You read that correctly! Microsoft has decided to change the way they work with some of their utilities and tools. Previously there were charges to get access to tools or utilities like Customer Modifier and Customer Combiner (and Vendor, Account, Item etc.). On the partner side, we had to purchase those outside of the normal ordering processes (they weren’t “modules” like ordering something like Integration Manager was). They want to streamline that to eliminate some of their Direct Billing policies and that means Dynamics GP customers win! What’s Free? Well here is a list of what I know of, and it’s effective March 1, 2012. Keep in mind this has only recently been announced so don’t be surprised if your partner doesn’t know all of the details about it yet – the information is just trickling out now and not everything on Partnersource is yet updated for us
I have seen a number of forum posts around this subject and have even received a few calls for help in troubleshooting the issue. ..
Thomas Friedman thinks the next generation might be inventing their jobs, rather than finding them. The Startup of You . Now you can subscribe to Everything Dynamics GP via email GP Reconciling unchanged bank statements (Mariano Gomez) – Mariano tackles an interesting Bank Rec problem Microsoft Dynamics GP Error- Unable to open customizations dictionary | Dynamics GP Help – (Rubal) – digs into all the possible options to resolve this issue
In the past days, my good old friend from the other side of the world, David Musgrave released a sneak peak post into Windows 8. This time, there’s a full 20 minute video showcasing some of the features that will be available in the new Microsoft operating system. If you know own a Windows Phone 7 device, you will find tons of similarities between the two
Wow! I never thought I’d have an opportunity to jump between Polino and Musgrave in a squabble but I just can’t resist any longer.
I started this post 4 months ago, but never finished it. In doing some Builder research for another post I stumbled across a blog from another SmartList Lover, Sara Corbett. Her post SmartList Builder Etiquette is in the same vein as this post, but, interestingly, she lists different items than I do. Compare the two posts and comment on what you think is important for a Great list… What is the difference between a good SmartList and a great SmartList? In my opinion, it is often in the details – mostly the Formating details. Here is a handy checklist of common things to check: Field formating — press the blue arrow in the header left of Display Name to launch the field settings: Note Index fields – check the box to pull the Note text All Account Index fields – check the box to pull the Account Number Phone & Fax numbers – select the dropdown for the Phone number formating Social Security numbers – select the dropdown for Social Security formating Date fields – check the box to display 1/1/1900 as a blank (also can change the date formating, too) Fields from SQL Views – make sure you turn off the $ on quantity fields and add % for percentage fields Set Decimal places – especially for fields stored in GP as integers but displayed with decimals in GP (like the Shipping Weight on the Item master is stored as 100 where it is really 1.00, HR module stores most hour totals this way.) Field Display Names – Add field names from the setup for user defined fields
David Musgrave contents in his recent headline that Dynamics GP Report Writer is the greatest report writer ever. I say dump it from GP and plug in SSRS exclusively.I have actually written Report Writer reports from scratch, not just modified them, so I have a basis for my opinion but ultimately, it’s you, the users, that matter, so let’s find out what you think