Changing Registration Contact Details for Winthrop Products

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am often asked to change the contact details for the registration data for our products. These contact details are used for sending emails from Winthrop Development Consultants.

Emails sent include Renewal Notices and Invoices to partners and direct customers and update notices to all customers (cc’d to their partners).

It is vital that the contact details use a valid (and unique) email address for each registration record. The email must be for a person at the registered company. Partners cannot use their email addresses for customer registrations.

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#MSDynGP Winthrop Products and Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 Year End 2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast week, Terry Heley from Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 Year End 2022 service pack has been released.

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.

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How Do I Get Keys For A New Version?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently, I have been getting a lot of requests for subscription keys for Winthrop products before upgrading to new versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.5 – October 2022 has released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe 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:

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#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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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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#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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Slow Login Performance After Installation

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWe had another interesting support case recently where administrator users were getting slow login performance after installing a Winthrop Development Consultants product. When a standard user logged in they did not experience any delays.

The additional delay was around 90 to 120 seconds, after which everything would appear to work as normal.

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Resetting Incorrect Registration Proxy Settings

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis week we had a customer contact us after they changed the Proxy Settings which are part of the Registration System in all Winthrop Development Consultants products. After the change Microsoft Dynamics GP would crash on startup, probably because the settings were incorrect.

These settings should not normally be used as the Winthrop Development Consultants registration system (which uses Quick License Manager from Soraco Technologies) can normally work with the same internet connection as needed for standard web browsing.

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Java Log4J Vulnerability

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOver the last few days I have received a number of requests for clarification of the status of Winthrop Development Consultants’ products and whether they are at risk from the Java Log4J vulnerability that has been in the news recently.

The short answer is no.

For those who would like a bit more information read on…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.4 – October 2021 has released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released yesterday and it contains many new features and bug fixes. Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for this Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2021 release. They are now built against the final build and so are no longer beta builds (except for GP Power Tools which has a new build 29 coming soon).

Check out the previous article for more information:

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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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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit Build 16.2 hotfix released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageA number of fixes and enhancements have been made to Visual Studio Integration Toolkit, so along with the release of the latest GP Power Tools 28.5 hotfix, we are releasing a hotfix for Visual Studio Integration Toolkit.

It is recommended that all sites running Visual Studio Integration Toolkit install the latest code on all workstation and servers where it is currently installed.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2020 has released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe latest version of Microsoft Dynamics GP was released yesterday and it contains with 20 new features and 50 bug fixes. Winthrop Development Consultants has already updated its products for this Microsoft Dynamics GP – October 2020 release. They are now built against the final build and so are no longer beta builds.

Check out the previous article for more information:

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Benefits Presentation Updated for GP Power Tools Build 28

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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Winthrop Products for Microsoft Dynamics GP 18.3 (ISV Drop) Available

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast Friday Terry Heley from the Microsoft Dynamics GP support and services team in Fargo, North Dakota emailed out a download of the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP release to the ISV (Independent Software Developer) community.

This “ISV Drop” is an early build which allows developers to start preparing to support the next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. It give the GP developer community time to set up their development tools and environments for the new version.

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#VSIT Visual Studio Integration Toolkit build 16.1 released

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants is pleased to announce Build 16 of Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (VSIT) for Microsoft Dynamics GP was released on 11-Aug-2020.

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

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Solved: Visual Studio Tools Addins fail after importing packages

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have been fairly quiet recently on the blog and forums as I have been concentrating on developing the next build of GP Power Tools. All I can say is that it is awesome and you will love it. I have a “Sneak Peak” article coming soon.

While working on the development and testing process, I had some unusual behaviour from my .Net Visual Studio Tools Addins and spent an entire day troubleshooting the issue so I could identify the cause and work out a solution. Read on for the gory details….

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