Microsoft Dynamics GP – Repurposing the Connect Homepage Pane


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI 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.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 22 hotfix released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAnother reason for the lack for articles recently is that I have been working on a hotfix for GP Power Tools.

Developers…. make sure you read the last bullet point in the list below. No more SDK woes.

A hotfix for GP Power Tools Build 22 was released on 19-Jun-2017. This release shows as Last Modified: 19-Jun-2017 on the About GP Power Tools window and the installer version is XX.00.0022.7.

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#FabrikamDay How to quickly update the sample data to 2027


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn case you missed it, yesterday was Fabrikam Day for the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. This was the 12th April 2017, the date that the sample company’s, Fabrikam, data is based around.

For more information about Fabrikam Day and the sample company have a look at my article from yesterday:

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#GPPT GP Power Tools build 22 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter 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.

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#GPPT Using Microsoft Dynamics GP with High DPI on High Resolution Monitors


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn the last eight years, there have been an increasing number of display issues when using Microsoft Dynamics GP on high resolution monitors. There are a number of different factors coming into play which cause Dynamics GP to display incorrectly.

This article explains the issues, their causes and their solutions and finally explains how GP Power Tools makes the solutions extremely simple to implement.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools build 21 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am pleased to announce that the next build of GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP (GPPT) is now available for download.

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.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 11 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor the Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP developers out there, I am pleased to announce that the next build of the Visual Studio Integration Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (VSIT) is now available for download.

The Visual Studio Integration Toolkit was previously known as Menus for Visual Studio Tools (MVST), which was discontinued in October 2014. If you are still using the previous product, please upgrade to the supported product.

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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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#BPST Announcing Batch Posting Service Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP


David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday, I am proud to announce the upcoming release of a new product from Winthrop Development Consultants.

Welcome to Batch Posting Service Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP for versions GP 2010 (v11.0), GP 2013 (v12.0 including R2) and GP 2015 (v14.00 including R2).

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 20 hotfix 2 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you come across the problem below, please download the GP Power Tools Build 20 hotfix 2 which is now available from the Mekorma website.

When using the Configuration Export/Import window to import a configuration settings file created with the Support Debugging Tool into GP Power Tools, it will say that there is nothing to import.

This issue was caused by the changes to make GP Power Tools work with SQL tables rather than with temporary tables written to a Debugger.xml file. It happened because the table names written into the configurations settings file was incorrectly changed so that they had a _TEMP suffix.

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#GPPT Now that GP Power Tools is available, what happens to my Support Debugging Tool installation?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you follow this blog, I am sure you already know that GP Power Tools has been released through my distribution and support partner, Mekorma, for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, GP 2013 and GP 2015.

The question I am hearing now from existing Support Debugging Tool sites is:

Now that GP Power Tools is available, what happens to my Support Debugging Tool installation?“.

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#GPPT Installing GP Power Tools (Upgrading from SDT, Silent Installs and more)


David Meego - Click for blog homepageNow that GP Power Tools has been out for a little while and I have recently released a hotfix that improves the installer as well as fixes some issues found with the tool, it is time to explain how the installer works and answer some frequently asked questions.

Please note that some of the information in this article only relates to the build 20 hotfix (Last Modified: 19-Aug-2015) or later. If you are unsure what build you have, just go and download the latest installer from the Winthrop website. If you look at the installer’s properties, the File Version will show as XX.0.20.4 or later.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 20 hotfix released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI know that I should not be surprised as I have been in this industry for so long, but after all the work and testing done prior to releasing GP Power Tools Build 20, we have still come across some issues that needed fixing.

You probably won’t come across most of the issues as they relate to problems caused when company databases are not installed or are offline for some reason. Anyhow, GP Power Tools is now smart enough to handle these extra situations.

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#GPPT What’s New: Series summary for GP Power Tools build 20


David Meego - Click for blog homepageOver the past few weeks I have been posting a number of “What’s New” articles for GP Power Tools build 20.

If you have missed any of them, this article has all the links to the articles, so you can read them at your leisure.

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#GPPT What’s New: Installer and Documentation


David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools is the first product that I have released over the years to have a proper installation program. As the complexity of the products increases and there are more files involved than a single Dexterity chunk (.cnk) file, it became necessary to use an installer rather than just a zipped archive file.

GP Power Tools has a number of DLL files as well as a text file with version history, a license document and the user guide PDF.

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#GPPT What’s New: Create Custom Service Based Architecture Web Services


David Meego - Click for blog homepageMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 added Service Based Architecture (SBA) and .Net Interop functionality to the application. Service Based Architecture allows the Dexterity developer to write global procedures and use meta data to expose these service enabled procedures to the outside world as REST Web Services.

GP Power Tools provides five Service Enabled Procedures which can be used to execute custom business logic created in the Runtime Execute window. These services can be called as Web Services, from Visual Studio Tools using Visual C# or Visual Basic.Net, or from any Dexterity product dictionary using sanScript.

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#GPPT What’s New: Database Validation, copying databases and upgrades


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Database Validation feature was previously demonstrated but never released. GP Power Tools now releases Database Validation for general availability.

Database Validation is a tool designed to ensure that the user, company and table settings at the SQL Server level match what the Microsoft Dynamics GP application says they should be.

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#GPPT What’s New: Company based color schemes enhancements


David Meego - Click for blog homepageOne of the most popular features of the now discontinued Support Debugging Tool was the Company based Color Schemes. This feature allowed administrators to specify a different color scheme for each Microsoft Dynamics GP company.

GP Power Tools takes this functionality and enhances it to make it more powerful and easier to use.

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#GPPT What’s New: Microsoft Dynamics GP usability enhancements


David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools is now released and available via my distribution and support partner, Mekorma.

Continuing on with the What’s New series, today’s article will have a quick look at some of the usability enhancements to the Microsoft Dynamics GP application.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 20 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am so proud and excited to finally release the much anticipated replacement for the discontinued Support Debugging Tool.

Welcome to GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP for versions GP 2010 (v11.0), GP 2013 (v12.0 including R2) and GP 2015 (v14.00 including R2).

This first release of GP Power Tools will be build 20 and includes many new features, enhancements to existing features as well as rebranding as a Winthrop Development Consultants product.

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