Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPWith the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2, it is time to get hands on again. Whenever a new version comes out, I step through installing all (or the majority) or the products available.

Over the coming days, I’ll be performing all of the installations and posting step-by-step guides to them. The series index, below, will automatically populate* as each of the posts goes live.

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Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I have been taking a Hands On look at the installation and configuration of the new version.

I am now going to take a hands on look at the new and enhanced features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Rather than do this as a continuation of the Hands On series I have been working on, as originally intended, I am going to split it out into this separate Hands On With the new features series.

The series index is below, and will automatically update as each post goes live.

Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM New Features
DocAttach Available on More Windows
DocAttach Security Setup
New DocAttachs Available Via Inquiry Windows
New Workflows
Workflow Additional Fields
New Workflow Functionality - Reminder Emails
New Workflow Functionality - Copy Workflow Steps
New Workflow Functionality - Reporting for Workflow
Rename Payment Run Windows
Sorting
Save Build Payment Batch Settings
Web Client Changes
System Password Remembered
Display Sales Hold Status
Copy User Access Across AA Dimensions
SmartList Favorite Password Protection
Print Single Customer Statement
On PO Generation Show Purchase Order Transactions Navigation List
Make PO Number Visible to Requisition Originator
Print Purchase Requisition
One Payment Per Vendor/Invoice Setting on Vendor Card

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM Web Client Prerequisites: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released. In a series of posts, I am stepping through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

Before installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM Web Client, I will be installing the prerequisites. As with the eConnect 18 Prerequisites, I am breaking out the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM Web Client prerequisites into their own mini series. This is the series index and will automatically update as posts go live.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM Web Client Prerequisites
Install Internet Information Services
Create Self Signed SSL Certificate
Bind SSL Certificate to IIS Web Site

eConnect 18 Prerequisites: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM has now been released and I am in the middle of a series of Hands On posts.

As part of that series, I am about to cover the installation of the eConnect additional product on a server configured for receiving messages via the MSMQ. However, there are two prerequisites which need to be dealt with before eConnect can be installed on the server.

Usually, when doing Hands On posts, I only cover the core installs and only mentioned prerequisites such as this, referring back to old posts were necessary, but it appears I’ve only made references previously to what you have to do, without actually blogging about it.

So, this series on the eConnect prerequisites, is going to be a brief diversion from the Hands On series, which will resume tomorrow.

eConnect 18 Prerequisites
Set Service Account as Local Administrator
Set Service Install MSMQ Triggers

How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Series Index

Microsoft SQL ServerWith a new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP about to be released, it’s time to refresh my test environment; as well as the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 is also now available.

In this short series of posts, I am going to cover the installation of the SQL Server components needed for an installation of a demo/test Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 (not including SSAS or SSIS).

I am not a SQL expert and this series of posts is intended only for use on demo or test environments and not production ones.

How to Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017
Install the Database Engine Services
How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Install SQL Server Management Studio
Install SQL Server Reporting Services
Configure SQL Server Reporting Services
Avoiding Max Request Length Error in SSRS
SSRS 2017 Not Supported on a Domain Controller

MDGP 2018 RTM Feature of the Day: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM; as the most recent versions have been, these posts are in the form of PowerPoint slides; I am reposting them here so they can be read more easily as well as adding my own commentary.

Technically, this series of Feature of the Day blogs posts contains multiple features in each post, but only because the same functionality has been introduced to mutliple windows, and in past series these would often have been posted as individual features, whereas in this series they are being combined.

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Hands On With the GP Power Tools – Administrator Tools: Series Index

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.

The Administrator Tools are one of the three modules of GPPT which need to be purchased to be used. As a consultant, this is the module which is probably of most use to me and my clients.

The key features of the Administrator Tools are:

  • Avoid data entry errors; company based colour schemes provide an immediate visual cue to which company is being used.
  • Gain full administrative and audit control of your security system, including Deny-Based Security.
  • Roll out Dex.ini setting changes to all workstations.
  • Simplify troubleshooting by disabling third party products and customizations (including Visual Studio Addins and VBA).
  • Users can customize window positions and sizes based on the how they use the system.

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Customising Dynamics GP Workflow Emails: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPAs I’m sure you know by now, I do quite a lot of work with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow module. On one of the recent projects I worked on, it was commented upon by a few users that the font size on the email was a little too small. My initial reponse was that it isn;t possible to change the font size. But, when I was on a loing drive a couple of days later, it occurred to me that it might be possible.

In this small series of posts, I am going to show how the font size on the emails can be changed, and the different ways this can be done, depending on the result you want.

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPA new version of SQL Server came out last year, and I’ve been creating some new demo machines for use at work. It has become habit to screenshot everything I install or configure, so I decided I might as well post a small series on how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and it’s component parts.

The posts will be made over the coming days and show in the series index, below:

How To Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Installing SQL Server Database Engine
Configuring SQL Server Reporting Services
Installing SQL Server Analysis Services
Installing SQL Server Integration Services
SSIS Configuration For Named Instances
Installing SQL Server Management Studio

The installation of SQL Server has been broken down into different posts, as I don’t install all components all of the time, but only install the ones which are required at the time.