Since forever, the pundits have been preaching the demise of Great Plains Dynamics / Microsoft Dynamics GP.
When I joined Microsoft in 2001, one of the things that influenced my decision was the thinking that Dexterity (the language behind Dynamics GP) was going to die and so I decided that I would be better off inside Microsoft than continue working as an ISV (Independent Software Vendor).
Now sixteen years later in 2017 and I am back working as an ISV, and Dexterity, along with Microsoft Dynamics GP, is still going strong… despite the launch of Dynamics 365.
At the reIMAGINE 2016 and GPUG Summit 2016 conferences, I promised that a new build of GP Power Tools was coming and that it would have lots of great features.
Well, I have been working hard and have now completed the coding phase of the development. I will now be working on updating the documentation in preparation for the release of the build.
On my blog, I have purposely kept far away from any comments on the recent Presidential Elections in the United States of America.
While I was recently in the US, I did discuss the topic with my American friends and colleagues, but it was not my place as an Australian to push my views at all. I was really interested to understand what my friends thought and had interesting conversations with those from both sides of the political fence.
Today is the 26th of January and in the “Lucky Country” it is the Australia Day public holiday.
Australia Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson in New South Wales and the landing of Governor Arthur Phillip in Sydney Cove.
At the end of last year, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 was released.
If you have not already installed/updated to this build, Microsoft has released lots of information about the new features in blogs, documentation and video forms.
I 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.
Welcome to 2017. I hope you all had a fantastic time over the Christmas and New Year period.
If you have studied software development or computer programming, I would be surprised if you did not at some stage cover sorting algorithms.