You might have seen some other posts around that the updated Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics GP documentation has been posted on PartnerSource and CustomerSource.
Some points of interest for the developer community are listed below:
The Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 Feature Pack shipped in June 2008 contains the following:
|XML Source Adapter for Integration Manager||Directly import XML documents into Microsoft Dynamics GP.|
|Dexterity Updates||New documentation offers instructions for adding customizations similar to new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, including Navigation Pane buttons and Area Pages.|
|Visual Studio Tools for Dynamics GP||New documentation offers detail for upgrading to Visual Studio 2008, as well as updated information on templates and enhanced information for the Dictionary Assembly Generator (DAG.exe).|
The Statement of Direction also mentions that Microsoft Dynamics GP "11.0" is planned to contain the following:
|Web Services||30+ new Web Services focusing on connectivity areas requested by customers.|
Ability to store strings in an external DLL for use by dictionaries.
|Visual Studio Tools for Dynamics GP|
Enhancements to Microsoft Visual Studio tools for working with .NET and Microsoft Dynamics GP, including unsubscribe from events, table buffers as parameters, procedure/function triggers, and list box enhancements.
The Frequently Asked Questions document has a section for developers that is worth reading. This document is only available from the PartnersSource version of the links below. I will highlight one question .... just because I am biased:Q: Should I continue to develop in Dexterity?
A: Yes, depending on customization requirements. The Dexterity development community is still very active and will continue to be active into the future
Here are the links to the documents:
Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics GP (CustomerSource)
Statement of Direction for Microsoft Dynamics GP (PartnerSource)
I see a very bright future for the customers, partners and developers who work with Microsoft Dynamics GP.