Following the announcement by Microsoft back in June last year of a partnership with Jet Reports, the future of Management Reporter has been a topic of conversation amongst the community with rumours constantly swirling that Management Reporter would disappear from the Microsoft Dynamics GP space.
On the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP team blog, Pam Misialek has posted a Management Reporter Fact Check:
- Management Reporter is available and fully supported by Microsoft. It is still included in the Starter Pack and will continue to be.
- Management Reporter will ship with GP Next later this calendar year and will ship in future releases as well.
- Microsoft are looking for any feature enhancements ideas which can be added to the product.
- HTTP support was added for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2
- Management Reporter will not go fully to the cloud in a multi-tenant environment. It can be used in the cloud, with a RDP connection.
Management Reporter is technically a separate product because it works across all Dynamics products. So what? Who cares? It works great at creating financial statements.
On the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog, Pam Misialek has announced the availability of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2.
You can download it from here.
You can read about the new features coming in my Dynamics GP 2016 R2 Feature of the Day series of posts.
Pam highlights that starting next week, the Support team will post additional technical content in their Blog Series
Dynamics GP is moving, following partner and customer feedback, to annual releases. There was a recent roadmap released which you can see here.
Microsoft are currently working on GP Next and this is your opportunity to help shape the future functionality using Microsoft Connect. I would recommend you use that site to request features or enhancements which you would like to have included in Dynamics GP.
I’m about to drive home from client site, so I can’t get my hands on it for another 7 hours or so 🙁
The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog recently posted the roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2, Dynamics GP 2018 and later.
Microsoft Dynamics GP roadmap
Following feedback from clients and partners, Microsoft are moving away from the 6 monthly releasde schedule they moved to a while ago. To be honest, that is a bit of a relief; while it was good to get new functionality, every six months was a bit much. So from now, Microsoft will be releasing new versions very 12 months.
The next release we are due is Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 which is due for release on the 1st December, which is 13 days from now. And the day I return home from a visit on client site, so I should hopefully be able to download and start playing straight away 🙂
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 should then be available at a similar date in 2017.
Microsoft have announced that the functionality in the next release will predominately come from the community, so please go to MS Connect to enter in your feedback on what you would like in the next release. I know from experience that Microsoft do use MS Connect as a source of new features or improvements.
Pam Misialek announced the release date of Microsoft Dynamics GP on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog yesterday: it is expected to be generally available on the 1st of May 2016.
Microsoft Dynamics GP includes the new HTML5 web client which will be compatible across multiple browsers and devices like iPads and Android tablets.
New Odata connections will be available for Power BI as well as new features requested by the Dynamics GP Community.
There will be posts on the new features starting soon which I will be reposting (as I normally do) with a little commentary on each one.
So hopefully on 1/5/2016 we’ll be able to get our hands on Dynamics GP 2016; good timing as I’m just coming back from holiday then.