Now that I have returned from Convergence 2012 in Houston, I have been given permission by the Product Management and Development teams to reveal some vital information that will affect users of Microsoft Dynamics GP as they migrate to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (formerly known as GP "12").
It has been a hard decision, but it has now been confirmed that Ctree will be taking over from SQL Server as the primary database platform for this next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Ctree was the first database platform that Dexterity (the development environment behind Microsoft Dynamics GP) used, and support is still native to the environment.
Ctree has many advantages, such as low overheads, fast performance, automatic creation of tables when they are not present. It does not require additional code like those zDP_ stored procedures in SQL to improve performance.
Using Ctree will make the solution even more cost effective as there will no longer be a requirement for a separate SQL Server machine. You can use your existing file server, or even a workstation machine using peer to peer file sharing.
The lower overheads will allow Microsoft Dynamics GP to run on lower powered systems and with the future of Windows 8 on ARM and SOC hardware, we will see entire financial systems running on light weight tablets before you know it.
These are exciting times as we move forward with a low cost and low overheads database solution that will enable Microsoft Dynamics GP to move in the new era of Cloud based computing and Consumerization of IT.
Thanks to Errol Schoenfish for allowing me to break this exciting news.
EDIT 04/02/12 PTR - It is the 2nd of April now and this well written and clever joke is over. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 will continue to use the Microsoft SQL platform as the database and NOT going back to the Ctree platform.