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Friday Funny: Microsoft spreads the spirit of the season on 5th Ave

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTo celebrate the holidays, Microsoft employees, who were selected from across the country, gathered together, meeting each other for the first time, at the new Microsoft 5th Avenue Store in New York City, New York, USA to spread some holiday wishes. Joined by a local NYC children’s youth choir, they share a message of peace and harmony with their neighbour down the street.

Check out the video below:

Microsoft spreads the spirit of the season on 5th Ave (direct link)

 

Enjoy

David

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December 4, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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'Management Reporter Application Service' Part 3 – azurecurve

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November 25, 2015 · Ian Grieve · No Comments
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#GPPT Why wait till you upgrade to install GP Power Tools?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYesterday, I received an email from a customer that I met in Reno at the GPUG Summit 2016 conference. He asked a technical question on GP Power Tools and mentioned that he had purchased the tool to be used once he had completed the upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

The question I had to ask was …

  • Why wait till you upgrade to install GP Power Tools?

The reason I ask the question is fairly simple.

By running the GP Power Tools’ Database Validation feature against your system BEFORE you upgrade, you can avoid many upgrade issues before they even occur.

Database Validation can be used to validate that the system’s user and company settings match the SQL Server Logins, Databases and Database Users as well as comparing the data structures of all tables against their definitions in the Dynamics GP Product dictionaries.

Note: For more details on what checks Database Validation makes, see the first article in the links below.

You can also use Database Validation to fix SQL Logins (passwords) and Database Users when moving the system to a new server, which often happens during upgrades.

Even if not moving to a new server, it is common practice to do a test upgrade on a test server. Running Database Validation on your test environment can remove references to users and companies that are not included in the test system.

Database Validation has many features that will help you before and during the upgrade process, so why not get some help now… before you upgrade?

If you already have registered GP Power Tools, your license will be valid for all versions GP Power Tools (for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, GP 2013, GP 2013 R2, GP 2015 & GP 2015 R2).

For more information see:

You have no reason to wait.

David

PS: Database Validation is new to GP Power Tools and is not included in the Support Debugging Tool.

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

Filed under: Dynamics, GP, GP Power Tools, Microsoft, Products Tagged: GP Power Tools, GPPT, Upgrade

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November 25, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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GP Upgrade – “Please Select a Company” Message

This one’s quite simple, yet intriguing.

I am working on a test upgrade; from GP2010 to GP 2015 R2. I decided to only take production company databases and left all test companies, for all logical reasons.

After applying GP 2010 SP4, I decided to perform a unit testing. After logging in to GP, I received following message, without having any issues later on. It was just this message:

Company Message

(Above screenshot courtesy: Ugan)

As a thumb rule, I searched on GP community and stumbled across two most relevant forum questions and suggestions.

  1. Please select a company message after company has been selected and logged into
  2. Dynamics GP 2015R2 Upgrade – Please select a company

None of them is answered.

I had a suspicion that this must be something to do with “Remember this company” option on “User and Company” window. I decided to use GP Power Tools (previously Support Debugging Tool – SDT) and SQL profiler to study this message in depth.

As suspected, results pointed to the option “Remember this company”. Now, if you remember what I said earlier, I took only the production companies for test upgrade and not the test companies. Previous consultant who was working with this client had selected a test company as his (SA’s) default company.

Now, you must also recollect that we have a SQL script to clean up missing companies’ affiliation across DYNAMICS database.

I ran the above script on the test environment and logged on to GP. This time, I was required to select a company and the message never appeared back.

Happy troubleshooting!

VAIDY

Filed under: #MSDYNGP, Dynamics GP 2015, GP 2010, GP 2015, GP 2015 R2, GP Power Tools, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, SDT, Support Debugging Tool, Troubleshooting

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November 24, 2015 · Vaidyanathan Mohan · No Comments
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Inaugural Class of Credentialed Professionals Announced

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter Microsoft removed the requirement for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners to be certified and shutdown the examinations for those two products, the community decided that some sort of certifications were still needed.

To this end, the Association of Dynamics Professionals (DynamicsPro) was formed.

From the Association’s web site:

The Association of Dynamics Professionals (DynamicsPro) is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization which exists to serve the Microsoft Dynamics community by establishing competency standards and assessments, and to positively impact the Dynamics community through member-led advocacy initiatives.

At the recent reIMAGINE 2015 and GPUG Summit 2015 conferences, attendees were given the opportunity to take the examinations for Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV (at Summit).

Joe Carroll has recently published an article with a list of the Inaugural Class of Credentialed Professionals, including yours truly. :-)

For details see Joe Caroll’s blog post below:

So, get involved and get credentialed.

David

PS: The certifications are open to partners and customers alike.

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

Filed under: Dynamics, Microsoft, News Tagged: DynamicsPro, News

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The Epic Trip 2015 – Wrap Up

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Epic Trip to the United States of America and Mexico for 2015 is over. I am safely home and have finally finished writing the blog articles for the trip.

It always surprises me how long it takes to write the blog articles for my work trips. So for the people who ask how I have time to blog, the answer is that I spend too much personal time out of business hours and too much time during business hours writing the articles.

If you have missed any of the articles from the trip, below are all the links to posts from both conferences and also the other destinations for the trip:

reIMAGINE 2015 Conference

Between the Conferences

GPUG Summit 2015 Conference

Miscellaneous Articles

Thanks to everyone who made this trip so enjoyable and successful. While it is a long time to be away from home, I am planning to do a similar trip next year for reIMAGINE 2016 in Fargo, North Dakota and GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

David

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

Filed under: Conference, Development, Dexterity, Training Tagged: Conference, Dexterity, GPUG Summit 2015, reIMAGINE 2015, Training

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November 12, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPUGSummit 2015 – Wrap Up

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That brings GPUG Summit 2015 to a close. The end of a great conference, a great trip and great first year for Winthrop Development Consultants.

As is usual for me I did not get to attend many sessions other than the ones I was presenting or involved in, but was able to meet with many people in the community.

Here are the presentation materials from the seven sessions I co-presented:

Below are the posts from this blog:

Here is a great article from fellow GPUG All Star, Steve Erbach:

Here a cool video from the Enterprise Software Podcast team:

 

Hope to see you next year in Tampa, Florida on the 11th to 14th October 2016 for GPUG Summit 2016.

David

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November 11, 2015 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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