Getting Ready for Christmas: *Santa* Brand Guidelines and Workshop

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs I am getting ready for Christmas, I wanted to share some important information on how the *Santa* ®™ brand can be used in the community.

In the same way that many corporations have guidelines on how their brand and logos can be used, so does the *Santa* brand.

Please read on to make sure your use of *Santa* is compliant. We would not want any legal proceedings to spoil your holiday season.

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#GPPT: Using GP Power Tools to set default values on windows

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI was recently asked whether GP Power Tools can be used to set a default value on a window. The answer is a very definite “Yes!”.

In fact, this sort of customisation is extremely simple with GP Power Tools and is just the tip of the iceberg for what is possible. Because we have access to Dexterity, Transact-SQL, Visual C# and Visual Basic.Net from inside GP Power Tools, the possibilities are endless and limited only by your imagination.

Also, you have the benefits of instant deployment once the triggers and scripts are enabled and saved, and everything works just fine in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client too.

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Why are objects missing from the Security Resource Descriptions (SY09400) table?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you want to do any reporting on Microsoft Dynamics GP application level security from the SQL Server level, you need to use the Security Resource Descriptions (SY09400) table to map the Resources Type, Dictionary ID and Security/Resource ID to actual named resources that make sense to humans.

I have often seen questions raised about why some systems have all the resources listed in this table and other systems only have a subset of the resources or the table is empty.

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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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GPUG Summit Phoenix 2018 Registration Now Open

David Meego - Click for blog homepageDynamic Communities have recently opened registration for the next GPUG Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 15th to 18th October 2018.

GPUG Summit is the premier event for the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. Learn and connect with fellow Dynamics experts, Microsoft Support Technicians, Engineers, MVPs and more from around the globe, all while enjoying Phoenix, Arizona!

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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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