Microsoft’s upcoming products available for download

July 13, 2011

A bit away from the Microsoft Dynamics GP world, but at the same time so close, here are some very good news on the upcoming release of Microsoft SQL Server “Denali”, Office 2010 and SharePoint, and Internet Explorer.

Microsoft SQL Server Code Name 'Denali'

Download SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3

SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview
(CTP3) provides the foundation for the cloud-ready information
platform, and will help customers unlock insights across the
organization and quickly build solutions that extend data across
on-premises and public cloud.

Microsoft Office 2010

Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Now Available

Service Pack 1 is now available for the 2010 family of products, including Office, SharePoint, Project Server, FAST, Search Server, and Groove Server. For more on deployment, see these articles: Apply Office 2010 Service Pack 1 and Deploy Service Pack 1 for Project Server 2010. Also, download the Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 White Paper.

Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 10: Platform Preview 2

The latest preview build of Internet Explorer 10, Platform Preview 2,
is now available for download. With the second Platform Preview,
developers can start working with several site-ready HTML5

Remember… should you decide to try any of this code, do so in a test environment.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC


New article on MSDynamicsWorld: MVP Mark Polino and his Nostradamus predictions for 2010

January 12, 2010

“2010 will be a milestone year for Microsoft Dynamics GP…”

Microsoft Dynamics GP has a new Nostradamus in MVP Mark Polino. Mark looks into his crystal ball and predicts the fortune of Microsoft Dynamics GP 11, BI, Management Reporter and FRx, and the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community as a whole in his latest MSDynamicsWorld article… heck, the guy even talks politics!

Don’t miss out on this great article.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC

The Technology Corner – Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

November 2, 2009

Folks, as you may (or may not) know Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is feature-complete with the beta release being shipped in the next coming days. Microsoft Office 2010 beta should be out almost simultaneously — for my previous posts on Microsoft Office 2010 click here.

In addition, you may want to clap for this one: SharePoint 2010 will run on Windows 7 and Windows Vista SP2, at least the developer’s version, eliminating the need for tedius virtual machine or virtual PC images for those of us who are developers or consultants trying to demonstrate things like Microsoft Business Portal and Workflow.

While most of us don’t have beta code yet, it is safe to say you can get a head start on setting up a SharePoint 2010 development environment by reading this MSDN entry. Make sure you observe all the system requirements.

Here is what SharePoint Senior Director, Tom Rizzo has to say about the product.

You may also visit the SharePoint 2010 site for videos and more infomation about the subject.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC

New article on MSDynamicsWorld: "The Coming Shift in IT Department Priorities"

June 11, 2009

Strategies to gear up for the future

My new article is out on! This article focuses on the coming shifts in priorities inside IT departments running Microsoft Dynamics GP. The article is based on some of the strategic initiatives coming out of Redmond and carried around to customers and partners over the last few months. You can read the full article here.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MIS, MCP
Maximum Global Business, LLC

Microsoft Dynamics GP roadmap

April 24, 2009

For those of you who did not attend Convergence 2009 and have been asking about release dates of service packs and new versions of Dynamics GP, the following shows the anticipated product roadmap. Keep in mind that release dates and product features may change on a dime and by no means can be considered absolute Microsoft commitments.

One things is very sure: Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Service Pack 4 is just right around the corner and with it comes a revamped Extender product. For those of you wondering about the feature of the customization tools, David Musgrave has some reflections on that subject. Click here to read what he has to say. Plus I have the following to add: if you are a Microsoft Dexterity developer or a Visual Basic for Applications guy, Extender is still not the panacea for complex business requirements. Yes, you will be able to add new windows, yes you will have the ability to create transaction workflows. However, there is only so much Extender can do as it still operates within a set framework defined by its programming logic and that’s where you come in as a developer.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MIS
Maximum Global Business, LLC

Getting started with SharePoint Development

December 26, 2008

As Microsoft continues to launch products on the Windows SharePoint Services (WSS 3.0) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS 2007) platforms, namely PerformancePoint and Workflow, and as they continue to enhance the integration between Dynamics GP and these applications, I thought it would be important to point out some good SharePoint resources, in particular Paul Andrew’s blog.

Paul is a Microsoft Technical Product Manager for the SharePoint Developer platform and he has compiled a good Getting Started with SharePoint Development article with tons of links to other resources and a good step-by-step approach on how to become a pro.

I started learning about SharePoint development techniques about a month ago as part of a project that I am working on and Paul’s article has been vital in providing a roadmap to becoming proficient. In addition, I highly recommend this free Microsoft Learning clinic course: Clinic 5045: Inside Look at Developing with Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 found here

Please take a look at all Paul’s other articles as well, since they provide important news and updates about everything SharePoint.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC