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New Article on MSDynamicsWorld.com: Microsoft Dynamics GP Hybrid Applications Development

A few days aback I did a review of hybrid application development from a technical perspective, my new article on MSDynamicsWorld takes a look at the hybrid approach from a business perspective. Take some time to read the article and let me know what you think.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com

Top Ten Reasons to attend the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009

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If you are not already registered to attend the Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference 2009 and you need some help making your decision to come visit Fargo, the center of the Microsoft Dynamics GP world; then the video below will have you clicking on the link above to register in no time.




Say no more... Just click to register.

Hope to see you all there.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/

VST - Amount in Words on SOP Entry window

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Background

Just recently, I came across a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners forum question, requesting the ability to add the amount in words to the SOP Entry window and possibly other windows throughout the system. Certain requirements may seem very strange to some of us, but are based on actual customer requests elsewhere on this planet.

The proposed solution

As I have been lately talking about hybrid integrating applications development, I thought it would be more than appropriate for this occassion to show how this customization could be achieved with the use of Modifier and Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP. The idea? Pretty simple! Add a text field to the SOP Entry window with Modifier, then build a forms dictionary application assembly with the Dictionary Assembly Generator that can be accessed from Visual Studio Tools. In Visual Studio, I would then create a Dynamics GP project that would reference the Application.Dynamics.ModifiedForms.dll to set the document amount in …

The Technology Corner - Microsoft Office 2010 The Movie

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Anyone who thought Microsoft could not compete with big time Hollywood productions, think again! All you need to do is take a look at this uber-spectacular video for the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 2010 circulating on YouTube.


URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUawhjxLS2I

The trailer production was contracted out to Director Dennis Liu who also has the short on his site. If only they would develop the movie... it would be the most hilarious thing ever. For more Microsoft Office 2010 videos, visit the official back stage site at http://www.office2010themovie.com/. You will learn about all the features being incorporated into the product from the people who made it possible.

Until next post,

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/

Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP hybrid integrating applications

As I prepare for the 2009 Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference, one of the topics that keeps coming across the sample applications we are planning on showcasing to the attendees and frankly, something that David Musgrave and I have been informally publishing and talking about for quite some time now is the topic of hybrid integrating applications development.

Simply put, in the world of Software Development the Earth doesn't always revolve around the Sun. In fact, in the world of Software Development, there are times when the Sun and other planets may need to revolve around the Earth. This is, as a developer your solution becomes the center of the Solar system and all resouces at your disposal work to make that solution robust and to meet the requirements established by your customer -- customer used here in the broad sense of the word.

Hybrid application development involves using multiple development tools and techniques to make your solution a viable one. In the case of the…

MVP Headlines at Dynamics Conference

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The Microsoft MVP Award Program blog has a stub running today on my appearance at the 2009 Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Conference in Fargo, ND. If you are planning on attending the conference, please don't forget to register. There are still plenty of seats open and you can still get some decent hotel rates around town. The Conference will be held from November 9th - 11th, with an entire day of post-conference training FREE!!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet some of your fellow peers doing the technical heavy lifting in the trenches. A big reason why these conferences are successful is because you have the ability to interact with other people who understand your pains and may even give you a tip or two on how to tackle your issues.

Until next post,

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/

The Technology Corner - Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics GP v10

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Thanks to the MVP Award Program, I got a hold of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview. While the Technical Preview copy has been out since the beginning of July via Microsoft MVP Connect Services, I have just come around to installing it and testing the traditional Dynamics GP operations with SmartLists and Navigation Lists. I have to say I am pretty impressed, but before we get there, let's take a look at a few Microsoft Office 2010 improvements.

The New Startup Splashes

Well, the old saying has it that "food enters through the eyes" and Office 2010 is not the exception. Microsoft has departed from the old boring splashes to some really modern polychromatic animated art. Here are a few artworks for some of the most recognized products within the suite.










The installation process went pretty smooth and I was surprised to see all my Microsoft Office 2007 components upgrade without a hitch. Visio continues to be provided as a separate install, but even this wasn…

Microsoft Small Business Summit Online

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This one comes a little late, but I found some really cool videos of the Microsoft Small Business Summit Online over at Microsoft's new partner, Yahoo! This summit was apparently done in 2008, but the material could never be outdated.


@ Yahoo! Video

I rescued these two Dynamics GP videos from the pack. The first is a presentation from Rich Miller, Sr. Product Marketing Manager and Trevor Gilchrist, Technical Product Specialist demonstrating the rich capabilities of Dynamics GP.



Business Management Software and Increasing Productivity @ Yahoo! Video

The second video provides a Customer Case Study and their considerations for switching out their Manufacturing system and replacing it with Microsoft Dynamics GP.


Financial Management with Dynamics GP Accounting Software @ Yahoo! Video

Visit the Microsoft Small Business Summit site for more information on upcoming summits.

Trivia: Did you know they are more than 1000 videos online demonstrating varios capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics GP?

Unti…

More on OLE attachments and record notes

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Microsoft's David Musgrave takes on OLE attachments and record notes based on a support case he tackled recently. David reviews the process use by Dynamics GP to retrieve the next note index value and how the system associates the note to a record. He explores the OLE container and how the file names are encoded along with the path.

Furthermore, he provides some Dexterity and SQL code to demonstrate how you would retrieve the hexadecimal value used to compose the notes file name. Be sure to read David's article to get the complete scoop.


Related articles

All About the Dexterity OLE Container - click here
Understanding Notes and the Note Index Field @ Developing for Dynamics GP, click here

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/

MVP Frank Hamelly's gptip42day

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Folks, if you are not taking advantage of MVP Frank Hamelly's gptip42day daily columns featured in his gp2themax blog, you are missing out on some of the best "from the trench" tips you will ever find (Mark, your "50 tips in 50 minutes" are very good too, so no offense).

Frank explores some of the hidden, dark secrets of Microsoft Dynamics GP in a friendly manner and presents real life examples of their usage and how they affect your daily work. Kudos to Frank!

Until next Post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com

Congratulations to Mark Polino, MVP!

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"I would do this stuff without recognition from anyone..."

Dynamics GP MVP Mark Polino has been granted another clean bill of health by Microsoft, renewing his current status as MVP for the 2010 year. Mark has been a regular contributor to the Microsoft Dynamics GP user community newsgroups, the Microsoft Dynamics GP partner forum, and has been featured as one of the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 most influencial professionals in 2009. Mark also runs one of the most succesful blogs in the community, DynamicAccounting.net, where he is constantly featuring articles around the Dynamics blogosphere and his customary columns, Weekly Dynamic and Weekly Review.

Be sure to stop over at DynamicAccounting.net and congratulate Mark for his MVP renewal achievement.

Related Links

The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog - Click here.

Until next post,

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com/