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.
This week a forum thread on the GPUG Open Forum caught my attention and I felt I had to respond. The topic was the future of Microsoft Dynamics GP and whether moving to Dynamics 365 is an option.
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.
This is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog. As I can no longer keep the post updated on that blog, I am reposting an updated version here.
Below is the link for the original post: