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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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit Subscription Expiry Warnings

David Meego - Click for blog homepagePlease download the latest Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build for your version to fix (or avoid) receiving subscription expiry warnings.

With the change in Registration System for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit back in November last year, the plan was to have the subscription automatically extend for another twelve months for a system as long as it was internet connected.

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Visual Studio Integration Toolkit now available directly from Winthrop

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMekorma no longer distribute Visual Studio Integration Toolkit and cannot renew subscriptions for the product.

Winthrop Development Consultants now distribute Visual Studio Integration Toolkit directly. To ensure a smooth transition, all existing sites will need to upgrade to build 12 or later before their subscription with Mekorma expires.

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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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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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Product Updates for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 over the weekend, I am pleased to announce that all Winthrop Development Consultants products are now available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 12 hotfix released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOn the 14th November 2017, a new build of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit was released to coincide with Winthrop Development Consultants taking back distribution of the product from Mekorma.

This new build, dated 14-Nov-2017, includes a new registration system which allows partners and customers to register the product for free without needing to contact anyone in advance to obtain a licence. However, if the registration is already recorded on the registration server, the keys are automatically populated.

The build also includes the ability to let the administrator user know if an update for the code has been released.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 12 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL USERS OF VISUAL STUDIO INTEGRATION TOOLKIT

This article is to announce a new build of the Visual Studio Integration Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (VSIT) is now available for download.

This new build coincides with the change in ordering and support for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit. From now on, Winthrop Development Consultants is handling all distribution and support for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit directly. Mekorma will no longer be involved with this free product.

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#VSIT Why does Visual Studio Integration Toolkit need registration?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI 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.

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#VSIT Can I include Visual Studio Integration Toolkit with my installer?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageSince the change from Menus for Visual Studio Tools to Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) and more recently the release of Build 11 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit, I have received some questions about how to include the VSIT code in the Visual Studio Tools Addin’s installer.

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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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New builds for #VSIT, #BPST and #GPPT coming soon

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI know I have been quiet on the blog over the last few weeks, but this is because I have been working hard on developing the new builds for the Winthrop Development Consultants products.

These builds will add support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 as well as add some new features and enhancements to the products.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit replaces Menus for Visual Studio Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageGreat news for Visual Studio developers.

Winthrop Development Consultants are pleased to announce the release of the Visual Studio Integration Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics GP (VSIT).

The Visual Studio Integration Toolkit replaces Menus for Visual Studio Tools and is now available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 (including GP 2013 R2) and also for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.

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Downloads for Menus for Visual Studio Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs previously mentioned on this blog, Winthrop Development Consultants has an agreement with Microsoft to continue the development and support of the Menus for Visual Studio Tools.

It will be re-released once it has been rebranded.

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Update: Where is Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from my other previous post Where is Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015? I can also confirm that Winthrop Development Consultants has negotiated an exclusive agreement with Microsoft to obtain the Menus for Visual Studio Tools source code.

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Where is Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello again

This article follows on from the Where is the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015? post from yesterday.

Back in May 2008 I was at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift in Fargo, ND, USA and was attending Developer Toolkit training run by Steve Gray.  On the last day of the training I came up with an idea which would allow menu navigation entries to be dynamically created and called via an API exposed to Visual Studio Tools. Encouraged by Steve and Leslie Vail I turned the concept into a prototype by the end of the day. Menus for Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP was born.

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