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Fix for recent Word template issue available for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 in Year End Update

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe recent problem with opening Word templates generated from Microsoft Dynamics GP, which was already fixed in Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release, has just had a fix released for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016.

The fix can be downloaded from the patch releases page on CustomerSource lock in the U.S. 2020 Year-end Update in Dynamics GP which is available for Dynamics GP and Dynamics GP 2016.

It’s important to note that Dynamics GP 2016 is out of mainstream support in July 2021 so that version will not receive any further year-end updates for regulatory changes, so you will need to organise an upgrade to the latest version next year.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release New Features: Support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release New Features series where I am going to echo the posts from the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog, while adding some commentary, on the new features introduced in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release which is now available.

This post is on the Support for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) System enhancement.

The Fall 2020 release adds the ability to use Multi-Factor Authentication for e-mail functionality in Dynamics GP; this functionality uses an App Registration in Azure Active Directory along with Microsoft 365 to provide a second form of authentication.

The process of configuring this App Registration is covered in the What’s New section for the Fall 2020 release on the Dynamics GP Docs site.

The configuration in Microsoft Dynamics GP is done via Company E-mail Setup:

Company E-mail Setup

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release New Features: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release New Features series index for the series where I am going to echo the posts from the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog on the new features introduced in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release which is now available.

The series index, below, will automatically update here on azurecurve|Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant as posts are published; if you’re reading elsewhere, check back to this series index post:

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azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins: Widget Announcements

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is a brand new one written for ClassicPress; Widget Announcements.

Functionality

Announce holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures in a widget.

Announcements can be made:

  • One off
  • Monthly
  • Annually
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Monthly on the nth day (e.g. 2nd Wednesday of every month)
  • Annually on the nth day of the month (e.g. 4th Thursday of November every year)

Announcements are created as a custom post type and can have details, an image, additional text after the image and can be assigned to multiple categories. A widget can be deployed to a sidebar or other widget area and include the announcements from a category.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Securing the Web Services for external access

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

When using the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP with external access for Workflow approvals, it is important that the webs services be secured to minimise possible attack vectors. Everything covered in this series is required to install and configure the web services for internal use only

I covered the process for enable a secure connection for the web services a year or so ago which include a few extra steps:

Enabling Secure Connection for Web Services
Before You Begin
Update Certificate Binding
Update Bindings
Update Legacy Endpoint
Update Native Endpoint
Update GP Workflow Service
Final Service Configuration
Configure Workflow Setup

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Verify Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

The final step with the Web Services, now that they have been configured, is to verify that they are working correctly.

There are three checks which I recommend when verifying the web services:

  1. Is the service running?
  2. Have the security objects been deployed?
  3. Are the endpoints working?

To check that the service account is running, open the Services applet from Computer Management (or hit Win+R and typeServices.msc) and make sure the Microsoft Dynamics GP Service Host is set to a Startup Type of Automatic and that the service is Running.

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Configure Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

With the Web Services installed, the next step is to configure them for use. If you marked the checkbox on the final step of the installation the Configuration Wizard will start automatically otherwise it can be started from the Windows Start menu. Click NExt to start the configuration:

Welcome to the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Configuration Wizard

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Install Web Services

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

With the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP prerequisites ready, we can now install the web services. Launch the setup utility and, under the Additional Products heading, select Web Services Runtime:

Setup Utility

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Web Service prerequisites

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

The next few posts are going to cover the installation of the Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Before we start the installation itself, there are some prerequisites to make sure are sorted out. The majority of them will be installed by the setup utility, but there are others to consider.

Firstly, the Web Services should not be installed on either the SQL Server or an end-user accessible machine. If you’re going to make the Web Services externally accessible, they should be installed on a web server or similar machine.

Secondly, a Domain account is required for the Web Services service to run under. During the installation, this service should have local administrator permissions.

Thirdly, all companies which will have the Web Services deployed, needs to have a Functional Currency defined (this is needed even if you are not using Multicurrency; in this case, you will need to configure it for use anyway. When you do so, if you have a lot of hsitorical transactions, plan ahead and allow a lot of time to run Check Links).

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Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release: Integration Manager first run

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands on with the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release series where I am hands on with the newly released Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 Release.

Once Integration Manager has been installed, we can run it for the first time. When launching it for the first time, make sure you do so using right click and Run as Administrator to make sure it has the elevated permissions necessary to create the required registry changes.

Click the Register Now button:

Integration Manager - registration required dialog

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