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Announcing the new name for the Support Debugging Tool

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello to all the fans of the features and functionality offered by the Support Debugging Tool, who disliked the name of the tool.

After consultation with the community, the Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs (especially Mark Polino, he has always wanted the name changed) as well as polls on this blog, I am pleased to finally announce the new name for the Support Debugging Tool.

Please welcome the first product in the Winthrop Development Consultants range:

The Winthrop Microsoft Business Solutions Support Debugging Great Plains Pro Power System Administrator Toolbox Pack Library Control Panel Assistant Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP

For short: TWMBSSDGPPPSATPLCPAT4MSDGP

Thanks for all the suggestions, I hope the new name will keep everyone happy. I think it is quite catchy.

Details on its release will be available soon.

David

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

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

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Announcing the new name for the Support Debugging Tool

April 1, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#CONV15 – Convergence 2015 Atlanta – Day 2

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I was exhausted already and it was only Day 2 of the Convergence 2015 conference.

As there were no sessions Mariano and I planned to attend first thing in the morning, we started the day a bit later. The downside is that the morning traffic had built up by the time we left and so it took a bit longer to get into Downtown Atlanta.

Once we got to the Georgia World Congress Center, we went to the Speaker Workroom to make final preparations for customisation session later in the day. Not very exciting, but it did help make the session better for those who attended.

At the CSG024-R1: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015: Customizing the user interface session as Mariano and I were getting our machines setup and the audio guy was wiring the microphones for us, I noticed someone in the audience with writing on their shirt that looked like it had my name on it.

I had to stop and investigate further. It turned out that Steven Vallarian, knowing that I was negotiating with Microsoft for the rights to the Support Debugging Tool, Menus for Visual Studio Tools and SnapShot, had got a number of t-shirts made up with the wording “Free David Musgrave’s Code”.

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David Musgrave and Steven Vallarian with the Free David Musgrave’s Code shirts

Thanks to Steven, a few lucky people have one of these rare shirts. While I loved the thought that went into the shirts, the negotiations with Microsoft had already been successful by the time Convergence started. This meant that Beat Bucher’s #FreeCode hash tag, did not really trend on Twitter. However, it did provide everyone with a laugh. Thanks Steven for the shirts and for putting a smile on many faces.

After that the session went very well, with brief explanations of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the options for customizing the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 user interface. We covered Modifier & Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Visual Studio Tools (VST), Modifier with VST instead of VBA and Dexterity. We had demos of each tool in action, but due to time constraints, only discussed the code at the conceptual level. The source code for these demos will be posted soon on this blog and Mariano’s blog.

The message for this part of the session was that there are many options available to you and you can mix and match the tools to find the best solution for your customization.

We also surprised people by including a couple of demos for the new Service Based Architecture functionality added to Dexterity for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. We showed posting a batch via a web service call and pulling data into a Project Sienna application.

The message here is that you no longer have just limit yourself to customizing the user interface, but you can now extend the user interface into other environments and devices using REST based web services.

Thank-you to everyone who came to the session, especially those who answered questions or came up afterwards to ask questions or say hello. Hope you enjoyed the Tim Tams.

After the session, I had a meeting to go to, but wanted to see if I could find Pam Misialek. Pam was my contact at Microsoft for the software code negotiations and I had to give her one of Steven’s t-shirts. While looking for her, I found Chad Sogge, who had always been supportive of giving me the code for the products I developed. I thought it appropriate for him to have a shirt as well.

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Chad Sogge showing his support. Thanks Chad

Chad told me that Pam was in a particular room, so stuck my head in the room to see if she was free…. Only to be spotted and called to the front of the room by Mark Polino, just before they started the popular DDG101: Excel, Excel, Excel. An Excel Shootout session. I had time to wave to everyone, give Pam the t-shirt (without an explanation, which confused her as the code was already “free”) and make a quick exit.

After my meeting, I went back to the Expo and continued visiting the various exhibitors. Sadly, I ran out of time and the Expo closed after I had only been there a little while.

I caught up with Mariano and we headed back to the Omni Hotel Lobby bar to relax and chat with other attendees and presenters. While there I caught up with the eOne Solutions team who are always ready to have their photo taken.

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eOne Solutions team, including my ex-Microsoftie pal Patrick “Superman” Roth

After a few drinks, Mariano and I sat down at the Omni Hotel’s Prime Meridian restaurant (just next to the lobby bar) to have some dinner before the Rock-n-Rave party. Just after we sat down, Cindy and Tanya (who were at our customisation session) came in and were going to sit at another table. As much as I enjoy Mariano’s company, dinner would be much more interesting with additional people, so I asked them to join us. They are much prettier than Mariano anyway.

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Dinner: Mariano Gomez, Cindy Reeves, Tanya Markwith and David Musgrave

After dinner we headed over to the Rock-n-Rave party which had a zombie theme to it this year. Thanks to the sponsors of the party: http://www.rock-n-rave.com/sponsors/

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John Lowther and Mike McDowell: One is ugly and the other is a zombie

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Rock-n-Rave party at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

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Zombies don’t scare me … much

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Craig Klapman and Ora Goldman scare Ora’s daughter

Mariano and I did not stay too late as we needed to be awake for the repeat of our customization session the next day.

David

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

Filed under: Conference, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, News Tagged: Conference, Convergence 2015, News

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March 31, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#CONV15 – Convergence 2015 Atlanta – Day 1 – Dynamics GP Session

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So, now we are here at Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Roadmap and Strategy general session.

I sat right down the front so I could heckle the presenters… It is in my job description. Someone has to keep them on their toes.

The session started with everyone’s favourite non technical person, Errol Schoenfish (#IfErrolCanDoIt).

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Errol Schoenfish

Errol took us through a demo of the upcoming Time Management App, by deciding (in advance) what days he would be sick on (after a public holiday) and then taking some additional annual leave. This new self service app would be released on all major platforms.

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Time Management App for Windows, iOS and Android

Next up was the MVP Shootout, a challenge of one-upmanship between Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) Mark Polino and Mariano Gomez. Each time one would mention the cool benefits of a new feature in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, the other would raise the bar with an even better new feature.

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MVP Shootout

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Mark Polino MVP and Mariano Gomez MVP

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Mariano even explained Service Based Architecture in under 30 seconds

Then as Mark and Mariano are finishing up and congratulating each other, Belinda Allen MVP surprises us by coming on stage to cover the new Business Intelligence features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. [Edit] Okay, I knew it was going to happen as I was at the rehearsal. :-)

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Belinda Allen hijacks the MVP Shootout

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Where to find the MVPs … if you didn’t know already

It was great to see Mark, Mariano and now Belinda being part of the official proceedings. Microsoft needs to continue harnessing the enthusiasm of the MVPs and other community members.

After the MVP Shootout, Errol hosted demos from Jennifer Ranz and Jodi Christiansen as well as have Jason Eden from Dynamics GP customer Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) come on stage and tell us how running Microsoft Dynamics GP in cloud has helped their organisation. RREAL supply Solar Power systems to people in need to help fight fuel poverty. It is a smart, eco friendly way to help families rather than just giving cash handouts.

Jeff Trosen then joined Errol on stage to cover the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Roadmap as well as the features for the next Dynamics GP 2015 R2 release.

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Errol Schoenfish and Jeff Trosen

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Roadmap

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 Features

The final section of the session was with Errol and Chad Sogge and discussed the next generation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client. By removing the dependency on Silverlight and using HMTL5, the next web client will be able to work on any browser and any device that supports HTML5.

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The next generation web client

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Errol using an Apple iOS tablet to access the web client

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Chad using a Samsung Android tablet to access the web client

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An example screen from the next generation web client

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The room was packed with a lot of excited Dynamics GP users, customers and partners

And on that bombshell, the session ended and it was time for lunch.

Day 1, to be continued …

David

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

Filed under: Conference, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, News Tagged: Conference, Convergence 2015, News

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#CONV15 – Convergence 2015 Atlanta – Day 1 – Opening Keynote

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Today was the first day of the actual Convergence 2015 conference.

The first stop for the day was to one of the Speaker Rehearsal Rooms so that Mariano could fine tune his role in the MVP portion of the Microsoft Dynamics GP general session later in the day.

After the rehearsal we joined the long queues of conference attendees heading across the road from the Georgia World Congress Center to the Philips Arena (Home of the Atlanta Hawks) for the Opening Keynote for Convergence 2015.

The Opening Keynote for Convergence 2015 featured Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO as well as Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Executive Vice President, Business Solutions. It was very well attended (I believe the conference had about 12,000 attendees), which meant that we had to go to the upper level to find a seat. Here is the view from the “Gods”.

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Opening Keynote: The view from our seats

Thanks to my camera’s 20x optical zoom, I was able to get some closer photos during the session.

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Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO

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Russell Wilson from Seattle Seahawks discussing how he uses his Surface Pro 3

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Satya doing his own demos… and they even worked too!!

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Surface Hub (an 84 inch, 4K screen with an integrated computer and built-in
sensors, cameras, speakers, microphones, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and more)

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Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Executive Vice President, Business Solutions

For the actual content of the Opening Keynote, the best method would be to watch it yourself online via the Convergence Video Library.

Use the link below to go directly to the session video:

After the keynote, I headed back over to the Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium in the GWCC for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Roadmap and Strategy general session. Mariano had already left as he had to be there early to get prepared.

Day 1, to be continued …

David

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

Filed under: Conference, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, News Tagged: Conference, Convergence 2015, News

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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 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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How to enable the Projection button in the Depreciation Projection window for Fixed Assets

Hi Guys..
Found a very important KB article on enabling Fixed Asset projections button in the Depreciation Projection window..
Check it out..

To make the Projection button available in the Depreciation Projection window for Fixed Assets, follow these step.

Note  The following steps require you to run delete scripts by using the Microsoft SQL Query Analyzer tool. We recommend that you create a backup of your data before you follow these steps.

  1. Make sure that all users exit Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  2. Use one of the following methods to start the Support Administrator Console, Microsoft SQL Query Analyzer, or SQL Server Management Studio depending on the program that you use:
    • Method 1: SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE2000)

      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Administrator Console, and then click Support Administrator Console.

    • Method 2: SQL Server 2000

      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, and then click Query Analyzer.

    • Method 3: SQL Server 2005

      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.

    • Method 4: SQL Server 2008Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.
    • Method 5: SQL Server 2008 R2
      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.
    • Method 6: SQL Server 2012
      Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and then click SQL Server Management Studio.
  3. Run the following commands against the Company database:

    DELETE FA40203
    DELETE FA41900

    Notes

    • FA40203 is the Fixed Assets Depreciation Book Setup table (used for tracking projections and depreciation).
    • FA41900 is the Projection Report Master table.
  4. Start Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  5. Verify that the Projection button is available. To do this, follow one of these steps, depending on the program that you are running:
    • For Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and later versions:

      On the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Tools, point to Routines, point to Fixed Assets, click Projection, and then verify that the Projection button is available.

    • For Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 and Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 8.0:

      On the Tools menu, point to Routines, point to Fixed Assets, click Projection, and then verify that the Projection button is available.



Applies to
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0
  • Microsoft Business Solutions–Great Plains 8.0, when used with:
    • Fixed Asset Management

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March 23, 2015 · Frank Hamelly MCP-GP MCT MVP · No Comments
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