#GPPT #BPST #VSIT Solution to Registration issues on Winthrop Development Consultants products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you are using GP Power Tools, Batch Posting Service Toolkit, or Visual Studio Integration Toolkit and are having registration issues there is most probably a very simple solution.

This article assumes that your GP Power Tools or Batch Posting Service Toolkit subscriptions are current. Visual Studio Integration Toolkit is free, its subscription is always current.

The quick answer is to just update to the latest code. Read on for more details…

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Friday Funny: The Order of Operations is Wrong


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast week, I mentioned having a chat with Jim in the US about Order of Operations and algebra mathematics problems. He sent me a link to a video on Order of Operations title “The Order of Operations is Wrong”. The video description does go on to explain that Order of Operations is “Morally Wrong, that is…”.

I actually agree which much of what the video says and wanted to clarify what I see as the issue with blindly (and sometimes incorrectly) following the Order of Operations mnemonic that you were taught at primary/elementary school.

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#GPPT SOP Batch Maintenance Self Service Scripts


David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently Steve Endow MVP asked on Twitter if there was a simple solution for moving SOP Transactions from one batch to another batch.

This is something that is easily solved as a Self Service script using the GP Power Tools – Developer Tools module. In fact, I had already created a solution for the same request for a customer in Australia using GP Power Tools. I spoke to the customer, Anand, and he said he was happy for me to post the code on the blog.

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Friday Funny: Fruit themed algebra maths puzzle


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis week started for me with a very interesting phone call. It was from a gentleman from the United States looking for algebra based educational materials. I thought he must have the wrong number and forwarded him to Winthrop Australia (a Perth based computer firm associated with the University of WA)*. I thought that they would be able to assist due to their association with the university and education.

Anyhow, they sent him back to me and during the second call, I realized that the caller, Jim, was talking about my Friday Funny posts which sometimes included algebra problems! Once we had worked out the common ground, Jim and I had a long chat about Order of Operations and adding negative numbers. Jim is part of a Facebook group and often posts puzzles for the others to solve.

He found the same problems that I found. Many people don’t know about Order of Operations, or do know, but cannot implement them correctly or just cannot add negative numbers. For more information see: Answer: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??.

That phone call prompted me to find a new graphic algebra problem for you to solve….

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#MSDynGP Don’t Believe All The Microsoft Sales Hype


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast week, I was having an email conversation with a partner friend in New Zealand and he mentioned that he had recently gained a number of existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers from larger partners (VARs) who have decided to de-emphasize their Dynamics GP line of business.

My friend’s comment was this was short sighted and that it was sad when the fight for a quick dollar overrides the value of a long term relationship. His comments prompted me to write this “opinion” article.

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Friday Funny: More on AFL: Australian Football League


David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday for the Friday Funny article I have decided to revisit a topic I posted about three years ago…. Our national sport: AFL or Australian Football League or Australian Rules Football or Aussie Rules or just Footy.

I am originally from the UK and was only introduced to AFL when I arrived in Australia as a 13 year old in 1981. I have never been a huge sports fan, but enjoy watching skilful athletes playing regardless of the discipline or code. FYI: We have seven football codes in Australia: Aussie Rules, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Football (Soccer), Gird Iron (American Football), Gaelic Football and International Rules (a Gaelic football & AFL mashup).

I wanted to share AFL with you again after my recent trip to Fargo when I showed some videos to one of the staff at the hotel and he was amazed by what he saw. It seems that many people outside of Australia mistakenly believe that Rugby is the biggest football code in Australia and don’t realise that AFL is completely different from Rugby (even if the ball is a similar shape).

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#GPTechConf Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2018 Wrap Up


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn August, I went on my annual pilgrimage to Fabulous Fargo for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2018. The event was held at the Microsoft Campus in Fargo, ND, USA on the 20th to 22nd August 2018.

While smaller than previous years it was still well attended and everyone who was there found it worthwhile, both for the technical knowledge and product information provided as well as for the social and networking opportunities.

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