SQL Requirements For Upgrading To Dynamics GP 2010

We recently upgraded our installation of Great Plains from version 10 to Dynamics GP 2010 and ran into some difficulties with the upgrade hanging. We’re using SQL 2008 R2 as our database back end. Let me first state that I was not involved in this upgrade and it was our vendor who was working with […]

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My Path To Certification

Apparently, there is some controversy on the internet about the value of obtaining a Microsoft certification (and certifications in general, I suppose). I’ve never really followed it or even read anything about it online. I had come to my own conclusions about it and that was that. For the longest time, I felt certifications were […]

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Out Of Disk Space? It Might Not Be Your Data Or Log Files.

I came back into the office after New Years to find roughly 275,000 email messages in my inbox. Yup. Over one quarter million emails. It took over 2 hours to download them all and even longer to delete them. Obviously, something was going on. (Normally, I would have seen these alerts on my work cell […]

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It’s 12 AM. Do You Know What Your Backups Are Doing?

After watching Brent Ozar’s webinar on backups and virtual machines, I was inspired to take a deeper look at our company’s overall backup plans.  I had already gone through the code that was actually doing the backup, found some crazy stuff, and fixed it, but this time through I wanted to take a closer look […]

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