NAV 2016 – Details on System Requirements

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Dynamics NAV 2016 is a new release.  I wanted to get the most up to date details on system requirements.  It seems the most recent information is available through MSDN.  You can get the information at this link  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd301054(v=nav.90).aspx.

If you want to go directly to server component information, use the links below.

Announcing support for Windows 10 with Dynamics AX 2012 R3 – Dynamics AX In-Market Engineering – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Dynamics AX Sustained Engineering

We are happy to announce that Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Cumulative Update 9 is now compatible with Windows 10.

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements have been updated to reflect this change.

Source: Announcing support for Windows 10 with Dynamics AX 2012 R3 – Dynamics AX In-Market Engineering – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

Get Some Information on Windows Server 2016

 

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Figure 1 – picture from Microsoft Virtual Academy, from the course “What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Preview”

Microsoft is releasing a lot of new technology between June and December 2015 including Dynamics AX 7.  All of the new releases are built to work together in the cloud. 

Some of us don’t need to install Windows Server, but would like to have an understanding of the features and how the features might be used to support what we are doing in ERP or CRM.  Microsoft’s course in the Virtual Academy gives an overview of some cool features.

  • Explore enhanced virtualization functionality.
  • Explore  automated processes and configuration to help you spin up compute, storage, and networking resources faster.
  • Preview new features that reduce system downtime.
  • Find out how rolling upgrades can help you adopt updates and operating systems faster for Hyper-V and Scale-Out File Server.
  • Learn about the zero-footprint, cloud-optimized Nano Server technology, along with scripting with the new PowerShell Desired State Configuration features.

Other resources:

Dynamics AX 7

 

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Dynamics AX 7 Release Info

The following information comes from the Blog at 365freelance.com (http://blog.365freelance.com/).

The final version of AX 7 is expected be announced at Convergence 2015 EMEA in Barcelona S (between November 30th and December 2nd). The pricing model will be announced as well.  General availability will follow Convergence.

At first, AX 7 will only be deployable on Azure through Lifecycle Services (LCS). This means that Dynamics AX consultants who haven’t used LCS yet will need to become familiar with it.

A list of resources referencing Dynamics AX 7 as of today:

Note:  Remember that links can change over time as servers and connections change.

How To Get The Best Book Deals And Free Books

 

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Figure 1 is an example of the book deals available.  This figure does not include the free books.

It is the end of the week, and as I look back on it, I realize what an amazing week it has been for me with technology, web information, and software.   I read books, a lot of books.  I love different genres including steampunk, science fiction, business, software, and mysteries.  And, I should not forget, action and adventure.  I was delighted this week when one of my friends sent me a link to BOOKBUB.  What is it?  Here is the information on the BOOKBUB site (www.bookbub.com).

BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed ebooks. You choose the types you’d like to get notified about — with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks — and we send great deals in those genres to your inbox.

BookBub doesn’t actually sell books. We simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, Apple’s iBooks, and others. Book publishers offer deals at these sites for promotional purposes, and our staff works with them to determine the best ones to feature to our members.

BookBub features ebooks ranging from top-tier publishers to critically acclaimed independent authors. Our team of experts makes sure that we’re only featuring great deals on quality books that you’ll love.

This week, I was able to download twenty books that I want to read.  How cool is that?

Have a great week!

From EMEA 2015 – Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Is Now Available

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The 1350 attendees at the Directions 2015 EMEA conference in Mannheim, Germany, were treated to the release of Dynamics NAV 2016. 

In his blog, Waldo gives a breakdown of the features including the ability to do fast implementations.  You can see more of the features at Waldo’s blog http://www.waldo.be/2015/10/05/microsoft-dynamics-nav-2016-available-today/.

In my mind, the biggest achievement is that NAV 2016 works across all Windows 10 on all devices including the phone.  How cool is that?

New “How To” Book on Dynamics AX Implementation

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

As Dynamics AX  implementations become more complex because of changing software technologies, you may benefit from this “how to” guide  by long time AX implementers, Yogesh Kasat of Real Dynamics and JJ Yadav of Ignify.  The book is available from Packt Publishing at https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/microsoft-dynamics-ax-implementation-guide

The Table of Contents covers:

Table of Contents

1: PREPARING FOR A GREAT START

2: GETTING INTO THE DETAILS EARLY

3: INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING AND DESIGN

4: INTEGRATION PLANNING AND DESIGN

5: DATA MIGRATION – SCOPING THROUGH DELIVERY

6: REPORTING AND BI

7: FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL DESIGN

8: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

9: BUILDING CUSTOMIZATIONS

10: PERFORMANCE TUNING

11: TESTING AND TRAINING

12: GO-LIVE PLANNING

13: POST GO-LIVE

14: UPGRADE

This book is very useful for newcomers to the Dynamics AX world.