Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 saw the introduction of the Purchasing All-In-One Document View, and Dynamics GP 2016 R1 sees the introduction of an Inventory equivalent:
The main features of Inventory All-In-One Document View are:
- View quantity in and quantity out transactions for one item in one window
- Accessible from Item Maintenance, many item inquiry windows, navigation lists and the home page
As with the Sales All-In-One Document View I am prepared to be underwhelmed by this feature of the day based on the Purchasing one introduced in Dynamics GP 2015 R2.
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 saw the introduction of the Purchasing All-In-One Document View, and Dynamics GP 2016 R1 sees the introduction of a Sales equivalent:
The main features of Sales All-In-One Document View are:
- View all related sales documents for a single transaction in one window
- Accessible from Customer Maintenance, many sales inquiry windows, navigation lists and the home page
When I heard of the Purchasing version of this in 2015 R2 I was looking forward to it, but found the reality to be a little underwhelming as the window isn' the friendliest around and is a little clunky. The screenshot above shows that the Sales All-In-One Document View is very similar to the purchasing one so fear I will find this equally clunky.
One of the major new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 is the HTML5 web client; this replaces the Silverlight web client released in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2. One of the enhancements to the web client is the ability to search for a window or report:
The main features of web client search are:
- Ability to search for a window or report within the GP web client
- Shows a list of all open windows and reports based on search criteria
- Shows a list of all windows and reports and the navigation based on search criteria
- Ability to close all open windows at once.
This is going to be a little like the Where's that window? function on Jivtesh Singh's GPWindow site, but will also allow you to search for reports as well. This should prove especially useful to new users of Microsoft Dynamics GP, although with Microsoft's record for problems with non-US English I will want to see it working with the UK English language packed version of GP before I give it a ringing endorsement.
One of the major new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 is the HTML5 web client; this replaces the Silverlight web client released in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2.
The new features of the web client are:
- Support for Multi-browser (IE, Chrome, Safari, Edge)
- Support for Multi-device (Windows, iOS, Android)
- New controls created for HTML client
- UI changes
- Window Search
- Office “banner”
- Navigation, color, etc.
While the Silverlight web client was quite good, it was hobbled by dint of being Silverlight. There are quite a lot of iOS and Android devices out there which were unable to be used with the web client. Making the web client HTML5 not only makes it available cross browser, but it should also make it more flexible in terms of the size of device on which it can be used (Steve Endow at Dynamics GP Land posted his views on the "hamburger" menu used as a space saver back in September).
I'm fairly relaxed about this type of menu as I have seen them used on quite a few sites now and have largely adapted to their use. If that is the trade off for HTML5 then I'll be happy.
As promised, yet slightly delayed by how busy I have been (end of March is year end for a lot of companies in the UK and we have a number of projects ongoing which have been dragging me the length of the country; 12,000 miles driven in the new car since the start of December), here is the posts on the new features being introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 which is due at the start of May.
This post is the series index for all related posts in the feature of the day series being posted on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog in the run up to the launch. I'll be posting about the new features as they are announced and adding some commentary around how I will these will fit in for the clients I work with.
A recent upgrade of a client from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2 to GP 2015 R2 recently resulted in an issue being found when testing some integrations in Integration Manager:
DOC 68 ERROR: eConnect error - The source was not found, but some or all event logs could not be searched. To create the source, you need permission to read all event logs to make sure that the new source name is unique. Inaccessible logs: Security.
The problem was a fairly simple one in that the eConnect service account did not have the necessary permissions; a very similar issue to the one I blogged about in March 2013.
The solution is to add the service account to the Local Admins group; instructions are in the post I linked above.
There are a lot of switches available which can be added to the Dex.ini file; Leslie Vail did a post back in February 2014 where she listed all of the switches she knows (and a long list it is too).
I need to have a proper through Leslie's list again soon as there are some very useful switches. Two that caught my eye recently, which are on Leslie's list, were actually posted by Béat Bucher on the Dynamics Community Forum (I was searching for something else when I found the post):
These switches set the last DSN used and then disable the Server drop down to stop users changing it. This is useful when there are several DNSs created on the client machine (required for other applications), but only one of them is for Dynamics GP.
Pam Misialek announced the release date of Microsoft Dynamics GP on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog yesterday: it is expected to be generally available on the 1st of May 2016.
Microsoft Dynamics GP includes the new HTML5 web client which will be compatible across multiple browsers and devices like iPads and Android tablets.
New Odata connections will be available for Power BI as well as new features requested by the Dynamics GP Community.
There will be posts on the new features starting soon which I will be reposting (as I normally do) with a little commentary on each one.
So hopefully on 1/5/2016 we'll be able to get our hands on Dynamics GP 2016; good timing as I'm just coming back from holiday then.