#MSDynGP Microsoft, Stop Scaring Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou might have heard about the “announcement” made by Mike Morton (Vice President, Dynamics 365 Business Central and SMB, Microsoft) during the Microsoft Dynamics GP General Session and his subsequent retraction and clarification.

I decided to write this article to provide my thoughts on what happened and the bigger issues it raises.
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#MySummitNA Clarification of Microsoft Dynamics GP Lifecycle

David Meego - Click for blog homepageMike Morton (Vice President, Dynamics 365 Business Central at Microsoft) has clarified the Microsoft Dynamics GP Lifecycle after his comments at the GP General Session during the Community Summit 2022 conference.

Dynamics GP’s lifecycle is still 2028 and beyond and does include new features as well as tax, compliance and security updates. Since GP is a mature and stable product, don’t expect large new features or new modules. The large ISV community will continue to develop additional functionality to make GP a viable system for many years to come. Continue reading

#MSDynGP Microsoft Dynamics GP v18.5 ISV Pre-release installers now available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFantastic News.

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.

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Winthrop Development Consultants Newsletter – August 2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIt has been a long time between Newsletters, but that does not mean nothing’s been happening. On the contrary, we have been really busy working hard to improve our software products with the aim of making your lives better.

This newsletter contains important information about price changes, and new releases of all our software (including a critical security update). Please forward this newsletter to anyone in your organization who would find this information useful. They can subscribe to future newsletters using the link below:

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#GPPT #BPST Pricing Increase from January 2023

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe have not changed our pricing since 2016 when the current module-based pricing was adopted with the release of Build 21 of GP Power Tools.

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.

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Benefits Presentation Updated for GP Power Tools Build 29

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe are pleased to announce that the Benefits Presentation for Winthrop Development Consultants products has been updated to match the recently released builds of GP Power Tools (GPPT), Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) and Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT).

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Important: Please update all Winthrop Products to resolve an Installer Security Vulnerability

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop 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.

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#GPPT GP Power Tools build 29.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop 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!

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 17.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 17 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 10-Aug-2022.

This build includes a number of enhancements as well as improvements to the registration and installer systems.

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#BPST Batch Posting Service Toolkit build 12.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 12 of Batch Posting Service Toolkit (BPST) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 10-Aug-2022.

This build includes a number of enhancements as well as improvements to the registration and installer systems.

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#MSDynGP ISV Talks with Dynamics Connections

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs part of my marketing strategy for the last six months, I have been working with Dynamics Connections to promote my products to the Microsoft Dynamics GP partner channel.

GP Power Tools is a very easy product to sell. You just need to show the Benefits Presentation to a customer and they will want it on their system. So the aim is to get the partners to show this short presentation to their customers.

I have found that using Carol Livingston and the team at Dynamics Connections has been a worthwhile investment with an increased awareness of our products amongst the partners after her presentations.

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#MSDynGP New NACHA Data Security Requirements coming up on 30-Jun-2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou might be aware of the new Security requirements for Bank Account Numbers which applies to ACH Originators and Third-Parties with more than 2 million ACH payments annually and becomes effective on 30-Jun-2022.

NACHA, the governing body for ACH transactions in the United States, is rolling out updated security requirements which are actually best practice whether you meet the transaction level targets or not.

Read on for how you handle the requirements on your Microsoft Dynamics GP system.

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#DynamicsCon I will be hosting the Dynamics GP Watch Party Breakout Room on Wednesday and Thursday

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe latest installation DynamicsCon virtual conference started yesterday. The conference is running from 15th to 17th March 2022.

While I am not presenting a session this time around, I will be hosting the Dynamics GP Watch Party Breakout Room on Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 12pm ET on both days.

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Changing Exchange Online Settings with PowerShell

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn my previous article: #MSDynGP Microsoft Dynamics GP and SMTP Email Failing, I mentioned that it was possible to check and/or change settings for your Exchange Online client.

There are a number of settings which can only be changed using PowerShell as they don’t have any user interface options available. However, many of the articles that provide the details on the settings never say how to actually get PowerShell working to use the settings.

This is where this article comes in …..

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#MSDynGP Microsoft Dynamics GP and SMTP Email Failing

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOver the last month or so many users have been reporting intermittent issues with sending emails failing with SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) authentication failures.

The issue occurs when using Microsoft’s Exchange Online (part of the Microsoft 365 suite) as the email service. It is caused by Microsoft’s policies to improve authentication security for the Exchange Online service.

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#DynamicsCon Vote for Sessions for March 2022 Conference

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe next installment of DynamicsCon conference is scheduled for 15th to 17th March 2022. The session submission period is over and now we enter the session voting period until 19th January 2022.

During this voting period all registered attendees have 12 votes to apply to sessions as they wish, then the votes will be tallied and the final session lists published. See this explanation for more details of the process.

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#MSDynGP Microsoft Dynamics GP v18.4 ISV Pre-release installers now available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAwesome News.

This morning (Perth Time) I had an email from Terry Heley from Microsoft with a link to a pre-release (very early alpha) of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP version 18.4 (October 2021) release. This download is provided to the ISV community to help them prepare for the final code when it is released.

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