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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Last Chance: Vote for the GP session submissions for the DynamicsCon virtual conference


David Meego - Click for blog homepageVoting for the session submissions for the DynamicsCon virtual Conference closes om Friday 22nd January 2021 at 11:59 PM (US EST).

Please register for the conference and cast your 18 votes against the sessions you want to see presented. Not that I am biased, but please consider voting for some (or all) of the sessions I submitted.

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Vote for the GP session submissions for the DynamicsCon virtual conference


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Dynamics User Group (DUG) will be holding its second DynamicsCon virtual conference on March 16-18 2021 and this time it includes Microsoft Dynamics GP content.

Submissions for proposed sessions has already closed and we are now in the voting phase where the community needs to vote for the sessions they would like to see in the final lineup.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit Build 16.2 hotfix released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA number of fixes and enhancements have been made to Visual Studio Integration Toolkit, so along with the release of the latest GP Power Tools 28.5 hotfix, we are releasing a hotfix for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit.

It is recommended that all sites running Visual Studio Integration Toolkit install the latest code on all workstation and servers where it is currently installed.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit Build 11.2 hotfix released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA number of fixes and enhancements have been made to Batch Posting Service Toolkit, so along with the release of the latest GP Power Tools 28.5 hotfix, we are releasing a hotfix for Batch Posting Service Toolkit.

It is recommended that all sites running Batch Posting Service Toolkit install the latest code on all workstation and servers where it is currently installed.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28.5 hotfix released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageDue to many requests to be able to control the screen output window of report writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.3, we are releasing a new hotfix which has this feature along with a number of other enhancements and fixes.

It is highly 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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Friday Funny: The Twelve Days of Christmas


David Meego - Click for blog homepageChristmas is almost here and so it is time to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season. This year has been unusual, to say the least, and has meant that I did not travel to the USA for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference or the User Group Community Summit Conference.

I love the Dynamics GP community and really missed catching up with everyone in person. Instead, the best we have been able to do is some online meetings organised by Kim Peterson, Belinda Allen and the Njevity team… Thanks guys. Looking forward to a hopefully more normal year of 2021.

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New Robocup Junior Rescue Robot Videos and Spike Prime Review


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from the Robocup Junior Western Australian State Competition 2020 article I wanted to share with you some videos of the robots I have been working on.

As an adult I cannot compete in the Robocup Junior competition, but there is nothing stopping me enjoying working/playing with Lego Mindstorms robots and coding something that has a presence in the physical world. Continue reading

Robocup Junior Western Australian State Competition 2020


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs you may know I am on the Western Australian Committee for Robocup Junior Australia. This year the WA State Competition, along with most of the other state competitions and the national competition, were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Western Australia was in a good position with no community transmission, it was decided to hold a delayed WA State Competition in November instead of the usual August.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28.4 hotfix 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. See this article for rolling out or updating GP Power Tools.

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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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