Well, our friend Mark Polino has hit another one out of the ball park with his latest release – Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 , affectionately known as BDaMDGP13aE13 Yes the book’s title is a mouthful but my, oh my, the content of the book is a library full. If there’s anything you want or need to know about leveraging the BI capabilities that GP 2013 and Excel 2013 bring to the table, you need this book. From creating refreshable Excel reports to drilling back to source data in GP to utilizing PowerPivot, this book has it all. I’ve just completed my first read of this awesome reference and am applying my new-found knowledge already. I highly recommend Mark’s new book to anyone who has a desire to create and publish extremely powerful, interactive BI tools for GP 2013
With the sun setting over the city of New Orleans last night, we wrapped up our first day here, which was filled with getting out and about, seeing the sights on a perfect, sun-filled, 80 degree day. The real fun starts tomorrow with the kickoff of the GPUG-hosted GP Partner Connection events and then some partying later in the evening to celebrate St. Patty’s day. Green beer for all!
Some companies have a need to disable the ability to change the User Date in GP. Out of the box, there isn’t a great way to handle this requirement but Ian Grieve, over at Azurecurve in the UK, has a simple, yet elegant solution for this. Check out Ian’s blog post here – User Date . Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous 2013!
If you’re planning a GP 2013 upgrade anytime soon, take a look at this excellent article at MSDynamicsWorld for some upgrade Tips n Tricks – GP 2013 Upgrade .
If you’re like me and have been frustrated to no end over the years because you couldn’t drag the divider in SmartList to allow more space in the results pane, our frustration is near its end. I test drove this Splitter Control a few months ago before it was approved for release and it works like a charm. Fellow MVP Mariano Gomez elaborates on his blog – SmartList Splitter Control . Go forth and enjoy!
I’m studying to take the GP10 Manufacturing certification exam and it’s amazing how much I don’t know (or have forgotten) about GP. Here’s an item that jumped out at me last night as I was reading through Item Setup processes: HINT: Set up the first class with the most common entries and select this class as the default class. By selecting the Default option, the information defined for this class automatically appears as the default for each subsequent class created.