#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 Happy 10th Birthday GP Power Tools


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA couple of days ago GP Power Tools turned ten years old.

On the 30th August 2006, I decided to create a tool to help identify the cause of a non-reproducible error that was the issue reported in a long running, escalated support case.

This was the first build of the “MBS Support Debugging Tool“.

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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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#GPUG Webinar: Why is the Support Debugging Tool/GP Power Tools so Amazing?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the huge success at the GPUG Summit 2015 conference, Beat Bucher MVP and I will be presenting an encore performance of our GP Power Tools (GPPT) session as a webinar.

Even though the session title mentions the Support Debugging Tool (SDT), the session focusses on GP Power Tools. This is because the Support Debugging Tool has been discontinued since October 2014 and replaced by GP Power Tools.

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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 Installing the GP Power Tools Public Beta


David Meego - Click for blog homepageNow that the GP Power Tools Public Beta is out there, I know that people will not read the user guide documentation (GPPTools.pdf).

So I thought it would be worth while mentioning some guidelines to make the install as smooth as possible.

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#GPPT Welcome to the GP Power Tools Public Beta


David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday, I am announcing a free public beta of GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP versions 11.0 (GP 2010), 12.0 (GP 2013) and 14.0 (GP 2015).

As you know, I have been working extremely hard on getting GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP ready for release and now it is time to get some feedback.

GP Power Tools is the next generation replacement for the Support Debugging Tool.

Read on for more details …

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Using the Support Debugging Tool to create user accessible SQL Scripts – Part 3


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the third and final article in the series, make sure you look at the previous articles before this one.

The previous articles can be found at:

Today’s article adds the final step by adding a method for a user to execute the code we have written so far without requiring access to any Support Debugging Tool windows.

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Using the Support Debugging Tool to create user accessible SQL Scripts – Part 2


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the second article in the series, if you haven’t already, please see the previous article: Using the Support Debugging Tool to create user accessible SQL Scripts – Part 1.

Today’s article adds a simple user interface for the previously created SQL scripts using Dexterity sanScript.

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Using the Support Debugging Tool to create user accessible SQL Scripts – Part 1


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt has been a while since I have posted a technical article on the blog. This is because I am spending almost all my time working on bringing some existing and new products to market.

I am still working on the rebranded and improved release of the Support Debugging Tool. There will be a number of improvements in its features and navigation, more on that soon.

For now, I wanted to post a really clever method of using the Support Debugging Tool to provide additional functionality to end users.

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April Fool: Announcing the new name for the Support Debugging Tool


David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello to all the fans of the features and functionality offered by the Support Debugging Tool, who disliked the name of the tool.

After consultation with the community, the Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs (especially Mark Polino, he has always wanted the name changed) as well as polls on this blog, I am pleased to finally announce the new name for the Support Debugging Tool.

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Update: Where is the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on my previous post: Where is the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015? I can now confirm that progress has been made.

Winthrop Development Consultants has negotiated an exclusive agreement with Microsoft to obtain the Support Debugging Tool source code.

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What can Winthrop Development Consultants do for you?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou have probably heard that I was made redundant (laid off) from Microsoft in October 2014 and have since restarted and updated the consulting business that I had before my 13.5 years with Microsoft as Winthrop Development Consultants.

Now I hear you ask, “What can David Musgrave and Winthrop Development Consultants do for you?”.

Well, read on to understand what Winthrop Development Consultants’ business model and plans are….

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Where is the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello everyone

As most of you know I am the developer of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP (SDT).

The SDT has been provided free of charge to Partners and Customers (via their partners) in the Dynamics community since its release in September 2008. The tool and its feature set have come a long way from the public release of build 9 for GP versions 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0.

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