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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 20 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am so proud and excited to finally release the much anticipated replacement for the discontinued Support Debugging Tool.

Welcome to GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP for versions GP 2010 (v11.0), GP 2013 (v12.0 including R2) and GP 2015 (v14.00 including R2).

This first release of GP Power Tools will be build 20 and includes many new features, enhancements to existing features as well as rebranding as a Winthrop Development Consultants product.

GP Power Tools is proudly distributed and supported by Mekorma. For more details on some of the new features please see the What’s New Series on this blog.

Version History

Below is a summary of the changes made for releases 11.00.0020, 12.00.0020 and 14.00.0020, I have divided them into logical sections

Conversion to GP Power Tools

  • Rebranded as Winthrop Development Consultants GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Converted setting storage from using Debugger.xml file to SQL Tables providing simpler setup and faster performance.
  • Added Menu Navigation and Area Page Navigation.
  • Updated Menu Navigation from GP Power Tools Logging Control window.
  • Removed Advanced Mode Setting which hid Advanced mode features, Security and SQL permissions control access.
  • Added Administrator Controlled Shared Folder for logs and export files into Administrator Settings window.
  • Removed Administrator Controlled Dex.ini Settings from Dex.ini Configuration window.
  • Added Windows Installer to install and uninstall files.

New Features

  • Added Setup Backup and Restore window to allow for the export and importing of the Debugger.xml file.
  • Added Database Validation Feature.
  • Added .Net Execute window to allow C# and VB.Net scripts to written and executed with Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Added Helper Functions for loading and executing .Net scripts from Runtime Execute and Automatic Debugger Mode Triggers.
  • Updated .Net Execute window to automatically add Imports or using statements and add references for new dictionaries.
  • Added Read-only .Net Executer window for running published scripts.
  • Added Read-only Runtime Executer window for running published scripts.
  • Added Read-only SQL Executer window for running published scripts.
  • Added option to expand the Company Name drop down list on the Company Login window to Administrator Settings window.
  • Added Exit After Processes menu option to Microsoft Dynamics GP application menu.
  • Added User Defined Custom Service Procedures to Service Based Architecture and Visual Studio Tools.
  • Added Security Activity Tracking setting to Administrator Settings window.
  • Added Security Log window to review data captured by Security Activity Tracking.
  • Added option to use separate Administrator Password instead of System Password.

Enhancements

  • Added Table Type column into the Table Explorer window of the Resource Explorer.
  • Added Field Context Menu Trigger Type to Automatic Debugger Mode Setup window to allow custom context menus with up to 10 items.
  • Added Published checkbox to Runtime Execute and SQL Execute windows.
  • Added Custom Script Purpose drop down list to Runtime Execute window to select specific script templates.
  • Added rw_ReportStart, rw_ReportEnd, rw_TableHeaderString, rw_TableHeaderCurrency, rw_TableLineString, rw_TableLineCurrency to Custom Script Purpose drop down list on Runtime Execute window.
  • Added Custom Service Procedures ServiceCreateCustom, ServiceDeleteCustom, ServiceGetCustom, ServiceUpdateCustom, ServicePostCustomto Custom Script Purpose drop down list on Runtime Execute window.
  • Added SmartList Builder GoTo procedures FillRunProcedureList, GetRunProcedureParameterCount, GetRunProcedureParameterName to Custom Script Purpose drop down list on Runtime Execute window.
  • Updated Names and Table Buttons on Runtime Execute window to use a single Names Button Drop List.
  • Added Reports and Scripts (Procedures & Functions) to Names Button Drop List on Runtime Execute window.
  • Added Scrollbar Width Override options to Dex.ini Settings window using MaxSWScrollbarSize Dex.ini Setting.
  • Added support for Service Enabled Procedures to Resource Information window.
  • Added Script Explorer with Service Enabled Procedure Support to Resource Explorer.
  • Added Service Enabled Procedure support to automatic creation of records in syCurrentResources (SY09400) table.
  • Added Service Enabled Procedure support to Security Information, Security Profiler and Security Log windows.
  • Added support for modified forms dictionaries to Runtime Execute window.
  • Added option for modified forms dictionaries to Helper Functions window.
  • Added MBS_Runtime_Execute_Modified helper function global procedure.
  • Updated Administrator Settings window to allow setting of color themes for any company without having to switch company.
  • Updated Administrator Settings window to allow optional selection of users for company based color themes.
  • Updated Administrator Settings window to increase the number of company based color themes from 16 to 52.
  • Updated Company based color themes to use third color on List Header 1 when Toolbar is unused by Ribbons.
  • Updated Resource Explorer window to identify parent window for scrolling windows for .Net Execute window.

Fixes

  • Fixed SQL Error when running SQL Profile Trace functionality on a SQL Server with Binary sort order.
  • Fixed issue when Resource Information form view automatic display would identify a window incorrectly.
  • Fixed Security Task creation from Security Profiler and Security Log windows to not created records for excluded resources.
  • Fixed Error on GP 2015 Dexterity Runtime Options window by replacing it with a custom Script Options window.
  • Fixed issue where Un-install and Dictionary Control window where unable to obtain write access to the Dynamics.set launch file.
  • Added Fix for bug in Script_GetSystemProperty() function to Resource Explorer window (for v14 only).
  • Added Fix for bug in Script_GetSystemProperty() function to Resource Information window (for v14 only).
  • Added Fix for bug in Script_GetSystemProperty() function to Microsoft Dynamics GP Security Task Entry window (for v14 only).

Downloads

The download links are on the bottom of Mekorma’s GP Power Tools page.

Note: You might be warned when downloading the installer that the file “is not commonly downloaded”. This is because the security certificate for Winthrop Development Consultants is still new and will take a little time to propagate through the internet. If this happens, you might need to unblock the file using Right-Click >> Properties >> Unblock.

Support Information

Support for GP Power Tools is provided by Winthrop Development Consultants’ distribution and support partner, Mekorma.

Support cases can be logged using the link below:

Support hours are 6:00am to 5:00pm (US Pacific Time), Monday to Friday.

Pricing Information

For customers, the special introductory price for an annual subscription is US$365 per year. That’s Peace of Mind for a dollar a day, and every four years you will get an extra day for free. :)

Partners can request Not for Resale (NFR) registration keys.

Please place your orders via Mekorma’s Order Now page:

More Information

For more information, please see the GP Power Tools Portal Page:

You can also look at the GP Power Tools pages on the Winthrop Development Consultants and Mekorma sites:

 

Please post your feedback as comments on this article or using the GP Power Tools Feedback Survey on what you think of this build and what you would like to see in the future.

Thanks to everyone involved with this release, especially the team at Mekorma, the beta testers and the Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs.

A final massive thank-you to my family who have put up with me being in “programming mode” for the last four months.

David

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

Filed under: 2010, 2013, 2013 R2, 2015, 2015 R2, Dynamics, GP, GP Power Tools, Microsoft, News, Products Tagged: GP 2010, GP 2013, GP 2015, GP Power Tools, GPPT

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August 4, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 now available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThanks to a GPUG forum post from Lou Spevack, I found out that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 has been released over the weekend.

The development team are delivering on the faster release schedule promised at the recent conferences.

The links for the downloads are below:

For the DVD image go to the following page:

For the Patch file go to the following page:

I have also created a new page on the blog with the links for all current versions:

Enjoy

David

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

Filed under: 2015 R2, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, News Tagged: Application, GP 2015, News

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 now available

June 1, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Kinect 2 Tutorial on Tracking Strategies

Microsoft has published a set of great tutorials for making applications with Kinect 2. http://kinect.github.io/tutorial/ These detailed hands on Lab/Tutorials for V2 were published last month.

I highly recommend the tutorial on tracking strategies – for keeping the application accurate when multiple people are in the room.

http://kinect.github.io/tutorial/lab14/index.html

This lab will explain the following:

Tracking a user who is the first to be seen.
Tracking the user who is the closest to the Kinect 2.
Tracking a user who is the most active in the scene.
Tracking several people simultaneously.

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Kinect 2 Tutorial on Tracking Strategies

April 8, 2015 · Jivtesh Singh · No Comments
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Microsoft Virtual Conference Sessions–May 14 & 15

As part of the MVP Virtual Conference – there are a range of sessions from Azure, to BI that you can attend for free. Register here – http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualconference-sessions.aspx

Here are some I am keen on attending –

Detecting Facial Expressions with Azure Machine Learning and Kinect for Windows

Speaker: Dwight Goins

Moderator: Gian Paolo Santopaolo

This session is about learning how to use Microsoft Azure Machine Learning with the Kinect for Windows in order to detect Facial expressions. This session will cover an introduction to Machine Learning, and different algorithms used to detect data patterns. The algorithms discussed will be nearest neighbor, probabilistic learning, decision trees, and neural networks. It will also cover an introduction to the Kinect for Windows device, such as explaining the features and capabilities of the device and SDK. The session will show basic demos and data coming from the device. The session will then drill down into HD Face and describe the data which is generated from Face and HD Face tracking. Lastly the session will show a demo and provide steps on how to incorporate Azure Machine Learning features into a Windows 8.1 Kinect enabled application to detect facial expressions in real time.

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Automation with PowerShell

Speaker: Trevor Sullivan

Moderator: Anil Desai

Many IT Pros in the industry have begun their virtualization training with VMware, but as the market shifts in other directions, a lot of administrators are finding themselves managing multi-hypervisor environments. Many businesses are now in the process of migrating some or all of their virtual workloads to the Microsoft Hyper-V platform for a number of reasons including, cost savings, scalability, and ease of management. While managing a Hyper-V cluster is somewhat similar in concept to ESXi, there are some fundamental differences. This session will cover Hyper-V clustering, management differences, and the migration of VMs from ESXi to Hyper-V. The entire session will be geared towards VMware administrators who are looking to broaden their horizons by adding Hyper-V know-how to their toolbox.

10 New Things for Developers on Windows 10

Speaker: Colin Melia

Moderator: Mark Schramm

It’s in the title. If you didn’t have time for Build or you just want to get a summary of 10 new features for developers from the new and/or updates APIs, tools SKUs and/or languages, from devices to the cloud, this is your chance to get on board.

Resolving Conflicts in Collaborative Occasionally Connected Mobile Apps

Speaker: Michael Perry

Moderator: Bryan Hunter

In collaborative apps, a change made on one device appears on another. Data flows seamlessly across devices. But those devices aren’t always connected. And even when they are, users don’t want to wait for a network connection before they can see or work with their data. So data needs to be stored locally, and synchronized in the background.

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Microsoft Virtual Conference Sessions–May 14 & 15

April 7, 2015 · Jivtesh Singh · No Comments
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Downloads for Menus for Visual Studio Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs previously mentioned on this blog, Winthrop Development Consultants has an agreement with Microsoft to continue the development and support of the Menus for Visual Studio Tools.

It will be re-released once it has been rebranded.

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

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.

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

David

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

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

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Downloads for Menus for Visual Studio Tools

March 27, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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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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Downloads for the Support Debugging Tool

March 26, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Light it Up Challenge–Microsoft Australia

If like me, you think Internet of Things is the next big thing, here is a fun little event by Microsoft around it.

Code it. Light it. Win it!

All you have to do is sign up to receive the Challenge Kit, and complete all three challenges.
Tune into Microsoft’s six week lab series and discover how to program your device.
If your LED device is one of 5 to light up on April 13 2015, then you’ve won.
During the challenge, you’ll learn how to code, build and deploy with the Internet of Things.
We’ll give you an IoT overview, explain the architecture and MS platform.
Get started today!
*Terms and conditions apply: http://aka.ms/lightitup

See more here – Internet of Things – Light it Up Challenge

Follow this link:
Light it Up Challenge–Microsoft Australia

February 24, 2015 · Jivtesh Singh · No Comments
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