Today, Stratus has officially entered the pilot phase in Latin America, after the latest build of Stratus Setup Wizard has smoothly and flawlessly configured Stratus in a local customized version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2.
Through cooperation with a partner company from Colombia, Stratus will soon be commercially available in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Panama, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
What makes me feel really thrilled, is that the month in which Stratus will officially RTM (fingers crossed!) has started with a flawless and smooth deployment of Stratus in a localized copy of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It was a great test of the Setup Wizard which now automates most of the steps necessary to deploy Stratus. After the Windows Server, SQL Server and NAV were installed, it took less than half an hour for the Latin American NAV to appear in the browser on my iPad.
Stay tuned for the fresh news, because this month there’s going to be plenty of them.
The summer was hot in this part of the world, and Stratus only helped keep the heat up. We were not only snorkeling through the summer, we did a lot of work to keep up with our goal of going live in September, and we are still on track. So far so good.
Over the past two months, we have done the following:
Signed up 100+ companies for test drive
Reached 60+ countries
Signed a series of contracts with partner companies, including NDAs, MOUs and final agreements
Started several pilots with telecoms in Europe and Latin America
Demoed Stratus at a number of events, in Europe, United States and New Zealand
If you are a follower of Mibuso.com you may already know that they are organizing NAV TechDays in Antwerp, Belgium, on September 29 and 30, a conference dedicated to all NAV developers, solution architects and technical folks in general. The content will be strictly technical, and speaker list includes a lot of Who’s Who of NAV folks including Michael Nielsen and Freddy Kristiansen, and MVPs including Eric Wauters, Jörg Stryk, and me.
It will be two days full of exciting technical sessions, mostly discussing the upcoming NAV 7 release, Cloud computing, integration and extensibility of NAV through .NET and web services, and development in general.
I hoped to deliver a session about .NET interoperability, but Microsoft folks seem to have reserved it for themselves, so I’ll deliver a still nice session about testability features and how to use them to customize NAV bug-free.
If by now you are not in the “where do I click to register” mood, then let me know that if you register by June 30, you may win one of the two iPad 2 devices that nice folks at Mibuso.com are giving away to two lucky participants.