GP 10 SP3 VPC image?
Do you want to learn more about the new technologies and demo features that were added to this image?
Do you want to understand the technical details of exactly how the Extending the Reach (Dynamics GP + SharePoint) vision demos were created?
If you answered YES to any question above, you must set time aside now to view an all-new 4 part webcast series focused on all of the great aspects of the Dynamics GP 10 SP3 VPC image. These webcasts are available to stream on-demand, or download for viewing on-the-go at your own…
NOW AVAILABLE MSFT DYNGP10 SP3 Technical Demonstration Toolkit/VPC!!!
Hello GP Partners
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It is with GREAT EXCITEMENT that we are announcing the availability of the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 SP3 Technical Demonstration Toolkit/VPC!!!
This has been an enormous project!! I am very proud and thankful of the work from all who have made this project a reality. There is no question, this is the BEST Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 VPC we have released yet!!
Here is the link to the download page on PartnerSource:
Here are just some highlights of the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 SP3 VPC:
- Upgraded to Microsoft SQL Server 2008
- Upgraded to Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Service Pack 3
- Upgraded to the Microsoft Dynamics GP January 2009 Hot-fix (KB961224)
- Upgraded to Workflow Service Pack 2
- Upgraded to Web Services Service Pack 3
- Dexterity 10.0 and Service Pack 3 for Dexterity
- Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and Service Pack 3 for Visual Studio Tools
- MAP, Monitor, Analytics and Planning (Formerly Business Scorecard Manager and ProClarity)
- Upgraded to Visual Studio 2008 and Service Pack 1
- Upgraded to FRx Service Pack 10 and Hot-fix 3
- Upgraded to FRx Forecaster Service Pack 2
- Upgraded to Integration Manager Service Pack 3
- Upgraded to Business Portal 4.0 Service Pack 2 For Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0
- Upgraded Dundas Data Visualization (certain aspects)
I often get queries about the virtualization capabilities of Dynamics GP and also the what are the benefits of virtualization. For some background information have look at the Virtualization Home Page on Microsoft.com. You can find everything on here from the products in our virtualization suite, case studies, resources and downloads.
On this subject did you know that…
Latest version of the GP10 VPC available
The latest version of the Microsoft Dynamics GP VPC has been posted to PartnerSource
Technical Demonstration Toolkit Now Available for Download for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 here.
Please make sure you take the opportunity to review the accompanying documentation [tools]…
New GP10 VPC
Following the recent course on working with the GP10 VPC I'm going to put another set of courses on after the new…
Manchester Session - Working with the GP10 VPC
At the request of some of the partner based north of the Watford Gap I’ve organised a…
Working with the Dynamics GP10 VPC
Following feedback from the successful Demo2Win course recently, I've put together a workshop on Working the the GP10 VPC and how we can get the best from it for our demos. I'm going to cover things like:
- VPC Set up
- Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
More HyperV Resources
Today I tried in earnest to migrate a Virtual Server 2005 VHD file to HyperV. Things looked good until I realized the networking in the virtual server did not work. That's when I found this article that offers some steps on preparing a virtual server before you move the VHD to HyperV. Of course, I would recommend making a backup of your VHD and VMC before making these…
Transitioning to HyperV
For the last few years, I have used Virtual Server 2005 to host virtual machines for testing different Dynamics GP environments, and for hosting different development environments. Some clients still use SQL 2000 and GP 8, while others are using SQL 2008 with the latest GP 10 service pack. Maintaining those configurations on a single physical machine typically isn't practical, so Virtual Server offered a great way to easily maintain and backup multiple server configurations. Virtual Server uses the same VHD files as Virtual PC, but I found that it was more convenient to use, easier to manage VMs, and seemed to be faster than Virtual PC.
I've finally built a new Windows 2008 Server, so I'm going to be transitioning my virtual machines over to HyperV, which is the replacement for Virtual Server 2005. Because of the memory requirements of virtual machines, I've installed the 64-bit (x64) version of Server 2008, which allows me to get past the 3GB / 4GB limit of 32-bit windows. The desktop machine I used for Server 2008 only supports up to 8GB of RAM, but I figure that should allow me to pretty comfortably host up to 4 virtual servers (typically using 1.5GB of memory each)--more than I need running at any one…