Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 Has Been Released

After an initial announcement back in July that service pack 2 for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 was scheduled for release in Q4 this year, I am amazed that it was released yesterday. When it was talked about as Q4 I imaged that meant later in Q4 as Errol Schoenfish said there will be a Feature of the Day series running in September so I assumed (which is bad) that this meant the release would follow rather than precede these posts.

The Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog has full details of the new service pack.

The new DVD can be downloaded by Partners or Customers (with relevant PartnerSource or CustomerSource logins).

Or if you want the service pack only, Partners or Customers (with relevant PartnerSource or CustomerSource logins).

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1 Available

Last Friday the Dynamics GP Service and Support blog announced that the first Service Pack for Microsoft Dynamics GP was available for download.

Service Pack 1 can be downloaded from the following pages;

As well as the service pack itself there is a new DVD containing the service pack which can be downloaded from the Product Release pages;

Management Reporter 2012 Rollup 4 Released

On the 28th January, Rollup 4 for Management Reporter 2012 was released via the Dynamics Corporate Performance Management blog.

It can be downloaded from CustomerSource (CustomerSource or PartnerSource login required).

For Microsoft Dynamics GP users there is improved performance with the data mart integrations and new Quick Links in the Web Viewer which allows users to easily jump to key areas of a report.

Support Debugging Tool Build 17 hotfix released

He somehow slipped it out without me noticing, but David Musgrave of the Developing for Dynamics GP blog released Support Debugging Tool Build 17 before Christmas; this is the build which added support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.

He was back yesterday with a hotfix release to fix a couple of issues.

Partners can download SDT from PartnerSource (login required); if you’re a customer you’ll need to contact your partner to obtain it for you.

David has links to SDT for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 and 2010 here.

How To Make A Bootable Windows 8 USB Drive

In this post I’m stepping away, briefly, from Microsoft Dynamics GP but will return in to it in my next post.

Microsoft have recently released a raft of new versions, including Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Management Reporter 2012 Rollup 3, and to test I’ve been installing a few new virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 and have also updated a couple of machines with Windows 8 and, because they’re new machines without DVD players in them, to do this I used the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool which is available for free download from the Microsoft CodePlex|Project Hosting for Open Source Projects site in order to create a bootable USB drive.

I thought a step by step guide for others needing to install Windows 8 (or other version of Windows) might be of benefit. So after downloading the utility from the above link, double click the downloaded setup file to install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Setup Wizard;

Welcome to the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Setup Wizard

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 RTM Hyper-V Demonstration Image Sets Now Available For Download

Pam Misialek on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, announced that the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 RTM Hyper-V Demonstration Image Sets are now available for partners to download from PartnerSource (login required).

These image sets are the full RTM versions of the software and contain the following:

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 RTM with Web Client deployed
  • Management Reporter 2012 with Web Viewer deployed
  • Office 2013 with demo dashboards installed

It is a set of three Hyper-V images which needs both A and B to be up and running with a minimum of 2GB RAM assigned to each (although as with all VMs the more RAM they have the quicker they will run) and need to be able to ping each other (the 2010 R2 instructions, on the download page, detail how to do this). Image C is only required if Lync is being demonstrated.

The full post from Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP contains extended information and warnings of minor issues with the images to watch out for.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Beta Available For Partners To Download

Errol Schoenfish, Director Product Management at Microsoft, on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has just announced that the beta release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is now available for download.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to download it until tomorrow morning but it can be found here.

I’m really looking forward to playing with this version of GP.

Management Reporter 2012 for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Rollup 1 Released

I’m slightly late in posting this one but I figure it might still be a useful post to make.

On 30th April 2012 Microsoft released Rollup 1 for Management Reporter 2012 for Microsoft Dynamics ERP which includes an updated Migration Wizard [PDF] which was missing from Management Reporter 2012 until now.

Rollup 1 can be downloaded here (PartnerSource or CustomerSource login required).

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available

Microsoft Windows 8Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available

Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.; full details at the Building Windows 8 blog.

I’m in the process of downloading it so I can see what improvements have been made since the Developer Preview and will post any thing of interest.