Re: Reminds me...
Hey. That''s where the fun starts.
48 posts • joined 25 Jul 2013
Yes, certainly. However, upgrading to nvme ssd and R9 Ryzen _is_ quite an improvement. I won't buy premanufactured systems with them, however. Too much cost cutting in those. Same for the 4x50G chips. Was on an upgrade run the last weeks, and what I learned was: think bigger. I mean, really. If you want a M/B that doesn't surprise you with peripheral restrictions, you need to spend €200. If you want to get the most out of the biggest chip available, you need to spend €300 at least fo the M/B only. What you get is quite some performance. If you don't need the performance, though...
Well, IMO, they already did but didn't tell anyone. Dynamics is ERP, but more or less more than three (or five?) ERP products not really merged into one. Microsoft bought Navision A/S and some others in 2001. As of now, cloud-only (okay, you can get on-prem), and web client only.
Dallying with both for testing purposes, or to be more precise, non-work work. Both are useable, MacOS is nicer and a bit stranger, but you can get used to it. The hardware is a bit like technology from the future. Amazing what you can get out of an i5 with these drivers and GUI. And most of it without even starting the fan on the 'book. Fascinating. Weird keyboard, though.
Main issue (besides of keyboard, glossy screen) is fan noise, IMO. I have punished Lenovo for my 2012 T420s (and myself, apparrently) for having a nice laptop that sounds like a little hair dryer the moment you do some work. Punishment was to buy a Fujitsu U745 (in 2015). And guess what, it's even louder and more annoying when its run unthrottled. Nice machine in every other aspect, the whole package (including dock) is really nice. Solution is to not buy i7 if you aren't deaf, and / or to throttle the CPU at 95% or so. This way turbo mode is off, and you get a mostly silent machine. If Lenovo, then have a look at the keyboard layout. The best value for money appears to be Asus (non-Zen), though. They also have good keyboards and are generally well-built.
At least they say they do: http://www.emclient.com/server?lang=en "eM Client can be set up with the Microsoft Exchange server to replace outlook, syncing your emails, contacts, calendars and tasks. This allows you to fully utilize all the functionalities that your current MS Exchange account has to offer while not being limited to using just Outlook. eM Client supports Microsoft Exchange 2007 and newer."
Maybe worth a try.
Well, aside from the constant nagging, I must say that the update works astonishingly well. I have done this with Win7 and 8.1, completely different hardware, same result. Even Classic Shell was kept, so I never got to see tiles. So they *can* do good software. But not when GUI is involved, apparently.
There are workstation laptop options for sale, though. If you get an ultrabook, then yes, you'd better throttle it for the noise of the fan, and you're limited to the two screens. However, one 1TB SSD is not bad and an i7-5600U at 90% clock is noticeably faster and way more silent than my T420s (i7-2640M).
But they are *noisy*. I relegated my T420s (i7-2640m) to beta-testing work for this reason, three years of a howling fan (even if the fan is brand new) were enough. Good machines on all other criteria, though. If you can live with a throttled CPU they are fine laptops.
Thanks for saying that. My thoughts were on the same line :) There were times where they at least pretended that you get more value for the higher price. This seems to have fallen by the wayside. Has anybody tips on what (actively developed, non-web client only) package you can get a functional equivalent to dynamics NAV?
Well, that's not going to happen... you would need to fire the whole UX department, and roll back to a sane UI for the desktop. And split off the touch UI for those who want it. That's too much, I'm afraid. But it would be the only sane move I can think of. There are some other issues at hand, a consistent and - yeah - stable API, for example. And maybe listening to the customer, or the people that have the most contact with the customer. But that's waay off the mark. Danger of success, having to do real uncool work and all that.
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