#GPPT Where can I find GP Power Tools Documentation


David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools incorporates a feedback survey which it will prompt an administrator user 30 days after a new installation or 2 days after an updated installation.

The history behind the survey goes back to the Support Debugging Tool days. The SDT did not have any registration system and downloads were not being tracked, so it was an attempt to get usage data and product feedback to help justify the continued development of the tool.

Anyhow, one of the questions asks for a score between 1 and 9 for Documentation and a number of respondents have given a low score over the years.

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#GPPT Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs promised, following on from the previous article: #Dexterity Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window, this article shows how you can achieve the automating of the Report Destination dialogs using GP Power Tools – Development Tools module, including the dialogs in the Dexterity Runtime Engine.

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In case you missed it: Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up!


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast month, nine well known Microsoft Dynamics GP ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) held the first Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up.

The Round Up consisted of nine one hour presentations spread over two days and was offered free to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community for both Partners and Customers.

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#Dexterity Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window


David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack in 2009, I posted about Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window. In that article I discussed that there is more than one version of the Report Destination dialog and that additional methods would be required to control the version that is in the Dexterity Runtime Engine.

This article gets into more detail showing how the control the different dialogs with Dexterity.

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#GPPT Why does Automatic Logout fail to work?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageBuild 26 of GP Power Tools introduced a new Automatic Logout feature for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This functionality was further enhanced in Build 27 and again in the upcoming Build 28 release.

While there are other solutions which can log out inactive users, the implementation in GP Power Tools has many enhancements and features not available in other offerings.

However, there are also times when Automatic Logout has been reported not to work. Read on to understand what is happening….

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28 Sneak Peek


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn the last few blog articles I have mentioned that I am working hard on development of the next release of GP Power Tools Build 28.

Here is sneak peek at some of the features coming in the next build. There are already a number of sites using beta releases of Build 28 in their live environments making sure that everything is working perfectly.

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The Changing Face of Modern Education


David Meego - Click for blog homepageYesterday afternoon, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a video meeting (using Microsoft Teams) for a presentation and Q & A session by an Australian University lecturer who has been using technology to improve the quality and engagement levels of his engineering courses.

Thanks to my Microsoft MVP Community Program Maanger, Shiva Ford, for organizing this session. While the topic of this article is education, just think how these concepts can be used to collaborate in the workplace as well.

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Solved: Visual Studio Tools Addins fail after importing packages


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have been fairly quiet recently on the blog and forums as I have been concentrating on developing the next build of GP Power Tools. All I can say is that it is awesome and you will love it. I have a “Sneak Peak” article coming soon.

While working on the development and testing process, I had some unusual behaviour from my .Net Visual Studio Tools Addins and spent an entire day troubleshooting the issue so I could identify the cause and work out a solution. Read on for the gory details….

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Friday Funny: Solution to Witches, Wands and Brooms Puzzle


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA couple of weeks ago I posted another one of those picture algebra maths puzzles. This time it was the Witches, Wands and Brooms Puzzle which had been doing the rounds on the Book of Face and the Interwebs in general.

If you have not had a go at solving the 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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You are invited to the Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up!


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn May, nine well known Microsoft Dynamics GP ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) will helping the GP Community to keep learning during this time of pandemic and working from home.

We are hosting a free virtual conference with two half days of presentations called the Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up.

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Friday Funny: Tour de Quarantine: Stages 6 – 10


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from last week’s Friday Funny: Tour de Quarantine: Stages 1 – 5, we have the next five stages for your viewing pleasure.

While none of us like the need for isolation and quarantine, it has given many creative people too much free time and the result is the many really funny videos are doing the rounds on the interwebs.

This series tickled my fancy as each year I become a Tour de France widower as my wife, Jennifer, watches the race footage every night. Credit to Brad Sohner on YouTube for making us laugh.

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#GPPT Converting .Net Execute Scripts from C# to VB.Net


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from the previous articles: #GPPT Speeding Up Referencing Modifier Added Fields and staying Web Client compatible and #GPPT Referencing Modifier Added Fields in the Web Client using .Net Execute, this article looks how we can use VB.Net rather than C# as the scripting language in the .Net Execute scripts.

Both VB.Net and C# use the .Net Common Language Runtime (CLR) and it is usually possible to write exactly the same code in either language. So we will duplicate our existing C# scripts and convert them to VB.Net, then we will duplicate the triggers to call the new scripts.

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COVID-19 and Winthrop Development Consultants


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs my email inbox is getting filled with COVID-19 related updates from almost every company I have dealt with in the past, I thought I would not perpetuate the situation with another email.

But then I thought, would people be concerned if they had not heard from us? So I decided I would post something as a blog article instead, and here it is ….

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