Handy Developer and Administrator Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI want to make everyone’s life easier.

I should clarify that this is life in respect to my work life. As a Developer, IT Professional and Microsoft Dynamics GP Consultant I love anything that makes my job easier.

That’s why I created GP Power Tools (formerly the Support Debugging Tool) in the first place.

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Dexterity for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Install Error

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI came across an interesting issue yesterday when I installed Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and its matching Dexterity 16.0 version.

When installing Dexterity I received an error message which in turn caused the installation process to be cancelled.

Note: We have skipped version 15.0, so that GP 2016 is version 16.0. This avoids the confusion we have had previously with the version “year” not matching the version “number”.

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Announcing Advanced Dexterity Training in Mexico City on 26-30 September 2016

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast year, between reIMAGINE 2015 and GPUG Summit 2015, I ran Dexterity Fundamentals Training in Mexico City for the Microsoft Partner, Axentit.

So, this year they have asked me to come back and run an Advanced Dexterity Training class for them between reIMAGINE 2016 and GPUG Summit 2016.

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Announcing Dexterity Training at GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa, FL, USA

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt’s official, after discussions with Rich Beliveau from GPUG Academy, it is confirmed that GPUG Academy, with me as trainer, will be offering Dexterity Fundamentals training in the week prior to GPUG Summit 2016 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

The training will run from Monday 3rd October 2016 to Friday 7th October 2016 and will be held at the Microsoft Office in Tampa. GPUG Summit 2016 will follow on 11th to 14th October 2016.

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17th Century Shipbuilding and Your Failed Software Project

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Vasa was a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing about 1,300 metres (1,400 yards) into her maiden voyage on 10th August 1628.

There are a number of lessons that can be learnt from the design, building and testing phases of the ship building process that could be applied to today’s software development world.

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SBA is not as Asynchronous as you might think

David Meego - Click for blog homepageService Based Architecture (SBA) was released with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, it covers technologies to make Dynamics GP more accessible to external applications by allowing Dexterity global procedures to be exposed as Web Services. It also allows Dexterity code to directly access and use .Net objects via the .Net Interop.

SBA opens up an entire new world of development opportunities.

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