Developing for Dynamics GP blog saved

David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack on the 23rd February I posted that I was in the process of Saving the Developing for Dynamics GP blog, my blog from my Microsoft days.

It has taken about four weeks of work, but I am very pleased to be able to announce that the work is complete and the relevant content from the Developing for Dynamics GP blog is now available from this blog.

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Saving the Developing for Dynamics GP blog

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMany of you have probably read an article or two from my previous blog on Microsoft’s MSDN, the Developing for Dynamics GP blog. This blog was created in July 2008 and had published 1,130 articles by the time I left Microsoft in October 2014.

Even though there has been no new content added to the blog since I left, the blog is still one of the most popular Microsoft Dynamics GP related blogs. In fact, the Worldmaps tracking shows that the site is ranked 4th in the leaderboard and gets over 20,000 hits a month.

Microsoft is planning to deprecate MSDN blogs by the end of March and I am working to ensure that this valuable resource is not lost to the community.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Homepage and Area Pages Script Errors

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently my Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 installation started generating errors while navigating around the Homepage and Area Pages. I thought it was due to the recent Windows 10 1809 update, but have since learned that this was not the cause.

I temporarily fixed the issue by removing all objects from the Homepage and only using the application menus for navigation and not using the Area Pages at all.

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The future of Microsoft Dynamics GP …. again!

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt has been just over a year since the last time this old chestnut was raised by someone in the community.

This time the question of Microsoft Dynamics GP’s future has been raised by Mark Brummel, who was a Microsoft MVP (Business Solutions) for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product, and is based in the Netherlands.

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#GPPT Building Microsoft Dexterity Cross Dictionary Applications with GP Power Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI love writing these sorts of articles. My good friend and fellow MVP, Mariano Gomez, has been using GP Power Tools to assist him in his role as Development Manager at Mekorma and has written blog articles about his experiences.

GP Power Tools removes much of the complexity and time needed for Cross Dictionary development in Dexterity.

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The future of Microsoft Dynamics GP

David Meego - Click for blog homepageSince 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.

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Viral: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??

David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack in February of this year I posted a simple maths puzzle that I had seen on a Facebook post; Trending: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ?? to challenge my readers.

Little did I know that the follow up post; Answer: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ?? would go viral and cause my blog to reach the number 1 ranking on Worldmaps.

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Using Forums Effectively by Jen Kuntz

David Meego - Click for blog homepageForums are fantastic. They provide a free community based support platform with contributions from a wide range of users and professionals.

Many Microsoft employees, Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals), GPUG All Stars and experienced users donate their time to help the community. There only reward being thanked and having their responses marked as answers.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Roadmap and User Interface Design

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently, I read a couple of articles by my fellow bloggers in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community and wanted to highlight them as well as add some of my own thoughts.

The first article was from Tim Wappat at Dynamic Code Blocks. It was a summary of the sneak peak at Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and its HTML 5 web client at a meeting in London, UK.

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More on Cortana for Windows 10

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor those of you with Windows Phone 8.1 devices, you should now be comfortable working with Cortana, the personal digital assistant with attitude.

Well, Cortana is coming to Windows 10. In fact, if you have the latest Technical Preview of Windows 10 downloaded (as part of the Windows Insider program) you can already start playing with Cortana. Just make sure all the language and regional settings are set to US.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOvernight, Microsoft released the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones to members of the Windows Insider Program.

Using the Windows Insider App on Windows Phone 8.1 you can register for the over the air updates. However, the update is not available to everyone yet as it has only been released for a subset of Lumia phones.

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What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAt the start of December 2014, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 was released to manufacturing and shortly after it was posted online:

Since its release, the Support and Services team have been putting together blog articles and videos providing details about the new features.

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The Dynamics GP Engineering Team blog

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast month, the Microsoft Dynamics GP development team started a new blog on the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community website. This will now be the primary location for the Dynamics GP development and engineer team to communicate with the customer and partner community.

The new site can be found at the link below:

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 now available for download

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you have been watching the Microsoft Dynamics GP blogosphere for the last couple of days you will have seen the news that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 has been released.

This release comes almost two years since the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and six months after the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 includes over 120 new features as well as some underlying technology improvements such as the Service Based Architecture (SBA) including the .Net interop. See the links below for more information and the download pages.

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