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Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you’ll be aware that I have been doing a detailed review of Leslie Vail’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

I sometimes feel that in my reviews I may be coming across too critical. If so, I apologise because I actually think the book is really good and I have a lot of respect for Leslie and her contributions to the Dynamics community.

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Top 100 Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics 2013: Vote for David Musgrave

There are many people who contribute to the Microsoft Dynamics community during the year. As this blog is focussed on Microsoft Dynamics GP there are a number of outstanding people as contenders for entry on the Top 100 Most Influential People in Microsoft Dynamics 2013 list which is at the voting stage.

I’ve taken a look at the list and read the clarion calls from Mark Polino, Leslie Vail and Jivtesh Singh to vote for David Musgrave (the man behind Developing for Dynamics GP and the incredibly useful Support Debugging Tool). I have done so and would encourage other people to consider casting your vote for him as well; he can be found on page 4.

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 6

I have many other outside work items competing for my time at the moment which, combined with being busy at work is leaving me little time for reviewing. To that end I’m snatching an hour while sat at a hotel in the Midlands (South Yorkshire to be exact) to add another part to my review of Leslie Vail’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications published in October by Packt Publishing;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 5

I started reviewing Leslie Vail’s book, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing, a few weeks ago. To do this review I decided to take a read through and complete all the examples she gives on developing an application as I’ve only had very limited experience with Dexterity;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Today, it is time for part 5 of my review where I look at Chapter 6: Deploying a Dexterity Solution where Leslie covers the following key topics:

  • System requirements
  • Versions and builds
  • Table creation routines
  • Completing the application
  • Creating the chunk file
  • Testing in a multi-dictionary environment
  • Distributing the completed application

This chapter has a fair bit of explanatory text covering each of the key topics.

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 4

I started reviewing Leslie Vail’s book, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications,which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing, a few weeks ago. To do this review I decided to take a read through and complete all the examples she gives on developing an application as I’ve only had very limited experience with Dexterity;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Today I’m taking a look at Chapter 5 which covers sanScript and how to add it to windows to enable the required functionality. The key topics to be covered are:

  • Introduction to sanScript
  • Scrolling Windows
  • Triggers

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Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications eBook Giveaway Winners

I recently had three e-copies to giveaway of Leslie Vail’s book, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications.

The ebook giveway was in association with the publisher of the book, Packt Publishing.

Thanks very much all who entered, but unfortunately there could only be three winners who have now been contacted by Packt on the email address supplied with their entries in the giveaway.

The winners are (in no particular order, beyond ladies first);

  • Jennifer H
  • Bruce E
  • Scott S

For those unfortunate not to win, you can purchase Leslie’s book either direct from Packt Publishing or via Amazon:

Amazon UK Amazon US

Thanks again to those who entered.

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 3

After slacking off a lot in terms of reviewing Leslie Vail’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing, I’m going to try to get a regular tempo of review posts going. Today I’m here with the review for chapter 4;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

This chapter is all about Building the User Interface which Leslie does by getting the reader to build an interface for customer contacts integration and covers:

  • Creating base resources
  • Creating tables and keys
  • Creating forms and windows
  • Creating scrolling windows
  • Working with window fields
  • Completing your windows

So from this chapter I expect to get a good grounding in creating an entirely new window which should look like this:

Customer Contact Maintenance

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Don’t Forget We Have 3 e-Copies Of Packt’s Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications Book To Giveaway

As the title says, don’t forget that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and have organised a give away especially for you. All you need to do is submit a reason why you should win and win one of three free e-copies of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications. Three lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

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Win A Free e-Copy of Packt’s Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications Book

I am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and are organizing a give away especially for you. All you need to do is submit a comment below the post and win a free e-copy of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications. Three lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book.

Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky Ones.

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Overview of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications eBook

  • Make your business more efficient with fully customizable applications
  • Develop mission critical applications with Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Learn how to enhance your application with sanScript

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 2

Things have been very hectic recently and I’ve found myself slacking off from reviewing Leslie’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Well, I now have a bit more time so I’ve returned to the book to take a look at chapter 3, Getting Started with Dexterity which gives a thorough look at Dexterity; how to install it’s development environment, what the components are and how they hang together and the pitfalls to watch out for.

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