I’ve just found a page on CustomerSource called the Microsoft Dynamics GP Directory and it looks like it has been in existence for quite a while as it has links to information on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 through to 2016 R2.
The links include Top Reasons to Buy Microsoft Dynamics GP, Top Reasons to Upgrade as well as links to the Feature Blog Series, System Requirements, Service Pack, Hotfix and Compliance Update Patch Releases and much more.
I got to the page from the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog post on the which I got to through David Musgraves post on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 New Features .
Just shows it is worth reading around the blogs on Dynamics GP.
The 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.
Well, I received the notification email yesterday afternoon that I had been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for the third year running. It’s really niec to receive the award as it shows I am still contributing in a meaningful way to the Dynamics GP community.
There was another new MVP for Dynamics GP added to the roster this month as well; David Musgrave. Previously David was ineligible for the award as he worked directly for Microsoft, but as of October last year he has been independent again and running Winthrop Development Consultants (the company responsible for GP Power Tools, formerly known as the Support Debugging Tool).
David has always been a great contributor to the Dynamics GP community and I’m delighted to see that this has been officially recognised by Microsoft with his MVP award.
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.
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).
I 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.
In the learn something new everyday category, the first Dexterity game was written back in 1999 by David Musgrave of Winthrop Development Consultants.
David has full details of the game and a link to the download on his new blog
There has been some movement on Dynamics GP related blogs since I last updated my links page.
Steve Endow was awarded MVP so I have moved him to the MVP section from the Consultants one.
David’s contributions to the Dynamics GP community are one of the main reasons why I started blogging (his posts were so damn useful I decided to offer back whatever I could), so I am delighted to see that he will be continuing to contribute to the community following his departure from Microsoft.
If there are other blogs out there I should have listed, please let me know.