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#MSCONNECT GP – Update web client to allow Company based color schemes in GP Power Tools to work

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

The issue which is the subject of today’s article is being able to change background and font colours for Microsoft Dynamics GP in the Web Client.

Many years ago, I created a VBA customisation which allowed you to change the window background and toolbar colors depending on the company you were logged into. This used the Dexterity Color_SetSystemColor() and Color_ResetSystemColor() command via Continuum and passthrough sanScript code.

Later, I included this same functionality in the Support Debugging Tool and refined it further in GP Power Tools build 20 and added even more features in the upcoming build 21.

However, ever since Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 was released with the Silverlight based Web Client, I have been asking the Dynamics GP development team to add support for those Dexterity functions to the web client so that the color coding functionality could work with the web client.

When they were working on the HTML5 web client, I asked again, but it was not high enough priority to make the final release. Finally, I created a Microsoft Connect product suggestion to get the community’s support. The more votes the suggestion has, the better the chance that it will be included in a future build.

For more information and example screenshots, check out this previous blog post:

So if you want to be able to have company based color schemes in the Dynamics GP Web Client just like you can in the desktop client, please vote using the links below.

Click on the link below:

Here is the URL for the link

Note: If the link does not work for you, go to https://connect.microsoft.com/directory/ and sign in with your Microsoft Account (MSA) and then find Microsoft Dynamics – Microsoft Dynamics GP in the list and click Join. Then try the links above again.Thanks

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: 2016, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, GP Power Tools, Microsoft, Microsoft Connect, Products, Public Service Announcement Tagged: Dexterity, GP 2016, GP Power Tools, GPPT, Product Suggestion, Web Client

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June 29, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPUGSummit Conference Infographic

David Meego - Click for blog homepageNow that the Amplify conference is over, the next big event on the GPUG conference calendar is GPUG Summit 2016. It will be held on 11th to 14th October 2016 in Tampa, FL, USA. If you haven’t registered yet, get a move on!!

For partners, we also have the reIMAGINE 2016 conference in Fargo ND, USA on 19th to 21st September 2016.

Click on the image below to visit the GPUG Summit 2016 site.

DCI-SUMMIT_GPUG-LOGO

For a great summary of the conference, check out this infographic recently published by Aaron Back in the GPUG Forums.

GPUG Summit Infographic
Click on image for full size

Here it is as a PDF if you want to download and print it: GPUG Summit Infographic2

Also, check out my post on the training classes I am running:

Hope to see you there.

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: Conference, GPUG, News Tagged: GPUG, GPUG Summit 2016

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May 30, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Friday Funny: Impossible Numeric Puzzles

David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday’s Friday Funny comes from something I saw on the internet. I would normally give credit to my source, but as that will also give away the solutions, I will wait until later when I post the solutions.

Can you solve these three numeric puzzles? …… Despite the title of this article, they do have solutions.

Respond in the comments if you think you have solutions, but don’t give away any answers.

Here you go…

Puzzle 1

By only adding one straight line to the following equation make it a true expression.

Note: You are not allowed to change the equals to not equals.

Puzzle1

Puzzle 2

In the same way that three 20’s add up to 60, use the same number three times to create a sum that adds up to 60.

Puzzle2

Puzzle 3

Using only the four digits 2, 3, 4, 5 and the two symbols +, = make a true equation.

Puzzle3

Following challenging my family with these puzzles, I have to add the following clarifications/rules:

  • All puzzles are using base 10. No hexadecimal allowed.
  • In Puzzle 1, you cannot alter the equals sign in any way. For example: changing it to be less than or equal, greater than or equal, or not equal.
  • In Puzzle 2, you cannot add any other mathematical operations.
  • In Puzzle 3, you must use all four digits and two symbols. You cannot rotate the symbols to create multiply symbol or the number 11.

At least my family were trying for creative solutions. But they did manage to solve all three in the end.

Enjoy

David

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Filed under: Fun Tagged: Friday Funny, Fun

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May 27, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Secret Squirrel Business at The Secret Partner Update at Amplify

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMy good friend Pam Misialek from the Dynamics GP Product Marketing team has announced a secret meeting for Partners and ISVs to be held the day before the Amplify conference.

Now that it has been announced and reposted, I don’t think it is very secret any more, but it should still only be spoken of in hushed reverent tones and sign language.

So, if you are a Partner or an ISV (Independent Software Vendor for those who don’t like TLA’s) and will be attending Amplify or are just in the vicinity of Anaheim, California, USA then you should attend.

The session will cover partner only topics not discussed in the actual conference. I cannot provide details here (it’s secret, you know), but go to Pam’s article for the low down.

For more information on the Amplify conference click on the logo below:

Amplify_Logo

Sorry I won’t be there…. just to far to travel.

But I will be at both reIMAGINE 2016 and GPUG Summit 2016 and hope to see you there.

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: Conference, Dynamics, GP, GPUG, Microsoft Tagged: Conference, GP 2016, GPUG, GPUG Amplify

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May 18, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Dexterity for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Install Error

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI came across an interesting issue yesterday when I installed Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and its matching Dexterity 16.0 version.

When installing Dexterity I received an error message which in turn caused the installation process to be cancelled.

Note: We have skipped version 15.0, so that GP 2016 is version 16.0. This avoids the confusion we have had previously with the version “year” not matching the version “number”.

The error was as follows:

Dex Instance Error 1

The internal instance name is already in use. Specify a different instance transform.

This first error dialog is then followed by an Installation Failed message.

Dex Instance Error 2

I did not get this error when I first installed Dexterity 16.0 from the first ISV drop of GP 2016. But I did get it when re-installing Dexterity 16.0 when I updated to the second ISV drop of GP 2016. I thought this was because I accidently started the Dexterity install before the GP install had finished.

Now, because I have written installers for my own products, I had a fairly good idea of the cause of this issue. I was able to locate the registry settings which tell the installer what instances of Dexterity 16.0 are installed and remove them. Then I was able to reinstall.

However, after uninstalling the second ISV drop yesterday to install the RTM versions of GP 2016 and Dexterity 16.0, the same error occurred and this time I was careful to wait for the GP 2016 installer to finish before starting the Dexterity 16.0 installer.

It appears that the Dexterity 16.0 installer is not cleaning up the registry correctly when un-installing.

So, if you come across this problem while re-installing Dexterity 16.0, here is the fix:

Using RegEdit.exe go to the following key:

HKLMSOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftDexterityv16

Dex Instance Error 3

And delete the v16 key and all its sub keys.

Then Dexterity 16.0 will re-install successfully.

Hope this helps

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: 2016, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft Tagged: Development, Dexterity, GP 2016

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May 3, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Hololens Holoportation: Virtual 3D Teleportation in Real-time

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWhile we are highlighting videos of really cool technology from Microsoft, a video on Hololens Holoportation was recently published and it also shows amazing possibilities.

Microsoft Research have taken the three dimensional camera technology to capture people and objects in an environment and combined this with the Augmented Reality ability of the Microsoft Hololens to display the captured virtual people and objects in your field of view at a remote location.

This concept looks very much like the communications holograms we have seen in the Star Wars movies… but now for real and not blue monochrome and fuzzy.

star-wars-hologram

Check out the video below:

Hololens Holoportation: Virtual 3D Teleportation in Real-time (direct link)

 

Enjoy

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

Filed under: HoloLens, Microsoft, News Tagged: General, HoloLens, News

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Legendary British comedian Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI grew up in the United Kingdom and one of the funniest programs on television was “The Two Ronnies” with Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker.

If you have not heard Ronnie Corbett passed away last Thursday at the age of 85.

It is sad to lose him, but now heaven is much funnier with both of the Ronnies (and Robin Williams).

Ronnie_Corbett

Here is some of his comic genius in action:

My Blackberry Is Not Working! – The One Ronnie, Preview – BBC One (direct link)

 

Goodbye Ronnie

David

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Filed under: Fun, News Tagged: Fun, News

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