MDGP 2016 R1 Feature of the Day: HTML 5 Web Client

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.

HTML5 Web Client

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.

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MDGP 2016 R1 Feature of the Day: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPAs 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.

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