Update: PayPal Guest Credit Card payments no longer available


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis article is to close the loop after the previous articles: PayPal Guest Credit Card payments still not working and Update: PayPal Guest Credit Card payments still not working.

I have received confirmation that the Guest Credit Card payment option will no longer be available as an option to pay PayPal Invoices due to Australian Government Legislation. You can still pay with credit card, you just need to login first.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28 hotfix 3 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe have had a couple more minor issues discovered with GP Power Tools, so we have released a new hotfix build last week to resolve them.

These issues will not affect all users, but it is still recommended that all sites running GP Power Tools install the latest code on all workstation and servers where Microsoft Dynamics GP is installed.

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#GPPT Using HMTL to format Password Reset Emails


David Meego - Click for blog homepageOne of the really useful features of the Database Tools module of GP Power Tools is the ability to send Password Reset Emails to users when their passwords are reset.

These emails can be sent when updating the password manually via the User Setup window or automatically when using the Database Validation or SQL Login Maintenance windows of GP Power Tools.

Note: Build 28.3 or later is required for the functionality discussed in this article to work.

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#GPPT Defaulting Customer ID and Vendor ID fields for new records


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis week I received two similar requests and so I thought I would publish a couple of sample customizations which achieve the desired goals.

If you want to have a standard templates when adding Customer IDs and Vendor IDs, these two samples will provide that functionality with just a few triggers using the GP Power Tools – Developer Tools module.

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#VBA Solving VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) Compatibility Issues


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn recent times many Microsoft Dynamics GP sites have been having issues with VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). Especially with Microsoft Office Updates breaking functionality and incompatibilities with later Windows Server releases.

There have been compatibility issues reported with sending emails via Outlook and more recently issues with VBA on Windows Server 2019.

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#GPPT Setting up GP Power Tools


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSo you have GP Power Tools installed on your system, how do you make sure that you are getting the most out of your subscription?

Firstly, make sure that GP Power Tools (GPPT) is installed on all workstations and servers. Everywhere the Microsoft Dynamics GP application is installed should have GP Power Tools installed.

Secondly, make sure you are running the latest build of GP Power Tools. Each build is released for the last five versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and adds lots of new features, enhancements and fixes. Stay current to ensure you get what your subscription entitles you to.

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David Musgrave on The MVP Show


David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack at the end of July, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mark Smith from New Zealand (also known as the nz365guy) for his MVP Show podcast series.

This was the first time I have been interviewed for a podcast and it was a great experience.  Still waiting for the Enterprise Software Podcast team… Hint, Hint, Bob 🙂.

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#Dexterity command Activity_GetBackgroundStatus() kills background Timed Processes


David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou might have seen yesterday’s article: #GPPT Processes are currently being run Dialog when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP, which discusses a problem caused by a clash of a GP Power Tools build 28 feature and FastPath SSO (Single Sign On).

[Edit] FastPath have already released an update which fixes the issue. Thanks for the quick turn around.

The root cause of this issue is the undocumented side effect of using the Dexterity Activity_GetBackgroundStatus() command. Read on for the full explanation.

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PayPal Guest Credit Card payments still not working


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants uses PayPal’s Invoicing facility to send invoices for product subscriptions and consulting hours. These invoices can be paid using a credit card (via PayPal), a PayPal account or via Bank Transfer/ACH.

This system has been working well since Winthrop Development Consultants took over distribution of its products in July 2018.

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#GPPT Processes are currently being run Dialog when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the release of build 28 of GP Power Tools, we have had a couple of reports from customer sites where users are receiving a “Processes are currently being run …” dialog when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Read on to understand what the cause is and how this can be resolved.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28 hotfix 2 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast night, a GP Power Tools user reported that they were getting an error message after installing the build 28.2 hotfix release of GP Power Tools.

No matter how much testing you do, there is always some combination of factors that cause an unexpected result. Anyway, within 24 hours we have a new hotfix build available.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2020 has released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released yesterday and it contains with 20 new features and 50 bug fixes. Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for this Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2020 release. They are now built against the final build and so are no longer beta builds.

Check out the previous article for more information:

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Friday Funny: Solution to Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA month ago I posted another picture algebra maths puzzles. This time it was the Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle which looked simple but had more to it than you would initially think.

If you have not had a go at solving this puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading the solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28 hotfix released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the release of Build 28 of GP Power Tools, we have been getting some amazing feedback from customers and partners who are pushing the GP Power Tools to its limits and exploring all the cool things they can do.

We have decided to release hotfix build 28.2 which includes some enhancements and fixes based on the feedback.

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Friday Funny: Solution to Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA few weeks ago I posted a rather bizarre picture algebra maths puzzle. It was the Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle which looked more like a joke than a real puzzle. However, there is a solution and this article will explain it.

If you have not had a go at solving the puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading this solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂

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Benefits Presentation Updated for GP Power Tools Build 28


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe are pleased to announce that the Benefits Presentation for Winthrop Development Consultants products has been updated to match the recently released builds of GP Power Tools (GPPT), Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT).

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Winthrop Products for Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.3 (ISV Drop) Available


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast Friday Terry Heley from the Microsoft Dynamics GP support and services team in Fargo, North Dakota emailed out a download of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP release to the ISV (Independent Software Developer) community.

This “ISV Drop” is an early build which allows developers to start preparing to support the next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. It give the GP developer community time to set up their development tools and environments for the new version.

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