Microsoft Dynamics GP – Repurposing the Connect Homepage Pane


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI 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.

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#GPPT: Remembering window positions in Microsoft Dynamics GP now comes to the Report Writer Screen Output window


David Meego - Click for blog homepageOne of the regular pieces of feedback I often hear from Microsoft Dynamics GP users is that they really wished that the application would remember where they want their windows positioned.

To solve this issue, in Build 22 of GP Power Tools, I added the Window Position Memory feature (released in February 2017).

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Microsoft Dynamics GP HTML5 Web Client Date Format issue will be fixed


David Meego - Click for blog homepageA little while back I was discussing the Microsoft Dynamics GP HTML5 Web Client with an Australian Partner Consultant and he told me about an issue I was not aware of with date formats.

It turns out that the HTML5 web client does not display date formats correctly for anyone outside of North America. More specifically, the date format used in the application windows is in MM/DD/YYYY format regardless of your workstation’s regional settings.

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#Dexterity Development Environments Series


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the index article for my series about setting up and working with your Dexterity Development Environments.

Disclaimer: This is the Musgravion principles of development machine setup. It is not the only method but it has worked for me for many years and has been fine tuned during my career. Feel free to use it if it works for you.

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#Dexterity Development Environments – Part 7: Single Click Distribution


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the seventh article in my series about setting up and working with your Dexterity Development Environments.

If you have not read the previous articles, please do so first using the links below:

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#Dexterity Development Environments – Part 6: Automating Distribution


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the sixth article in my series about setting up and working with your Dexterity Development Environments.

If you have not read the previous articles, please do so first using the links below:

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#Dexterity Development Environments – Part 5: Creating Dictionary Assemblies


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the fifth article in my series about setting up and working with your Dexterity Development Environments.

If you have not read the previous articles, please do so first using the links below:

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#GPPT GP Power Tools Build 22 hotfix released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAnother reason for the lack for articles recently is that I have been working on a hotfix for GP Power Tools.

Developers…. make sure you read the last bullet point in the list below. No more SDK woes.

A hotfix for GP Power Tools Build 22 was released on 19-Jun-2017. This release shows as Last Modified: 19-Jun-2017 on the About GP Power Tools window and the installer version is XX.00.0022.7.

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#Dexterity Development Environments – Part 4: Creating Chunk Files


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the fourth article in my series about setting up and working with your Dexterity Development Environments.

If you have not read the previous articles, please do so first using the links below:

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#Dexterity Development Environments – Part 3: Single Code Base


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the third article in my series about setting up and working with your Dexterity Development Environments.

If you have not read the previous articles, please do so first using the links below:

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#Dexterity Development Environments – Part 2: Setting up Projects


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is the second article in my series about setting up your Dexterity Development Environments.

If you have not read the previous article, please do so first using the link below:

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#Dexterity Development Environments – Part 1: Installation


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis article has been a long time coming and is the first of a series of articles on how I set up my machine for developing Dexterity applications across multiple versions.

I promised I would detail how my system is set up a while back at the reImagine 2015 conference and had never got around to writing the article until now.

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Delete or Remove Range Errors on ‘SY_Current_Activity’ table after GP 2015 R2


David Meego - Click for blog homepageMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 added lots of new features and enhancements and fixed a number of bugs too. However, it also introduced a change that is now causing errors in some ISV’s (Independent Software Vendor) products.

I first came across this issue when preparing to release GP Power Tools build 22 and was testing the Database Validation feature on my Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 install.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools build 22 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter months of work, I am extremely excited to announce that GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP (GPPT) Build 22 is now available for download. Please update your systems to get all the new features.

GP Power Tools was previously known as Support Debugging Tool (SDT), which was discontinued in October 2014. If you are still using the previous product, please upgrade to the supported and much better GP Power Tools product.

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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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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 has released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI had a nice surprise this morning. I received an email from Terry Heley from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Support team notifying me of the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2.

This should not have been much of a surprise as the release was promised to be at the start of December at the reIMAGINE 2016 conference. I think the surprise was that December is here already. Christmas is getting closer.

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#MSCONNECT Rename Select Payables Checks, Edit Payables Check Batch, Edit Payables Check, Print Payables Checks, and Post Payables Checks windows


David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

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#GPPT Using Microsoft Dynamics GP with High DPI on High Resolution Monitors


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn the last eight years, there have been an increasing number of display issues when using Microsoft Dynamics GP on high resolution monitors. There are a number of different factors coming into play which cause Dynamics GP to display incorrectly.

This article explains the issues, their causes and their solutions and finally explains how GP Power Tools makes the solutions extremely simple to implement.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools build 21 released


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am pleased to announce that the next build of GP Power Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP (GPPT) is now available for download.

GP Power Tools was previously known as Support Debugging Tool (SDT), which was discontinued in October 2014. If you are still using the previous product, please upgrade to the supported and much better GP Power Tools product.

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