Back 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.
Many 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.
Recently 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.
The team at Feedspot have collated data from search engine rankings, social media sites and reviewed a number of Microsoft Dynamics GP blogs and compiled a list of the Top 15 Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs, Websites & Newsletters To Follow in 2018.
It 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.
I 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.
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.