The release of Build 15 of the free product Visual Studio IntegrationToolkit is a bonus to Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP developers around the globe.
As well as the enhancements to the Menu Navigation functionality and the addition of support for custom Area Pages, Build 15 adds a new Helper functions module with over 220 functions.
This build is the result of a month’s development effort and is why you have not heard much from me on the blog recently.
Recently my Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 installation started generating errors while navigating around the Homepage and Area Pages. I thought it was due to the recent Windows 10 1809 update, but have since learned that this was not the cause.
I temporarily fixed the issue by removing all objects from the Homepage and only using the application menus for navigation and not using the Area Pages at all.
I recently posted a method of repurposing the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Intelligent Cloud Insights page to show a website of your choice.
However, if you are running an earlier version of Microsoft Dynamics GP you also have the option to display a custom website by repurposing the Connect pane on the user’s Homepage.
One of the main new features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 is the option to use the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Intelligent Cloud Insights. This leverages the Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence and Analysis functionality in Business Central using a replicated set of GP data uploaded via the Intelligent Edge interface.
But what if you don’t want to use that functionality and would like to hide it from your users….
OK, so it is a day later than planned, but it is here. The Microsoft Dynamics GP Development team have released Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2.
Overnight, I saw the blog post from Terry Heley at Microsoft confirming that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 has been released.
You might have seen my posts on Twitter and Facebook recently about my new
toy mini laptop PC, the crowd funded GPD Pocket 2.
I have been burnt before with crowd funded projects (I supported 3 smartwatches and only one make it to production and it under-delivered 😦 ), so I was wary of getting involved again. However, this was the second generation of the GPD Pocket and demo devices had already been delivered to a number of YouTube reviewers. I felt fairly safe to get involved with crowd funding again, as this would give me a discount and get the device earlier.
Last week, I was having an email conversation with a partner friend in New Zealand and he mentioned that he had recently gained a number of existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers from larger partners (VARs) who have decided to de-emphasize their Dynamics GP line of business.
My friend’s comment was this was short sighted and that it was sad when the fight for a quick dollar overrides the value of a long term relationship. His comments prompted me to write this “opinion” article.