Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the system enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

This post is the series index for the system enhancements made to Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPFollowing the release of the Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release, I have recently been hands on installing the new version. Just prior to the release Microsoft did a series of Feature of the Day posts which I echoed and added my thoughts.

The Feature of the Day posts didn’t cover all of the new functionality, just the highlights. Well, now that I can go hands on with the new features, I am going to do a post on each of the new features including my opinion on weather they’re a positive/neutral or negative additional and also how well they work. I’ll split the posts over a few series to separate out the different type of features, but will probably not cover the Payroll or HR ones as these modules are not used in Europe and so I have no experience with them.

This post is the index for the main series, but I have also included the indexes for all sub-series below as well.

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install GP Add-in for Microsoft Word

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word allows the Word Templates used for outputting vendor or customer documents to be amended and have new fields added to them. Things work best if you have both the Microsoft Dynamics GP client and Microsoft Word on the same computer, but this isn;t technically necessary as you could copy the exported Word Template between machines to make the changes and then transfer it back for import.

To install the add-in, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and, under the Additional Products heading, select Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install OData Service

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The OData service allows for reporting services such as PowerBI to connect to Microsoft Dynamics GP. This post is going to focus on installing the OData service, but at the bottom of this post I’ve included details of a book, co-written by Mark Polino and I, in which Mark covered configuring OData for use with PowerBI.

To install the OData Service, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and click on GP OData Service under the Additional Products heading:

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install GP PowerShell

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The GP PowerShell module can be used to execute commands against Microsoft Dynamics GP such as creating a new company. The installation is a straightforward one which only needs to be done on a machine on which it nwill be used; there also needs to be a Dynamics GP client present.

To install GP PowerShell, launch the setup utility and, under the Additional Products header click GP PowerShell:

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Verify Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

With Web Services not installed, the final step is to verify that everything is working correctly; the steps to verify are the same as those for Dynamics GP 2018 R2 so you can follow the instructions in that post.

If the Windows Service does not start, then you may have installed the Web Services from the October Release download which does not work; make sure you have the fixed version downloaded.

If you need to install the fixed version, I’d recommend a full uninstall and reinstall using the fixed version.

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Configure Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP. Over the last couple of posts, I’ve downloaded the fixed version of the Web Services and run through the installation.

The next step in installing the web services, is to run the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard from the Windows Start menu. When it starts, click Next on the welcome screen:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard -

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

With the fixed version of the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP downloaded, run the setup utility from the downloaded Gp 2018 R2 file. Accept the terms of the License Agreement:

Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP - License Agreement

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Download Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

As mentioned in the last post, there is a bug with the version of the Web Servcies shipped in the Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 release; to successfully install the Web Services as described in the following posts, you will need to download the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 – R2 Full Install and ​Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release x64 and x86 Environments – patch only 18.2.1013 from CustomerSource lock.

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Error Configuring Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

When I installed the web services, I encountered a problem where they would not work. The installation looked like it had worked fine and they also configured fine, but I found that nothing was working.

When I did some further digging, I found that the Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host service would not start. I spoke to Microsoft and after some investigation, we found that this was a bug which had just been found and fixed in a hotfix.

The short version of this is that the version of the Web Services included on the installation media, does not and cannot work. Instead you need to download the hotfix and use that instead of the version on the media.

In order to get a working installation of the Web Services, I downloaded both the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 – R2 Full Install and ​Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release x64 and x86 Environments – patch only 18.2.1013 from CustomerSource lock.

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