#DUG Dynamics User Group, DynamicsCon and Microsoft Dynamics GP

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Dynamics User Group, the team behind DynamicsCon, are making a huge effort to bring the Microsoft Dynamics GP community into their fold.

Not only is there Dynamics GP content in the DynamicsCon conference coming up on March 16-21 2021, including a session presented by yours truly on GP Power Tools, but now there is a Dynamics GP section and GP forums active on their site.

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#Dexterity Remember Multicurrency when Customizing Transaction windows

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI was asked recently to assist with some custom code that had been added to a transaction window in Microsoft Dynamics GP. The customization would work for one user, but not for a different user.

The customization was created using GP Power ToolsDeveloper Tools module, but similar code could have been created using Dexterity, Visual Studio Tools or even VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).

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Don’t use Administrative Shares in your Dynamics GP Launch File

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am writing this article after a good friend, who is a Microsoft Dynamics GP administrator, was having some unexplained issues in his test environment.

The issue was originally identified because GP Power ToolsProduct Version Validation feature started reporting a dictionary version mismatch for a couple of Dexterity customization dictionaries. What made it really weird was that it only happened for the test windows’ user and and not for his administrator user account.

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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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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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#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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