In May last year, I started work with Packt Publishing on a Microsoft Dynamics GP online learning course called Microsoft Dynamics GP Techniques; this is a set of videos each demonstrating a different aspect of Dynamics GP;
Even if you're not a developer, say you're writing reports, the Software Development Kit (SDK) can still be very useful as it includes a lot of information on, for example, the tables in Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Unlike a lot of the other products which ship with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, the SDK is not available to install from the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 setup utility. Instead to install it, you need to use Windows Explorer to navigate to the /Tools/SDK/Dynamics GP folder on the installation media and double click the SDK.exe;
A few weeks ago Mark Polino, in conjunction with Packt Publishing published another book, the Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013;
I got a copy of Mark Polino's Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 the other week with the intention of working through it following all of the examples. However, the reality is I don't have the time to do this due to other commitments (both work and outside of work ones).
The following are key features of Management Reporter 2012 RU5 when used with Microsoft Dynamics GP;
- The Web Viewer is now the default report viewer although any report can be opened in the Desktop Viewer
- Any report displayed in the Web Viewer can be collapsed into a summary view
- A Default Report Link Location can now be specified to easily indicate where reports should be stored in SharePoint or network location
- Drill Down has been added to the Dynamics Data Mart which allows for drill down to at least the account level and can drill back from the Desktop Viewer to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Detail Enqiry, Historical Detail Enquiry or Budget Transaction Inquiry windows
Rollup 5 for Management Reporter 2012 can be downloaded here (CustomerSource or PartnerSource login required).
As well as a strong interest in Dynamics GP, I tend to have an interest in most things computer related. As such I have a few years experience with HTML+CSS and have created a few sites in the past, in addition to this blog on which I have done some customisations and enhancements of the code and theme.
I do find some of CSS a bit of a hassle when it comes to changing common elements such as colour so I was interested when I heard about the concept of SASS or Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets (I'll admit to being happier with the acronym than the full name).
Packt Publishing, who are publishing my Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook, have published a SASS CSS How-to book by Alex Libby. This book takes a look at how to write more efficient CSS using the SASS CSS library through practical hands-on recipes;
While working with Packt Publishing on the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook (which can be pre-ordered direct from Packt Publishing) I was approached to do some technical reviewing of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM book; the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Applications (MB2-868) Certification Guide by Danny Varghese which has now been published;
This book covers:
- Introduce yourself to the certification exam and helpful exam taking tips
- Learn about marketing automation and its application to your organization
- How to enable an efficient and accurate sales process
- Service your customers and get metrics to make sure your customers are truly happy
- Schedule and plan for resource allocation if needed while servicing your customers
- Prepare for the MB2-868 certification exam with a mock 75 question exam
If you're intending to get certified on Microsoft Dynamics CRM then this certification guide will be a great tool for preparing.