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#GPPT Last chance to get the Special Introductory price for GP Power Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageNew Pricing and Product Modules will be released 1st July 2016 for GP Power Tools (GPPT).

Last day to order GP Power Tools at the introductory price of US$365 will be 30th June 2016.

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New pricing for GP Power Tools will be released on 1st July 2016. You still have one week to order at the introductory price of US$365. Sites that purchase GP Power Tools at the introductory price can renew their first year subscription at US$365 before switching to the new pricing model.

The new release of GP Power Tools will separate the features of the product into three individual modules. You can purchase all three or choose the ones that best fit your needs. Core functionality such as manual logging, capturing screenshots, email and Dex.ini settings will be included with any module purchased.

GPPT Administrator Tools includes Resource Information, Security Information, Logging and Analysis, Company color schemes, and Usability enhancements, Automated Dex.ini configuration, Dictionary control troubleshooting tool.

GPPT Developer Tools includes Scripting for Dexterity, SQL Server, Visual C# and Visual Basic.Net. Triggers for both debugging and customisation. User interaction with scripts via Parameter Lists. Custom RW functions and custom Service Based Architecture web services.

GPPT Database Tools includes Database Validation to check User and Company settings as well as Table structures. Export and Import of data via XML files.

Don’t miss out on the final days of the introductory price.

Order GP Power Tools Today

David

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

Filed under: GP Power Tools, News, Products Tagged: GP Power Tools, GPPT, News

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June 24, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#MSCONNECT GP – Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Documentation

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the third in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

The issue which is the subject of today’s article is the lack of updated documentation for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, submitted by Vaidy Mohan.

Ever since Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 the documentation available for the product has been becoming scarcer. With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 there were 96 files installed into the documentation folder.

From Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 onwards there have been only 15 files in the folder and those have barely been updated for the GP 2015 and GP 2016 releases. If you open the pdf manuals, they mostly refer to GP 2013.

Updates for the documentation for Dexterity and the Dexterity help file as well as the SDK documentation has been lacking in the last releases.

I know that keeping the documentation up to date requires time and resources, but it is a valuable part of any software product, especially something as large and complex and Microsoft Dynamics GP.

So if you want the documentation kept up to date with the software, please vote using the links below.

Click on the link below:

Here is the URL for the link

Note: If the link does not work for you, go to https://connect.microsoft.com/directory/ and sign in with your Microsoft Account (MSA) and then find Microsoft Dynamics – Microsoft Dynamics GP in the list and click Join. Then try the links above again.Thanks

David

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

Filed under: 2016, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, Microsoft Connect, Public Service Announcement Tagged: GP 2016, Product Suggestion

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June 22, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 6 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am pleased to announce that the next build of the Batch Posting Service Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (BSPT) is now available for download.

The Batch Posting Service Toolkit provides service procedures to retrieve a list of Batch Numbers for a specified Batch Source and to post the batch for a specified Batch Source and Batch Number.

It is designed to be used to post newly integrated batches of transactions real time and can be called via Dexterity, Visual Studio Tools or as a Service Based Architecture (SBA) Web Service (for v14.0 or later).

This build adds support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 as well as adding support for Project Accounting batches.

Build 6 of Batch Posting Service Toolkit is available for the following Microsoft Dynamics GP versions:

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (v11.0),
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and GP 2013 R2 (v12.0),
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and GP 2015 R2 (v14.0)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 (v16.0).

Batch Posting Service Toolkit supports the following batch types :

  • Financial: General Entry, Clearing Entry, Quick Entry, Budget Transactions
  • Sales: Receivables Transaction Entry, Cash Receipts Entry, Invoicing Entry, Sales Transaction Entry
  • Purchasing: Payables Transaction Entry, Manual Payment Entry, Receivings Entry, Invoice Matching Entry, Purchase Returns Entry
  • Inventory: Transaction Entry, Transfer Entry, Assembly Entry
  • Project Accounting: Timesheet Entry*, Employee Expense Entry, Equipment Log Entry, Misc. Log Entry, Inventory Transfer Entry, Billing Entry, Revenue Recognition Entry

* Timesheet Entry currently does not support posting through to payroll.

More Information

For more information and download links, please see the Batch Posting Service Toolkit Portal page:

Please post comments and feedback.

David

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

Filed under: 2010, 2013, 2013 R2, 2015, 2015 R2, 2016, Batch Posting Service Toolkit, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, Microsoft, News, Service Based Architecture, Visual Studio Tagged: Batch Posting Service Toolkit, BPST, Dexterity, GP 2010, GP 2013, GP 2015, GP 2016, News, Service Based Architecture, Visual Studio

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#GPUGSummit Come train with me, let’s train, train away

David Meego - Click for blog homepageSorry for the out of tune singing and altered lyrics… I just changed the mode of transport. Also, apologies to Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble.

But registration for the pre-conference Academy training at GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa is now open and that makes me want to sing.

Just to get you in the mood, play the following video while you read the rest of the article:

Michael Buble – Come fly with me (direct link)

 

Firstly, if you have not registered for GPUG Summit 2016, do it now as it is filling up fast and accommodation in Tampa, Florida, USA is getting harder to find.

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Secondly, register for the Pre-Conference Academy Training you want to attend.

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I would like to highlight the training classes I will be presenting:

Dexterity Fundamentals Bootcamp (5 Days)

Dexterity I (Dexterity Product Fundamentals) will teach you about the development environment used to build the Microsoft Dynamics GP family of products. This course will provide you with the foundation you need to build integrated, database-independent applications. In addition, you will learn how to provide powerful application functionality for Dynamics.

See my previous post:

Note: This training runs in the week prior to GPUG Summit 2016 (from Monday 3rd October 2016 to Friday 7th October 2016) and will be held at the Microsoft Office in Tampa. I will be staying close to the Microsoft Office at the Crowne Plaza Tampa – Westshore for the week of the training before shifting to a different hotel for GPUG Summit.

Click here for details and registration: http://sched.co/77Lx

Introduction to GP Power Tools (1/2 day, morning)

GP Power Tools (previously known as the Support Debugging Tool) is a powerful suite of tools to help you support, administer and customize your Microsoft Dynamics GP system.

This workshop introduces the user level (standard mode) features of the tools such as; identifying resources (windows, tables, fields, etc.), resolving application security issues, capturing screenshots and logs, troubleshooting the cause of an issue, controlling Dex.ini settings and even avoiding issues by color coding companies.

David Musgrave, the original developer, will guide you through the installation process and use of the tools. You will learn what the recommended configuration is and how to set up the tools to get the most out of it. This session is a must for those wanting to also attend the advanced workshop.

Click here for details and registration: http://sched.co/77M9

Advanced GP Power Tools Tricks and Tips (1/2 day, afternoon)

GP Power Tools (previously known as the Support Debugging Tool) is recognized by system administrators and consultants as a valuable tool that eases the task of administering Microsoft Dynamics GP.

In this advanced workshop, we build upon the foundation from the introduction workshop and look further into the administrator level (advanced mode) features of the tools. We will look into the scripting and programming capabilities of the tools, showing how it can be used to customize the system and fix issues. Also, we will explore the Database Validation feature to understand how this will help ensure your system is in “tip top” shape and so avoid upgrade issues.

David Musgrave, the original developer, will guide you through practical, hands-on examples using a variety of scripting languages including SQL, Dexterity and now C# and VB.Net. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience with, we can guide you through.

Click here for details and registration: http://sched.co/77Lt


While not part of the GPUG Academy Training, I will also be running Advanced Dexterity Training in the week before the Dexterity Fundamentals bootcamp in Tampa.

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.

Dexterity II (Dexterity Advanced Integration Techniques)

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.

See my previous post for details:

So “Come train with me, let’s train, train away” …..

Hope to see you.

David

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

Filed under: Conference, Development, Dexterity, GP Power Tools, GPUG, Products, Training Tagged: Dexterity, GP Power Tools, GPPT, GPUG, GPUG Summit 2016, Training

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May 25, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPPT Vote for Company Color Schemes to work on the Dynamics GP Web Client

David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools (like its predecessor, The Support Debugging Tool) has a feature where it can change the background colors of the Dynamics GP application depending on the company you are logged into.

This functionality work perfectly on the Dynamics GP desktop client, but does not work on the Web Clients (both Silverlight and HTML5 versions).

The problem is that the Web Client’s rendering code does not support the Dexterity function library commands Color_SetSystemColor() and Color_ResetSystemColor() which can be used to change system colors for various objects in the application.

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Having different colors for each company helps differentiate the companies by providing an immediate visual cue to the user. It will ensure the user knows which company they are in and will avoid data entry into a test company or into an incorrect company.

For example: using a hot pink theme like the one below should remind you that you are logged into the test company.

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So, to try and get this functionality added to the web client, I have created a Product Suggestion on MS Connect (just like I used to tell everyone when I worked for Microsoft).

The more votes the suggestion (ID: 2698747) gets, the higher the priority becomes and the better the chances of getting this change made.

So, please vote and pass this request onto anyone you know who would benefit from having the company based color themes working in the Dynamics GP Web Client.

Click on the link below:

Here is the URL for the link

Thanks

David

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

Filed under: 2016, Development, Dexterity, Dynamics, GP, GP Power Tools, Microsoft, Products Tagged: GP 2016, GP Power Tools, GPPT, Web Client

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May 16, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Upgrade to Windows 10 for free before time runs out

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWindows 10 was officially released on the 29th July 2015, and when it was released users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 were offered a free upgrade to Windows 10.

The free upgrade offer lasts for one year and so will expire on 29th July 2016. So this article is a reminder for everyone out there who has not upgraded yet to get a move on.

Windows 10 gives you everything that you loved about Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 and store apps and heaps more.

Windows 10 is faster, more secure and has many new great features including Cortana, Edge Browser and DirectX 12 for gamers. Also there are lots of new features coming soon in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

To get the low down on why you should upgrade (like a boss), check out this video the Fedora Man himself, Bryan Roper.

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon (direct link)

 

If you are ready to upgrade your device, then visit the site below to get started. You can do an “in place” upgrade over your existing system, or if you want download the ISO image and do a clean install and use your Windows 7 or 8 license key.

Note: If your only reason for staying on Windows 7 is that you can’t adapt to a new start menu, then you can install a third party start menu (eg. Start10, ClassicShell). That way you get most of the benefits of Windows 10 but still have an old start menu.

If your device is not one of the 300 million already running Windows 10, upgrade now before it will cost you (although the cost is not that much).

David

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

Filed under: Microsoft, News, Windows Tagged: News, Windows 10

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May 9, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Friday Funny: This Is Why You Shouldn’t Interrupt a Programmer

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is for everyone who works with or lives with a software developer.

My wife has long since learnt to leave me alone when I am in programming mode, even when I walk away from the computer to grab a drink or remember to eat (5 hours after meal time). She does not like being groaned at when she makes me lose my “train of thought”.

As most developers would understand, when you are working on solving a problem, working out a new technique or solving a complex bug, your brain is busy processing many possible solutions and discarding the ones that don’t work. Eventually it will find a working solution. All this thinking is happening too fast to write anything down, so please don’t interrupt us just because we are not typing on the keyboard.

This comic strip from Jason Heeris sums it up.

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Here is the link to Jason’s site:

Enjoy

David

PS: Never suggest to a developer that it is late and they should go to bed and work on it again in the morning. You will be likely to get yelled at.

PPS: Then again, when a developer is not actually working, it is safe to make a suggestion to them in the evening. They will often have a solution by the morning…. and sometimes get up in the middle of the night to code it.

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

Filed under: Fun Tagged: Friday Funny, Fun

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May 6, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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