What can Winthrop Development Consultants do for you?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou have probably heard that I was made redundant (laid off) from Microsoft in October 2014 and have since restarted and updated the consulting business that I had before my 13.5 years with Microsoft as Winthrop Development Consultants.

Now I hear you ask, “What can David Musgrave and Winthrop Development Consultants do for you?”.

Well, read on to understand what Winthrop Development Consultants’ business model and plans are….

After working with Microsoft Dynamics GP since version 1.0 and developing for Dynamics GP since version 2.0 in 1994, I have more than 20 years’ experience working with the development tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP including Dexterity, Modified, Report Writer, Visual Basic for Application, Visual Studio and SQL Server.

I have developed a number of products and features which have either been included in Microsoft Dynamics GP or are available as ISV add-on products. These include Named Printers, Advanced Security, Field Level Security, POP Taxes, Business Activity Statement and Pay As You Go reporting (for Australian GST), Omni Tools, Omni Price, Support Debugging Tool and Menu for Visual Studio Tools.

I have presented at numerous conferences on topics such as cross dictionary development, other development techniques, and the Support Debugging Tool.

While at Microsoft, I led the Microsoft Dynamics GP Asia Pacific Development team, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Asia Pacific Professional Services team and spent about 10 years leading the Microsoft Dynamics GP Asia Pacific Support team in the role of Escalation Engineer.

For more details of my experience and history, please see the About Page on the Winthrop Development Consultants website.

So now you know “almost” everything about my career with Microsoft Dynamics GP, let me explain what I can offer you.

Winthrop Development Consultants offers my development experience to the customers, partners, consultants and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. While I am happy to work with any organisation in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community, when working directly with a customer I will also liaise with their partner to keep them in the loop.

The offerings from Winthrop Development Consultants can be divided into the following four areas:


If you have a Microsoft Dynamics GP customisation you want developed, enhanced or updated for a new version, Winthrop Development Consultants can help. With over 20 years’ experience developing for Dynamics GP, Winthrop Development Consultants can develop high quality code quickly.

Even if you have your own development staff, think of Winthrop Development Consultants when they have too much work and need additional resources.


Sometimes there will be times when your own development team need an extra opinion from someone with an outside perspective. If you need help designing the methodology for your customisation, help implementing a difficult customisation or assistance with complex development techniques (such as cross dictionary or multi-platform hybrid development), please don’t hesitate to contact Winthrop Development Consultants.


If you don’t have any development staff, but want to get someone trained up, or have existing development staff who you wish to train in Microsoft Dynamics GP customisation tools (especially in Dexterity) then Winthrop Development Consultants can satisfy your training needs.


At this stage I don’t have any products on offer, but am negotiating with Microsoft for ownership of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP, Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP and SnapShot for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

I also have a number of my own ideas for new products and will be working on them. Keep an eye on the blog for updates and details in the future.


If you are looking at using Winthrop Development Consultants’ services you can purchase time on an ad-hoc basis, blocks of discounted pre-paid time or request a fix price quote.

If you have any questions or think that I can assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I will be at Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, on 16-19 March 2015, please track me down to have a chat.


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

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