Outlook.com: Send Without Attachments?

I’ve been a bit quiet on the posting front recently because my second book is in the later stages of the publishing process and I need to review and respond to feedback from the editors at Packt Publishing. To do … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · Ian Grieve · No Comments
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Microsoft by the Numbers

David Meego - Click for blog homepageDid you know that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Office? Or that hungry employees eat over half of a million pizza slices on Microsoft’s campus annually? Explore more cool stats from across the company in “Microsoft by the Numbers.”  

See the blog post by Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications:

Or you can just click on the image below:  


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There is a summary of the information attached as a PDF to the bottom of this post.

Also check out Facts About Microsoft for other dates and figures.

Enjoy 

David

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August 14, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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How to reset Business Analyzer settings

Just recently, I ran into an interesting case where the consultant had installed and configured Business Analyzer for a user. However, during the configuration process, the consultant marked all available reports for all available companies, which put Business Analyzer into a tailspin as it attempted to load all this information. The consultant proceeded to shut down the application using the Task Manager program.

When he restarted Business Analyzer, the application went back into a tailspin, displaying only the loading screen with a “Connecting to Server” message for over an hour. Fearing this would be a permanent issue due to the number of reports and companies selected, the question was just obvious: how to reset Business Analyzer configuration settings.

The boring theory

If you have downloaded Business Analyzer from the Windows Store or are still running the Business Analyzer desktop client, chances are you had to go through a setup process. In Windows 8, this involves swiping the Edge UI to obtain the charms and clicking on Settings to obtain the Configuration pane.

Business Analyzer for Windows 8 configuration

Once in the Configuration pane you are asked to enter information about the Report Server from which reports will be loaded. Once the credentials have been validated, you will be directed to add reports accordingly.

Business Analyzer Reports Configuration

Selecting all reports from all companies under a specific instance (I’m running GP 2013) can have adverse performance effects if you are in an environment with multiple companies, as Business Analyzer attempts to obtain information for each report, for each company from Report Server. The important part though is, this information is stored locally, under the user profile folder, in the hidden AppData folder, where an XML configuration file is created (user.config). Since all reports were selected for all companies, building this file would normally take a considerable amount of time.

The Solution

To fix the problem all that’s needed is to remove the Business Analyzer configuration folder, which can be found under:

“C:UsersuseridAppDataLocalMicrosoftBusinessAnalyzer.exe_Url_…” 

After this, you can re-launch Business Analyzer and go back to the configuration options where you will be prompted to enter the server information and selected the reports to display once again. Easy enough!

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

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August 13, 2013 · Mariano Gomez · No Comments
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Adobe X performance issues with Citrix Environment

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI had a recent case where a customer was having performance problems with printing to PDF files.

If you print a report to the screen and then Send to Mail as PDF it was fast, but if you try to directly email the report as a PDF it would be really slow (minutes rather than seconds).

I was not able to find anything from the Microsoft Dynamics GP side that could be the issue and so asked the partner to talk to Adobe.

The end result was that there is a known issue with Adobe X where it is not compatible with Citrix.

Once the customer upgrade to Adobe XI, the issue went away.

For more information have a look at this article from the Adobe website:

 

Hopefully this will avoid the stress we had working on this case.

Thanks

David

 

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August 9, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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GP2013 – Purchase Invoice Inquiry Zoom Bug (Change)

I received a strange support request today from one of my users that PO number is not shown fully on Purchase Invoice Inquiry Zoom window. Just tried to inquire some purchase invoices myself and I got what she mentioned:

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If you see above highlighted PO number, it’s not shown fully. This will be the case only if you use GP’s standard PO number sequence or used entire PO length of 17 characters.

When I checked it on Modifier, I found a nice little icon sitting right next to PO number field, but overlapping it by some millimeters.

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This icon denotes whether the PO line item is Drop-Ship or not.

And boy, isn’t that icon looks cute? But unintentionally, it is overlapping on PO number field. Not sure how folks at GP dev team skipped this.

Solution to this issue? Modifier. Use modifier to resize the field, till we get this fixed by GP dev team.

VAIDY

Filed under: Debugging, GP 2013, GP Administration, GP Bug, GP2013, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, Modified Forms, Modifier, Support, Troubleshooting

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August 7, 2013 · Vaidyanathan Mohan · No Comments
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Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Series

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMy friend, Mariano Gomez aka The Dynamics GP Blogster, has been busy writing a fantastic series of articles about troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client.

Mariano was one of the early adopters of the technology and worked closely with Microsoft support and development teams to provide lots of great feedback.

He has gained a large amount of knowledge of the Web Client and the technologies that make it work and has compiled a series of articles to explain what he has learned.

The articles make for a very interesting read and should not be missed.

Here is the link to the wrap up article:

 

Here are the links to the individual articles:

 

Thank you Mariano for your work.

Enjoy 

David

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August 7, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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IntelliSense for Dexterity – DexSense 2.2 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTim Gordon from AlphaSOFT has released a new build of his great DexSense tool. 

Here is a list of some of the changes made:

  • Improved the stability of the COM interop (was causing crashes on some systems, specifically Windows 8)
  • Improved stability of the p/invoke calls – some were interfering with each other under certain circumstances during callbacks from Dex, causing DexSense to freeze
  • Improved local variable support (although additional improvements are coming, at the moment you need to press enter on a local variable declaration in order to refresh locals)
  • Added an automatic updater system (with daily/weekly/monthly checks)
  • Added the ability to customize the colors used on the interface
  • Tested against Support Debugging Tool in GP2013
  • Fixed a problem causing the mouse wheel to scroll in both Dexterity and the intellisense window at the same time
  • Tested against Windows XP – the UAC implementation for Vista and above had the potential to interfere with XP

 

Please go to the product page below and download the latest version:

 

For more information have a look at the previous articles on this blog:

 

If you are a Dexterity developer and you are not already using this awesome free tool, go download it now.

Thanks Tim for all your hard work.

David 

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August 5, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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