Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements - Updated
Welcome to November everyone! It seems this year is really flying by, and what a year so far. It is one of the largest product release cycle years from Microsoft in the history of the company. This includes Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, SQL Server 2012, Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 & Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows 8.
With this in mind, recently Microsoft updated the System requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. You can download the latest system requirements from the following location.: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements
Above we see a screen shot from the system requirements section on supported server OSes. This now includes and list Windows Server 2012.
Similar to the inclusion of Windows Server 2012, as well as SQL Server 2012 bits for server side possible scenario's, we now have listed as Windows 8 being a valid, tested and certified client OS for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
You will also notice in reading the system requirements that Microsoft Office 2013 is supported, but only for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2. On this note, if you do wish to take full advantage of AX 2012 R2 new BI capabilities - in full - then an update is coming in Spring 2013 for SQL Server 2012. Further you will need Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 to make full use of all the now native features, like PowerView for example.
All-in-all, the ability to run and take advantage of the latest Database, Client and Server OSes for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is now here. Further, taking more advantage of the latest Office, and SharePoint technologies does mean an upgrade to those packages for 2013 versions. It's good to see Microsoft continue to invest in Microsoft Dynamics AX, and allowing those that have made the choice to do so, continue to take advantage of the latest and greatest technologies that makes up the stack in which AX resides on.
That's all for this post, check back soon as more to come! Till Next Time!