The Windows Phone 7 Killer App

Every platform has a “Killer App“.  This is the application software that drives the sales of the hardware more than any other application available for that platform. For the Apple ][, it was Visicalc, for the IBM PC it was Lotus 1-2-3, for the XBox it was Halo. Well yesterday sees the release of the…

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Retrieve more than 1000 Records using Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010

A question we have received in the past in Developer Support is how to retrieve more than 1000 records using Web Services.   The maximum number of records a GetList method will return is 1000 records.  This is by design as this value is coded into the call to eConnect and it cannot be changed with a configuration file.      If you have…

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IMHO: Why you should care about Microsoft Dexterity

Mariano Gomez, the Dynamics GP Blogster has written a great new article for IMHO With The Dynamics GP Blogster column on the Dynamics Community website. His article: Why you should care about Microsoft Dexterity discusses some of the history of development environments for financial software systems and then explains where Dexterity fits. While the core Microsoft…

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Working with Temporary Files in Dexterity

Keeping with the theme of my previous post, I have another “Temporary” topic to discuss. Dexterity developers sometimes need to write out files (usually text files) to a location.  This could be for a variety of purposes, including: to create a file for integration into an external application in Extensible Markup Language (.XML), Tab delimited (.TXT),…

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Working with Temporary Tables in Dexterity

Dexterity developers often need to use temporary tables to perform tasks, such as displaying data in a different order, consolidating or totalling data, to store data while it is being edited, or to combine data from tables so it can be sorted using an index using fields from multiple tables. Working with temporary tables in Dexterity…

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Missing HR Menu Items In Dynamics

So you think you know all about menus?  I thought I did too until I resolved a case today. The customer was having an issue with some HR menus. For some users (including sa) when logged into some companies, some of their HR menus wouldn’t show.  The ones the user notes are Compensation Management &…

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Windows Phone 7 has hit the shops

The day has arrived… well at least in some lucky countries… including Australia.  Windows Phone 7 is in the shops and stock is selling fast. The Windows Phone team blog has more information, including the the picture below showing Jourdan Templeton buying the first Windows Phone 7 device in New Zealand. Check out the post at…

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Quick Tip: Solving Illegal Address Errors on Alternate Windows after installing a Service Pack

Every time a Service Pack for Microsoft Dynamics GP is released, there is a potential for the installation of the service pack to cause Illegal Address errors for a field on Modified or Alternate windows.  I have seen this a few times over the years, mostly with the Sales Transaction Entry (SOP_Entry) window in the Sales…

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Microsoft teams up with Internet Sensations

If I mention the Double Rainbow Guy or the Old Spice Man and you don’t know what I am talking about, then you must have been hiding over the last few months, or at least not been using the internet much. If you need a refresher, check out the links below (if you dare): Original…

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Writing to An Event Log in a Visual Studio Tools Customization

So you are writing your top notch, one-of-a-kind Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP customization. You’ve covered all the bases for any potential errors and just in case you miss any and an exception is thrown, you are catching the exception to write into an event log. This works great until you test this…

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IntelliSense for Dexterity – DexSense 1.8 released

Tim Gordon from Alpine Limited has announced that an updated build of his great DexSense tool is now available.  If you don’t know what I am talking about, check out IntelliSense for Dexterity – Ask and you shall receive. For more information see the release news post: DexSense 1.8 released (link broken) Please go to the product…

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Quick Tip: Changing Dexterity Script Debugger Context

This post is the first of a new style of blog post.  The idea is to publish the response to a question that I have been asked as a “Quick Tip” so that others can benefit from the information.  Over time we should end up with a few real gems of information… You never know,…

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More Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Service Pack 1 Links

Last month, we announced that Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Service Pack 1 was available. Well, since then some other components have been updated for Service Pack 1. This includes the Dexterity Development Environment build 11.00.0221 release and the Add-in for Microsoft Word for Microsoft Dynamics GP for use with the Word Templates. Check out the…

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Windows Phone 7 Phone Lineup Announced

The press conference in New York has just finished.  Steve Ballmer has announced that Windows Phone 7 will be available in Europe and Asia from the 21st October and in the Americas from the 8th November. For more, information see the press release: Microsoft and Partners Unveil Windows Phone 7 Global Portfolio Also announced was…

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Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics Community 2.0

The team responsible for the Microsoft Dynamics Community site have been working hard for many months on a comprehensive update to the site which adds many features as well as making it more visually pleasing.  I had seen a few previews of the new bits along the way, but I am thrilled to announce that…

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Online Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP

When Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Service Pack 1 was released recently, the post on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog mentioned that there were going to be two new online services for Microsoft Dynamics GP announced soon. Well that “soon” is now. Please check out the new post for details of the new Payment Servicesand Commerce Services…

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From the Blogsphere: Word Templates, Security Helper and MVPs

I will let you into a secret.  Not that it is very exciting. Last week I was on leave and due to the magic of pre-dating blog posts, articles were published while I was away automagically. Anyhow, spending a week with the family for the first week of the school holidays was great, however, there is a…

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