Management Reporter 2012 Rollup 2 Released

I typically like to see rollups come out as they tend to fix bugs and add new features but yesterday I advised a customer to install rollup 1 for Management Reporter.

Hopefully, I can catch them first thing in the morning and get them onto rollup 2 instead, of which Sivakumar has just announced the release on the Dynamics Partner Technical Services team blog.

Rollup 2 can be downloaded from here (CustomerSource or PartnerSource login required).

This one adds support for SQL Server 2012 as well as other bug fixes and enhancements to the currency translation.

Mark Polino’s Weekly MS Connect Suggestion – Better Control of SmartList Visibility

Continuing Mark Polino’s weekly DynamicAccounting.net series of posts recommending an MS Connect suggestion.

This weeks is a vote on changing the default SmartList visibility option. This suggestion differs from the previous ones as it is one of Mark’s own suggestions that he has submitted to the MS Connect site.

I’ll admit I’ve tended not to stress to customers that any one of the options in the SmartList favourites window is any better than the others; I’ve tended to explain what they all do and left it at that. But thinking about it now, this is a bad approach as without guidance to any particular selection the average user will leave it at the default which is currently System. Mark’s suggestion would change this to User which would generally leave a tidier SmartList favourites list visible to the system.

If you’d be interested in seeing this change made, please go to Connect and vote.

MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Alternative/Modified Forms and Reports

Microsoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The tenth feature they’ve announced is some enhancements to the Alternative/Modified Forms and Reports window.

This feature covers several enhancements to the window to improve usability.

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MB3-859 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Financials Certification Acquired

Microsoft Certified Technology SpecialistWell, I’m just back from the Prometric test centre with an updated Microsoft Dynamics GP certification. I gained the Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 Financials certification a few years back and, as it was about to expire, I’ve just been and passed the GP 2010 replacement.

The new one is MB3-859 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Financials.

A bit like the GP 2010 Installation & Configuration certificate I passed the other week, I can’t help but feel the timing is bad with the new version about to expire, it is driven by the certiifcation requirements of Microsoft for partners.