Tuesday, June 23, 2009

White Papers Aplenty

Sometimes it feels like I go through phases where white papers just seem really applicable to issues that come up both within my company and with customers. Having just been through one of these phases, I thought I would share some of my favorites...

Microsoft Dynamics GP and SQL Server 2008
Partners: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/documentation/whitepapers/mdgpsqlwhitepaper.htm?printpage=false
Customers: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/mdgpsqlwhitepaper.htm?printpage=false
Interesting whitepaper on the benefits of compression with SQL Server 2008, including benchmarking results on performance.

Choosing a Development Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10
Partners: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/documentation/whitepapers/gp10_toolswhitepaper.htm?printpage=false
Customers: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/gp10_toolswhitepaper.htm?printpage=false
This is a great overview of the available development tools, for both developers and application consultants to familiarize themselves with the licensing costs as well as the skills needed to successfully use them, and the capabilities of each tool.

Planning for Security in GP 10
Partners: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/documentation/whitepapers/msdygp10_securityplanwp.htm?printpage=false
Customers: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/msdygp10_securityplanwp.htm?printpage=false
This serves as a starting point for security discussions, and it looks at security in a holistic way (not just within the Dynamics client specifically). It reminds me that security is more than roles and tasks.

Deploying Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 in a Multinational Environment
Partners: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/documentation/whitepapers/deployinggpmultinationalenvironment.htm?printpage=false
Customers: I could not find this on CustomerSource, but please feel free to post on this blog if you cannot access.
This is an older white paper, but I always re-read it before embarking on a multinational implementation. It just helps remind me of the installation considerations and pitfalls of multiple countries, localization requirements, and languages.

Strategies for Multi-Entity Environments in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10
Partner: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/documentation/whitepapers/strategiesmultientityenvironmentsgp10.htm?printpage=false
Customer: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/documentation/whitepapers/strategiesmultientityenvironmentsgp10.htm?printpage=false
This is another older white paper, but it again reminds me of the considerations of one database -vs- many. I have a worksheet I have developed to assist with the assessment, but this document definitely helped me refine it further.

Achieving Compliance Objectives in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10

Partner: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/documentation/whitepapers/helpachievecomplianceobjectivesgp.htm?printpage=false

Customer: https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/support/documentation/whitepapers/msdygp_whitepaper_achievecomplianceobjectives.htm?printpage=false

This white paper presents a general view of compliance, how to begin the process, and some aspects to review. It is a great starting point for those that are new to compliance requirements, and need some assistance in where to begin.

Please share your favorite white papers, and I will update the post. You can find many more white papers through Deployment>>White Papers on PartnerSource, or through Documentation>>White Papers on CustomerSource :)


Tony M said...

Hello. Great Blog, however I cannot access the following white papers "Strategies for Multi-Entity Environments in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10" Please advise, thanks!

Christina Phillips said...

Hi Anthony--

Are you a partner or a customer? This is a path on PartnerSource, I just checked it, https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/documentation/whitepapers/strategiesmultientityenvironmentsgp10.htm?printpage=false. You can also just look at deployment>>White papers, and filter by GP and you can find it that way as well.

take care,