Dexterity: Why won’t my Security operations show in Test Mode?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI was recently assisting a fellow Dexterity developer to create scripts to automatically create all the Security Tasks and Security Roles for their ISV (Independent Software Vendor) add-on product for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

While they were checking their code in Dexterity Test mode, the security settings for their product never showed up. This was weird as the data appeared to be in the tables and worked when in Runtime mode.

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The future of Microsoft Dynamics GP


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSince forever, the pundits have been preaching the demise of Great Plains Dynamics / Microsoft Dynamics GP.

When I joined Microsoft in 2001, one of the things that influenced my decision was the thinking that Dexterity (the language behind Dynamics GP) was going to die and so I decided that I would be better off inside Microsoft than continue working as an ISV (Independent Software Vendor).

Now sixteen years later in 2017 and I am back working as an ISV, and Dexterity, along with Microsoft Dynamics GP, is still going strong… despite the launch of Dynamics 365.

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#MSCONNECT GP – Update web client to allow Company based color schemes in GP Power Tools to work


David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 6 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am pleased to announce that the next build of the Batch Posting Service Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (BSPT) is now available for download.

The Batch Posting Service Toolkit provides service procedures to retrieve a list of Batch Numbers for a specified Batch Source and to post the batch for a specified Batch Source and Batch Number.

It is designed to be used to post newly integrated batches of transactions real time and can be called via Dexterity, Visual Studio Tools or as a Service Based Architecture (SBA) Web Service (for v14.0 or later).

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#GPUGSummit Come train with me, let’s train, train away


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSorry for the out of tune singing and altered lyrics… I just changed the mode of transport. Also, apologies to Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble.

But registration for the pre-conference Academy training at GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa is now open and that makes me want to sing.

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#GPPT Vote for Company Color Schemes to work on the Dynamics GP Web Client


David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools (like its predecessor, The Support Debugging Tool) has a feature where it can change the background colors of the Dynamics GP application depending on the company you are logged into.

This functionality work perfectly on the Dynamics GP desktop client, but does not work on the Web Clients (both Silverlight and HTML5 versions).

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Dexterity for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Install Error


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI came across an interesting issue yesterday when I installed Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and its matching Dexterity 16.0 version.

When installing Dexterity I received an error message which in turn caused the installation process to be cancelled.

Note: We have skipped version 15.0, so that GP 2016 is version 16.0. This avoids the confusion we have had previously with the version “year” not matching the version “number”.

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