GP2016 – Version Checks & Upgrades


Informative post up on Dynamics GP Support & Services blog about Version Checks & Upgrades. It discusses about various version check issues while upgrading GP.

I have had an interesting experience with one upgrade recently. While upgrading this customer’s GP to GP2015 R2, version check failed for one particular product. After going through the tables and SET file, I learned that the product in question was not part of DYNAMICS.SET and was not physically present in GP application folder. However, the SQL objects were very much present and DU tables had records for this product with quite an old version.

Customer informed that the previous implementer had installed this product, however in due course they realised that it was not required at all. Product was removed from the application environment, so there won’t be any necessary interference, however SQL objects and records remained.

It was a pain to clean up the records and continue with the upgrade process.

Beware of all possible scenarios and plan the upgrades well.

VAIDY

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GP2016 – Known Upgrade Issues


Latest post from Dynamics GP Support & Services Blog has listed down all known GP2016 upgrade issues.

Some interesting ones, in my opinion, are:

  1. Account Framework Table Conversion – Tables getting converted are listed. This one’s crucial.
  2. Database Compatibility – Make sure to change the compatibility level of all DBs (system & company DBs) to the version of upgraded SQL Server (SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014). To my surprise, they have not mentioned about SQL Server 2016 yet. I know, SQL Server 2016 has not been released yet, however, I would have expected some kind of note somewhere that says GP2016 would support SQL Server 2016 once it is released.
  3. Workflow Documents Must Be Final Approved – Please make sure that all workflow documents are final approved before running the upgrade. Would fail otherwise.
  4. Overlapping Fiscal Periods – Make sure that you don’t have any overlapping fiscal periods by any chance.

One thing that I noticed (and got happy about) is that there’s no known issue mentioned about GP Web Client. I don’t know if we would have a separate post discussing the known issues. So far, I haven’t seen one, so I am happy that things would go well with HTML5 web client.

Let’s plan the upgrades well, people.

VAIDY

IMPORTANT: GP 2016 Upgrade Blog Series


By now, the entire GP community would be excited about GP 2016 release, scheduled on 1st May 2016 and would be eagerly waiting for Feature of the Day blog series on Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.

I am more interested in this series: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Upgrade Blog Series

Needless to say, this series would be crucial to all consultants/partners/customers to understand what to expect in GP2016 upgrade.

Watch out for this series, GP folks. Don’t miss it.

VAIDY