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Friday Funny: Inside The Mind Of A Master Procrastinator

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMy eldest son is responsible for many things, but excels at the Art of Procrastination.

He once asked my wife, “Do you want to practice your procrastination skills?“. She replied “Sorry, I don’t have time now.“. To which my son said, “It’s OK, we can do it tomorrow.“.

He recently found this video of a TED Talk by Tim Urban, which explains everything….

Check out the video below:

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban (direct link)

 

//TODO: Finish this post with witty comment.

David

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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

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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.

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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

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#GPPT Understanding GP Power Tools User vs Administrator features

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently, a question was raised about what was required to access GP Power Tools (GPPT) Administrator level features.

GP Power Tools features can be broken down into to levels or modes:

  • Standard Mode or User Level features
  • Advanced Mode or Administrator Level features

Standard Mode features can be used safely by all users and can be accessed once application level security is granted to the windows using the GP POWER TOOLS USER Security Role. This role should be granted to all users for all accessible companies in the system.

Standard Mode includes the following features; Manual Logging Mode, Dex.ini Settings, Resource Information, Security Profiler, Security Information, Security Log, Runtime Executer, SQL Executer, .Net Executer, Configuration Export/Import , ScreenShot, and Send Email.

Advanced Mode features are those administrator level features that could provide access to view or modify data and include scripting in multiple languages and Export/Import facilities. Advanced Mode features require the following:

  • Application level security using the GP POWER TOOLS ADMIN Security Role or POWERUSER Security Role.
  • SQL Server system administrator (sysadmin) or database owner (dbo) privileges to the system database and company databases.
  • The Dynamics GP System Password or the GP Power Tools Administrator Password (depending on how the system is configured).

Advanced Mode features include; Automatic Debugger Mode, Dictionary Control, XML Table Export, XML Table Import, Runtime Execute, SQL Execute, .Net Execute, Configuration Maintenance, Administrator Settings, Administrator Password Setup, Dex.ini Configuration, Database Validation, and Setup Backup and Restore.

If the user does not have the elevated privileges at the SQL Server level, they will receive the “You must be logged on as a user with SQL Server system Administrator (sysadmin) or database owner (dbo) privileges to the system and company databases to access this feature.” message.

GPPT_DBO_Error

Note: The message was previously “You must logged on as a user with DBO privileges to access this feature.“, but has been updated to provide more information.

The user who will be accessing Advanced Mode or Administrator Level features does not need to be a POWERUSER, ‘sa’ or ‘DYNSA’. They just need access to the windows and to be granted elevated permissions at the SQL Server level. The permissions are required both for technical reasons and as an extra level of security to ensure that only administrator users can access Advanced Mode features.

Please note that even though the user has elevated privileges, due to their password being encrypted, they can only log in to Dynamics GP and so cannot use those privileges outside Dynamics GP.

For more information on GP Power Tools, please visit the portal:

Hope this explains everything

David

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Friday Funny: Americans Don’t Understand English – The Jonathan Ross Show

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe topic of today’s Friday Funny is something that I have always noticed when I visit the USA. I try not to comment anymore on the various differences in language as it is too late to change anything now.

I believe it was George Bernard Shaw who said “England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”.

In the video below, English comedian Michael McIntyre explains how Americans feel the need to simplify English words to the extreme.

Americans Don’t Understand English – The Jonathan Ross Show (direct link)

 

Just remember, in the same way that I did not get a fizzy lemon flavoured soft drink when I asked for lemonade, if you ask for an entrée sized Spaghetti Marinara outside of the USA, you will receive a small serve of seafood pasta.

Enjoy

David

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#GPUGAmplify Early Bird Discount ends Friday 25th March 2016

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAt the beginning of the month, I posted an article announcing the new GPUG Amplify conference being held at the Marriott Anaheim, in Anaheim, California, USA on 23rd to 25th May 2016.

Today’s post is to remind you that the Early Bird Discount ends on Friday 25th March 2016. So make sure you take advantage of the discount and Register now.

Amplify_Logo

If you want to understand the difference between GPUG Amplify and GPUG Summit (in October 2016), please review the diagram published by Bob McAdam.

The GPUG Amplify conference will cover the future direction and roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics GP including the upcoming of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016. This is your chance to have an open dialog directly with Microsoft and the team behind Microsoft Dynamics GP.

So Register today.

David

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

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17th Century Shipbuilding and Your Failed Software Project

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Vasa was a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing about 1,300 metres (1,400 yards) into her maiden voyage on 10th August 1628.

There are a number of lessons that can be learnt from the design, building and testing phases of the ship building process that could be applied to today’s software development world.

This is the topic of Pete Cheslock’s lightning talk at Monitorama PDX 2014:

Monitorama PDX 2014 – Lightning Talk – Pete Cheslock (direct link)

 

For more information on the ship and its history go to Vasa Museum or Wikipedia.

Enjoy

David

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