Since then, we have been asked numerous times if the Winthrop products are compatible with this new 18.05.1596 release. The short answer is yes.
This article will explain how Winthrop products obtain new subscription keys automatically over the internet and what the process is if a system is not internet connected.
The latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released today, and it contains a number of new features and bug fixes. Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for this Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 – October 2022 release. They are now built against the final build and so are no longer beta builds.
Check out the previous article for more information:
This Friday, I will start my flights to the USA to get to Community Summit 2022 in Orlando. I will be flying to Singapore first and then getting on the world’s longest flight: Singapore Airlines from Singapore to New York with a flight time of 18 hours and 25 minutes.
For the first week I will be staying at the Caribe Royale hotel while I am running a 5-day Dexterity Fundamentals Bootcamp training course. Then during the Community Summit 2022 Conference being held on October 10-13, 2022, I will be at the Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, Orlando, Florida, USA.
My friend, Tim Wappat from the UK, will be helping me out at the Winthrop Development Consultants booth in the Expo Hall. Please come see us at Booth 829. Read on for more information on the two training classes and six sessions I am presenting.
David Musgrave MVP is coming to Community Summit 2022 in Orlando and will be running two training courses for GP users, administrators, consultants and developers.
The first is a 5 day Dexterity bootcamp, before the conference, which will teach you how to get started with Dexterity, the development tool used to create Microsoft Dynamics GP.
The second is a single day class on GP Power Tools, covering all modules of the product.
This morning (Perth Time) I had an email from Terry Heley from Microsoft with a link to a pre-release (ISV Drop) of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP version 18.5 (October 2022) release. This download is provided to the ISV community to help them prepare for the final code when it is released.
This is another one of those articles that I have been planning to write for a long time. A while ago I created some prototype scripts with GP Power Tools to show how it would be possible to “drive” the user interface to automate applying of both Payables and Receivables documents.
I have had a few people contact me about this functionality, usually because my friend and fellow MVP, Steve Endow, has told them about these scripts.
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Since then, we have released many new builds with lots of added functionality and features in all modules of all our products, providing a massive increase in the value. So, from January 2023 there will be a minor increase in the module pricing.
Today, we are covering an exciting new sample customization that is now possible due to Clipboard and Parsing Data Helper Functions added to recently released Build 29 of GP Power Tools.
The customization shows how any data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet can be copied via the Clipboard into any window of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
This sample is something that I have already helped customers achieve with GP Power Tools in the past but it had not been posted as a sample on the blog. The ability to link with a document management system by opening a URL with data from any window in Microsoft Dynamics GP is really easy to do.
This sample project allows scanned payables invoices to be opened in a web browser from the Payables Transaction Inquiry – Vendor and Payables Transaction Inquiry – Document windows as well as the Payables Transaction Entry Zoom window.
I am pleased to announce that as well as the Dexterity Training there will be GP Power Tools training offered by the GPUG Academy during the Academy days before Community Summit in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The training will be presented as a single full day course on Monday 10th October 2022, running from 8:00am to 5:00pm with lunch included.
We have lots of new functionality and enhancements to cover with the release of Build 29 of GP Power Tools recently.
Today we are revisiting the article #GPPT Automating or Customizing the Report Destination Window. In this article we show how Build 29 of GP Power Tools can improve on the methods used previously.
When automating Microsoft Dynamics GP, if a Report Destination modal dialog window opens, it needs to be dismissed so that the rest of the automation code can continue. This article contains a demonstration project that shows how to dismiss the 3 different dialogs used.
Winthrop Development Consultants was recently notified by InstallAware, the supplier of the installer software used for the distribution packages for all our products, that a Security Vulnerability was identify in their product. They have released a new version that resolves the issue.
However, the issue will exist on all machines that have used an installer built with the previous compromised versions of their installer software.
Using the newly fixed installer software, we have created and released new builds of all our products which should be installed at all customer and partner sites as soon as possible. Any build of any of our products downloaded and installed after 10-Aug-2022 contains the fix.
Winthrop Development Consultants is excited to announce Build 29 of GP Power Tools (GPPT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was finally released on 10-Aug-2022.
This build is the culmination of a year of development, testing and documentation work and enhances and consolidates the features and functionality of many areas in GP Power Tools. It is two years since build 28.1 was released and a year since the last hotfix (build 28.9), but this release makes the product significantly more powerful and usable.
This article lists some of the major new features and enhancements. It won’t list everything but to give you an idea of how much has been added, the user guide manual has grown from 592 pages in build 28 to 713 pages in build 29!
One of the current limitations for GP Power Tools is that it cannot create new Dexterity windows. Usually, it is possible to avoid this requirement by:
- Using Modifier to add extra fields to an existing window;
- Using the SQL Results window to display data with SQL Gotos to perform actions on that data;
- Using Dexterity modal dialogs (ask() and getstring() for example) to get information needed;
- Using Modifier even adding a complete “sub window” onto an existing window (example below).
This article provides another method leveraging the .Net Framework functionality to create a dynamic form using code.
After the publishing of the GP Power Tools projects for tracking changes to Customer and Vendor Cards, there are been requests for the same functionality for Item Cards.
Starting with the framework updated in the version 2 of the Customer and Vendor tracking projects:
I have created the same functionality for Item Cards. It is labelled as Version 2 so it stays in sync with the other trackers. Even though this is actually the first release, it is based on the Version 2 code.
Based on the original projects, they have been enhanced to add some more fields into the default fields tracked, add support for array fields, and add support for tracking Modifier Added fields.