Vivaldi browser releases V3

Vivaldi BrowserMany years ago I discovered the Opera browser and found it was much better than the other browsers around. Leading edge it usually had features in advance of other browsers and I especially liked the speed dial (a landing page you could add your favourites to for quick access).

Unfortunately, the last version of Opera using their own engine was version 12 released in 2012 and killed in 2013 when they switched to Chromium; in this swtch they removed almost all functionality, including bookmarks! Gradually through time, they re-introduced these features as they hemorrhaged users with me being one of them.

I made the switch to Vivaldi while it was still in beta and have nejoyed using it ever since. Founded by one of the original founders of Opera, it follows a similar approach to flexibility and features of Opera 12.

Vivaldi has, today, reached version 3 which includes a built-in tracker- and ad-blocker in both the desktop and Android versions:

Vivaldi browser version 3 released

Once I’m out and about again, I look forward to giving both of these a try (especially the Android version), but that may have to wait a while.

Full details of the new release are here.

Microsoft Dynamics GP February 2020 Hotfix Released

Microsoft Dynamics GPOn the 6th February Microsoft announced the release of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2020 Hotfix. This hotfix is for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, 2018 R2 or the October 2019 release , although any compliance related changes will roll into the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 mid-year update scheduled for release in June; there will be no more updates on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 so those still on that version should start planning their upgrade sooner than later.

This hotfix is KB4538329 which will increase the version number to 18.2.1060 with key changes being:

  • Stored procedure problems in GL and AA when using SQL Server 2019 are resolved.
  • Payables – The new feature Long Description field may cause check stub to print on two pages graphical and TXT formats fixed.
  • Letter Writing Assistant Collections Letters Second Notice for Collection letter for <> omits last invoice.
  • Encumbrance – Budget table GL00201 updating in the wrong direction when approving a Purchase Requisition with Encumbrance through Workflow.

Full details are here and it can be downloaded from PartnerSource lock or CustomerSource lock (login required).

Microsoft Dynamics GP “October 2019” Release now available for download

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe download for the Microsoft Dynamics GP “October 2019” Release is now available for download from CustomerSource as either a full install or service pack release to upgrade Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018:

This is the first release of Microsoft Dynamics GP on the Modern Lifecycle. There is a series of feature of the day posts being released by the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP, but I have been on holiday and am behind on posting them.

I will be starting that series tomorrow and will then move onto a series of posts installing the new version. These posts will go-live over the coming days and weeks.

ClassicPress 1.0.0 Now Available

ClassicPressAfter a couple of RC (release candidate) releases over the last couple of weeks, ClassicPress 1.0.0 “Aurora” has been released.

This is the first version of the hard fork of WordPress to be released; I have previously done a series on migrating from WordPress and am currently part way through a series on installing ClassicPress on a new site.

You can download ClassicPress, or the migration plugin, from the ClassicPress website.

This version is fully compatible with WordPress 4.9.8, but there have been some changes which are detailed in the release notes.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 Now Available For Download

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft have today released Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 for download.

The full installation media download for Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and all related products is available from the download page lock (CustomerSource login required).

If you only need the service pack, it can be downloaded from service pack page lock (CustomerSource login required).

As I usually do, I’ll be following up over the coming days with a Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 series.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Upgrade Blog Series Schedule

Microsoft Dynamics GPAftre the announcement at GP TechConf2018 that the next version of Microsoft Dynamics GP would be 2018 R2, Derek Albaugh, on the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog announce the schedule for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Upgrade Blog Series.

The Microsoft Upgrade Blog Series for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update will give you the information needed for a successful upgrade and answer questions about planning, known issues, troubleshooting, table and column changes in the new version and more. Here is the upcoming schedule:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Upgrade Series Schedule
Sept. 4th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update: Lifecycle and Upgrade Services
Sept. 5th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update Upgrade Planning – Let’s Get Started
Sept. 6th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update – Known Upgrade Issues
Sept. 11th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update – Version Checks & Upgrades
Sept. 12th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update – The Database Upgrade
Sept. 13th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update – Modified Dictionary Upgrade
Sept. 18th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update — Upgrade Troubleshooting
Sept. 19th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update is upgraded – What’s Next?
Sept. 20th: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update – Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Web Client
Sept. 25th: Table and Column Changes in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 and Year-End Update
Sept. 26th: New Security Roles and Tasks are missing when upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2

The Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog will be updated with links to the posts as they are posted, so make sure you check back on that page regularly once the series starts.

Jet Reports 2018 R2 New Features

Jet ReportsI wrote a blog post on Implementing Jet Reports earlier this year. While I was mid-series a new version of Jet Reports was released, Jet Reports 2018 R2.

Jet Reports published a blog post on the new features and there are some quite nice ones included.

  • Run Reports directly from your Windows Desktop – Run your reports without even starting Excel; just right-click and the new task tray app will let you know when your report is ready.
  • Run Reports in the Background within Excel – No need to wait for your report before you can start using Excel as you can run your report in the background and continue working with your other Excel files.
  • Updated Jet Ribbon and Windows within Excel – The Jet ribbon has been updated and the entire user interface has been refreshed to be more consistent.

    Several items have been rearranged to be easier to find and other related items have been grouped together for a cleaner experience; all configuration settings have been combined under a single button and the run options have also been consolidated.

    In an effort to better explain what they do, the Refresh and Report buttons have been renamed to Run and Run from Cache, respectively.

Details on all of the changes are available on the Jet Reports blog.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM Now Available for Download

Microsoft Dynamics GPI’ve been checking all day, but, finally, the download for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM is now available.

You can download it from here (CustomerSource or PartnerSource login required).

You can read about the new features coming in my Dynamics GP 2018 RTM Feature of the Day series of posts.

The Support team will be running a New Feature series of posts starting on 5th December. These blogs will give a comprehensive overview of the features along with excellent content, documentation, and videos, as they have done in the past.

I’ll be going hands on with the new version in a series of posts, probably starting as soon as the download is finished; the posts will start with the installation of the new version, before moving onto covering the new functionality.

Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPOn the 1st of December, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 RTM is due for release. I am, as I usually do, running a series of “Hands On” posts where I step through the installation of Microsoft Dynamics GP and additional products and then will move on to taking a look at the new functionality which has been introduced.

These posts will be posted over the coming days and weeks, and may be interspersed with posts on other subjects, so make sure to check back regularly.

Continue reading “Hands On With MDGP 2018 RTM: Series Index”

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 New Feature Blog Series Schedule Announced

Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft’s Terry Heley today published a blog post outlining the schedule for the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 New Features blog series.

This blog post series is from the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog which usually covers in depth the new features after launch; usually there is a series of posts by the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog which precedes the launch of the new version which I am still hoping will happen this year.

There are five key areas of new functionality in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018:

  1. Comprehensive Doc Attach
    Today, we introduce the next evolution with comprehensive Doc Attach on most master record windows, inquiry windows and transaction entry windows.
  2. User Experience
    Giving users easier and faster ways to get to and find the data they are looking for to make decisions based off the information stored in Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  3. Optimize Financials & HRP
    Recognizing the voice of our customers, you’ve provided the feedback, we’ve optimized your Financials and HR/Payroll experience in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018
  4. Workflow
    With the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, we continue to extend the capabilities of Workflow. In addition to new workflows such as GL Account and Purchase Invoice, we’ve added workflow capabilities like copy step and reminder emails.
  5. Power “Suite” Evolution
    Support Paging and Filtering in OData Services, Support OData V4 and what you all have been waiting for GP Power BI Content Pack.

I’ll not list the detailed schedule, but the new features blog series will run from 5th December through to 15th February.

The post can be found here.