Wednesday, October 15, 2014 After a jammed pack Academy Training day on the previous day, Summit Day 1 begins with a little stroll from my hotel down to the America’s Center Convention Complex . On the way there, I cannot help but to snap a picture of the now very famous Runner Fountain at Kiener Plaza, which happened to be running a pink to red tone in support of the Cardinals
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 After a successful Partner Connections event , Tuesday brought and “All you can digest” Academy Training day, with 100s of sessions across all products. Unlike at the Tampa Summit, this year I did not participate as a trainer and rather decided to spend most of the morning catching up on work and prepping for my first session on Wednesday.
It has been a while since my last post. I have been very busy with a number of activities (more on that in a later post). One of those activities has been this year’s RoboCup Junior Australia competition. For the last two years I have been the mentor for the All Saints College Robotics Club.
A new book by fellow Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Ian Grieve is now out about the Web Client – Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client . I was fortunate enough to review the book as Ian was writing it. Ian has created a great tool to supplement the ton of documentation available from Microsoft
Management Reporter 2012 CU10 has been posted for download. This release contains enhancements around some of the most voted on suggestions in MSConnect including; export to Excel enhancements, suppressing account category details on reports, and additional flexibility around company configuration for Dynamics GP. Here’s a summary of the new Management Reporter CU10 features: Export row-based TOT formulas to Excel An additional parameter has been added to control header and footer options for exporting to Excel in page view vs.
As we move into the world of Service Based Architecture with Dynamics GP 2015, we wanted to highlight some debugging tools that will aid you as you create service procedures of your own. Today you have various things available to you to debug integrations as they are created. Among them are internal tools like the Dexterity script logs and the debugger or methods as simple as dropping the .set file on the runtime executable to ensure Dynamics still launches without error. There are numerous external tools at your fingertips as well such as SQL Profiler, Task Manager and Event Viewer. While you will continue to find great value in these going forward when debugging things “inside” of the Dynamics GP environment we wanted to add tools for gathering information for all of the service events happening “outside” this environment and coming into the Dexterity Process. While considering the options we knew we wanted to create debugging that was low impact on the process overall and incredibly performant. We wanted to not only provide you errors that were encountered within the service but also provide context to enable easier and quicker debugging. Along with this we wanted to provide a sufficient level of logging by default to strike a balance between usefulness and performance. To enable this we decided to utilize Event Tracing for Windows (ETW).