Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Sort companies in User Access Setup

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the system enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The second of the new features in the system module, is the ability to sort companies in the User Access Setup window (Administration area page » Setup » System » User Access). This function improves the ease with which access to companies can be granted, or removed, for a user.

The default display order is in Company ID order; this is a numeric identifier which signifies the order in which the companies were created:

User Acces Setup in Company ID order

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Date options in SmartLists

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the system enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

The first of the new features in the system module, is the addition of of date options in the SmartList search. The new options added are intended to provide new options for users when searching for transactions in a date range. Instead of needign to specify the start and end date using a between criteria, you can select one of several options which will automatically calculate the start and end dates.

The new options are:

  • Prior Month
  • Next Month
  • Prior Period
  • Next Period
Search Payables Transactions

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Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Compatibility with SQL Server 2019, Windows Server 2019, and Office 2019

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the system enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

It strikes me as being a little odd to include compatibility in as a new feature, but that’s what Microsoft have done. The October 2019 Release of Microsoft Dynamics GP is compatible with SQL Server 2019, Windows Server 2019 and Office 2019.

This brings Dynamics GP up-to-date with the latest versions of the systems with which it works. There is no mention of version compatibility being removed for older versions, so this means the envelope of supported versions has increased.

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements
Compatibility with SQL Server 2019, Windows Server 2019, and Office 2019
Date options in SmartLists
Sort companies in User Access Setup

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements: Series Index

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements series where I am going hands on with the system enhancements of the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; it is part of the larger Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features series.

This post is the series index for the system enhancements made to Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release

Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release New Features – System Enhancements
Compatibility with SQL Server 2019, Windows Server 2019, and Office 2019
Date options in SmartLists
Sort companies in User Access Setup

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MDGP October 2019 Release Feature of the Day: Copy Report Options

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP “October 2019” Release on which I am following and adding commentary. The index for this series of posts is here.

The sixth Feature of the Day is Copy Report Options. This feature allows you use an existing report option with all the report settings and copy it to a new report option for the same report.

When you select the copy action, it will copy all of the settings from the selected report including destination and e-mail options to the new report option being created:

Trial Balance Report Options window showing copy

This is one of the features requested by the community. It will allow you to easily create variations of a report option without needing to do it manually; for myself, this could be quite useful to test changes while dealing with an issue for a client.

MDGP October 2019 Release Feature of the Day: User Access Enhancements

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP “October 2019” Release on which I am following and adding commentary. The index for this series of posts is here.

The fifth Feature of the Day is User Access Enhancements.

There are four enhancements to the User Access window. Firstly, you can choose to filter inactive users from displaying in User Access Setup. This is a per user setting and will be saved the next time you open the window:

User Access Setup

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GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26: System Module Enhancements

Winthrop DCThis post is part of the New Features in GP Power Tools Build 26 sub-series of the GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features series in which I’m taking a look at the changes and new features since I last blogged about GP Power Tools.

The first area of new features I’m going to cover, is the System module in which there are a number of new features:

  1. Window Visibility
  2. System Status Report
  3. Send Email Window

Window Visibility/Discoverability

Window visibility/discoverability has been improved by the introduction of Find a Window and Raise All Windows options on the Tools menu:

New options on Tools menu

These functions aim to improve discoverability and visibility of Microsoft Dynamics GP; they should prove useful by making it easier to find windows and also by allowing you to bring all windows in front of the main Dynamics GP window.

System Status Report

The system status report has a number of improvements:

  1. Registered modules have been added.
  2. List of Visual Studio Addin DLLs have been added.
  3. Details maximum users allowed.
  4. Details if Dynamics GP is running on a Terminal Server.

Send Email Window

The Send Email window has been enhanced to word wrap.

The new feature will make it easier for users to create and review the email message being sent.

GP Power Tools Build 26 & 27 New Features: New in Build 26
System Module Enhancements
Administrator Tools Module Enhancements
Developer Tools Module Enhancements
Database Tools Module Enhancements

Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 New Features: Option to Hide Business Analyzer for All Users

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 New Features series in which I am going hands on with the new features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 (which was released on the 2nd October). I reblogged the new features as Microsoft announced them along with some commentary of how I thought they would be received by both my clients and I. In this series, I will be hands on with them giving feedback of how well they work in reality.

The fourth new feature is Option to Hide Business Analyzer for all Users. This feature allows the Business Analyzer section of the home page and/or the Business Analyzer fact panes on navigation lists to be switched off for all users.

Two new options have been introduced to the System Preferences window (Administration area page » Setup » System » System Preferences).

Unmark the first, Display Business Analyzer on Home page, to remove it for all users; unmark the second, Display Business Analyzer on Navigation List pages to remove the fact pane for all users:

System Preferences

A few years ago I wrote a SQL trigger which would remove the fact pane for all users; this appeared in two editions of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Cookbook and was, much more recently, posted to this blog.

This new feature makes that trigger obsolete, as changing the settings in System Preferences will remove it for all users.

If they desire, users can still switch Business Analyzer back on for themselves on the home page and by individual navigation list. That sid, I don’t know of a single client who wants to use Business Analyzer in either of these ways.

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MDGP 2018 R2 Feature of the Day: SmartList Designer Favourites in Navigation List

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 on which I am following and adding commentary. The series index for this series of posts is here.

The twentieth Feature of the Day is SmartList Designer favorites in navigation list.

This feature is SmartList Designer Favorites will now display in the navigation lists. Previously, only standard SmartList favourites would display in the SmartList Favorites navigation list, but with this feature all those favourites created for SmartList Designer SmartLists, will also now display:

SmartList Favorites navigation list

I have a handful of clients using SmartList Designer, but the majority of my clients use SmartList Builder from eOne Solutions due to functionality differences. Even those clients using SmartList Designer never, to the best of my knowledge, use the SmartList Favorites navigation list.

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MDGP 2018 R2 Feature of the Day: Option to Hide Business Analyzer for all Users

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 on which I am following and adding commentary. The series index for this series of posts is here.

The fourth Feature of the Day is an option to hide Business Analyzer for all users.

Two new options have been introduced in the System Preferences window (Administration area page » Setup » System » System Preferences) which allows administrators to hide Business Analyzer on both the Home Page and on Navigation List pages.

The two new checkboxes for these options are:

  • Display Business Analyzer on Home Page
  • Display Business Analyzer on Navigation List pages

These are global settings to make it easier to turn off the feature if clients are not using Business Analyzer in any of their companies.

Individual users can still choose to turn on Business Analyzer using the customize home page layout options.

System Preferences

There is a definite need to switch off the Business Analyser fact panein navigation lists (I’ve previously created a script to disable it).

Being able to globally switch it off from both the navigation lists and home page is a great addition; I don’t know of any clients who actually use Business Analyzer on either the home page or navigation lists.

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