Hands On With the GP Power Tools – Administrator Tools: Administrator Settings – Colors Tab

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Winthrop DCThis post is part of the Hands On With the GP Power Tools (GPPT) – Administrator Tools series in which I am taking a hands on look at the various tools offered by GPPT.

In this little subseries on the Administrator Settings (GP Power Tools area page >> Settings >> Administrator Settings), the first piece of functionality I’m going to cover is the Company Color Scheme Settings. This is functionality which I have written about before in the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook when GP Power Tools was still the Support Debugging Tool and was free from Microsoft; this chapter was cut from the 2016 Cookbook as we were only covering standard Dynamics GP functionality.

This is one of the features which I already knew well and liked; the main use I, and my clients make of this function, is to make it obvious whether a user is logged into a live or test company (and sometimes which of the live companies).

To activate the Company Color Scheme Settings function, mark the Activate Company based Color Schemes checkbox and then use the Select Theme Colors to select from one of the many themes available:

Administrator Settings - Colour tab

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow 2.0 Second Edition Now Available on Amazon

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Microsoft Dynamics GPMy sixth book is now available to buy in both eBook format from azurecurve Publishing and paperback from CreateSpace, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

This is an update to the original Workflow 2.0 book I wrote a couple of years ago. This edition includes coverage of the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, a new chapter on adding table joins to workflow to allow additional conditions to be created, and some chapters and sections have been rewritten to either expand or make clearer the topics being covered.

Dynamics GP includes a variety of tools and modules to assist in controlling processes and data; one of the major modules for this was the Dynamics Workflow module. However, this module had major flaws which very much limited its usefulness; it was slow, clunky and difficult to install, configure and maintain.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow 2.0 Second Edition Now Available in Paperback

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Microsoft Dynamics GPMy sixth book is now available to buy in both eBook format from azurecurve Publishing and paperback. Currently the paperback is available only via CreateSpace, but should be on Amazon in the next week or so.

This is an update to the original Workflow 2.0 book I wrote a couple of years ago. This edition includes coverage of the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, a new chapter on adding table joins to workflow to allow additional conditions to be created, and some chapters and sections have been rewritten to either expand or make clearer the topics being covered.

Dynamics GP includes a variety of tools and modules to assist in controlling processes and data; one of the major modules for this was the Dynamics Workflow module. However, this module had major flaws which very much limited its usefulness; it was slow, clunky and difficult to install, configure and maintain.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow 2.0 Second Edition

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow 2.0 Second Edition Now Available

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Microsoft Dynamics GPMy sixth book is now available to buy in eBook format from azurecurve Publishing.

This is an update to the original Workflow 2.0 book I wrote a couple of years ago. This edition includes coverage of the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016, a new chapter on adding table joins to workflow to allow additional conditions to be created, and some chapters and sections have been rewritten to either expand or make clearer the topics being covered.

Dynamics GP includes a variety of tools and modules to assist in controlling processes and data; one of the major modules for this was the Dynamics Workflow module. However, this module had major flaws which very much limited its usefulness; it was slow, clunky and difficult to install, configure and maintain.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow 2.0 Second Edition

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2: Configure & Use OData Service

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Microsoft Dynamics GPWith the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 it’s time for a series of “hands on” posts where I go through the installation of all of it’s components; the index for this series can be found here.

I am not going to cover the configuraion and use of OData in this post, as it is not an area with which I have much experience. However, I know a man who does and I wrote a book with him in 2016:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook

Mark Polino is one of the three top people for reporting from Microsoft Dynamics GP and, in Chapter 13: Modern Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics GP of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Cookbook, Mark covered how to configure and use the GP OData Service.

The full outline of topics covered by Mark is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Activating OData for better external analysis
  • Secure OData to control access
  • Connecting OData to Excel for Business Intelligence
  • Connecting GP to Power BI with OData
  • Adding Power BI to the home page in Dynamics GP

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The Association of Dynamics Professionals Has Awarded Me “Advanced Credentialed Professional”

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Association of Dynamics ProfessionalsBack in September when I was at reIMAGINE I sat two examinations.

A couple of weeks later I was notified that I had passed both exams and had two credentials:

  1. Microsoft Dynamics GP Core Financials Setup & Functionality
  2. Microsoft Dynamics GP Core Installation and Configuration

Having acquired both, I have recently been notified that I am an Advanced Credentialed Professional, and am one of only 5% of candidates to have achieved this.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Advanced Credentialed Professional

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My MVP Renewed for 2016 And Jen Kuntz Awarded

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Microsoft MVPWhile in America on vacation following reIMAGINE 2016, I received the notification email that I had been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for the fourth year running. It’s very nice to receive the award as it shows I am still contributing in a meaningful way to the Dynamics GP community.

There was another new MVP for Dynamics GP added to the roster this month as well; Jen Kuntz.

Jen has been a great contributor to the Dynamics GP community for a while now and I’m delighted to see that this has been officially recognised by Microsoft with her MVP award.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Cookbook Now Available

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Microsoft Dynamics GPMark Polino and I have been working on a new version of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook for Dynamics GP 2016. Originally, it was scheduled for publication in January 2017.

However, Mark and I were able to proceed a tad ahead of schedule, meaning the Cookbook is now available:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook

Despite being early, the quality of the book is as high, if not higher, than previous versions as this book is a genuine collaboration between Mark and I. By splitting the work in this way, we were each able to focus on particular areas in which we had strengths.

We also received good feedback, to guide improvements, from fellow MVPS Leslie Vail and Jivtesh Singh.

You can order the book from Packt Publishing.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Cookbook Now Available In August

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Microsoft Dynamics GPMark Polino and I have been working on a new version of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook for Dynamics GP 2016. Originally, it was scheduled for publication in January 2017.

However, Mark and I were able to proceed a tad ahead of schedule, meaning the Cookbook is now slated for release in August:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook

That’s right; scheduled for release this month. Five months ahead of schedule. Don’t worry though, the quality is as high, if not higher, than previous versions as this book is a genuine collaboration between Mark and I. By splitting the work in this way, we were each able to focus on particular areas in which we had strengths.

We also received good feedback, to guide improvements, from fellow MVPS Leslie Vail and Jivtesh Singh.

You can pre-order the book from Packt Publishing, and very soon your pre-orders will be shipped. From what I gather the book should be available to order, as opposed to pre-order, in the next week or so, so you won’t need to wait long to receive your copy.

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Pre-Conference Training for reIMAGINE Attendees

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Microsoft Dynamics GPIf you are going to reIMAGINE then you can also sign up to one of two training courses which are being run on the day before the conference.

The first is on Working with Excel, Power BI and Dynamics and is being presented by MVP Belinda Allen:

Business Intelligence (BI) and Microsoft Power BI is everywhere you look. Are you getting the right answers AND the right questions? This class is designed to walk you through the basics of all the Microsoft Power BI tools. We’ll build dashboards, maps and even report on data from websites. When you leave the class you’ll understand the Microsoft Power BI tools and the Microsoft Power BI application. We’ll even talk pricing, although most of it is FREE.

The second is on Workflow 2.0 and is being presented by yours truly:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 saw the introduction of Workflow 2.0; a new Dynamics GP based approval workflow engine which replaced the old SharePoint based one. Learn how to design, create and maintain approval workflows and how to extend workflow to allow the creation of custom table joins.

If you want to attend training, you will need to select one of the two available courses (unfortunately, you can’t sign up to both) when registering for reIMAGINE.

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