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 🙁
Microsoft’s conference aimed specifically at partners is called reIMAGINE and is happening in Fargo, North Dakota, between 19th and 21st September.
Pam Misialek did a post at the end of last month about the type of content content although exact details of sessions aren’t available yet.
She followed up a few days ago with a post pointing out, despite what many appear to think, that reIMAGINE is not the same as Amplify.
Amplify is a customer orientated conference, whereas reIMAGINE is aimed at partners and will therefore have content aimed at partners.
Key points from Pam’s post are:
- The new US Sales team dedicated to helping partners sell more GP will be at reIMAGINE. They are not order takers. They were strategically hired to help partners sell more.
- We will talk about the future of Dynamics GP with an updated roadmap.
- The consultant track has more advanced sessions that go into troubleshooting.
- The developer track will have new content plus content on PowerApps and PowerFlow.
One final point about this reIMAGINE, is that it will be the first Microsoft conference to which I have been. I don’t know if this will be a selling point to anyone, but it’ll be nice to meet the people I have been talking to online over the last few years.
You can book your place at the reIMAGINE home page.
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.
Pam Misialek, on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog is bringing back Stampede and is looking for assistance in naming this event which will take place in November (subsequent years should see it move to September).
Pam is bringing Stampede back and combining it with Airlift, the technical conference. The merged event will include the technical elements and also have a sales/marketing track.
Drop by the blog and help out with a naming suggestion (prize available; prize yet to be determined).