Monday, August 10, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics GP v10 displays new OS compatibility badge!

It's official! A few days aback, I announced that Microsoft Dynamics GP v10 compatibility with Windows 7 and Windows 2008 was going to be made formal with the public availability of the RTM versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - click here for the article. Apparently, the Product Management team could not wait anymore and have decided to go public with the announcement.

If you go to v10's System Requirements page (CustomerSource, PartnerSource) you will now see that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are now a part of the client and server operating systems' compatibility list, respectively -- see pictures below.

The good news? You will not be required to install any new service packs or hotfixes! On the otherside, as mentioned in my previous post, v9 will remain compatible with the current OS platforms with no announcements made to support Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Word of caution: before planning to upgrade to Windows 7 and/or Window Server 2008 R2, check the System Requirements page for other product compatibility requirements. If you are using any third party product that interacts with the OS, such as special printing add-ons or bar code reader programs, check with the corresponding ISVs.

Congratulations to the Testing, Product Management, and Development teams for this accomplishment.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC

1 comment:

Richard said...

What I found odd was GP 10 before SP2 is supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 (NT 6.1) while GP 10 needs at least SP2 to be supported on the earlier version of Windows Server 2008 (NT 6.0).

My assumption would have been GP 10 would have needed at least SP2 to be supported on the later Windows Server 2008 R2 (NT 6.1) and not needed on Windows Server 2008 (NT 6.0). From the GP system requirements on Partnersource this does not seem to be the case.