#BPST Getting Service Based Architecture (SBA) working


David Meego - Click for blog homepageKarsten Johnson from the Microsoft Dynamics GP support and services team has published a fantastic blog article all about Installing and Troubleshooting Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Based Architecture (SBA).

Winthrop Development Consultants’ product Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) allows posting as well as retrieving, creating, editing and deleting of transaction batches with REST based web service calls using Service Base Architecture.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2019 has released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released today, and Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2019 release. They are now built against the final “shipping” build.

Check out the previous articles for more information:

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Winthrop Development Consultants products ready for Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2019 release


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the next release of Microsoft Dynamics GP coming this month, Winthrop Development Consultants wants you to know that it is ready. This release moves Microsoft Dynamics GP to the modern lifecycle and drops the year from the name.

Check out the article from earlier in the week for more information:

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Winthrop Development Consultants Newsletter – May 2019


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSince the end of the 2018 conference season we have been hard at work updating our product range. This includes two major updates to GP Power Tools and new releases for Batch Posting Service Toolkit and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit. To take advantage of all the new features, enhancements and fixes (for free), please update to the latest code.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of our product range, please watch the short presentation:

https://www.winthropdc.com/ftp/pub/GPPowerTools_Benefits.ppsx

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Login Performance Issue When Not Internet Connected


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA recent support case identified that, on systems which are not internet connected, Winthrop Development Consultants products can cause a significant delay when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This article explains the cause and what has been done to resolve this issue in the latest builds.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 10 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 10 of Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 20-Dec-2018.

This build incorporates a new suite of service procedures which allow for creating, editing and deleting batches. Microsoft Dynamics GP offers Service Based Architecture (SBA) web services for adding transactions to existing batches, but provides no method to create the batches. Batch Posting Service Toolkit now provides that functionality as well as its existing posting functionality to complete the process from beginning to end.

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New presentation on the Benefits of Winthrop Development Consultants products is now available


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSelling GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP has always been an interesting affair. If you can get a customer to sit and watch a demo (live or on video from the GPPT Portal), they immediately see the benefits and want the product. However, it is usually the people who work with the product day to day who see the demo and then they find it hard to sell to management.

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GPD Pocket 2 7″ Mini Laptop Windows 10 PC


David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou 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.

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#GPPT #BPST #VSIT Solution to Registration issues on Winthrop Development Consultants products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you are using GP Power Tools, Batch Posting Service Toolkit, or Visual Studio Integration Toolkit and are having registration issues there is most probably a very simple solution.

This article assumes that your GP Power Tools or Batch Posting Service Toolkit subscriptions are current. Visual Studio Integration Toolkit is free, its subscription is always current.

The quick answer is to just update to the latest code. Read on for more details…

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#GPPT #BPST PLEASE READ: Special promotion for Pennies for Taylor


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAbout seven weeks ago, my good friend, fellow MVP & GPUG All-Star, blogger and past co-presenter, Shawn Dorward‘s life was turned upside down when his eighteen year old son, Taylor was involved in a drowning accident.

Thanks to Taylor’s friends and the emergency teams, Taylor survived but has suffered significant brain damage. He is now on the long road to recovery and making great progress.

Please read on and watch the video to see how you can help and for more information on the special promotion that I am running through Winthrop Development Consultants. Taylor needs your support.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 9 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 9 of release of Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 10-Jul-2018.

This build incorporates further improvements to the underlying Registration and Update Check systems required for the transition of the distribution channel to Winthrop Development Consultants.

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#BPST: Updating Batch Posting Service Toolkit


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the change to the direct distribution model for Winthrop Development Consultants products, it is a requirement for all sites to be updated to build 8 or later of Batch Posting Service Toolkit (current build is 9).

Updating all workstations to a new build can be a lot of work when there are many separate machines. This article explains the options available to assist you with the process. Download from here.

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Important: Winthrop Development Consultants now directly and exclusively distributes all of its products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs mentioned at the beginning of May, Winthrop Development Consultants will distribute all of its products directly from 01-Jul-2018. Well, the day has arrived and the distribution arrangement with Mekorma has now ended.

We have been working hard to make the transition as painless as possible for both Partners and Customers and the article below should hopefully answer any questions you might still have.

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Updated Hotfix Builds for all Winthrop Products as at 27-Jun-2018


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am back from my travels. I will eventually write some blogs about my Camino de Santiago trip in northern Spain soon. In the meantime, here is a quick summary:

  • 15 days – 13 days riding with 2 rest days
  • 832km from Saint Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 12,880m of climbing including 3 mountain peaks
  • 98 hours in the saddle, moving for 61 hours
  • Maximum speed 67km/h, total average speed 13.7km/h
  • One major crash (wasn’t me and team mate was OK)
  • Two people with Hypothermia (it was meant to be summer)
  • Photo and Video files: 1235 from Camera, 1672 from GoPro & 76 from Phone
  • Hours to sort said Photo and Video files: too many to consider 🙂

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Updated Builds for all Winthrop Products as at 09-May-2018


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce that updated builds for GP Power Tools, Batch Posting Service Toolkit and the free Visual Studio Integration Toolkit are now available.

Please note that these builds are required to ensure that the products remain registered after 01-Jul-2018. All customers will need to update their systems before their current subscriptions expire to avoid interruptions to their registrations.  Install over the top of the existing builds, no need to uninstall.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 8 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce the release of Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) Build 8 for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This build incorporates changes to the underlying Registration and Update Check systems required for the transition in distribution channel to Winthrop Development Consultants. It also includes a few bug fixes.

This build needs to be installed on all workstations at all customer sites before their current subscriptions expire to ensure a smooth change over of registration systems. Install over the top of the existing build, no need to uninstall.

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Winthrop Development Consultants will distribute all of its products directly from 01-Jul-2018


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants has been working closely with Mekorma to distribute its product range for the last two years. Back in November 2017, we moved our free Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) product back to Winthrop. Now we are pleased to announce that the remaining products; GP Power Tools (GPPT) and Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) will be distributed directly by Winthrop Development Consultants from July 2018.

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New Builds for all Winthrop Products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageUpdated builds for all Winthrop Development Consultants products were released in November 2017.

Winthrop Development Consultants are proud to release updated builds for GP Power Tools, Batch Posting Service Toolkit and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit. These builds include fixes and enhancements as well as a new registration system and an automatic check for updates.

Important Note: Please update all your installed Winthrop Development Consultants products at the same time. Failure to do so will cause products not updated to be unregistered.

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Calling Service Enabled Procedures from Visual Studio Tools and Dexterity


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the addition of Service Based Architecture (SBA) into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and later, Dexterity global procedures can be marked as Service Enabled.

This allows a Dexterity global procedure to be a Service procedure which is exposed as a REST based web service via Service Base Architecture.

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Updates to Installers for all Winthrop Products


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from yesterday’s article: Visual Studio Tools: Best Practice when adding References to Projects, I wanted to highlight that all of Winthrop Development Consultants product installers have been updated to help avoid the problems caused by duplicate old DLL files in the Addins folder.

This issue is most likely with Visual Studio Integration Toolkit where developers use the toolkit from their products by adding the reference to the Dictionary Assembly DLL file.

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