The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 BETA “CorePlus” Version #2 – 32 Bit Technical Demonstration Toolkit running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 HyperV has been released.
This Technical Demonstration Toolkit will include the following technologies/applications (This Technical Demonstration Toolkit is designed for Advanced Management type demonstrations):
*This Technical Demonstration Toolkit includes all of the features and functionality of the “Core” (Designed for Business Essentials Type Demonstrations) Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 BETA Version #2 Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Technical Demonstration Toolkit (released the week of February 22, 2010.)
We will be releasing a Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 BETA “Core” – Version #3 - 32 Bit Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 and a “CorePlus” Version #3 – 32 Bit Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 HyperV release in April, 2010. This release will include additional refinements over and above the Version #2 “Core” and “CorePlus” releases.
We will then focus on creating a Version #4 of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 “Core” – 32 Bit Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 Technical Demonstration Toolkit and a “CorePlus” – 32 Bit Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 HyperV Technical Demonstration Toolkit all on RTM (Release to Manufacturing) code. This release will be available in June 2010.
*These “Core” and “Core-Plus” Version #2 virtual machines will be utilized for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 U.S. Partner Readiness Roadshows
*IMPORTANT: There are NO Demonstration Scripts or “How To Use” documentation for this demonstration toolkit. We WILL be providing demonstration scripts and “How To Use” documentation for the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) releases of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Technical Demonstration Toolkits
*The files that you download will be Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 HyperV Export Files. You will need to follow the standard Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 HyperV Import Process in order to utilize these new virtual machines. For additional information regarding the import process, please download and install the attached DemoMate (on the download page.)
After wasting a few hours trying to get the demo VM running, I have some feedback.
1) What is the deal with a full DemoMate install for very simple instructions related to getting the VM setup? I couldn't get it to install properly on Windows 7 (and I definitely tried), and the demo is so basic and crude that it provides no more information than screen shots.
2) A simple Word document or PDF with an overview of the HyperV import, config, and basic usage would have been much easier and faster for me to work with. Screen shots are perfectly fine.
3) The config.xml file supplied with the image was referencing paths on a G: drive with "Dynamics" spelled incorrectly in the path (sloppy). After receiving errors trying to import the VM, and lacking any decent documentation, I tried editing the XML file and the import worked. A basic note documenting this would have been nice (again, in a doc or PDF, not in a useless DemoMate demo)
4) I've been looking for any documentation that says what the password is for the VM, but I haven't been able to find any documentation of the login(s). Once again, simple Word doc with the basics in one place would have been great.
I would recommend spending a little bit of time focusing on what matters for partners who are trying to get this thing running. I appreciate that releasing a complex VM takes a lot of work, but without some basic information, the VM is useless.
Dynamics GP Certified Trainer
Dynamics GP Certified Professional
Thank you for your feedback. We will export the DemoMate into Word and post it to make the experience easier. DemoMate runs on Windows 7, so to resolve your issue you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are working on documentation that will help this transition and will hopefully have it available soon.
Thank you for your feedback,
Is there any new release of this image? Windows license is expired as of today and the environment is not allowing me to change the date. Please let me know