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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So long and thanks for all the fish, Richard Whaley


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

I am back from my leave this week and have been working through my backlog of emails and other tasks.

Today, I heard some sad news. Richard Whaley, owner of Accolade Publications and long time Great Plains / Microsoft Dynamics GP stalwart has passed away after a long struggle with illness.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SmartList Export to Excel shows currency values with 5 decimal places


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

This topic has been in my drafts list for ages after it was mentioned in this partner forum thread: Decimal places in GP2013 – SmartList to Excel. However, I did not want to write it up until I could offer some solutions for it at the same time.

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Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Series


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

My friend, Mariano Gomez aka The Dynamics GP Blogster, has been busy writing a fantastic series of articles about troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client.

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Copying Report Formats between Reports… and a warning about Word Templates


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

There is an unsupported method of copying report formats between reports that is very commonly used (and even recommended by me), but we recently had a case that highlighted a problem with the technique. This blog post will discuss the method and the issue we have seen.

 

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The Dynamics GP Blogster and The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

My good friend, Mariano Gomez (The Dynamics GP Blogster) has been exploring the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client and has posted two series of articles.

Have a read of the articles, I am sure you will find them interesting.

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The Dynamics GP Blogster works with Report Writer and the Support Debugging Tool


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

My great friend Mariano Gomez, The Dynamics GP Blogster, has been busy recently creating some fantastic step by step posts on customising reports using Report Writer.

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Quick Tip: Why does Microsoft Dynamics GP show as Not Responding


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

I am wondering if Joseph Tews is a mind reader, or if he can somehow see my draft blog posts before they are published.  Joking aside, it turns out that the same day he posted about Symantec Endpoint Protection, he also posted about this topic that I was planning to post about. Unless he has a super power, then I will have to believe that these issues are faced by enough people to warrant multiple blog posts.

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Quick Tip: Dynamics fails to launch on system with Symantec Endpoint Protection installed


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

I recently had a case where the customer was able to install the Microsoft Dynamics GP client on a machine, but when they clicked on the shortcut nothing happened. Even dragging the DYNAMICS.SET launch file onto the DYNAMICS.EXE application did nothing. In fact, any thing that involved getting the Dexterity Runtime Engine DYNAMICS.EXE to launch failed.

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Using the Support Debugging Tool with Real Life Examples


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

You know that I love the Support Debugging Tool and think that it is a wonderful tool to help administer and support your Microsoft Dynamics GP systems. Well, as the creator of the tool, I will admit that I am just a little biased.

But, it is really cool and exciting for me when I see other people in the community use the Support Debugging Tool in various ways to solve problems.

Last week Mariano, Siva and Rubal all posted articles on using the Support Debugging Tool. Mariano even used the new feature in Build 15 which allows non-logging triggers to programmatically start and stop a logging trigger so that the captured logs are surgically targetted to the problem area.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP “12” Architecture Series


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Now that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 has been released, the pundits and speculators are starting to focus on the next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, codenamed GP “12”.

There have already been mention of some of the cool architecture changes coming with the mention of the GP “12” Web Client and with screenshots from the live demonstration of the early web client code.

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IntelliSense for Dexterity – DexSense 1.8 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Tim Gordon from AlphaSoft has announced that an updated build of his great DexSense tool is now available.  If you don’t know what I am talking about, check out IntelliSense for Dexterity – Ask and you shall receive.

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Changing SOP Tax Rates using the Support Debugging Tool


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog.

Back on the 1st July 2000, Australia changed its sales tax system from a wholesale sales tax with various rates (depending on the item) to a Goods and Services Tax (GST) with a fixed 10% rate.

To go with the change in the tax system, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) also brought in a new tax return reporting system known as the Business Activity Statement.

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