Today (August 21st) is day 2 of the Dynamics GP Tech Conference. This post will be a fair bit shorter than yesterday as it only covers 1 day and I didn’t take as many detailed notes in the sessions I attended!
Today’s #TipTuesday post is for anyone who might be running more than one local instances of SQL Server. I often have at least a couple of instances on my laptop, as historically I would want to have the ability to mimic some client installs, as close as I can. While I am no longer a consultant, I will continue to do this so that I can have an instance the somewhat resembles what version of SQL and Dynamics GP we use at work + the latest version of GP with all the latest things installed. For blogging alone, I want to have the latest and greatest to play with and learn what’s new.
I’m back in Fargo, ND for the annual Dynamics GP Tech Conference. Today was the first day of the conference (Monday August 20th).
I arrived on Saturday morning, with very little trouble, except some minor stress of believing I might have been bumped from the 2nd leg of my flights to Fargo. It turns out, if you book in a low enough class of ticket, you aren’t assigned a seat until you are at the gate in the airport. No choice of seats, you get what you get and you’re technically on standby until then and could get bumped. Fortunately, I did not, but next time I may not be going for the absolute cheapest fare I can find.
Today’s #TipTuesday post is a simple one, and it’s about user notifications. In GP 2013 R2, the “Send Users Message” feature was introduced as an easy way to send a notification to users who are logged in or to add a task to users’ reminder list in Dynamics GP.
Today’s #TipTuesday is a brief post about Budget Transactions. Introduced in GP 2010, Budget Transactions were a feature to add more control over budget changes in Dynamics GP. Here is a brief post on how it works.
Today’s #TipTuesday post comes from a GPUG forum question that someone posted recently, answered by Victoria Yudin. It’s a good example of what I like to post as “tips” because it’s pretty small, but useful to know.
The question essentially was around getting an error about an inactive Retained Earnings account when trying to run the year end close routine in the General Ledger in Dynamics GP, and the poster questioning if it’s because “Close to Divisional Account Segments” was marked.
Today’s #TipTuesday is around the permissions required for either creating reports or publishing reports in SSRS. These are permissions as they relate to Report Builder 3.0 at least, as I haven’t tested that the exact same is true via Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS). I assume the same applies but haven’t tested that myself so YMMV.
Also of note: this article is purely on the permissions required in SSRS itself, I am not touching on the data side but obviously the users who are previewing data here will also require the correct access to the data depending on what your data sources are.
I’m starting a series that might literally take months to get to any semblance of “done”! This series will follow a purely personal project, in terms of the content of the app I want to try to develop (golf stat tracking), using the Microsoft PowerApps platform. That being said, I will be tagging it as a “business” post since the concepts likely will translate well to anyone learning PowerApps for their organization.
Personally, I hope through the process of learning the PowerApps platform that I may envision ways in which I can utilize this at work, with or without integration to our Microsoft Dynamics GP environment. At this point, it’s hard to say how this may be useful, but perhaps as I work with the capabilities, I may see possibilities to pursue!
Today’s #TipTuesday I *swear* I’ve blogged about before but for the life of me, I cannot find it in my posts. So… I’m documenting it here because I ran into this again after our latest Dynamics GP upgrade and had to search for my own documentation to find the details of the fix.
This tip is on how to remove the “day of the week” name from the date format on Management Reporter (MR) reports, if using the @datelong autotext code.
Last week was the official celebration of the opening of the Old Post Office in downtown Galt, Cambridge. Construction began in late 2015, restoring & renovating this as the latest location of the Idea Exchange (Cambridge’s library system).