The book is currently scheduled for release in January 2017 and can be pre-ordered now from Packt Publishing:
From now until the 5th January 2016 the ebook versions of Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client and Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow 2.0 can each be bought for the discounted price of $9.99 using coupon code NEWYEAR2016.
Make sure you enter the coupon code NEWYEAR2016 at the checkout to get the discount.
Well, that book is Real-world Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP by Dynamics GP MVPs Belinda Allen and Mark Polino:
Initially it was available only as an eBook in PDF format, but now the paperback format is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.
I have also added Mobi and ePub formats to the eBook download on azurecurve Publishing. If you have previously bought the eBook and want the new formats, send me an email with the email address used for the original order and I’ll despatch the new formats as soon as I am able.
The ebook will also become available from other retailers too (including the Apple Store) in a few days once it has passed through the approval process.
Dynamics GP includes a variety of tools and modules to assist in controlling processes and data; one of the major modules for this was the Dynamics Workflow module. However, this module had major flaws which very much limited its usefulness; it was slow, clunky and difficult to install, configure and maintain.
Microsoft 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 fourth Feature of the Day is Analytical Accounting Transaction Lists.
This feature provides improvements to SmartLists and Excel Reports for Analytical Accounting (AA) transaction information. The first improvement is an expansion of the amount of information available to be included as columns in the AA SmartLists and Excel Reports. AA tracks a lot of information for each record, and we’ve included more of this data in the SmartLists and Excel Reports.
Microsoft have also improved the way the AA dimension code information displays in the lists. In prior releases, the lists contained a single column for the AA transaction dimension code. Thus, if the company is tracking more than one dimension on a transaction, multiple lines were required in the list for a distribution entry.
In GP2015 R2, they have updated the SmartLists and Excel Reports to display a column for each transaction dimension, showing the code assigned for that dimension.
For example, the below SmartList shows how the list would display for a company tracking Cost Center and Project as AA transaction dimensions.
The change in how the data displays improves readability of the report, and also improves the ease with which users can summarize and work with the data in Excel using pivot table functionality.
Analytical Accounting is one of the modules which is not much used, but can add substantial analysis without needing the chart of accounts to be overly complicated.
If you’re thinking of starting to use Analytical Accounting, more information is available in my second book, Microsoft Dynamics GP Financial Management:
I was just browsing the Packt Publishing website (as you do) and found that there is a new book about Microsoft Dynamics GP being released next month.
Real-world Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP by Dynamics GP MVPs Belinda Allen and Mark Polino:
Apparently the Christmas/New Year spirit has taken hold. As of now and until the 10th January you can buy my latest book Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client eBook for only $10 (down from $19.99).
Only available from my azurecurve Publishing site; the eBook download is a zip containing PDF, MOBI and ePUB files.
To get the discount, make sure you enter coupon code NewYear2015 at the checkout.
From now, every eBook and video will be available on the publisher’s website for just $5. Customers are invited to purchase as many as they like before the offer ends on Tuesday January 6th, making it the perfect opportunity to try something new or to take your skills to the next level as 2015 begins.
With all $5 products available in a range of formats and DRM-free, customers will find great value content delivered exactly how they want it across Packt’s website this Xmas and New Year.
You can take advantage of the offer until the 6th January 2015.
Packt Pub have some great books available on Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as many other subjects; over the last few years I’ve picked up some great books on Dynamics CRM, SQL Server, Hyper-V, WordPress and HTML+CSS amongst others.
Last year I had two books published via Packt Publishing, the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Financial Management. Well, in the next few days I will have a new book available for purchase; Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client:
The book will initially be available from Amazon in the USA and various countries in Europe as a paperback and can also be purchased in PDF eBook form (the eBook is actually available now; the hard copy from Amazon and other retailers will follow soon).
This book provides guidance for the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client with step-by-step guides, illustrations and links to useful resources.
Who This Book Is For
This book is aimed at Dynamics GP users and partners who intend to implement the web client for Microsoft Dynamics GP for individual clients; much of the process for installing a multi-tenant deployment is the same as the scale-out one, but this book is specifically focusing on the scale-out deployment. This book assumes you have a knowledge of Windows Server, Active Directory for creating users and groups, IIS and application deployments. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP is also required.
What This Book Covers
This book covers the scale-out deployment of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 web client, from prerequisites through installation to logging in, using and managing. An upgrade of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 web client to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 is covered, before closing with a look at troubleshooting problems.
How This Book Is Structured
Chapter 1, Introduction to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the basics of the web client including a look at the pros and cons of the web client versus the classic desktop client and the deployment methods available.
Chapter 2, Prerequisites of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the prerequisites for installing or upgrading the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client.
Chapter 3, Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Scale-Out Deployment, covers the scale-out deployment method of installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client.
Chapter 4, Logging In, Using and Managing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the process of logging into the web client, the navigation differences between the desktop and web client versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and then how the web client can be managed.
Chapter 5, Upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Scale Out Deployment, covers the upgrade of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 web client to the R2 version.
Chapter 6, Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, includes tips for troubleshooting and some of more common issues during the implementation.
NB. The book can currently be bought on CreateSpace and Amazon UK, but not all of the Amazon sites have it listed as available; this should happen in the next few days.