Hybrid – Setting a push button to Hyperspace

Trivia question for today: Given the following sequence of events: In Microsoft Dynamics GP, in a control field such as Customer Number, the user types in “AARON”. The user then presses the associated lookup button. What happens? A. Focus moves to the button causing the field change script to run and validates that Customer Number “AARON”…

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Asus Eee PC BIOS joys with Windows 7

This post is a (little late) follow up to last week’s post where I explained the fun I had with upgrading and then downgrading the BIOS ROM in my ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-H netbook. And this post is a happy one, full of praise for ASUS. If you have not read the previous post, have a…

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Top Ten Reasons to attend the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009

If you are not already registered to attend the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 and you need some help making your decision to come visit Fargo, the center of the Microsoft Dynamics GP world; then the video below will have you clicking on the link above to register in no time.   Say no more……

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Trouble with pass through sanScript

Here is another post about an interesting support incident.  I kind of like sharing these interesting cases with you in this format, so I think I will try to keep doing that. I hope you enjoy these cases. This case came in as a problem when running pass through sanScript.  The error that was coming back was basically…

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Windows 7 Releases Today

Windows 7 launches General Availability (GA) today, being 22nd October.  Yes, it is already release day in the Asia Pacific region.  If you want information on what is happening, check out: Windows Team Blog: Windows 7’s Big Day Tomorrow + New Offers Announced! Microsoft.com: Welcome to Windows 7 And if you are hungry for more Windows 7,…

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Asus Eee PC BIOS woes with Windows 7

This issue is not related to Microsoft Dynamics GP, but caused me a lot of frustration and wasted time.  I decided to post about it on the blog to hopefully make life easier for anyone else “out there” who has the same problem and is searching for answers. This is a bit of a saga, so bear…

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Hybrid Development and Continuum

In the past, I was known for my pioneering work with and promotion of Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development.  More recently I have been talking up the benefits of Hybrid Development and Developing Outside of the Box. With all the tools available to the Microsoft Dynamics GP developer, and each tool having its strengths and weaknesses, it…

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Windows 7 is almost here

Windows 7’s release is just around the corner and there have been some interesting happenings discussed around the blogsphere. First is that Microsoft and Fox are collaborating together on some Family Guy promotions of Windows 7.  Check out the clip below: There is more Family Guy content on the Fun link on http://www.win741.com/ Also, if…

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Business Portal 4.0 Integration Guide

The Business Portal 4.0 Integration guide is now available for download!  It has actually been out a little over a month now but I wanted to share the download link and provide a high level overview of it to our blog community.   Most of the content in it is around the Data Access method of…

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Totalling a field in a Conditionally Suppressed Section on a Report

I was recently asked how can you total a field in a report when that field is in a conditionally suppressed section.  You might ask why should this be difficult.  The reason for the complexity is this…. Suppressing a section just stops it being displayed at the last moment and does not exclude the section…

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Congratulations to Doug Pitcher from Rose Business Solutions

They start them young over at Rose Business Solutions.  Doug Pitcher and his wife had just had a baby girl and he is already organising a job for her in the computer industry. Actually, what is more scary is that he is considering names based on some of the more active members of the Microsoft…

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Support for Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 8.0 ends

As mentioned in my post from July: Support for Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains 8.0 ends soon, the support for version 8.0 of Great Plains ends tomorrow. For more information on the lifecycle policy for Great Plains 8.0, please refer to the Great Plains 8.0 lifecycle site: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=7967 It is also important to note that after…

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Dexterity Chunk file wouldn’t merge

This blog post is about a Dexterity support incident that I recently had that ended up to be more difficult than I originally thought.  This one should have been easy, when a chunk doesn’t merge, it’s usually always easy.  Except this case.  The background is the following.  A Dexterity incident came in and the issue…

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History of Great Plains and Microsoft Dynamics GP

As a fantastic follow-up to my previous posts about the history of Great Plains, Victoria Yudin and Mohammad Daoud brought to my notice a very detailed Timeline of Dynamics GP (and Doug Burgum) created by the team at DynamicsWorld UK. The timeline shows how Doug and the Burgum family are an integral part of the Great Plains /…

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Visual Studio Tools and Dynamics GP Security

Michael Johnson recently discussed Visual Studio Tools Integration with GP Security on his blog.  Michael’s post looked at how you can obtain the credentials you need to log into the SQL Server as the current user. I would like to expand on this a little further.  When I think of Dynamics GP Security, I think…

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Congratulations Mark Polino

Well done Mark Polino. Mark (of DynamicAccounting.net fame) has been awarded MVP (Most Valuable Professional) status for another year. See his post for more details: MVP Renewal for 2010 Keep up the great work. David

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Copying Record Notes and OLE Attachments between Companies

Following on from last week’s post on OLE Attachments and Record Notes, I can now get to the reason for the interest in notes and OLE attachments. The partner was trying to copy master records for Vendors from one company to a new company.  They wanted to use SmartList to export the Vendor data out…

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OLE Attachments and Record Notes

While working on a recent support case, I was asked again about how Notes work and in particular the OLE attachments.  In the previous post, Understanding Notes and the Note Index field, we discussed where the next Note Index value comes from. In this post, we will discuss how the record notes are created and…

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