Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 Launch Problem

Microsoft Dynamics GPDespite my assumptions about hotel Wi-Fi I have been able to download the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 installation media. However, I have encountered an issue when trying to launch the client following the install.

I wondered if someone else would be able to verify my findings?

I installed in on my laptop which already has the following installed;

  1. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 SP3
  2. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2
  3. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2
  4. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

GP Utilities appears to run OK, but when I try to launch the desktop client, it tells me I need to launch GP Utilities and ends up in a perpetual loop of me running GP Utilities then the desktop client and so on.

When I installed the software it did ask if I wanted to update the 2015 instance which I declined and installed a named instance of 2015 R2. I am wondering if this is because I have other versions of the client installed?

MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Mask Employee SSN on Reports

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The nineteenth Feature of the Day is Mask Employee SSN on Reports. Feature will provide an option for a Payroll Administrator to mask the employee social security numbers on a predefined list of payroll reports. If the Payroll Administrator selects to apply the mask for a particular report, when generated, the employee social security number field on the report will appear with a XXX-XX-XXXX mask.

Report Masking

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MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Time Management App – Switching Companies

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The eighteenth Feature of the Day is Time Management App – Switching Companies. Within the Time Management app a user can navigate through different companies they have access to within GP. Within the navigation bar, the user can see the companies they have access to. When the user selects a company the summary panel on the right is populated with the pay codes, balances and active pay periods of the company the user selected. This functionality allows the user to easily enter timecards within different companies they may have access to within Dynamics GP.

Time Management App – Switching Companies

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MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Time Management App Entering Time

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The seventeenth Feature of the Day is Time Management App Entering Time. Within the Time Management App for Microsoft Dynamics GP the user that is signed into the app will be able to enter time against paycodes for vacation and sick time and benefit time codes in HR depending on what module is setup for the Accrue Type. Within the summary panel the employee can see their available balance and active timecards they can enter time against. They can see saved and submitted timecards within the active pay periods and 2 months of historical timecards.

Time Management App Entering Time

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MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: Historical Received Not Invoiced Report

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The fifteenth Feature of the Day is Historical Received Not Invoiced Report.

A new SQL Reporting Services Report based off the current Received Not Invoiced report but add new functionality by adding a cutoff date based on transaction date or GL Post Date to allow customers to use the report for Historical purposes. This report will allow users to see what was received into inventory but not invoiced yet as of a specific date.

Historical Received Not Invoiced Report SSRS Report

These reports are becoming increasingly popular with clients as they look far better than the “very white” ones GP has traditionally shipped with. The only downside for someone who isn’t in the US is that they ship with a default language of en_US so all values come out as USD. I have some PowerShell scripts I have been working on to download, update the language and upload the reports from SQL Server Reporting Services. I need to revisit and see if I can knock them into shape to post online; I’m not experienced with PowerShell so it is taking me awhile. If someone wants to volunteer to help, I would appreciate it.

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MDGP 2015 R2 Feature of the Day: SmartList Designer View Workflow Type

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 will soon be released (due late May/early June and, as with previous releases, Microsoft have started a Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Team blog. As I have done with the last three series, I’ll be reposting these blog posts here with a little commentary.

The fourteenth Feature of the Day is SmartList Designer View Workflow Type.

Within SmartList Designer a user can send a SmartList through workflow to create a SQL view based on the SmartList query. One active workflow will need to be setup in order for the SQL view to go through the approval process. SmartList workflows will be setup under the Administration series within the Workflow Maintenance window.

I’m interested in seeing this one in practice, but I am sceptical of the utility as there are not that many clients with technical users who would be able to do this type of thing who would also not be part of the IT Department with the ability and permissions just to create a view for SmartList.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 Now Available

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft appear to have snuck this one out on the quiet, as I haven’t seen any announcements.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 is now available to download from CustomerSource (login required).

It has a release date of 29/05/2015 so it looks to have been released on Friday. I wish I had known about it as I could have spent time over the weekend taking a look. Unfortunately, I am away for work until Saturday afternoon and then the neighbours have their 40th wedding anniversary party so it may be a while until I can download it.

I’ll be trying to download it from the hotel. But unless the hotel Wi-Fi is far better than I expect, you will have to take a look for me and report back.