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Friday Funny: 6 The Hard Way

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHere is another numeric challenge from the internet to keep you thinking. This one does involve mathematics unlike the previous Friday Funny: Impossible Numeric Puzzles post.

This one should have the gears spinning as you work out the solutions.

The puzzle is called “6 The Hard Way” and involves you creating mathematical equations that will make three digits (from 0 to 9) equal 6.

6TheHardWay

Here are the rules:

  • You cannot draw a number.
  • To get to 6, all you can use are mathematical symbols – as long as they don’t include a number.
  • You can solve the equations in any order.

To get you started, I will give you one of the solutions:

6 + 6 – 6 = 6

Respond in the comments how you went, but don’t give away any answers.

Hint: The solution to the 8’s equation is the hardest and needs all the techniques you would have worked out to solve the other equations, so do that one last.

Enjoy

David

PS: I will post the source links later as they include solutions.

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June 24, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#MSCONNECT Allow Dynamics GP Desktop client to resize correctly based on screen DPI percentage

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the second 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 ability to resize Microsoft Dynamics GP for various screen sizes and DPI settings.

Back when Windows 7 was released, I came across an issue where the font size for Microsoft Dynamics GP was incorrect. In my case the font was larger than it should be and prompts were getting cut off (and it looked ugly).

I discovered that the issue was caused by Windows defaulting to a DPI setting of 125% on installation (based on my monitor and display card) and setting the default bitmap font size to 120%. Even though I was able to return the DPI setting to 100%, the bitmap fonts remained at 120%.

After a fair amount of research I was able to find the cause and a solution and documented how to edit the registry to change the size of the bitmap fonts. I even included an interface to make the registry changes simple into the Support Debugging Tool (now GP Power Tools).

The issue has raised itself again, but this time going in the other direct. Machines are now running at super high resolutions above Full HD (1920×1080) such as the Surface Book (3000×2000) or 4K screens (3840×2160) and GP just cannot size up to be easily readable on these displays. The bitmap font only has 100% or 120%.

Windows 10 does seem to offer better resizing abilities, even with the bitmap fonts. However, it would be great if Dynamics GP could resize like other applications.

For more information on the issues caused by the use of bitmap fonts see the original blog posts below:

So if you want to be able to use any DPI setting for Microsoft Dynamics GP and have it resize just like any other Microsoft product 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 20, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#MSCONNECT Open more than one window at a time in GP2016 Web Client

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the first 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 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 HTML5 Web Client, submitted by Belinda Allen MVP.

Unlike the previous Silverlight based web client, the new HTML5 web client will only allow one active window at a time. You cannot have two or more windows open at the same time and work between them.

This also means that you cannot have a companion window open at the same time. Companion windows are additional windows often used by ISVs and customisation developers to add additional fields to a window without having to create alternate windows.

Note: You can only create alternate windows from core Dynamics.dic windows and can only have one alternate window selected for use at a time. Alternate windows cannot be created from a third party window (alternate or original).

A common example of a companion window is an Extender form with additional user defined fields. It would not be possible to have the Extender window open at the same time as the parent window. You would need to open and close it to return to the parent window underneath each time.

If the window you want to access does not have direct navigation from the current window, you would need to use the new window search facility to search for the other window each time to bring it to the foreground.

If you would like the option to have the previous web client behaviour back, 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

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

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June 17, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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New builds for #VSIT, #BPST and #GPPT coming soon

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI know I have been quiet on the blog over the last few weeks, but this is because I have been working hard on developing the new builds for the Winthrop Development Consultants products.

These builds will add support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 as well as add some new features and enhancements to the products.

Watch this blog for more details on the releases of

  • Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) build 11
  • Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) build 6
  • GP Power Tools (GPPT) build 21

All three products will be released 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).

Finally, a quick note to say that the Special Introductory price offered on GP Power Tools since its release is going to end soon. If you want to take advantage of this great deal, order your GP Power Tools now. Please contact my distribution partner Mekorma.

More Information

For more information and download links, check out the product portal pages:

I am really excited about these updates and know you will love the new features and enhancements.

Watch this space….

David

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

Filed under: 2016, Batch Posting Service Toolkit, Dynamics, GP, GP Power Tools, Microsoft, News, Products, Visual Studio Integration Toolkit Tagged: Batch Posting Service Toolkit, BPST, GP 2016, GP Power Tools, GPPT, News, Visual Studio Integration Toolkit, VSIT

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June 8, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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#GPUGSummit Conference Infographic

David Meego - Click for blog homepageNow that the Amplify conference is over, the next big event on the GPUG conference calendar is GPUG Summit 2016. It will be held on 11th to 14th October 2016 in Tampa, FL, USA. If you haven’t registered yet, get a move on!!

For partners, we also have the reIMAGINE 2016 conference in Fargo ND, USA on 19th to 21st September 2016.

Click on the image below to visit the GPUG Summit 2016 site.

DCI-SUMMIT_GPUG-LOGO

For a great summary of the conference, check out this infographic recently published by Aaron Back in the GPUG Forums.

GPUG Summit Infographic
Click on image for full size

Here it is as a PDF if you want to download and print it: GPUG Summit Infographic2

Also, check out my post on the training classes I am running:

Hope to see you there.

David

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Filed under: Conference, GPUG, News Tagged: GPUG, GPUG Summit 2016

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May 30, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Microsoft Band 2 gets Explore Tile update

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor those of you who enjoy the great features offered by the Microsoft Band 2, Microsoft have just announced the release of the Explore Tile along with an updated Microsoft Health app.

Also available with this update is the release of the PC version of Microsoft Health as a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app.

To get an understanding of what the Explore Tile can do, check out this video:

Microsoft Band | Explore Tile (direct link)

For more details see the post on the Windows blog:

Looking forward to trying this out. While I am not much of a hiker, I can see this being awesome when going on holiday and walking around foreign towns.

Enjoy

David

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May 23, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Friday Funny: Software Development Issues

David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday’s Friday Funny is not really a joke, but instead gives a few examples of how not to write software.

Even my previous employer, Microsoft, is not immune and will be my first example.

You might remember a joke along the lines of:

Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I poke myself here.

Doctor: Then don’t poke yourself there.

This appears to be the solution offered by Microsoft to a performance issue in Windows 8.1 when a user name contains the string “user”.

From: High CPU use by taskhost.exe when Windows 8.1 user name contains “user” (KB 3053711)

Symptoms
In Windows 8.1, when the user account name contains the word “user”, intermittently you will find the process taskhost.exe keeps consuming high CPU percentage.

Cause
This is a problem in the component DFPCommon.dl in Windows 8.1.

Resolution
To resolve the issue, do not create a user account contains the string “user” on the computer.


The next couple are screenshots which serve as reminders to avoid the mistakes made by others:

  • Even when you never expect an error message to be displayed, keep your language clean.

ErrorMessage1

  • Use the correct data types when storing data, for example: don’t use numeric data types for phone numbers.

ErrorMessage2

Click on the images for the original references on imgur.com.

Enjoy

David

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