Happy New Year 2010

Welcome to 2010.  This year will be an exciting year to me in the IT and accounting software industry.  We have already seen the release of Windows 7 and are looking forward to the releases of Office 2010, as well as the server components such as Exchange 2010 and Sharepoint 2010. Also this year we…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – January 2001

This is article 5 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in January 2001. The Inside Track “COM See, COM Saw”January 2001 If my titles get to be too cute, blast me some e-mail. That said I really like the title this month. You…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – December 2000

This is article 4 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in December 2000. The Inside Track“See Farther, See Sharper” [Ed: Should be Further ]December 2000 Do you have a favorite ax? You know, musicians call their instruments an “ax”. The equivalent for a…

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Season’s Greeting 2009

Today I am definitely not working, but due to the magic of scheduling blog posts in advance, I can wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you very much for your support over the years and in particular during 2009. David and the Developing For Dynamics GP blog team

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – November 2000

This is article 3 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in November 2000. The Inside TrackNovember 2000 Did you see the Blondie comic on September 11, 2000? Check it out on www.blondie.com. In case you don’t have a browser just handy, I’ll sketch…

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Mariano Gomez, the man, the "Source"

For those of you who were at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA recently, you would have had a chance to meet Mariano Gomez (Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP and my co-presenter) in person. For everyone else, if you want to get to know little bit more about the man…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – October 2000

This is article 2 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in October 2000. The Inside Track From Here to ThereOctober 2000 In the last edition of The Inside Track, I introduced Microsoft’s .NET, Great Plains Platform Services and myself. This time, I’d like…

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Testing Date Driven Features in GP

Have you ever had a piece of functionality that is date driven that you wanted to automate a test for but couldn’t figure out the best way to control the dates in the system?  Then this post will be very helpful for you!  A common area I receive questions on when talking with partners and…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track – August 2000

This is article 1 of 10 from the Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series. This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in August 2000. The Inside TrackAugust 2000  Welcome to a new column in the Solution Developer newsletter, The Inside Track. First off, let me tell you about myself. I’ve been working for…

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Blast from the Past – The Inside Track Series

As most of you know, before I worked for Microsoft, I ran Winthrop Dexterity Consultants. Well, I had a look at the old website recently and decided that it really needs to be updated. Since Winthrop sold the Omni Products to Rockton Software over three years ago, this is really long overdue. I suppose the…

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Determine SOP Type in SOP Entry using VBA or Visual Studio Tools

I think the most customized window in VBA must be the SOP Entry window.  If the customization is not saving custom data for the header/line items, then it is adding custom logic based on document type and any number of other factors. In all of this – especially saving custom data to a parallel table…

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Do we really want Windows Authentication for Microsoft Dynamics GP?

Over the years, I have seen many requests for Windows Authentication support for Microsoft Dynamics GP, and I have to say I have mixed feelings about it. In theory, it sounds good, but in practice it may be a threat to your customer’s financial information security. Regardless of authentication method, users will still have to…

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What is the A4 Chunk?

Recently on the newsgroups, I responded to two separate questions on the same day asking about handling A4 size paper with Microsoft Dynamics GP.  So I thought a post about the A4 chunk would be helpful. Background Before the age of laser & inkjet printers (and after the daisy wheel and golf ball printers) the…

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Filtering eConnect Requester data

I wanted to tell you about a recent case I had where the Partner was trying to restrict the Microsoft Dynamics GP data they had selected with the eConnect Requester Setup Tool. They were first importing some of their Sales Orders from an external system into GP with eConnect.  Then when they fulfilled and shipped the…

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More on Windows 7, bitmap fonts and DPI settings

This post is a follow up to the previous post on the topic which discussed how you can use the registry editor to adjust the font files used for bitmap fonts to restore them to the default 100% DPI size.  If you have not read the previous post, please use the link below: Windows 7,…

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Checklist for creating a new Dexterity Window

Today, we go back to basics. It is always good to make sure that we have the foundations handled properly.  When I teach the Dexterity, I always go through the standard checklist below for creating (or modifying) Dexterity windows. This checklist is valid for Dexterity when creating new windows or editing existing windows which will…

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Running dag.exe on 9.0 Dynamics forms dictionary fails with runtime error at 86% complete

A few months ago, a partner was attempting to create an Application.Dynamics.ModifiedForms.dll using the Dictionary Application Generator (dag.exe) against his 9.0 SP4 Dynamics forms dictionary. This failed for him.  Trying to determine if it was a “forms dictionary issue” or not, he renamed his Application.Dynamics.dll as a test and attempted to generate a new one…

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Windows 7, bitmap fonts and Microsoft Dynamics GP

I have a story to tell….. and it even has a happy ending. During the last week of August 2009, I was over in Sydney at the Microsoft Office in North Ryde for meetings and to catch up with my Australian based colleagues on the Asia Pacific support team for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  While there I downloaded…

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Accessing a Table Buffer when it is not passed as a parameter

This post is a follow up to the previous posts on the Three Trigger Technique. If you have not read the posts explaining this technique, please use the links below: Using the Dexterity Three Trigger Technique Part 1 Using the Dexterity Three Trigger Technique Part 2 The idea of the three trigger technique is to…

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Testing 101 Session

After spending a great week with attendees at the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 in Fargo, I decided to try my hand at contributing to the Developing for Dynamics GP blog.  I am a Test Engineer on the GP team focusing on Dexterity and as such I had the pleasure to present a Dynamics GP…

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