Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications eBook Giveaway Winners

Microsoft Dynamics GPI recently had three e-copies to giveaway of Leslie Vail’s book, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications.

The ebook giveway was in association with the publisher of the book, Packt Publishing.

Thanks very much all who entered, but unfortunately there could only be three winners who have now been contacted by Packt on the email address supplied with their entries in the giveaway.

The winners are (in no particular order, beyond ladies first);

  • Jennifer H
  • Bruce E
  • Scott S

For those unfortunate not to win, you can purchase Leslie’s book either direct from Packt Publishing or via Amazon:

Amazon UK Amazon US

Thanks again to those who entered.

Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 by Mark Polino

Microsoft Dynamics GPFollowing on relatively quickly from Leslie Vail’s new Microsoft Dynamics GP book, , available from Packt Publishing, comes Mark Polino with Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013.

This book will teach you how to build a dashboard using Excel 2013 with information from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, how to make Excel a true business intelligence tool with charts, sparklines and slicers and show how to utilise PowerPivot’s full potential to create even more complex dashboards;

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 3

Microsoft Dynamics GPAfter slacking off a lot in terms of reviewing Leslie Vail’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing, I’m going to try to get a regular tempo of review posts going. Today I’m here with the review for chapter 4;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

This chapter is all about Building the User Interface which Leslie does by getting the reader to build an interface for customer contacts integration and covers:

  • Creating base resources
  • Creating tables and keys
  • Creating forms and windows
  • Creating scrolling windows
  • Working with window fields
  • Completing your windows

So from this chapter I expect to get a good grounding in creating an entirely new window which should look like this:

Customer Contact Maintenance

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Don’t Forget We Have 3 e-Copies Of Packt’s Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications Book To Giveaway

Microsoft Dynamics GPAs the title says, don’t forget that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and have organised a give away especially for you. All you need to do is submit a reason why you should win and win one of three free e-copies of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications. Three lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

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Win A Free e-Copy of Packt’s Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications Book

Microsoft Dynamics GPI am pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and are organizing a give away especially for you. All you need to do is submit a comment below the post and win a free e-copy of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications. Three lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy of the book.

Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky Ones.

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Overview of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications eBook

  • Make your business more efficient with fully customizable applications
  • Develop mission critical applications with Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Learn how to enhance your application with sanScript

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 2

Microsoft Dynamics GPThings have been very hectic recently and I’ve found myself slacking off from reviewing Leslie’s book Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications which was published at the end of December by Packt Publishing;

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Well, I now have a bit more time so I’ve returned to the book to take a look at chapter 3, Getting Started with Dexterity which gives a thorough look at Dexterity; how to install it’s development environment, what the components are and how they hang together and the pitfalls to watch out for.

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Review of Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Part 1

Microsoft Dynamics GPAt the end of December, Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications, written by Leslie Vail and published by Packt Publishing was released.

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

I got a copy of the book in order to do a review and have decided to break the review down into multiple parts. The reason for this is that the book includes some practical examples which I have decided to do and then include the results of this in the review; after all if it is a book on developing how can you accurately review the book if you don’t use what you learn to build something?

The book is aimed at developers new to working with Microsoft Dynamics GP, so bear in mind that I am not a developer when reading my reviews. Quick synopsis of my background: I started my career as a trainee developer and moved through a variety of roles such as developer and support analyst before moving to my current position as consultant and project manager.

I oversee development teams working on additions or amendments to Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as personally undertaking some modifications using Report Writer or Modifier with VBA. So despite not being a developer, I am used to working with them and did, once upon a time, be one myself.

The first chapter of the book covers the Microsoft Dynamics GP Architecture from a high level perspective.

It covers the history of the GP interface from it’s origins with Great Plains Software, an overview of Dexterity and the development environment. There is a detailed explanation of the launch file (Dynamics.set), which included a couple of points of which I wasn’t aware, and the configuration/preferences file (Dex.ini).

The explanation of the Dex.ini file included the ExportOneLineBody switch which I didn’t know about, but for which I have an immediate use.

Leslie then goes on to explain about the structure of the tables in the SQL Database which always strikes newcomers as arcane and overly complex. Leslie explains this well with plenty of detail on both the structure, including both the physical and technical names, and how transactions move between tables as their state changes.

Chapter 1 wraps up with a detailed explanation of the UI covering how forms are constructed, how the scrolling windows work and the common buttons used on forms, scrolling windows and individual buttons.

The second chapter of the book focuses on the fundamentals of integrating applications with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications by Leslie Vail

Microsoft Dynamics GPA new Microsoft Dynamics GP book, by Leslie Vail is now available from Packt Publishing.

This book will teach you how to create and customize Dynamics GP Applications by taking you through the initial steps of setting up a development environment through to customising and developing an example application using tools such as Dexterity, Visual Studio Tools and sanScript starting with an overview of Microsoft Dynamics GP architecture.

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