Changing Registration Contact Details for Winthrop Products

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am often asked to change the contact details for the registration data for our products. These contact details are used for sending emails from Winthrop Development Consultants.

Emails sent include Renewal Notices and Invoices to partners and direct customers and update notices to all customers (cc’d to their partners).

It is vital that the contact details use a valid (and unique) email address for each registration record. The email must be for a person at the registered company. Partners cannot use their email addresses for customer registrations.

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#MSDynGP Winthrop Products and Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 Year End 2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast week, Terry Heley from Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 Year End 2022 service pack has been released.

Since then, we have been asked numerous times if the Winthrop products are compatible with this new 18.05.1596 release. The short answer is yes.

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How Do I Get Keys For A New Version?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently, I have been getting a lot of requests for subscription keys for Winthrop products before upgrading to new versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This article will explain how Winthrop products obtain new subscription keys automatically over the internet and what the process is if a system is not internet connected.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 – October 2022 has released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released today, and it contains a number of new features and bug fixes. Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for this Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 – October 2022 release. They are now built against the final build and so are no longer beta builds.

Check out the previous article for more information:

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#SummitNA Winthrop Development Consultants at Community Summit Orlando 2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis Friday, I will start my flights to the USA to get to Community Summit 2022 in Orlando. I will be flying to Singapore first and then getting on the world’s longest flight: Singapore Airlines from Singapore to New York with a flight time of 18 hours and 25 minutes.

For the first week I will be staying at the Caribe Royale hotel while I am running a 5-day Dexterity Fundamentals Bootcamp training course. Then during the Community Summit 2022 Conference being held on October 10-13, 2022, I will be at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Orlando, Florida, USA.

My friend, Tim Wappat from the UK, will be helping me out at the Winthrop Development Consultants booth in the Expo Hall. Please come see us at Booth 829. Read on for more information on the two training classes and six sessions I am presenting.

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#SummitNA Don’t miss out on the Training Opportunities at Community Summit 2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageDavid Musgrave MVP is coming to Community Summit 2022 in Orlando and will be running two training courses for GP users, administrators, consultants and developers.

The first is a 5 day Dexterity bootcamp, before the conference, which will teach you how to get started with Dexterity, the development tool used to create Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The second is a single day class on GP Power Tools, covering all modules of the product.

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#MSDynGP Microsoft Dynamics GP v18.5 ISV Pre-release installers now available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFantastic News.

This morning (Perth Time) I had an email from Terry Heley from Microsoft with a link to a pre-release (ISV Drop) of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP version 18.5 (October 2022) release. This download is provided to the ISV community to help them prepare for the final code when it is released.

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#GPPT Automating Applying of Payables and Receivables Documents

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is another one of those articles that I have been planning to write for a long time. A while ago I created some prototype scripts with GP Power Tools to show how it would be possible to “drive” the user interface to automate applying of both Payables and Receivables documents.

I have had a few people contact me about this functionality, usually because my friend and fellow MVP, Steve Endow, has told them about these scripts.

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Winthrop Development Consultants Newsletter – August 2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt has been a long time between Newsletters, but that does not mean nothing’s been happening. On the contrary, we have been really busy working hard to improve our software products with the aim of making your lives better.

This newsletter contains important information about price changes, and new releases of all our software (including a critical security update). Please forward this newsletter to anyone in your organization who would find this information useful. They can subscribe to future newsletters using the link below:

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#GPPT #BPST Pricing Increase from January 2023

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe have not changed our pricing since 2016 when the current module-based pricing was adopted with the release of Build 21 of GP Power Tools.

Since then, we have released many new builds with lots of added functionality and features in all modules of all our products, providing a massive increase in the value. So, from January 2023 there will be a minor increase in the module pricing.

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Benefits Presentation Updated for GP Power Tools Build 29

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe are pleased to announce that the Benefits Presentation for Winthrop Development Consultants products has been updated to match the recently released builds of GP Power Tools (GPPT), Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT).

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#GPPT Using the Clipboard to copy from Excel into Microsoft Dynamics GP

David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday, we are covering an exciting new sample customization that is now possible due to Clipboard and Parsing Data Helper Functions added to recently released Build 29 of GP Power Tools.

The customization shows how any data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet can be copied via the Clipboard into any window of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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#GPPT Linking to Document Management Systems

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis sample is something that I have already helped customers achieve with GP Power Tools in the past but it had not been posted as a sample on the blog. The ability to link with a document management system by opening a URL with data from any window in Microsoft Dynamics GP is really easy to do.

This sample project allows scanned payables invoices to be opened in a web browser from the Payables Transaction Inquiry – Vendor and Payables Transaction Inquiry – Document windows as well as the Payables Transaction Entry Zoom window.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Training at Community Summit 2022 in Orlando, FL, USA

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am pleased to announce that as well as the Dexterity Training there will be GP Power Tools training offered by the GPUG Academy during the Academy days before Community Summit in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The training will be presented as a single full day course on Monday 10th October 2022, running from 8:00am to 5:00pm with lunch included.

We have lots of new functionality and enhancements to cover with the release of Build 29 of GP Power Tools recently.

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#GPPT Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window Revisited

David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday we are revisiting the article #GPPT Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window. In this article we show how Build 29 of GP Power Tools can improve on the methods used previously.

When automating Microsoft Dynamics GP, if a Report Destination modal dialog window opens, it needs to be dismissed so that the rest of the automation code can continue. This article contains a demonstration project that shows how to dismiss the 3 different dialogs used.

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Important: Please update all Winthrop Products to resolve an Installer Security Vulnerability

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants was recently notified by InstallAware, the supplier of the installer software used for the distribution packages for all our products, that a Security Vulnerability was identify in their product. They have released a new version that resolves the issue.

However, the issue will exist on all machines that have used an installer built with the previous compromised versions of their installer software.

Using the newly fixed installer software, we have created and released new builds of all our products which should be installed at all customer and partner sites as soon as possible. Any build of any of our products downloaded and installed after 10-Aug-2022 contains the fix.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools build 29.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is excited to announce Build 29 of GP Power Tools (GPPT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was finally released on 10-Aug-2022.

This build is the culmination of a year of development, testing and documentation work and enhances and consolidates the features and functionality of many areas in GP Power Tools. It is two years since build 28.1 was released and a year since the last hotfix (build 28.9), but this release makes the product significantly more powerful and usable.

This article lists some of the major new features and enhancements. It won’t list everything but to give you an idea of how much has been added, the user guide manual has grown from 592 pages in build 28 to 713 pages in build 29!

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#GPPT Protecting Mission Critical Custom Code

David Meego - Click for blog homepageGP Power Tools is a subscription based product. This means it needs current, valid Registration Keys to stay operational.

If you have written Mission Critical Custom Code using GP Power Tools – Developer Tools module, you will want to ensure that those triggers and scripts stay active at all times and if the registration fails for any reason that you are notified immediately.

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#GPPT Creating Additional .Net Dialog Windows using Scripts

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOne of the current limitations for GP Power Tools is that it cannot create new Dexterity windows. Usually, it is possible to avoid this requirement by:

  • Using Modifier to add extra fields to an existing window;
  • Using the SQL Results window to display data with SQL Gotos to perform actions on that data;
  • Using Dexterity modal dialogs (ask() and getstring() for example) to get information needed;
  • Using Modifier even adding a complete “sub window” onto an existing window (example below).

This article provides another method leveraging the .Net Framework functionality to create a dynamic form using code.

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