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  • Blog Post: Posting documents to SharePoint

      I had a question about saving documents to SharePoint on the demo VM. If you get an error and trying to save like an Excel spreadsheet or Word document to a document library something to the effect “This file cannot be saved to this location because there is no connection to the server. Check...
  • Blog Post: Using RunAs on the Demo VMs

      I’ve had a few people ask about using RunAs on the new demo V Ms Refresh 3.5 and Refresh 4. You will note under Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 the menu options are a little different. Under Windows 2008 which is on the Refresh 3.5 Demo VM. When you right click on a program you will get the RunAs...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Hyper-V Services

      On the Refresh 4 VM you will find that the Hyper-V services are set to manual. This will result in the Time Sync service not starting. The end result of this is if you are running the second VM with Exchange then the Exchange Information Store won’t start because the time is out of sync between...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Using Remote Desktop Services

      So it’s been great to see how many people have managed to get the new VMs down and are up and running. I’m going to start to post some notes on how to use the VMs better and what you can use and show on the VMs. One tip would be access the VMs through remote desktop services. If you are running...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 3 – NumberSequence code error

      If you have using the Refresh 3 then you might have a problem with numbersequences. Here is a quick walk through on how to correct this. You can download the video from here . Cheers Lachlan (Original post at http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash )
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Turning off SSL on the workflow website

      I’ve had a few questions on this one. So if you can’t get the workflow running in the Refresh 4 VM you should turn off the SSL support for the workflow website. This video walks through the quick change needed. You can download the video from here . Here are the basic setups. Go into IIS Locate...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 3 – File Part 22 from Partnersource

      I’ve had a few emails about trying to get the file part 22 for the Refresh 3 Demo VM. The partnersource people are looking into it. If you need the Refresh 3 image please email the regular DemoAX email and we’ll send you a temporary link. Cheers Lachlan (Original post http://blogs.msdn.com/lcash...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Web Part Script Message on Role Centers with KPI-BO WebPart

      I’ve had a few questions about this one. In the Refresh 4 image we have SharePoint 2010, SQL 2008 R2 running on Windows 208 R2 and so when a Role Center loads that contains the KPI or Business Overview Webpart you will get this script error. If you click yes the page will still load. It’s annoyance...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 4 – Partnersource page

      I’ve had quite a few questions about access to the video posted on the Partnersource page and the ability to get them. Seems the download will disconnect and the Partnersource team are looking into it. So I just wanted to point out that the setup videos are included in the ZIP file for the VM...
  • Blog Post: Refresh 3.5 – Configuring Desktop Profiles

      In the intro videos posted with the new demo VMs we pointed out that Refresh 4 is the VM we would recommend people moving to if you want the full demo experience configured. In the Refresh 3.5 demo VM we have only configured the desktop profile for the Admin. While all the regular contoso demo...
  • Blog Post: Announcement of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration VM – November 2010 Refresh

      Today we are announcing an update to the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration Toolkit virtual machines. The following Q&A is provided to give you details about this release.   Why are there new VMs? The existing demonstration VMs have a time bomb that will end on the 15th of November...
  • Blog Post: Updated Service Industries (PSA) AX2009 VM Refresh 2 V2

      We have posted an updated VM for Service Industries. This is a full VM update that includes all the updates for the PSA module for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. This is built on the Refresh 2 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration VM. This update for PSA was done by the training team for the PSA...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Demo Showcase 2.0

      For those folks not at WPC2010 last week there was an announcement by the Microsoft partner team that they have updated the Demo Showcase Suite. I caught up with Mark and Dan before WPC and the gave me a preview of what they had been doing and what was in the 2.0 release of the simulation tool...
  • Blog Post: AX2009 Standard Demo Data

      I had a question about getting a copy of the AX2009 demo data for use in testing. You can find this on partnersource here The DB on the demo VM has a few modifications over this posted copy of the data. Also if you are using this copy of the data from partnersouce you might want to have a look...
  • Blog Post: AX4.0 VM

      I’ve had a few people asking about getting a new AX4.0 VM because they still use it to support AX4.0 customers. We’ll be uploading a new version with the time bomb updated. You will however have to update the VM with your own license file. We’ll post a license file update after we post the VM...
  • Blog Post: Clicking on Open Sales Order link on Refresh 2 Demo VM

      I had a note from Andy in the US field who asked about this but also sent a solution. If you click on the Open Sales Orders, Shipped but not invoiced Sales Orders and a few other links. See screen shot below You might get this error Andy suggested the solution was to apply Hotfix Rollup 4 for...
  • Blog Post: VPC2007 performance on laptops

      I saw this note on an internal thread and thought the folks in the partner community could benefit from this. It is a link to a top that the virtualization team posted a while ago but still helpful http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2007/03/27/last-resort-for-performance-issues-with...
  • Blog Post: VM Versions, Expiry

      I’ve had a few questions about the expiry date of VM images. The Refresh 2 image that was sent out last year doesn’t expiry until the 15th of November 2010 so you have a while to use that. If you are using the Refresh 1 or original RTM image is out of date and if you are at the state that it is...
  • Blog Post: No mouse with Win2008 RTM under Hyper-V

    I had a question about this form Peter in the UK and I’ve run into this a few times so thought I’d write it down. If you have a VM that is Windows 2008 RTM and you convert or build a new one under Hyper-V you can loose the mouse because it doesn’t detect the virtual hardware properly. So inside the VM...
  • Blog Post: Updating dates in the demo data

    I’ve had a few questions lately about updating the dates in the demo data so that the Role Centers show current data. In the Refresh 2 VM we included sample code in the form of a tool to allow you to update the dates in the demo data. On Friday we posted an update to the SQL script to include a few tweaks...
  • Blog Post: Quick update on videos being migrated to Microsoft Azure storage

    Just a quick update as I posted last week on the display of videos on the blog. I’ve had a lot of emails on getting access to the videos. I guess when something is not available you notice the need. So the videos are being migrated to Microsoft Azure. What does that mean to you ? Nothing really for the...
  • Blog Post: Notes on the updated VM posted to Partnersource

    I just wanted to provide some notes about an update of the Demo VM we have recently posted to Partnersource. In January we had to apply a patch for Microsoft Word 2007 to any new downloads of the VM. Unfortunately we are restricted from distributing a version of the VM without this patch to Word 2007...
  • Blog Post: Videos on the blog

    I had a couple of pings from folks that they can’t access the videos on the blog. There is change in storage/technology that I have to move to and I’ll get them back. In the mean time you can access them as downloads from the Partnersource page. https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/documentation...
  • Blog Post: Short hold

    I’ve had a few folks trying to access the demo VM from the partnersource page. There is a short hold on new downloads of the image. We have some maintenance to do and it will be available again in a few days. Cheers Lachlan
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V VM starts going to “Paused-Critical” status

    As folks are starting to move to use Hyper-V there will be some new messages and things that you will pick up. I got an email from Toni in Spain that suddenly the VM is showing as “Paused-Critical” status in the Hyper-V manager. Ordinarily the VM should run happily and the status is “Running”  ...
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