As promised, following on from the previous article: #Dexterity Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window, this article shows how you can achieve the automating of the Report Destination dialogs using GP Power Tools – Development Tools module, including the dialogs in the Dexterity Runtime Engine.
Last month, nine well known Microsoft Dynamics GP ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) held the first Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up.
The Round Up consisted of nine one hour presentations spread over two days and was offered free to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community for both Partners and Customers.
Back in 2009, I posted about Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window. In that article I discussed that there is more than one version of the Report Destination dialog and that additional methods would be required to control the version that is in the Dexterity Runtime Engine.
This article gets into more detail showing how the control the different dialogs with Dexterity.
Build 26 of GP Power Tools introduced a new Automatic Logout feature for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This functionality was further enhanced in Build 27 and again in the upcoming Build 28 release.
While there are other solutions which can log out inactive users, the implementation in GP Power Tools has many enhancements and features not available in other offerings.
However, there are also times when Automatic Logout has been reported not to work. Read on to understand what is happening….
In the last few blog articles I have mentioned that I am working hard on development of the next release of GP Power Tools Build 28.
Here is sneak peek at some of the features coming in the next build. There are already a number of sites using beta releases of Build 28 in their live environments making sure that everything is working perfectly.
We are hosting a free virtual conference with two half days of presentations called the Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up.
That’s correct, the year will no longer part of the version name for Dynamics GP. In fact version 18 will be the last version of Dynamics GP (in the same way that Windows 10 is the last version of Windows).
After attending the User Group Summit Australia conference in Melbourne in August 2019, I feel compelled to write another opinion article.
The conference was fantastic with over 600 attendees for the inaugural event with lots of great local and international presenters as well as many exhibitors and sponsors.
But the number of Microsoft Dynamics GP customer sites represented was extremely low and quite disappointing. After investing time and money to attend and exhibit at a conference, it feels like a missed opportunity when the target audience is barely represented.
Sorry about the click bait title, but it got you to read this opening paragraph. This article is my opinion on Microsoft’s current marketing strategy for its Dynamics accounting/ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) product range and how, with a couple of minor changes, Microsoft can convert all of its Microsoft Dynamics GP customers to Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions in due time.
To understand what the problem is and what the simple solution is … read on …
Have you ever had to do an upgrade of Microsoft Dynamics GP and the SQL Server has already been upgraded to the latest and greatest, but now when you attempt one of the upgrade steps, you get a SQL Version error for Dynamics Utilities.
The wording of the error message is along these lines:
Your current SQL Server is not a supported version.
Req: Microsoft SQL Server 11.0
Act :Microsoft SQL Server 20XX (RTM) – XX.0.XXXX.XXX
You need to upgrade to SQL Server 11.0 before continuing.
Earlier this month there was a thread on the Microsoft Dynamics GP community forum which described an issue where there were too many menu choices showing after logging into Dynamics GP.
The issue is not a bug, but standard behaviour in Microsoft Dynamics GP which was causing some confusion for users at the customer’s site.
As a follow on to the recent post : #GPPT Why every GP site needs GP Power Tools – Developer Tools, this article explains the benefits of replacing your VBA (Visual Studio for Applications) and VSTools (Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP) customizations with GP Power Tools.
It has been prompted by the issues seen because the redistributable version of VBA that is packaged with Microsoft Dynamics GP has reached end-of-life as explained in the following article from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Support and Services team:
Another thread on the GPUG forum prompted me to write this article. It is one that I have been meaning to write for a while as this is not the first time I have seen complaints that a Dex.ini setting does not work or is not behaving as expected.
This article explains the changes made in the recent versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and how they could be causing the behaviour you are seeing.
The fact that the question was asked again has prompted me to write another article to help get the correct message out to the Microsoft Dynamics GP community.
I recently posted a method of repurposing the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Intelligent Cloud Insights page to show a website of your choice.
However, if you are running an earlier version of Microsoft Dynamics GP you also have the option to display a custom website by repurposing the Connect pane on the user’s Homepage.
One of the main new features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 is the option to use the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Intelligent Cloud Insights. This leverages the Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence and Analysis functionality in Business Central using a replicated set of GP data uploaded via the Intelligent Edge interface.
But what if you don’t want to use that functionality and would like to hide it from your users….
Last week, I was having an email conversation with a partner friend in New Zealand and he mentioned that he had recently gained a number of existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers from larger partners (VARs) who have decided to de-emphasize their Dynamics GP line of business.
My friend’s comment was this was short sighted and that it was sad when the fight for a quick dollar overrides the value of a long term relationship. His comments prompted me to write this “opinion” article.