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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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#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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#MSCONNECT GP – Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Documentation

June 22, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#MSCONNECT Allow Dynamics GP Desktop client to resize correctly based on screen DPI percentage

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the second 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 ability to resize Microsoft Dynamics GP for various screen sizes and DPI settings.

Back when Windows 7 was released, I came across an issue where the font size for Microsoft Dynamics GP was incorrect. In my case the font was larger than it should be and prompts were getting cut off (and it looked ugly).

I discovered that the issue was caused by Windows defaulting to a DPI setting of 125% on installation (based on my monitor and display card) and setting the default bitmap font size to 120%. Even though I was able to return the DPI setting to 100%, the bitmap fonts remained at 120%.

After a fair amount of research I was able to find the cause and a solution and documented how to edit the registry to change the size of the bitmap fonts. I even included an interface to make the registry changes simple into the Support Debugging Tool (now GP Power Tools).

The issue has raised itself again, but this time going in the other direct. Machines are now running at super high resolutions above Full HD (1920×1080) such as the Surface Book (3000×2000) or 4K screens (3840×2160) and GP just cannot size up to be easily readable on these displays. The bitmap font only has 100% or 120%.

Windows 10 does seem to offer better resizing abilities, even with the bitmap fonts. However, it would be great if Dynamics GP could resize like other applications.

For more information on the issues caused by the use of bitmap fonts see the original blog posts below:

So if you want to be able to use any DPI setting for Microsoft Dynamics GP and have it resize just like any other Microsoft product 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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#MSCONNECT Allow Dynamics GP Desktop client to resize correctly based on screen DPI percentage

June 20, 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
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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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Microsoft Band 2 gets Explore Tile update

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor those of you who enjoy the great features offered by the Microsoft Band 2, Microsoft have just announced the release of the Explore Tile along with an updated Microsoft Health app.

Also available with this update is the release of the PC version of Microsoft Health as a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app.

To get an understanding of what the Explore Tile can do, check out this video:

Microsoft Band | Explore Tile (direct link)

For more details see the post on the Windows blog:

Looking forward to trying this out. While I am not much of a hiker, I can see this being awesome when going on holiday and walking around foreign towns.

Enjoy

David

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

Filed under: Band, Microsoft Tagged: Band

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Microsoft Band 2 gets Explore Tile update

May 23, 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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Secret Squirrel Business at The Secret Partner Update at Amplify

May 18, 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.

Colors1

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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#GPPT Vote for Company Color Schemes to work on the Dynamics GP Web Client

May 16, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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