MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Canadian Payroll Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The nineteenth Feature of the Day is Canadian Payroll Web Client. With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 you can now deploy Canadian Payroll functionality for your web client installs.

This allows the full functionality of Canadian Payroll for those customers who wish to have users access Microsoft Dynamics GP through the web browser:

Payroll Employee Setup - Canadian

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Service Based Architecture Deployment

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The ninth Feature of the Day is Service Based Architecture Deployment. The deployment for Service Based Architecture offers the flexibility to meet your deployment needs. There is a simple single machine configuration for demo, development and smaller production deployments. You may also choose a scale out deployment across multiple servers, using a single tenant or multitenant configuration.

The installation of the Service Based Architecture server components is included in the same installation as the web client so you can easily deploy both components at the same time.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Invoicing in the Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The seventh Feature of the Day is Invoicing in the Web Client. The Invoicing module has now been enabled to work on the web client:

Invoice Entry

I am somewhat surprised to see Invoicing added to the web client as I have been under the impression that this was a deprecated module which was seeing no further development. Hopefully there are some more deprecated modules which might see some attention in the future.

The roles targeted by this feature are:

  • Operations Manager
  • Shipping & Receiving

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MDGP 2015 Feature of the Day: Organizational Accounts User Authentication

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.

The sixth Feature of the Day is Organizational Accounts User Authentication.

This feature allows users to be authenticated for Microsoft Dynamics GP using organizational account credentials, also known as Azure AD accounts. This allows the user to log into the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client using the same credentials that are used for Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, or many other cloud applications:

User Setup

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New Book Available: Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client

Microsoft Dynamics GPLast year I had two books published via Packt Publishing, the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Financial Management. Well, in the next few days I will have a new book available for purchase; Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client:

Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client

The book will initially be available from Amazon in the USA and various countries in Europe as a paperback and can also be purchased in PDF eBook form (the eBook is actually available now; the hard copy from Amazon and other retailers will follow soon).

This book provides guidance for the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client with step-by-step guides, illustrations and links to useful resources.

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at Dynamics GP users and partners who intend to implement the web client for Microsoft Dynamics GP for individual clients; much of the process for installing a multi-tenant deployment is the same as the scale-out one, but this book is specifically focusing on the scale-out deployment. This book assumes you have a knowledge of Windows Server, Active Directory for creating users and groups, IIS and application deployments. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP is also required.

What This Book Covers

This book covers the scale-out deployment of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 web client, from prerequisites through installation to logging in, using and managing. An upgrade of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 web client to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 is covered, before closing with a look at troubleshooting problems.

How This Book Is Structured

Chapter 1, Introduction to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the basics of the web client including a look at the pros and cons of the web client versus the classic desktop client and the deployment methods available.

Chapter 2, Prerequisites of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the prerequisites for installing or upgrading the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client.

Chapter 3, Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Scale-Out Deployment, covers the scale-out deployment method of installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client.

Chapter 4, Logging In, Using and Managing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the process of logging into the web client, the navigation differences between the desktop and web client versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and then how the web client can be managed.

Chapter 5, Upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Scale Out Deployment, covers the upgrade of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 web client to the R2 version.

Chapter 6, Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, includes tips for troubleshooting and some of more common issues during the implementation.

I will be adding additional sales channels in the near future, but for now you can buy a PDF eBook, or go to CreateSpace, Amazon.com or Amazon UK for a paperback copy.

NB. The book can currently be bought on CreateSpace and Amazon UK, but not all of the Amazon sites have it listed as available; this should happen in the next few days.

MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Email Or Print Any Report In Word Format

The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.

The twenty-fifth Feature of the Day covered is Email or Print any Report in Word format; again I have a PowerPoint for this feature, but there is no page on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog. This feature means users will be able to send any report via email using a Word Template.

The Email Options form now has an option for .docx available :

Email Any Report

This feature works differently in the Web Client as opposed the Desktop one.

The Web Client will automatically create a template for the report when it is printed and the template option selected. If the report is being emailed then email addresses can be specified for docx.

However, in the Desktop client a template needs to be created prior to sending via email; the template creation can be facilitated by using the Word Template Generator tool.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: SmartList Designer Go To's
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management - Login
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Purchase Requisitions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Copy And Paste To General Ledger Transaction Entry
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Types
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow User Delegation
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Default Fixed Asset ID From The Asset Class
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management - Scalability Groups
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Calendar
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Reprint Outstanding Transaction in Bank Reconciliation
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Requisition Management Integration Points
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Default Sort Order for Checks
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Document Attach - Scan
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow History
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Email Notifications
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Azure Backups
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements - Analysis and Assignment
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements - Sales Script and Additional Information
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Dashboards
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Management Reporter Web Viewer
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Take Company Offline
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Encumbrance SQL Reporting Services Reports
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Email Or Print Any Report In Word Format
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Reverse Year End Close
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Document Attachment On Payables Transactions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Roll Down Segment Changes
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Assign An Item To Multiple Sites
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Replace OLE Note With Document Attachment
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: OLE Notes Migration Utility
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Purchase Order Prepayment Additions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Print Remaining Documents
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Email By Document Type

Installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2: First Run & First Impressions

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 is now available. And despite note really having the time to do so at the moment, I can’t stop myself from installing it (and as I always do blogging about it as I go).

In this series of posts I am going to do install a stand-alone instance of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2; the index for this series is here.

Well, with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 installed the next step is to take a look at it. Having been reading, and transposing into posts, the Feature of the Day articles from Microsoft I do have some idea of what is coming. But for those of you who haven’t been reading along, I figured I might as well do a short post.

Once you have GP installed and either the Fabrikam company deployed or a company created you can log in. To do this find the GP shortcut on the start screen. This will launch GP where it will prompt for a username and password. If you haven’t previously been logged into GP and created a user then log in as either the sa or DYNSA user:

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics GP

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MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management – Scalability Groups

The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.

The ninth Feature of the Day covered is Identity Management – Scalability Groups. The Identity Management Scale Groups provides flexible deployment options and improved efficiency for multitenant web client deployments. Using scale groups, you can logically group the web client session host servers that have a common configuration and host the same tenants. The web servers shared by all tenants will then be able to efficiently distribute tenant load across the session host servers configured for that tenant.

This should make it a lot easier to work in a cloud deployment of Dynamics GP.

The diagram below shows a GP multitenant web client deployment with two scale groups configured:

Scalability Groups

This feature is targeted at the following roles:

  1. Administrator

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: SmartList Designer Go To's
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management - Login
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Purchase Requisitions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Copy And Paste To General Ledger Transaction Entry
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Types
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow User Delegation
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Default Fixed Asset ID From The Asset Class
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management - Scalability Groups
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Calendar
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Reprint Outstanding Transaction in Bank Reconciliation
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Requisition Management Integration Points
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Default Sort Order for Checks
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Document Attach - Scan
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow History
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Workflow Email Notifications
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Azure Backups
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements - Analysis and Assignment
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Suggested Item Enhancements - Sales Script and Additional Information
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Dashboards
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Management Reporter Web Viewer
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Take Company Offline
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Encumbrance SQL Reporting Services Reports
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Email Or Print Any Report In Word Format
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Reverse Year End Close
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Document Attachment On Payables Transactions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Roll Down Segment Changes
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Assign An Item To Multiple Sites
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Replace OLE Note With Document Attachment
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: OLE Notes Migration Utility
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Purchase Order Prepayment Additions
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Print Remaining Documents
MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Email By Document Type

MDGP 2013 R2 Feature of the Day: Identity Management – Login

The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog started a series of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Feature of the day posts the other day. As they did with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day posts they are doing them as short posts containing a PowerPoint slide show. I am translating these from the PowerPoints into posts; you can find my series index here.

The third Feature of the Day covered is Identity Management – Login.

This feature allows users to log into the GP web client using their Windows identity (e.g. the Windows Domain login). This is configured in the User Setup window (Administration >> Setup >> Tools >> System >> User) when the user is created.

The window has been enhanced to allow a user to be configured with both, or either, an SQL identity and/or a Windows identity; additionally a user can be configured as a Web Client user only and does not then require an SQL identity which is only required if the user will access GP using the desktop client; likewise the Windows identity is only required if the user will be using the web client.

A user would have both types of identity created if they would be accessing GP using either, or both, the desktop or web clients in a mixed mode deployment.

User Security

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Coming Soon

The next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, 2013 R2, is going to be released soon. I can hardly wait, but, unfortunately, I have to :(

The Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog have posted an article today outlining their intended blog post schedule where they are going to run through the upgrade process and all of the new features which are due in the coming version.

  • April 29 – Lifecycle
  • May 1 – Upgrade Planning
  • May 6 – Known Upgrade Issues
  • May 8 – Version Checks & Upgrades
  • May 13 – Database Upgrade
  • May 15 – Modified Dictionary Upgrade
  • May 20 – Upgrade Troubleshooting
  • May 22 – GP is upgraded – what’s next?
  • May 27 – Upgrading Web Client
  • May 29 – Tables Changes in R2 – Review the SDK
  • June 3 – Identity Management
  • June 4 – Azure Backups
  • June 5 – New Workflow
  • June 10 – Requisition Management
  • June 11 – OLE Document Attach
  • June 12 – Human Resource Time Entry
  • June 17 – Project Accounting Time Entry
  • June 18 – General Ledger
  • June 19 – Payables Management
  • June 24 – Receivables Management
  • June 25 – Bank Reconciliation
  • June 26 – Analytical Accounting
  • July 1 – Fixed Assets
  • July 2 – Sales Order Processing
  • July 3 – Inventory Control
  • July 8 – Purchase Order Processing/Encumbrance Management
  • July 9 – Email or Print any report in Word
  • July 10 – SmartList Designer 2.0
  • July 15 – Office 365
  • July 16 –Take Company Offline
  • July 17 – Ribbons in Desktop