Winthrop Development Consultants Newsletter – August 2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt has been a long time between Newsletters, but that does not mean nothing’s been happening. On the contrary, we have been really busy working hard to improve our software products with the aim of making your lives better.

This newsletter contains important information about price changes, and new releases of all our software (including a critical security update). Please forward this newsletter to anyone in your organization who would find this information useful. They can subscribe to future newsletters using the link below:

Critical Installer Security Vulnerability

We were recently notified of a Security Vulnerability in the software used to build the installers for our products. It has already been resolved and new builds of all our products have been released using the fixed installer software. You will need to install these latest builds on all your workstations to replace the installer/uninstaller files on your machines. For more information see the link below:

Pricing Increase from January 2023

We have not changed our pricing since 2016 when the current module-based pricing was adopted with the release of Build 21 of GP Power Tools.

Since then, we have released many new builds with lots of added functionality and features in all modules of all our products, providing a massive increase in the value. So, from January 2023 there will be a minor increase in the module pricing.

GP Power Tools (GPPT) will increase its price by $50 to $450 per module per year. The required System module will stay at US$100 per year. This will bring the pricing to $550, $1,000 or $1,450 for 1, 2 or 3 modules, respectively.

Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) will increase its price by $50 to $600 per year.

Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) will continue to be free and is still David Musgrave’s gift to the Microsoft Dynamics GP community.

Check out the updated Benefits Presentation to understand what the products can do for you:

If you want to beat the price rise for your first year’s subscription, purchase your new subscription before the end of the year. You can start a free 30 day trial period right now.

Winthrop Development Consultants at Community Summit 2022

After a two-year absence from the Conference scene, we are really excited to be returning to the USA for Community Summit in Orlando, Florida on 10th-13th October 2022. Please attend the many training and concurrent sessions David will be presenting, and com and say G’day to us at Expo booth 829.

Use the link below to get a 10% discount on your Community Summit registration:

Dexterity Training before Community Summit 2022

David Musgrave will be running a 5 day Dexterity Fundamentals bootcamp in the week before Community Summit in Orlando from 3rd to 7th October. If you want to learn how to customize Microsoft Dynamics GP using any of the available tools, this training is for you. Understanding Dexterity will help you develop using other environments such as Visual Studio Tools or GP Power Tools – Developer Tools module. For all the details see the link below:

GP Power Tools Training at Community Summit 2022

David will also be running GP Power Tools training as part of the Pre-Community Summit Academy training on Monday 10th October. If you want to understand everything that GP Power Tools can offer you, how to install the product, how configure the options and what the customization possibilities are, please sign up to attend. This will cover all modules and is perfect for Power Users, Financial Controllers, System Administrators, Partner Consultants and Developers. Use the link below for more information:

Are you using all of GP Power Tools?

Many customers don’t yet have GP Power Tools, only have some of the modules of GP Power Tools, or are not using all the functionality of the modules they have. We recommend all GP customers globally have all GP Power Tools modules and use all the features offered. Everything in GP Power Tools was created to make your lives better.

Please watch the Benefits Presentation below to make sure you understand everything GP Power Tools can do:

Please check out the GPPT Portal which has detailed release notices as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), free Samples and Videos.

Discover how to get the most out of your GP Power Tools install here:

Look at the free samples, such as Customer, Vendor and Item change tracking, SQL Search Lookups for Customers, Vendors and Items, Importing from Clipboard or CSV files and lots more on the samples page:

Feel free to install GP Power Tools and activate the free 30 day trial period, or if already installed you can start a trial period for any of the modules you are not currently registered for.

GP Power Tools (GPPT) Build 29 Released

Build 29 for GP 2015 (v14.0) onwards was released in August 2022 and is the culmination of a year’s worth of development. It adds a huge amount of functionality to all modules as well as fixing the security vulnerability.

Please make sure you update all workstations and servers where GP is installed:

Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) Build 12 Released

Build 12 for GP 2015 (v14.0) onwards was released in August 2022. This build mainly included fixes and enhancements to the installer and registration systems as well as fixing the security vulnerability.

Please make sure you update all workstations and servers where BSPT is installed:

Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) Build 17 Released

Build 17 for GP 2015 (v14.0) onwards was released in August 2022. This build included additional helper functions as well as fixes and enhancements to the installer and registration systems as well as fixing the security vulnerability.

Please make sure you update all workstations and servers where VSIT is installed:

Keeping Systems Updated

There have been updates to all our products, with major changes to our flagship product, GP Power Tools (GPPT) but also changes to our other products Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT).

Please be sure to update all customer sites to the latest released builds to get the new features and fixes that their subscription entitles them to. Please note that older builds will not be supported and may fail to re-register.

Interview with Carol from Dynamics Connections

David was interviewed recently by Carol Livingston from Dynamics Connections and talked about his history, the current state and future of Microsoft Dynamics GP and its community as well as the evolution of the Winthrop products. For a fascinating look into David’s mind without too much risk 😊, check out the ISV Talks videos:

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David Musgrave

Winthrop Development Consultants

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