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Downloads for the Support Debugging Tool

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs you should have heard by now, Winthrop Development Consultants has an agreement with Microsoft to continue the development and support of the Support Debugging Tool.

It will be re-released once it has been rebranded, renamed and updated.

However, Microsoft has removed the downloads for the Support Debugging Tool from PartnerSource and so even previous releases cannot be downloaded.

I have updated the Winthrop Development Consultant’s web site Product page to provide access to the downloads for the previous versions.

Please note that the new Winthrop branded product will be available for the last three versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP; GP 2010, GP 2013 (including GP 2013 R2) and for GP 2015. It will have improvements and new features and will definitely be worth updating to once released.

Get the previous versions from http://winthropdc.com/SDT.

David

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

Filed under: Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, News, Products, Support Debugging Tool Tagged: News, SDT, Support Debugging Tool

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March 26, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Upgrade from GP 2010 to GP 2013 R2

3d man with Q & A

Question: How do you upgrade from GP 2010 build 2390 to GP 2013 R2

Answer: The documentation from Microsoft that delineates the upgrade path from GP 2010 to GP 2013 R2 is missing the current build of GP 2010 (as of 3/16/2015). The document from Microsoft can be found here: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/northamerica/support/hot-topics/HOT_TOPIC_MDGP2013Upgrade#UpgradePaths.

The line missing is how to upgrade to GP 2013 R2 from 11.00.2390. The answer is that you have to upgrade to 12.00.1826. The build numbers for both GP 2010 and GP 2013 R2 are achieved after installing the January 2015 Hotfix. Thanks go out to Paul Degneau, at Standard Process www.Standardprocess.com, for suggesting this to me.

Enjoy!

Leslie

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March 17, 2015 · Leslie Vail · No Comments
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Values for SY01402 – System User Defaults

I needed to research the settings in the System User Defaults table recently, so I took out my list of what the syDefaultType field translated to. The table below shows the value and its definition. These constants are from the GP2013R2 build


syDefaultType Definition
1 SCBARAUTOHIDE
2 SCBARWHICHSIDE
3 SCBARWIDTH
4 SCBARICONSIZE
5 SCBARAUTOOPEN
6 UNDERLINED_PROMPTS
7 COLORSCHEME
8 BACKGROUND
9 TOOLBARBUTTONS
10 MESSENGER
13 REMINDERS
14 MAPPOINT
15 FIELDSECURITY
16 COMMISSIONS
17 VENDORLISTSORT
18 VENDORLISTINACTIVECB
19 CUSTLISTSORT
20 CUSTLISTINACTIVECB
21 ITEMLISTSORT
22 ITEMLISTINACTIVECB
23 SOPITEMMISSINGCB
24 POPITEMMISSINGCB
25 EMPLISTSORT
26 EMPLISTINACTIVECB
30 AUTOCOMPLETE
31 PRINTONEPOPERADDRESS
40 HRVETSNAICSNUMBER
41 LISTWINDOWSIZE
42 NAVBAR_BIGBTNCOUNT
43 SOPMANAGESOPTYPE
45 CPRCONVERSION
46 SQLREPORTING_TARGETLOC
47 SQLREPORTING_RPTMGRLOC
48 SQMOPT
49 SHAREPOINTSERVERURL
50 LOCKEDTOOLBARS
51 REGKEY
52 HOMEPAGEMETRIC
53 HOMEPAGEREMINDERS
54 HOMEPAGEOUTLOOK
68 MFG_MODULE_ENABLED
69 REMINDERSCUES
70 REMEMBEREDCOMPANY
71 REMEMBERUSERENABLED
72 SHOWALLMETRICS
80 RPTTEMPLATES_ENABLED
82 RPTTEMPLATES_ALLOWSTDORTEMPLATE
83 POSITIONCONTROL
84 FACTBOX_ROTATIONFREQUENCY
85 FACTBOX_IMAGESIZE
90 ISSHAREPOINTONLINE
91 EMAIL_SERVER_TYPE
92 EMAIL_PROTECT_WITH_PASSWORD
93 EMAIL_PASSWORD_RADIO
94 EMAIL_PROTECT_PASSWORD
95 PHONEHOME
96 SLAHWINDOW
97 WEBCLIENTSQLLOGIN
1493 SMARTLIST
22001 MBS_DEXPROFILE
22002 MBS_SQL_LOG

Enjoy!
Leslie

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March 2, 2015 · Leslie Vail · No Comments
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Winthrop Development Consultants website is now live!

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from my posting last week about What can Winthrop Development Consultants do for you?, I just wanted to highlight that the Winthrop Development Consultants corporate web site is now live.

For a number of months, when selecting Winthrop Development Consultants from the WinthropDC.com landing page all you where presented with single web page that contained a giant business card (yes, it was actually a screenshot of the business card artwork) and links to this blog and my other social media sites.

Now it is an actual web site that provides information about Winthrop Development Consultants, about me and my career background, about the services we offer and has a place holder for information about the products we will offer.

If you have not had a look already, please check it out.  If you have any feedback, please post a comment on this post.

David

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

Filed under: Business, News Tagged: General, News

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What can Winthrop Development Consultants do for you?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou have probably heard that I was made redundant (laid off) from Microsoft in October 2014 and have since restarted and updated the consulting business that I had before my 13.5 years with Microsoft as Winthrop Development Consultants.

Now I hear you ask, “What can David Musgrave and Winthrop Development Consultants do for you?”.

Well, read on to understand what Winthrop Development Consultants’ business model and plans are….

After working with Microsoft Dynamics GP since version 1.0 and developing for Dynamics GP since version 2.0 in 1994, I have more than 20 years’ experience working with the development tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP including Dexterity, Modified, Report Writer, Visual Basic for Application, Visual Studio and SQL Server.

I have developed a number of products and features which have either been included in Microsoft Dynamics GP or are available as ISV add-on products. These include Named Printers, Advanced Security, Field Level Security, POP Taxes, Business Activity Statement and Pay As You Go reporting (for Australian GST), Omni Tools, Omni Price, Support Debugging Tool and Menu for Visual Studio Tools.

I have presented at numerous conferences on topics such as cross dictionary development, other development techniques, and the Support Debugging Tool.

While at Microsoft, I led the Microsoft Dynamics GP Asia Pacific Development team, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Asia Pacific Professional Services team and spent about 10 years leading the Microsoft Dynamics GP Asia Pacific Support team in the role of Escalation Engineer.

For more details of my experience and history, please see the About Page on the Winthrop Development Consultants website.

So now you know “almost” everything about my career with Microsoft Dynamics GP, let me explain what I can offer you.


Winthrop Development Consultants offers my development experience to the customers, partners, consultants and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. While I am happy to work with any organisation in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community, when working directly with a customer I will also liaise with their partner to keep them in the loop.

The offerings from Winthrop Development Consultants can be divided into the following four areas:

Development

If you have a Microsoft Dynamics GP customisation you want developed, enhanced or updated for a new version, Winthrop Development Consultants can help. With over 20 years’ experience developing for Dynamics GP, Winthrop Development Consultants can develop high quality code quickly.

Even if you have your own development staff, think of Winthrop Development Consultants when they have too much work and need additional resources.

Consulting

Sometimes there will be times when your own development team need an extra opinion from someone with an outside perspective. If you need help designing the methodology for your customisation, help implementing a difficult customisation or assistance with complex development techniques (such as cross dictionary or multi-platform hybrid development), please don’t hesitate to contact Winthrop Development Consultants.

Training

If you don’t have any development staff, but want to get someone trained up, or have existing development staff who you wish to train in Microsoft Dynamics GP customisation tools (especially in Dexterity) then Winthrop Development Consultants can satisfy your training needs.

Products

At this stage I don’t have any products on offer, but am negotiating with Microsoft for ownership of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP, Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP and SnapShot for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

I also have a number of my own ideas for new products and will be working on them. Keep an eye on the blog for updates and details in the future.


 

If you are looking at using Winthrop Development Consultants’ services you can purchase time on an ad-hoc basis, blocks of discounted pre-paid time or request a fix price quote.

If you have any questions or think that I can assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I will be at Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, on 16-19 March 2015, please track me down to have a chat.

David

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

Filed under: Business, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, Menus for Visual Studio Tools, Microsoft, Modifier, Products, Report Writer, Support Debugging Tool, Visual Basic for Applications, Visual Studio Tagged: Development, General, News

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How to disable "Checking for newer builds" message in Rockton software products

Given the well-deserved popularity of Rockton Software’s (http://www.rocktonsoftware.com/) products, such as ‘SmartFill’ and ‘The Dynamics GP Toolbox’, it has come to my attention that it checks for newer builds each time you sign in. Kind of like the ‘Welcome to Dynamics’ trill from years ago, this can get annoying. Fortunately, Rockton has addressed this issue and published the following KB article to address it.

Jim Moore, at Wesco Valve and Manufacturing Company (www.sswesco.com) was kind enough to send me the article below: 

Issue:
Disabling the “Checking for newer builds…” message. Note: This setting is user-specific.

Option 1.

To disable this feature, go through the following steps:

  1. Click on the Help icon in the upper-right corner of GP.
  2. Select Rockton Software Support at the bottom of the list.
  3. On the menu, click Settings >> Rockton Software Preferences.*
  4. Under the User-specific settings section, bring up the individual user for whom you want to change the setting.
  5. Unmark the Enable check for newer builds at the login for each user that doesn’t want to have that process run.

Note: These settings are stored in a table in the DYNAMICS database, so you don’t need to do this at each workstation.

*Step 3, the path may vary. It may be Rockton Software Support | Preferences | Rockton Global Settings.
Note: All users will be marked by default but the check for newer builds will only appear for PowerUsers and users assigned to the Administrator role for Rockton Software products within Security. If you use Auditor, then it is based on those users you marked as Admins. in the Auditor System Settings window.
Option 2.
To do a mass update on the table that the information is stored in, you can run the following script in SQL Management Studio.  You can then view what the values are for that particular setting in the RS_Global_Setting_Value column (1 = Enabled and 0 = Disabled)**. Be sure to have a backup made prior to running the script.

USE DYNAMICS

UPDATE RSIGLOBL SET RS_Global_Setting_Value = 0 WHERE RS_Global_Setting_Key = ‘EnableNewerBuildCheck’

More Information:
When you install any Rockton product after turning this off, you will receive a prompt at the end of the install to re-enable the setting if it has been disabled. 
**It is recommended that you leave at least one person enabled, so that they are notified when a new build is available.

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February 19, 2015 · Leslie Vail · No Comments
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Where is Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello again

This article follows on from the Where is the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015? post from yesterday.

Back in May 2008 I was at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift in Fargo, ND, USA and was attending Developer Toolkit training run by Steve Gray.  On the last day of the training I came up with an idea which would allow menu navigation entries to be dynamically created and called via an API exposed to Visual Studio Tools. Encouraged by Steve and Leslie Vail I turned the concept into a prototype by the end of the day. Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP was born.

After discussions with the development and support teams, it was agreed that if I was to do all the development, documentation and testing work, that Menus for Visual Studio Tools could be released publically for developers to use.

The first build was released for Microsoft Dynamics GP version 10.0 in September 2008. The tool was only meant to be for version 10.0 as the plan was to provide similar functionality within the core product in the next release. Well, it turned out that other development work took priority and so I had to develop and release Menus for Visual Studio Tools for version 11.0 (GP 2010) in June 2010 and again later for version 12.0 (GP 2013 and GP 2013 R2) in December 2012.

Since I left Microsoft in October 2014, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 has been released and no one within Microsoft has updated Menus for Visual Studio Tools to work with the new version.

I know many of you want to know what the future of the tool is and when it will be available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

Like the Support Debugging Tool, I am negotiating to gain ownership of the code so that I can update it for future versions. Working with the legal department of a huge organisation like Microsoft can be hard work and things take a long time. I am hoping to get an agreement in place soon.

Once I have control of the code again, it will be updated and rebadged as a product of Winthrop Development Consultants.

My plan at this stage is to offer the existing functionality at no charge.

If there is demand, I would like to extend the functionality to include integration with other system features of Microsoft Dynamics GP such as Home Page, Toolbars, Area Pages, Navigation Pane, Security, Lists, SmartLists, etc. For this advanced version, there will probably be a nominal annual subscription fee per site to cover the development costs.

So here is your chance to let me know if you want an advanced version and what “Dexterity only” functionality you want exposed to make it easier to develop code in Visual Studio. Please post comments with your thoughts.

Looking forward to your feedback.

David

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

Filed under: 2015, Dynamics, GP, Menus for Visual Studio Tools, Microsoft, News, Products Tagged: GP 2015, Menus for Visual Studio Tools, MVST, News

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February 19, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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