David Musgrave’s Blog has moved

David Musgrave’s blog can now be found at the link below. Please enjoy the existing content on this blog. http://winthropdc.com/blog

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Announcement: Blog consolidation

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Support team is pleased to announce that we’ll be consolidating our two blogs: Developing for Dynamics GP and Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog, into a single location. Moving forward all content from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Support Team will be posted to the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog.  The…

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Time for a Change (not April Fools)

Hello to all my friends in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community. You have probably heard that Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, recently announced that Microsoft will be shedding 18,000 employees, a total of about 14% of its total work force. Well, on the 19th of September 2014, I was asked to come into the office for a teleconference…

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Customising the Company Login window series Part 4 – Visual Studio Tools

Following on from my previous posts: Customising the Company Login window series Part 1 – Introduction, Customising the Company Login window series Part 2 – Visual Basic for Applications and Customising the Company Login window series Part 3 – Dexterity, here is a discussion about trying to create a solution using Visual Studio Tools. As discussed in…

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RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 National Championships

After the successes of the All Saints College teams at the RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 WA State Championships, it went without saying that we would take our best teams to the National Competition in Brisbane on the 27th and 28th September. We ended up taking our Senior Theatre (Pickle JAR Productions) and Senior Dance (The Inspector)…

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RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 WA State Championships

It has been a while since my last post. I have been very busy with a number of activities (more on that in a later post). One of those activities has been this year’s RoboCup Junior Australia competition. For the last two years I have been the mentor for the All Saints College Robotics Club. I got involved…

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Debugging in the Dynamics GP 2015 Service Based Architecture

As we move into the world of Service Based Architecture with Dynamics GP 2015, we wanted to highlight some debugging tools that will aid you as you create service procedures of your own.  Today you have various things available to you to debug integrations as they are created.  Among them are internal tools like the…


Opening Up a World of Possibilities with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and Services

On 13th August in Fargo the Microsoft Dynamics GP development team delivered a hands-on workshop to our Collaborative Development partners around the new Service Based Architecture (SBA) that will be available in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.  Throughout the day the team went over various pieces such as .NET Interop, changes to the current toolsets and implementation…


Support Debugging Tool Build 19 released

It is time to release a new build of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP for versions 10.0, GP 2010 (v11.0) and GP 2013 (v12.0). Build 19 primarily improves support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 as well as including some fixes and enhancements to existing features. It also adds a couple of new features. Note: Build…

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New Microsoft Dynamics GP Videos

Last week, the Microsoft Dynamics YouTube Channel released 3 new videos for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Below are the videos for your watching pleasure. If you want more information on Microsoft Dynamics GP, check out the overview page:  Microsoft Dynamics GP: ERP for Small & Midsized Businesses   Microsoft Dynamics GP Keeps People Productive (Direct Link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIkOPDmgsWU]…

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How to Fix a Setup File is from a later version Error from the Support Debugging Tool when doing a Test Upgrade

This post revisits the issue previously discussed in the blog post:  How to Fix a Setup File is from a later version Error from the Support Debugging Tool. The issue is that you receive the error message below from the Support Debugging Tool just after logging into Microsoft Dynamics GP: Setup File is from a…

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It’s Official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of rumours floating around about Microsoft buying Minecraft for a very large sum of money. Well as of a few hours ago, the Microsoft News Center and Mojang blog have confirmed the rumour as true: Microsoft: Minecraft to join Microsoft  Mojang: Yes, we’re being…

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Synchronizing any folder on your system with OneDrive

In my last post: Backup regimes and synchronizing folders across your network, I discussed my method of backing up data from four folders off the root of the drive across my network and how I use the free SyncToy 2.1 tool from Microsoft. So in this post I wanted to take it to the next…

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Backup regimes and synchronizing folders across your network

On my computers at home I have a backup and synchronization regime to ensure that each computer has access to the files I want (even when offline) and that there is no chance of losing any data in the event of a disaster. In this post, I will explain my regime and some of the…

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After restarting SQL Server, only ‘sa’ user can log into Microsoft Dynamics GP

Last week, I resolved a rather bizarre case for a customer. The Situation Each time the customer’s SQL Server was restarted for whatever reason, only the ‘sa’ user was able to log into Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Once the ‘sa’ user had logged into Microsoft Dynamics GP at least once, then all the other “normal” users could…

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More from the Dynamics GP Community do the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Following on from my recent post: David Musgrave does the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. A number of other people in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community have now risen to the challenge. Below are their videos and blog articles:   Beat Bucher: @GP_Beat takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Aug-2014 (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3okUQigqME] Blog: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge   Mariano…

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VBA: DUOS data stored in the wrong database after switching companies

A while ago I had a case where the customer was storing data in the DUOS (Dynamic User Object Store) table from a VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) customisation. Everything worked fine until the users switched companies. After switching company the VBA customisation would still be connected to the DUOS table in the previous company’s…

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Microsoft announces Developer Preview for Dynamics GP 2015

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the developer preview for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015.  This partner only preview is available to any registered Microsoft Dynamics GP partner and can be downloaded from PartnerSource.  The preview itself is comprised of four parts that once downloaded can be extracted into a single virtual machine instance…

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Quick Tip: Dexterity Ranges and how to update Fields that are part of the Key

Last week, I had an interesting case where a Dexterity Developer was having trouble getting some code to update a range of records selected in a table. The code would only update the first record in the range.   The Scenario The developer was trying to move the contents of the SOP_Serial_Lot_WORK_HIST table for a line…

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Update: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 updates to Report Writer Functions – RW_CoAddrIDInfo broken

Following on from my post: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 updates to Report Writer Functions, I have to admit that I made a mistake. The Problem The update to the RW_CoAddrIDInfo() report writer function has broken the code. It works when no Address ID is supplied to return the information from the default Address information…

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