Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009 Service Pack 1 has been released!
We are pleased to announce the general availability (GA) of Microsoft Dynamics® AX2009 Service Pack 1 (SP1)! The release announcement was done today (November 18th, 2008) at the Convergence 2008 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently, the Service Pack is available to download on PartnerSource and CustomerSource.
What’s in Service Pack 1?
SP1 contains the complete set of updates that Microsoft has issued since the June 2008 RTM release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, as well as a number of enhancements and new features to improve the product’s functionality and user experience. The majority of these fixes are specific to individual modules or workflows, and as such should not require a full re-evaluation cycle of Dynamics AX 2009 SP1 at sites where the RTM version of the product is already under evaluation. Our goal with SP1 was to put out a low cost service pack to deploy and we believe that we achieved this goal by only accepting changes required to support future targeted releases that will require SP1.
Some of the enhancements carried in SP1 are Electronic Signature, Right-to-Left Date Support and Time Zone Patching Tool. For the full list of enhancements in SP1, take a look at the What’s New Document available on PartnerSource and CustomerSource. The document is updated with a section explaining these enhancements.
Beginning with SP1, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 also provides support for Microsoft SQL Server® 2008. Additionally, the SP1 installer updates both the SYS and GLS layers of the product. This means, for example, that if you already have GLS-TR installed on your system, SP1 will update this layer during the installation process.
Along with Service Pack 1, we also released Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009 Client Help Update, which carries the updated help content for Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009 and new help topics for the enhancements and features introduced by SP1. We decided to make this package available as a separate download due to the size of its content. Please check out the Installing Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 document for the details of installing the contents of the help update on your system.
One additional data point about SP1 is that it requires to be existent on the system. In other words, SP1 does not include Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009 RTM, but rather is an update that installs on top of Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009 RTM.
SP1 is high quality and low cost to deploy! During our pre-release customer program, we have received very positive feedback on SP1, which makes us we believe that our partners and customers will like what SP1 offers to their business and environment. Enjoy the ride!