Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics GP upgrade path


This is the time when many people start to consider and plan upgrades, on the verge of a new release. According to Rich Miller of Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Marketing, in a recent interview with MSDynamicsWorld, "more and more people are migrating since the release of [Dynamics GP 10.0] Feature Pack 1", and it will be no surprise that upgrade will increment with the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 11. In addition, it has been one of those topics that frequently show up on the Microsoft Dynamics GP newsgroup.

With this said, I figured I would put together a list with the possible upgrade paths for each version of GP since Dynamics 6.o and eEnterprise 6.0.

You can update to Great Plains Release 8.0 from a previous release by using one of the following paths.

6.0.XX >> 7.5 >> 8.0
eEnterprise 6.0
Dynamics 6.0 for Microsoft SQL Server

7.0 >> 8.0
eEnterprise 7.0
Dynamics 7.0 for Microsoft SQL Server

7.5 >> 8.0
Great Plains 7.5

For a complete list of service packs for Microsoft Dynamics and eEnterprise 6.0,
click here.

For a complete list of service packs for Microsoft Great Plains 7.0 and 7.5,
click here.


If you are updating to Great Plains Release 8.0 from eEnterprise Release 6.0 or Dynamics Release 6.0 for Microsoft SQL Server, you must update to Release 8.0 in the following order.

• Update to Great Plains Release 7.5.
• Convert your data using Great Plains Release 7.5 Utilities.
• Update to Great Plains Release 8.0.

From Great Plains 8.0 Service Pack 5 on, follow these upgrade paths:

8.00g73 (Service Pack 5) >> 10.0 or any patch install
8.0 Service Pack 5 required

9.00.0281 >> 10.0 or any patch install
(Service Pack 2 - KB 923671 - English)
(Service Pack 2 -KB 927368 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Service Pack 2 - KB 929293 - French-Canadian)
(Canadian Payroll Year End - KB 928597)

9.00.0287 >> 10.0 with or without any patch install
(US Payroll Round 2 Tax Update - KB 930635)

9.00.0291 >> 10.0 with or without any patch install
(Hotfix 929445 - English)
(Hotfix 929446 - Spanish)
(Hotfix 929447 - French-Canadian)

9.00.0293 >> 10.0 with or without any patch install
(Hotfix 930941 - English)
(Hotfix 930942 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Hotfix 930943 - French-Canadian)

9.00.0294 >> 10.0 Service Pack 1 or later
(Hotfix 934049 - English)
(Hotfix 934050 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Hotfix 934051 - French-Canadian)
Click HERE to download the latest 10.0 patch release

9.00.0301 >> 10.0 Service Pack 1 or later
(Hotfix 936946 - English)
(Hotfix 936947 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Hotfix 938622 - French-Canadian)
Click HERE to download the latest 10.0 patch release

This 9.0 build also includes the 2007 Canadian and French-Canadian Payroll Tax Update

9.00.0310 >> 10.0 Service Pack 1 or later
(Service Pack 3 - KB 937795 - English)
(Service Pack 3 - KB 937796 - Spanish Latin American)
(Service Pack 3 - KB 937797 - French-Canadian)
Click HERE to download the latest 10.0 patch release

9.00.0314 >> 10.0 Service Pack 1 or later
(2007 US Payroll Year End Update - KB 941935)
(Hotfix 943807 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Hotfix 937798 - French-Canadian)
Click HERE to download the latest 10.0 patch release

9.00.0314 >> 10.0 2007 Canadian Payroll Year End Update or later KB 943980
(2007 Canadian Payroll Year End Update - KB 943978)
(Hotfix 943979 - French-Canadian)
Canadian Payroll Version = 9.00.0305

9.00.0327 >> 10.0 January Hotfix KB 947356 or later
(2008 US Payroll Round 2 Tax Update - KB 946605)
(Hotfix 946606 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Hotfix 946607 - French-Canadian)
Click HERE to download the latest 10.0 patch release

9.00.0337 >> 10.0 Service Pack 2 or later
(Hotfix KB 947362 - English)
(Hotfix KB 947364 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Hotfix KB 947363 - French-Canadian)
Click HERE to download the latest 10.0 patch release

NOTE: 10.0 Service Pack 2 for Spanish-Latin American and French-Canadian available soon!

9.00.0337 >> 10.0 2008 Canadian Payroll July Update KB 951101 or later
(2008 Canadian Payroll July Tax Update KB 951099 - English)
Click HERE to download the latest 10.0 patch release
Canadian Payroll Version = 9.00.0312

9.00.0352 >> 10.0 Service Pack 3 or later
(Service Pack 4 - KB 955672 - English)
(Service Pack 4 - KB 955673 - Spanish Latin-American)
(Service Pack 4 - KB 955674 - French-Canadian)

9.00.0358 >> 10.0 2008 Canadian Payroll Year End Compliance Update
(2008 US Payroll Year End Update - KB 957740)

Click HERE to download the latest Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 service pack.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MIS, MVP, MCP, PMP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/

UPDATES TO THIS ARTICLE:
12/13/2008 - Included upgrade paths for 9.00.352 and 9.00.358 to 10.0. Added link to GP 10 update page.

01/20/2009 - Added links to eEnterprise 6.0 and Great Plains 7.0 and 7.5 service packs, courtesy of Victoria Yudin, MVP

13 comments:

victoriayudin.com said...

Mariano,

Awesome information, thanks for putting thhis together!

Mariano Gomez said...

Victoria,

Большое спасибо. Поддержите на высоком уровне хорошую работу!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MIS, MVP, MCP, PMP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com

Greg Parker said...

Is there anything you need to watch out for when going from GP10 SP 1 to GP10 FR1 with SP3? Do you apply it as you would any other service pack?

Thanks,
Greg

Mariano Gomez said...

Greg,

Much thanks for your inquiry! There are a few things to watch out for:

1) Make sure you follow all the directions provided in the Hot Topics page https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/support/selfsupport/hottopics/hot_topic_mdgp10_modifiedreportsformsupdaterequiredforpatchreleases.htm?printpage=false.

2) Backup ALL your data, including the Dynamics database.

3) Export ALL your customizations to a package file.

4) Make a backup of ALL your forms and reports customization dictionaries -- this is aside from the package file.

Good luck,

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com

Greg Parker said...

Mariano,
Thank you for the reply. I did not realize that you needed to update reports and forms dictionaries for service packs. What I am still unclear on is this - is there a difference between V10 SP3 (meaning if I run the service pack on my current V10 SP1 environment), is there any difference to V10 Feature pack 1 with SP3? I know the download for FR1 is a full install and want to make sure that I am not missing any functionality by just installing SP3 and is it not necasarry to uninstall V10 in order to install V10 FR1.

Thanks,
Greg

Richard Sabino said...

Hi, I want to know where can I download Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Trial in Spanish Language. Thanks

Mariano Gomez said...

Richard,

Thanks for your inquiry. There is no public trial of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 in Spanish. The only trial available via MSDN is the English version.

If you are a customer, you should be able to download the Spanish version from CustomerSource.

MG.-

Anonymous said...

Inside my company Great Plains How do I get a list of what modules/application I have on my current Great Plains?

Roger said...

I'm upgrading right now from quicbooks, is this even of use to me? What service pack would I have?

Mariano Gomez said...

Roger,
Typically, and depending what version of QB you are on, Microsoft offers what they label as a Rapid Migration Tool. I am not sure if RTM is available for version 2010, but I sure know there is one for version 10.0. Contact Microsoft Support for any additional information you may require on the tool itself, or if you believe I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

MG.-

RS said...

Hi Mariano -

We are on version 8 SP1 (8.0.69).
We would like to go to GP 2010 R2. We are also running SQL 2000 SP4. We want to upgrade to SQL 2008 R2 as well.

What is the best way to migrate to minimize upgrade steps required?

In other words, Can I go to the 9.00.0371 version of 9.00 - directly from SP1 of 8.00? If I can do that then I won't have to waste my time updating 8.0 to SP5, and I can then take it directly to version 2010 R2. I am unable to locate any information on this so any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, RS

LB said...

V8 to 2010 R2 recommendations would be an awesome addition to this post. Looking forward to your comments.

Jothi krishna said...

Am eargerly watchin this space for any info on v8 to 2010 r2 recommendations from Mariano :)

Sooner we planning to upgrade from GP8 sp4a to 2010 r2 (also eConnect).

Regards,
Jothi Krishna