David Musgrave on The MVP Show

David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack at the end of July, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mark Smith from New Zealand (also known as the nz365guy) for his MVP Show podcast series.

This was the first time I have been interviewed for a podcast and it was a great experience.  Still waiting for the Enterprise Software Podcast team… Hint, Hint, Bob 🙂.

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#Dexterity command Activity_GetBackgroundStatus() kills background Timed Processes

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou might have seen yesterday’s article: #GPPT Processes are currently being run Dialog when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP, which discusses a problem caused by a clash of a GP Power Tools build 28 feature and FastPath SSO (Single Sign On).

[Edit] FastPath have already released an update which fixes the issue. Thanks for the quick turn around.

The root cause of this issue is the undocumented side effect of using the Dexterity Activity_GetBackgroundStatus() command. Read on for the full explanation.

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PayPal Guest Credit Card payments still not working

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants uses PayPal’s Invoicing facility to send invoices for product subscriptions and consulting hours. These invoices can be paid using a credit card (via PayPal), a PayPal account or via Bank Transfer/ACH.

This system has been working well since Winthrop Development Consultants took over distribution of its products in July 2018.

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#GPPT Processes are currently being run Dialog when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the release of build 28 of GP Power Tools, we have had a couple of reports from customer sites where users are receiving a “Processes are currently being run …” dialog when logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Read on to understand what the cause is and how this can be resolved.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28.3 hotfix released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast night, a GP Power Tools user reported that they were getting an error message after installing the build 28.2 hotfix release of GP Power Tools.

No matter how much testing you do, there is always some combination of factors that cause an unexpected result. Anyway, within 24 hours we have a new hotfix build available.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2020 has released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released yesterday and it contains with 20 new features and 50 bug fixes. Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for this Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2020 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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Friday Funny: Solution to Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageA month ago I posted another picture algebra maths puzzles. This time it was the Clocks, Calculators and Lightbulbs algebra maths puzzle which looked simple but had more to it than you would initially think.

If you have not had a go at solving this puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading the solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 28.2 hotfix released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the release of Build 28 of GP Power Tools, we have been getting some amazing feedback from customers and partners who are pushing the GP Power Tools to its limits and exploring all the cool things they can do.

We have decided to release hotfix build 28.2 which includes some enhancements and fixes based on the feedback.

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Friday Funny: Solution to Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageA few weeks ago I posted a rather bizarre picture algebra maths puzzle. It was the Crustacean themed algebra maths puzzle which looked more like a joke than a real puzzle. However, there is a solution and this article will explain it.

If you have not had a go at solving the puzzle and registering your answer on the poll; Stop reading this solution, click on the link above and go do it now. 🙂

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Benefits Presentation Updated for GP Power Tools Build 28

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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Winthrop Products for Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.3 (ISV Drop) Available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast Friday Terry Heley from the Microsoft Dynamics GP support and services team in Fargo, North Dakota emailed out a download of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP release to the ISV (Independent Software Developer) community.

This “ISV Drop” is an early build which allows developers to start preparing to support the next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. It give the GP developer community time to set up their development tools and environments for the new version.

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#MVPBuzz Why I Mentor Robotics

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOK, I admit it…. I am a geek. I love gadgets and technology especially when they are fun to play with. I always have, even before I played with my neighbour’s Sinclair ZX-80 computer when I still lived in the UK. I think the first real gadgets for me were Lego.

I would say it started back in 1977 (4 years before my family moved to Perth, Australia) when I bought one of the first Technical Lego sets ever released, the Lego 850 Fork Lift Truck. I still have this set and the associated Lego 870 Power Pack which could be used to add a motor.

So how did a lifetime love of Lego get me into Robotics?

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#GPPT Free Automatic Lookup Example

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the completion of development and release of Build 28 of GP Power Tools, now is the time to publish more examples for the Developer Tools module. Please see the GP Power Tools Samples page for additional examples that you can download and use for free.

This example is simple and can speed up data entry in Microsoft Dynamics GP. It does require GP Power Tools (GPPT) installed and the Developer Tools module registered. If you don’t have GP Power Tools installed or the Developer Tools module registered, feel free to install and start a free 30 day trial period, so you can test out this and the many other samples.

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#CommunitySummit Vote for your GPUG All Stars for 2020

David Meego - Click for blog homepageBob McAdam has announced that voting for the GPUG All Stars for 2020 is open until 21st August 2020. Go vote now before time runs out in three days time.

There are 15 end users and 21 partners nominated and awaiting your votes for this year’s GPUG All Star award. Think of who is out there actively promoting Microsoft Dynamics GP for the great product it is and is helping others with blog posts and helpful responses to forum questions

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#GPPT Free SQL Search across Multiple Fields Lookup Example

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the completion of development and release of Build 28 of GP Power Tools, there is now time to publish some of the great examples for the Developer Tools module. Please see the GP Power Tools Samples page for additional examples that you can download and use for free.

This example is amazing and every site with Microsoft Dynamics GP will want it installed. It does require the current Build 28.1 or later installed and the Developer Tools module of GP Power Tools (GPPT) registered. If you don’t have GP Power Tools installed or the Developer Tools module registered, feel free to install and start a free 30 day trial period, so you can test out this and the many other samples.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 11.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 11 of Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 11-Aug-2020.

This build includes a number of enhancements as well as improvements to the registration, file creation and installer systems.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 16.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 16 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 11-Aug-2020.

This build includes a number of enhancements as well as improvements to the registration, file creation and installer systems.

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