Microsoft windows server and SQL upgrade on Axapta and Dynamics AX
At Northvision, we understand the importance of ensuring that your Dynamics AX solution not only survives but thrives in this changing landscape.
With a deep specialization within Dynamics AX, our mission is clear: To optimize, improve and ensure that your Dynamics AX solution effectively supports your business, regardless of the customizations you have made.
We have a great commitment to extending the lifespan of Axapta and Dynamics AX. Over many years, we have built up considerable expertise that enables us to upgrade Axapta and Dynamics AX to the latest Windows and SQL versions.
This ensures that your solution is always at the forefront of security and performance. And we’re not just talking theoretically – we have concrete “Proof of concept” on several combinations. By contacting us, you can get references of these running installations. Below is a list of combinations of running axapta and Dynamics AX solutions.
|Version||SQL version||Windows version|
|Axapta 2.5||Microsoft SQL server 2019||Microsoft windows server 2019|
|Axapta 3.0||Microsoft SQL server 2019||Microsoft windows server 2019|
|Axapta 4.0||Microsoft SQL server 2019||Microsoft windows server 2019|
|Dynamics AX2009||Microsoft SQL server 2019||Microsoft windows server 2019|
|Dynamics AX2009||Microsoft SQL server 2019||Microsoft windows server 2022|
|Dynamics AX2009||Microsoft SQL server 2022||Microsoft windows server 2022|
|Dynamics AX2012 R3||Microsoft SQL server 2019||Microsoft windows server 2019|
Are the old versions of Axapta expiring?
No, at least in 2029 at the earliest. And probably by then we will have experience in upgrading to even newer versions. In other words, we extend the life of your AX.
Security and stability on Microsoft Windows Server
A very important parameter is security and stability. If you run on an old Windows version, it is important that you are upgraded to a version that is still updated with security packages and for which support is provided. We recommend that both the SQL server, the AOS server and the application server be upgraded to the latest Windows server version, e.g. Windows 2022. The AX clients can also be run fine on Windows 10 and Windows 11.
With ever-increasing risk of hacker attacks, the importance of security has not diminished. That is why it is important to have a supported Microsoft server version that continuously delivers security packages.
When will the various Microsoft Windows Server versions expire?
|Windows server version||Expire date|
|Windows server 2003||14. July 2015|
|Windows server 2008||14. January 2020|
|Windows server 2012||10. October 2023|
|Windows server 2016||12. January 2027|
|Windows server 2019||9. January 2029|
|Windows server 2022||n/a|
The same applies to Microsoft SQL server versions. Many of the old SQL versions often perform poorly and with new versions better performance can be achieved. It is also essential to have a version where updates are still coming, so that security are maintained.
Expiration dates on different Microsoft SQL server versions
|SQL version||Expire date|
|Microsoft SQL server 2005||12. April 2016|
|Microsoft SQL server 2012||12. July 2022|
|Microsoft SQL server 2016||14. July 2026|
|Microsoft SQL server 2019||8. January 2030|
|Microsoft SQL server 2022||n/a|
At Northvision, the main goal is to extend the lifetime of Axapta and Dynamics AX. Therefore, we have gained a lot of experience in upgrading Axapta and Dynamics AX to the latest Windows and SQL version to keep security and performance at the top.
We have extensive experience in upgrading old SQL versions to SQL2019 and SQL2022. Even old Oracle databases on Axapta version 2.5 we also have many years of experience in upgrading.
Please contact Northvision and let us be your partner on this technological journey. We ensure that you can extend the lifetime of your Axapta and Dynamics AX solution.