At the Dynamics GP Expo during Convergence, almost everybody who stopped by to look at the Web Client was impressed. Their immediate question was â âCan our company move to the web client?â
The answer naturally depends on a lot of things specific to your install –
- Are you using HR/Payroll ? You would want to wait till SP1 is release in mid-April
- Are you using Field Service, Project accounting ? Wait till Phase 3 is released â tentatively 6 months after phase 2
- Are you using Manufacturing ? Wait a little moreâŠ
- Which ISV / Add-On products are you using with Dynamics GP ? Check with your partner if the product is compatible with the web client. A lot of ISVâs I spoke to were waiting for GP 2013 web client SP1 to be released before releasing their compatible products. SP1 is outÂ mid-April â so check with your ISV to find out if they are compatible with the web client.
- Are you using Workflow ? â Wait to move to the web client
- Are you using any VBA / Winforms customizations ? You need to upgrade them to be compatible with the web client. Leslie has a course going on.Â Rubal has also written about Migrating VBA Customizations to VS Tools for Dynamics GP.
After those initial tough questions â you can start getting excited about the web client like everybody else.
Can we move to the GP web client ?
If you are new to Microsoft Dynamics GP development or have been working only with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or Visual Studio Tools, or even if you dabble in Dexterity, but have not had formal training, now is your chance to getÂ properly trained inÂ Dexterity.
Dexterity is the native development environment for Microsoft Dynamics GP and the only development/customisation tool that is fully supported onÂ the Microsoft DynamicsÂ GP 2013 Web Client. Even if you don’t plan to develop in Dexterity, understanding Dexterity and how Dynamics GP windows are constructed is invaluable knowledge when working with the development tools other than Dexterity.
So, my friend Mariano Gomez is running a class as part of his roadshow in Microsoft’s home town of Seattle, Washington, USA.
Please see his posts on The Dynamics GP Blogster siteÂ for theÂ all the details:
If you need moreÂ reasons to attend Dexterity training have a look at list of reasons on my post from last year:
AlsoÂ see Leslie Vail‘s post on the Dynamics Confessor Blogspot site for the details of the training she is running in June:
Take advantage of these great opportunities to be trained by two of the best instructors out there.
See the article here:
Dexterity Training in Seattle, Washington, USA (22th to 26th April 2013)
April 13, 2013
Â· David Musgrave Â· No Comments
Tags: Customizations, Dex.ini, Dexterity, dynamics, featured, security, Smartlist Builder, support debugging tool, training, upgrade, windows Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 240
Both GP 2010 and GP2013 are installed on my local computer. That machine is also the SQL server.
I created a new userÂ (USER1) in GP2013 and gave him access to the Fabrikam company, which was database TWO01. The system database was named DYN131.
- USER1 was granted access to Fabrikam.
- USER1 was a power user
Whenever I tried to log in as USER1, I was greeted with this:
I was definitely typing in the correct user name and password. Finally, I went directly to the SQL server and blanked out the password. The blank password didn’ât work either.
I checked the SQL Server to make sure USER1 was listed as a Login to the server and was mapped to the both the TWO1 database and the DYN131database. No problems there. I then checked the DYN131 and TWO1 databases to confirm USER1 was a member of the DYNGRP database role for both databases.No problem there either.
Since I needed to change something, I selected USER1 and mapped him to the DYNGRP of the TWO database. The TWO database is the sample company for the GP2010 installation. Thatâs all I did; USER1 was not listed as a user for the TWO database.
Solved. Now, USER1 could log in to the sample company created in the GP2013 installation.
Until next post!
One of the most common questions regarding the web client at Convergence 2013 was about which modules are available now, and when some of the advanced modules will be available.
Below is the information Microsoft publicly has shared so far. Naturally Phase 3 and 4 release dates have not been finalized yet.
Phase 1 : Out now â GL, AR, AP, SOP, POP, Inventory
Check out Pamâs post for details
Phase 2 : Human Resources and Payroll (mid-April)
Phase 3 : Field Service, Project Accounting (6 months after phase 2)
Phase 4 : Manufacturing
April 12, 2013
Â· Jivtesh Singh Â· No Comments
Tags: amazon, Analytical Accounting, development, funny, georgia, great plains, Inventory, management, technology, upgrade, web-client Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 255
I know the fervor of the DynamicsWorld âtopâ 100 list is everywhere, but there is a far more prestigious list to aspire to. I am of course talking about the 2013 version of Doug Pitcherâs OFFICIAL 100 most famous, awesome and totally influential Dynamics people for 2012.
The list is so funny and honest, I donât know how he comes up with this stuff, remarkable!. You will laugh out loud reading it, itâs that good.
I donât think Doug has an official âvotingâ poll, but should you have the chance to talk, e-mail, text, twitter, Facebook, Linked in . . .Â him, put in a good word for me
Keep up the good work Doug!
Until next post!
April 12, 2013
Â· Leslie Vail Â· No Comments
Tags: atom, business, dallas, dynamics, dynamics-confessions, extender, facebook, reporting, sql server, united-states Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 211
Following on from theÂ release ofÂ the Support Debugging Tool Build 17 hotfix, I am releasing a hotfix 2 build.
It turns out that some of the changes in the way theÂ Support Debugging Tool adds buttons to the Standard Toolbar were still not perfect. We had a few reports that when the SDT dictionary was installed, newly created users would be missing their menus. The solution was to remove the SDT from the system and recreate the user, or to use SQL to drop the contents of the menu and toolbar tables, which will force them to be recreated.
This hotfix changes the method that the buttons are added, which means that they will not keep coming back if a user removes them from their toolbar, and as a happy side effect also fixed the issue above. It also includes the minor changes and fixes made since the last build was released.
If you have a previous buildÂ (including any build 17 release) installed, please just install this update over the top of the existing code, no need to uninstall first.Â
Below is a summary of the changes made for releases 10.00.0017, 11.00.0017 and 12.00.0017, dated as Last Modified:Â 09-Apr-2013:
- Fixed Support Debugging Tool and ScreenShot Toolbar icons cannot be removed.
- Fixed Support Debugging Tool and ScreenShot Quick Links cannot be removed.
- Fixed issue where newly created users were missing menus and/or toolbars.
- Fixed Composite Field Data not displaying for 3rd party Composite fields in Resource Explorer windows.
- Fixed SQL Profile Traces from multiple instances of Dynamics GP on the same SQL Server showing up as Stranded Traces.
- Fixed error message when searching for tables with spaces in their technical name on Resource Information window.
- Updated Security Information Window to allow access to be controlled independently of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Security windows.
- Added Database Type field for Tables to Resource Information window. This allows easy identification of ctree vs SQL based temporary tables.
NOTE: The tool is posted on PartnerSource and so can be downloaded by partners. If you are a customer, you will need to obtain the tool through your partner. Any feedback or questions about the tool will be handled via the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community Forum.
Please post your feedback on what you think of this build and what you would like to see in the future.
Thanks to Robert Cavill for his assistance with this build, especially testing the toolbar and Quick Links behaviour.Â Thanks also to Kelly Youells for getting the files onÂ PartnerSource updated.
Support Debugging Tool Build 17 hotfix 2 released
April 12, 2013
Â· David Musgrave Â· No Comments
Tags: Dex.ini, Dexterity, extender, integration, Smartlist Builder, sql, sql server, tools, upgrade, windows Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 200
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