Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 Web Client Scale-Out Deployment: Installing Silverlight On Clients

The Microsoft Dynamics GP web client relies on Silverlight which needs to be installed on every client. When you log into the web client, and don’t have Silverlight installed, you’ll be presented with the option to install it:

Internet Explorer - Click to install Silverlight

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 Web Client Scale-Out Deployment: Installing SSL Certificates On Client Machines

To avoid certificate errors with the Web Client, the security certificate from the web server needs to be installed onto the client machines (i.e. all of the PCs which will be running IE to connect to the website).

Before the certificate is loaded, you’ll see the following error when navigating to the GP web client:

Certificate Error: Navigation Blocked - Windows Internet Explorer

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Hands On With The Management Reporter 2012 Web Client

These days I find that time passes far too quickly. Turns out it was on the 14th November that RU3 of Management Reporter was released and I said I’d do some posts on the web client part of it. Well, time flies but I’ve finally found the time to do the post I promised.

When I downloaded Management Reporter 2012 Rollup 3 I did what quite a few people seem to have done and looked for the web client installer within the setup utility. Well, it turns out there isn’t one as it is all handled by the server install. To view a report in the MR 2012 web client all you need to do is output the file to a network location or SharePoint. I’ve gone the easiest route and output the file to a network share.

In the Report Designer, open a Report Definition and switch to the Output and Distribution tab and change the radio button to Generate to multiple report library locations. In this case my report is being output to Library/P&L and if I click on it I can then choose to set a Related Report Link Location which I have set to the shared Dynamics Central location on my server;

Report Definition - PL Dtl CurYtd

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Web Client Interface

Microsoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The eighty ninth feature they’ve announced is Web Client Interface.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP2 013 Web Client is browser based; it uses Silverlight and runs in Internet Explorer. While most of the user interface will be familiar to existing users of the application, Microsoft did enhance it to take advantage of capabilities in the browser.

The two biggest changes you will notice is the addition of Ribbons to most of the forms in the application and the consolidation of some child windows into a Window Group or tab on its parent window.

Web Client Interface

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MDGP 2013 Feature of the Day: Web Client

Microsoft are posting the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.

The eighty eighth feature they’ve announced is Web Client.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client gives you the freedom to work from anywhere you have a PC with Internet access. You can get your work done while maintaining your busy lifestyle, do sales orders on the road, purchase orders in your hotel or general ledger adjustments over the weekend at home.

The web client also gives customers the ability to extend access to remote offices without the expense and setup of terminal services and, best of all, it does it by using the same familiar user interface so there’s no extra training required to use it.

All it requires is Internet Explorer with the Silverlight plugin. You simply point to the URL for your web client service that is provided to you by your IT staff or hosting partner and login to the system.

From that point on your using the Microsoft Dynamics GP application you already know with the same familiar windows and fields:

Web Client

This new feature is targeted at the following roles:

  • All Roles