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#MSCONNECT GP – Bug in taGetPMNextVoucherNumber causes duplicate voucher numbers to be issued

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the fourth 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 eConnect calls for getting the next transaction number generating duplicate numbers, submitted by Steve Endow.

This issue affects sites using eConnect where they have a high throughput of documents happening at the same time. The code that provides the next transaction number is not contained in a SQL Transaction which means it does not detect if the code is being executed more than once at the same time and so two independent calls can receive the same next transaction number. This will cause the second of the transactions to fail to import with a duplicate number error.

I know that Steve’s product suggestion references the Payables Management script (taGetPMNextVoucherNumber), but I would like all of the related “GetNextNumber” scripts reviewed and fixed if necessary.

For more information on the issue, see Steve’s blog post:

So if you think it is important that these eConnect scripts are fixed so they can handle the multi user concurrency issues without returning duplicate numbers, 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, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, Microsoft Connect, Public Service Announcement Tagged: GP 2016, Product Suggestion

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June 27, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#MSCONNECT GP – Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Documentation

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the third 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 the lack of updated documentation for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, submitted by Vaidy Mohan.

Ever since Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 the documentation available for the product has been becoming scarcer. With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 there were 96 files installed into the documentation folder.

From Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 onwards there have been only 15 files in the folder and those have barely been updated for the GP 2015 and GP 2016 releases. If you open the pdf manuals, they mostly refer to GP 2013.

Updates for the documentation for Dexterity and the Dexterity help file as well as the SDK documentation has been lacking in the last releases.

I know that keeping the documentation up to date requires time and resources, but it is a valuable part of any software product, especially something as large and complex and Microsoft Dynamics GP.

So if you want the documentation kept up to date with the software, 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, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, Microsoft Connect, Public Service Announcement Tagged: GP 2016, Product Suggestion

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#GPUGSummit Come train with me, let’s train, train away

David Meego - Click for blog homepageSorry for the out of tune singing and altered lyrics… I just changed the mode of transport. Also, apologies to Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble.

But registration for the pre-conference Academy training at GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa is now open and that makes me want to sing.

Just to get you in the mood, play the following video while you read the rest of the article:

Michael Buble – Come fly with me (direct link)

 

Firstly, if you have not registered for GPUG Summit 2016, do it now as it is filling up fast and accommodation in Tampa, Florida, USA is getting harder to find.

DCI-SUMMIT_GPUG-LOGO

Secondly, register for the Pre-Conference Academy Training you want to attend.

GPUGAcademy

I would like to highlight the training classes I will be presenting:

Dexterity Fundamentals Bootcamp (5 Days)

Dexterity I (Dexterity Product Fundamentals) will teach you about the development environment used to build the Microsoft Dynamics GP family of products. This course will provide you with the foundation you need to build integrated, database-independent applications. In addition, you will learn how to provide powerful application functionality for Dynamics.

See my previous post:

Note: This training runs in the week prior to GPUG Summit 2016 (from Monday 3rd October 2016 to Friday 7th October 2016) and will be held at the Microsoft Office in Tampa. I will be staying close to the Microsoft Office at the Crowne Plaza Tampa – Westshore for the week of the training before shifting to a different hotel for GPUG Summit.

Click here for details and registration: http://sched.co/77Lx

Introduction to GP Power Tools (1/2 day, morning)

GP Power Tools (previously known as the Support Debugging Tool) is a powerful suite of tools to help you support, administer and customize your Microsoft Dynamics GP system.

This workshop introduces the user level (standard mode) features of the tools such as; identifying resources (windows, tables, fields, etc.), resolving application security issues, capturing screenshots and logs, troubleshooting the cause of an issue, controlling Dex.ini settings and even avoiding issues by color coding companies.

David Musgrave, the original developer, will guide you through the installation process and use of the tools. You will learn what the recommended configuration is and how to set up the tools to get the most out of it. This session is a must for those wanting to also attend the advanced workshop.

Click here for details and registration: http://sched.co/77M9

Advanced GP Power Tools Tricks and Tips (1/2 day, afternoon)

GP Power Tools (previously known as the Support Debugging Tool) is recognized by system administrators and consultants as a valuable tool that eases the task of administering Microsoft Dynamics GP.

In this advanced workshop, we build upon the foundation from the introduction workshop and look further into the administrator level (advanced mode) features of the tools. We will look into the scripting and programming capabilities of the tools, showing how it can be used to customize the system and fix issues. Also, we will explore the Database Validation feature to understand how this will help ensure your system is in “tip top” shape and so avoid upgrade issues.

David Musgrave, the original developer, will guide you through practical, hands-on examples using a variety of scripting languages including SQL, Dexterity and now C# and VB.Net. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience with, we can guide you through.

Click here for details and registration: http://sched.co/77Lt


While not part of the GPUG Academy Training, I will also be running Advanced Dexterity Training in the week before the Dexterity Fundamentals bootcamp in Tampa.

The training will run in the week following the reIMAGINE 2016 conference and will be located at the Axentit offices in Mexico City from Monday 26th September 2016 to Friday 30th September 2016.

Dexterity II (Dexterity Advanced Integration Techniques)

The Dexterity II course is designed to build upon the skills acquired from the Dexterity I course. It will provide advanced knowledge necessary to build applications that are tightly integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The class will focus on building integrations associated with maintenance windows, transaction windows, inquiry windows and reports. In addition, topics such as creating SQL data and upgrading applications will also be discussed.

See my previous post for details:

So “Come train with me, let’s train, train away” …..

Hope to see you.

David

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

Filed under: Conference, Development, Dexterity, GP Power Tools, GPUG, Products, Training Tagged: Dexterity, GP Power Tools, GPPT, GPUG, GPUG Summit 2016, Training

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May 25, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPPT Vote for Company Color Schemes to work on the Dynamics GP Web Client

David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools (like its predecessor, The Support Debugging Tool) has a feature where it can change the background colors of the Dynamics GP application depending on the company you are logged into.

This functionality work perfectly on the Dynamics GP desktop client, but does not work on the Web Clients (both Silverlight and HTML5 versions).

The problem is that the Web Client’s rendering code does not support the Dexterity function library commands Color_SetSystemColor() and Color_ResetSystemColor() which can be used to change system colors for various objects in the application.

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Having different colors for each company helps differentiate the companies by providing an immediate visual cue to the user. It will ensure the user knows which company they are in and will avoid data entry into a test company or into an incorrect company.

For example: using a hot pink theme like the one below should remind you that you are logged into the test company.

Colors2

So, to try and get this functionality added to the web client, I have created a Product Suggestion on MS Connect (just like I used to tell everyone when I worked for Microsoft).

The more votes the suggestion (ID: 2698747) gets, the higher the priority becomes and the better the chances of getting this change made.

So, please vote and pass this request onto anyone you know who would benefit from having the company based color themes working in the Dynamics GP Web Client.

Click on the link below:

Here is the URL for the link

Thanks

David

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

Filed under: 2016, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, GP Power Tools, Microsoft, Products Tagged: GP 2016, GP Power Tools, GPPT, Web Client

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Upgrade to Windows 10 for free before time runs out

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWindows 10 was officially released on the 29th July 2015, and when it was released users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 were offered a free upgrade to Windows 10.

The free upgrade offer lasts for one year and so will expire on 29th July 2016. So this article is a reminder for everyone out there who has not upgraded yet to get a move on.

Windows 10 gives you everything that you loved about Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 and store apps and heaps more.

Windows 10 is faster, more secure and has many new great features including Cortana, Edge Browser and DirectX 12 for gamers. Also there are lots of new features coming soon in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

To get the low down on why you should upgrade (like a boss), check out this video the Fedora Man himself, Bryan Roper.

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon (direct link)

 

If you are ready to upgrade your device, then visit the site below to get started. You can do an “in place” upgrade over your existing system, or if you want download the ISO image and do a clean install and use your Windows 7 or 8 license key.

Note: If your only reason for staying on Windows 7 is that you can’t adapt to a new start menu, then you can install a third party start menu (eg. Start10, ClassicShell). That way you get most of the benefits of Windows 10 but still have an old start menu.

If your device is not one of the 300 million already running Windows 10, upgrade now before it will cost you (although the cost is not that much).

David

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

Filed under: Microsoft, News, Windows Tagged: News, Windows 10

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May 9, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 has released!

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have just received an email from my friend Terry Heley from Microsoft letting me know that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 has now been released to general availability and can be downloaded (my download is already completed:) ).

Thanks to everyone who has made this release possible. Lots of hard work goes into getting all the new features and fixes developed and tested.

The GP 2016 release adds some great new features including:

  • A new HTML5 browser with multi-device support for Web Client
  • Key additions to the All in One Doc viewers
  • ODATA service for Power BI
  • New service based architecture entities
  • plus 35+ functionality features prioritized by customers

For the download file go to the following page:

I have also updated my page on the blog with the links for all current versions:

Also check out the following blog series on the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog:

For the GP 2016 Feature of the Day articles published on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog, use the following link to access the PDF files on the OneDrive archive.

Click here for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 What’s New PDF document.

Enjoy

David

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

Filed under: 2016, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, News Tagged: GP 2016, News

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Announcing Advanced Dexterity Training in Mexico City on 26-30 September 2016

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast year, between reIMAGINE 2015 and GPUG Summit 2015, I ran Dexterity Fundamentals Training in Mexico City for the Microsoft Partner, Axentit.

So, this year they have asked me to come back and run an Advanced Dexterity Training class for them between reIMAGINE 2016 and GPUG Summit 2016.

The training will run in the week following the reIMAGINE 2016 conference and will be located at the Axentit offices in Mexico City from Monday 26th September 2016 to Friday 30th September 2016.

Dexterity Splash
This gives me another excuse to show the “Exploding Head” Dexterity logo

After this course I will be running the Dexterity Fundamentals Training in Tampa, Florida in the week before GPUG Summit 2016.

Below is some draft information on the training, however, the agenda might change as I will be getting feedback on specific topics that the attendees would like covered.

Dexterity II (Dexterity Advanced Integration Techniques)

Course Synopsis:

The Dexterity II course is designed to build upon the skills acquired from the Dexterity I course. It will provide advanced knowledge necessary to build applications that are tightly integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The class will focus on building integrations associated with maintenance windows, transaction windows, inquiry windows and reports. In addition, topics such as creating SQL data and upgrading applications will also be discussed.

By actively participating in this class, you will learn:

  • Advanced programming techniques used by Microsoft Dynamics GP to develop Dynamics GP modules
  • How to develop add-on applications that will interact with the Dynamics GP products to meet specific customer requests
  • How to develop add-on applications that will “look and feel” like Dynamics GP and provide a seamless interface between the applications to ensure a professional finished product

Who should attend?

Customers or Partners who will be customizing or building applications to integrate with the Dynamics GP products.

Prerequisites:

  • A basic understanding of Dynamics GP is also needed.
  • Hands on development experience with Dexterity, preferably Dexterity I training course.
  • Familiarity with the Dynamics Software Developer Kit.

Agenda

Monday to Friday (5 days) 8:30-5:30 each day

Course Topics

Day 1
Introductions and Overview
Maintenance Window Integration Project
– Using the Great Plains Note object
– Using companion tables
– Implementing triggers to synchronize data

Day 2
Installation Window
– Creating SQL Tables
– Pass through SQL
Transaction Entry Window Integration Project
– Adding fields to an existing scrolling window
– Implementing triggers for data manipulation

Day 3
Inquiry Window Integration Project
– Modify existing inquiry window
– Create a new inquiry window
– Working with temporary tables

Day 4
Reports
– Modifying existing reports to add 3rd party data
– Using calculated fields and Report Writer functions
– Building a Report Options window

Day 5
Reports
– Building a Report Options window (continued)
Upgrading
– Table Conversions
– Installation scripts – adding to a palette, setting security, and adding to the shortcut bar
Error Handling and Debugging

The above agenda is a guideline and might be re-organised to fit additional topics if time allows.

To register your interest, so you are notified once more details are available, please contact Mariano Arias via email marias at axentit dot com dot mx.

Hope to see you there.

David

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

Filed under: Development, Dexterity, Training Tagged: Development, Dexterity, Training

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