Ian is a Microsoft Dynamics GP certified consultant specialising in the delivery of Microsoft Dynamics GP projects and currently the Lead ERP Consultant for ISC Software Ltd., a Microsoft Partner, VAR and ISV in England.
Ian has worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP since 2003 and, over the nine years since, has dealt with all aspects of the product life-cycle from presales, to implementation, to technical and functional training, to post go-live support and subsequent upgrades and process reviews.
In his spare time, Ian runs the azurecurve | Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant blog dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics GP and related products.
The thirtieth Feature of the Day is Edit Email on Historical Transactions. In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 when you want to send an e-mail for a historical document you can add additional e-mail addresses and choose which e-mail addresses you wish to send to.
On Navigation Lists, you can mark a group of historical documents and e-mail them to a different e-mail address. So, if a customer wants a copy of a number of invoices, you can mark them, and e-mail them to the specific address.
Edit E-mail Detail is available for Receivables statements, Sales Order transactions, Purchase Orders and Payables remittances:
The twenty ninth Feature of the Day is Void Intercompany Journal Entries.In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, users will have the ability to void an intercompany journal entry, including entries posted in destination companies, by voiding the original entry in the originating company. This eliminates the need to void an entry in both the originating company, and individually in each destination company as separate steps. When the user voids the entry in the originating company, intercompany entries are also created automatically in destination companies to void the original intercompany entries.
The twenty seventh Feature of the Day is Business Analyzer Cross Platform. This features enables tablet users on Windows, iOS or Android to install and use the Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer app.
Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer is a cross Dynamics Business Intelligence app that enables AX, GP and SL customers the ability to view and take action on key business information right at their fingertips.
Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer was initially released in January 2013 to the Windows Store. The application has been a huge success within the Dynamics community with over 20,000 downloads since the initial release! We are excited about the continued success of the app as we expand its availability to more platforms and devices.
this is an off topic post which I’m posting mainly as a memory prompt for myself. I was working with a set of virtual machines the other day on my test server and received the following error when I tried logging in:
Remote Desktop Connection An authentication error has occurred. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted Remote computer: azc-gp2013-wc-8
I logged onto the Hyper-V server and launched the VM from Hyper-V Manager and was able to log in without issue. I did some fiddling around and realised that my Domain Controller wasn’t accepting connection requests.
One quick reboot later and I was able to log into the VM without error.
The stand out items for me is that support has been dropped for several older versions of Windows, SQL Server and Office:
Windows XP all editions
Windows Vista all editions
Windows Server 2003 all editions
2008 all editions (including R2)
The only surprise on the above list is that some of the software listed as no longer supported was also listed as no longer supported with Dynamics GP 2013; in fact only SQL Server 2008 is new to the list.
Apart from the above retired software, the recommendations look pretty much the same as Dynamics GP 2013; Windows 8.1 and SQL Server 2014 have been added as supported.
After doing a little work linking databases together for a report, I ended up creating a script to be used within a stored procedure to quickly and easily re-add the linked server (which is required after a reboot of the SQL Server.
To run the script, change the three highlighted fields (server-name, username and password) and click Execute in SQL Server Management Studio:
The twenty fifth Feature of the Day is Management Reporter Integration Setup. This feature created a new navigation list for accessing Management Reporter reports from within the Financial and Administration Navigation buttons.
The Management Reporter navigation list becomes enabled once the location of the Management Reporter service is defined in the Reporting Tools Setup window:
The location of the Report Designer Application is an optional field and when defined, will enable users to launch the designer from the Management Reporter navigation list if they have permissions to application.
The navigation list displays a list of reports the current user has security access to and enables them to view the reports in the Management Reporter Viewer with just a click of a button.
The twenty fourth Feature of the Day is Management Reporter Integration. This feature created a new navigation list for accessing Management Reporter reports from within the Financial and Administration Navigation Lists.
The Management Reporter navigation list becomes enabled once the location of the Management Reporter service is defined in the Reporting Tools Setup window.
The navigation list displays a list of reports the current user has security access to and enables them to view the reports in the Management Reporter Viewer with just a click of a button: