After months of work, I am extremely excited to announce that GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP (GPPT) Build 22 is now available for download. Please update your systems to get all the new features.
GP Power Tools was previously known as Support Debugging Tool (SDT), which was discontinued in October 2014. If you are still using the previous product, please upgrade to the supported and much better GP Power Tools product.
I 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.
I have been asked a couple of times recently about how to copy the Company Color Themes for a test environment, so I thought I would document the answer in a blog article.
GP Power Tools has the ability to change the background colors within Microsoft Dynamics GP for each company. This feature currently only works for the desktop client, if you want it to work in the web client, vote for this MS Connect product suggestion.
Since 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.
At the reIMAGINE 2016 and GPUG Summit 2016 conferences, I promised that a new build of GP Power Tools was coming and that it would have lots of great features.
Well, I have been working hard and have now completed the coding phase of the development. I will now be working on updating the documentation in preparation for the release of the build.
At the end of last year, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 was released.
If you have not already installed/updated to this build, Microsoft has released lots of information about the new features in blogs, documentation and video forms.
I recently received feedback about Visual Studio Integration Toolkit complaining that the tool requires registration for each customer site it is being used at.
I wanted to take an opportunity to respond to the feedback with some history and facts about the product that will explain why it now requires registration.