A Diary of reIMAGINE 2016: Part 19 – Conference Day 3/Leveraging GP Power Tools

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reIMAGINE2016The final session I attended was Leveraging GP Power Tools which was a joint session between David Musgrave and Mariano Gomez; Mariano did the introductions to each section, with David then doing the demonstration.

I’m not as familiar with the GP Power Tools as I should be; I wasn;t that familiar with it’s predecessor, the Support Debugging Tool.

This session was aimed mainly at the deveoper tools, but the guys did have time to cover tools in other parts of the program.

GP Power Tools is sold by David via Mekorma, which is where Mariano works, with three modules being available for purchase separately but any one module and you get a System module included.

Unfortunately, I was unable to say goodbye to the guys as their session ended at 1230 and I was scheduled to take some Association of Dynamics Professionals examinations at 1300 back at the Hilton Garden Inn.

When I am back from vacation, I am going to have to get the latest verson of the GP Power Tools and spend some time going through them as, from what I saw, there are features from which not only Perfect Image, but also our customers, would benefit.

While I was at the conference, I did have an email exchange with one of PI’s Development Consultants where I advised that they would probably find the GP Power Tools useful.

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GP Power Tools Now Available

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Winthrop DCWinthrop DC has now officially launched the GP Power Tools and which are available to purchase from Winthrop DC’s partner Mekorma.

The GP Power Tools includes all of the functionality of the old Support Debugging Tool that they replace, but have new functionality, enhancements and bug fixes.

There is a special introductory annual subscription price of US$365 (one free day every four years!).

More information can be found on the GP Power Tools here.

I am/was a Support Debugging Tool user; what now?


If you were a Support Debugging Tool user on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 or 2013 then absolutely nothing needs to change. SUpport Debugging Tool will not expire.

That said, you should consider upgrading to GP Power Tools for one major benefit: GP Power Tools is fully supported by Winthrop DC.

While this may not sound like much, the old Support Debugging Tool, which was offered by Microsoft, was not supported at all (not even by Microsoft).

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The Future Of The Support Debugging Tool

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Winthrop DCI am slightly behind the times with this post as this news is a few weeks old, but I have been busy and am now trying to ctahc up. When David Musgrave was working for Microsoft he wrote the Support Debugging Tool which contained some very useful functions. I did wonder what the future held for it when he left Microsoft last year, but he posted a while ago that he had negotiated an exclusive agreement with Microsoft which allows him to continue work on and release the tool.

There will be some changed to the Support Debugging Tool under this agreement. Most noticeable is the fact that it will now be called GP Power Tools.

GP Power Tools will be initially released for the following Microsoft Dynamics GP versions:

  • v11.0: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
  • v12.0: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and GP 2013 R2
  • v14.0: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

There is going to be some changes to the functionality when GP Power Tools is launched:

  • New simpler Navigation with menus and area page
  • Database Validation, to ensure that your upgrades work
  • Numerous enhancements and the odd bug fix
  • And lots more….

Another change is that GP Power Tools will now be available via an annual subscription for each customer site at the special introductory price of US$365.00. That’s a dollar a day, and every four years you will get a day for free.

For now continue to use the free Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and GP 2013 (inc. GP 2013 R2) which is available from http://winthropdc.com/SDT.

Stay tuned here or to the WInthrop DC blog for more information on when to upgrade to GP Power Tools for continued support and improved functionality.

Those of you on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 will need to be patient for a while longer and wait for the release of GP Power Tools.

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Support Debugging Tool Build 17 hotfix released

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He somehow slipped it out without me noticing, but David Musgrave of the Developing for Dynamics GP blog released Support Debugging Tool Build 17 before Christmas; this is the build which added support for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.

He was back yesterday with a hotfix release to fix a couple of issues.

Partners can download SDT from PartnerSource (login required); if you’re a customer you’ll need to contact your partner to obtain it for you.

David has links to SDT for Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 and 2010 here.

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Controlling Support Debugging Tool Automatic Debugger Mode

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Today, on the Developing for Dynamics GP blog, David Musgrave continues his series of posts on the Support Debugging Tool which is definitely worth following.

The first post was on understanding logging modes and the second on controlling Support Debugging Tool Manual Logging Mode.

The series continues with a post on controlling Support Debugging Tool Automatic Debugger Mode.

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Controlling Support Debugging Tool Manual Logging Mode

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Today, on the Developing for Dynamics GP blog, David Musgrave continues his series of posts on the Support Debugging Tool which is definitely worth following.

If you haven’t read the first post on understanding logging modes take a read here.

The series continues with a post on controlling manual logging modes in the Support Debugging Tool.

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Understanding Support Debugging Tool Logging Modes

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Today, on the Developing for Dynamics GP blog, David Musgrave starts a series of posts on the Support Debugging Tool which is definitely going to be worth reading.

The series starts with a post on understanding the logging modes.

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Support Debugging Tool Build 16 released

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Microsoft DynamicsDavid Musgrave has released build 16 of his Support Debugging Tool. Full details of the changes are available on the Developing for Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.

There are two updates available;

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Shortened URL for Developing for Dynamics GP Blog and Support Debugging Tool Portal

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David Musgrave has found a Microsoft URL shortening tool and created some short links to the Developing for Dynamics GP blog and the Support Debugging Tool.

Full details here.

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Support Debugging Tool Build 15 Update Released

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Microsoft DynamicsDavid Musgrave has released an update to build 15 of his Support Debugging Tool. Full details of the changes are available on the Developing for Microsoft Dynamics GP blog.

There are two updates available;

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