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  • 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: 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”  ...
  • Blog Post: Setting up the Dynamics AX demo images in Hyper-V

    So I’ve had a few questions for partners and field folks about the move to Hyper-V. There are a lot of people that have started the move and have been working with Hyper-V for a while now. While hardware processes are they way they are at the moment it’s worth thinking about getting a new machine that...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 reached RTM

    If you are keen Microsoft blog follower then you will have noted an amazing milestone for customers and partners. The news is Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 has reach RTM code status milestone. You can read more in these blog posts : http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/windows-server...
  • Blog Post: Setting up external networking on the Demo VMs

    I’ve had a few questions that relate to how to use external networking on the demo VMs. In the in the notes about the setup of the VMs it is recommended that you have the second network card disabled to help start up time. However if you need to get out on the internet of use an external network for...
  • Blog Post: Release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 Demonstration Toolkit – Refresh 2

    After a lot of input from the field and partners we have released Refresh 2 of the Demonstration Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. First time you run this it will pause and cache. View the second time it will be cached. Double click to view full screen. Video won’t display on syndicated links...
  • Blog Post: For the techies, Win7 and Win2008R2 boot from VHD

    So if you are technically minded and have a reasonably good machine and want to experiment with dual boot with Windows7 and Windows 2008 R2 Keith Combs posted a great note on how to do this. See the link here http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2009/05/22/dual-boot-from-vhd-using-windows-7-and...
  • Blog Post: Using the AX2009 VM under Windows Virtual PC beta for Windows7

    Some of you might be adventurous and be going to update you machine to the Windows 7 RC. I you have the chance it is an amazing update. Just recently Microsoft announced the availability of Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC. Windows XP mode is a pre-configured Windows XP VM that you can use on Windows7...
  • Blog Post: Usage of Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 on the AX 2009 Demo VMs

    I’ve had a few questions on why we don’t update the AX2009 Demo VMs to Windows 2008 and SQL 2008. The reason is somewhat simple, today we use the time bomb process in Windows 2003 to control the usage of the VM. In Windows 2008 it uses the activation process which doesn’t allows us enough time windows...
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