I have a number of clients who have been using Microsoft Dynamics GP for a number of years and who we are now upgrading again. A few of them continued using FRx when they upgraded to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, but now they are upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 they also need to switch to Management Reporter 2012 as FRx is not supported with the latest versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Most of these migrations proceed without a problem, but I did have one client where the Migration Wizard ran through and returned a successfully completed message. However, when I logged into the Report Designer to check the migrated building blocks, I found that there was nothing there.
As a double-check, I re-ran the Migration Wizard to the same effects so I started to do some investigation. I eventually took a look in the FRx database and found a number of corrupt rows in the Catalog table like the one below:
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The Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series of posts on the new features of, the soon to be released, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. As I have done for the last two releases, I intend to shadow these posts and add my own opinions on these new feature; the series index is here.
The sixth Feature of the Day is Organizational Accounts User Authentication.
This feature allows users to be authenticated for Microsoft Dynamics GP using organizational account credentials, also known as Azure AD accounts. This allows the user to log into the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client using the same credentials that are used for Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, or many other cloud applications:
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In what looks to be the first in a set of analytics dahsboards, Mark Polino has released a Sales Analytics dashboard on his DynamicAccounting.net site.
The dashboard builds on the ideas covered in Mark’s recent Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 and can provide a really good shortcut to getting started using an Excel dashboard rather than rolling your own from scratch.
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A few weeks ago Mark Polino, in conjunction with Packt Publishing published another book, the Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013;
I got a copy of Mark Polino’s Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 the other week with the intention of working through it following all of the examples. However, the reality is I don’t have the time to do this due to other commitments (both work and outside of work ones).
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Microsoft have started the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Feature of the Day series on the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Blog.
The twenty seventh feature they’ve announced is Email for 64-bit Microsoft Office.
Users will now have the ability to use 64-bit Microsoft Office when utilizing the email functionality within Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. In previous versions, an installation of the 32-bit version of Microsoft Office was needed in order to use the email functionality.
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Microsoft have just announced the availability of the Consumer Preview of Microsoft Office which delivers Office as a cloud service using all the innovations of Windows 8.
Okay, that sounds like a press release because it is; it was quoted from Microsoft’s press release. The Consumer Preview is available here and offers lots of new functionality and integration with Windows 8.
Full details of the new features are here but there is no news on the eventual pricing. I am a little suspicious of pricing with the tie-in to the cloud and especially the Sky Drive service.
I’ve signed up and will be taking a look first thing tomorrow morning when I get to work (probably badly timed as the second thing I have tomorrow is a Microsoft Dynamics GP exam.
Yesterday David Musgrave posted an article which outlines how you can extract images out of a Word 2007/2010 document quickly and easily by changing the extension from .docx to .zip and opening with WinZip.
Great idea, but it occurred to me that this could possibly be done with a little less work. Continue reading “Extracting Images From Microsoft Word 2007/2010”