Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Codename GP "12" Preliminary Features Series - 4 of 4

Codename GP "12" Preliminary Features - Part 4 

This is article is part 4 of 4 from the series Codename GP "12" Preliminary Features. Some images and content reproduced with express permission from Microsoft Business Solutions, a division of Microsoft Corporation.

DISCLAIMER: These features are subject to change.

In part 3 of the series, we discussed the different enhancements geared towards building up the Microsoft Dynamics GP product depth: enhancements to the GL year-end process, ability to generate Fixed Assets historical reports, and tolerance handling in the purchasing receipt process, are just among the few that stand out.

Of course, the Innovation pillar is mostly dominated by the release of the Web Client, but I will have to add some of the other features that got cataloged in the Product Depth pillar as true product innovations, even though the technologies supporting these innovations has been around for quite sometime.

Product Depth? More like Innovation

If the dynamic conversion of all Dexterity based forms is not an innovation, then I don't know what else qualifies. Take a look at my previous articles on the subject:

Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" Web Client Architecture - Part 2
Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" Web Client Architecture - Part 3

For the complete series on the Web Client, please take a look at my series:

Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" Web Client Architecture Series

To learn more about the Multitenant Services capabilities coming to GP "12", please take a look at my article:

Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" Multitenant Service Architecture

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC


Ian Grieve said...

Hi Mariano,

Thanks for the posts; some really good information in them.

Do you know if there has been any mention of windows written using Visual Studio Tools for Dynamics GP and making them accessible via the web client?

Having recently introduced VST it seems a shame if only dexterity windows will be available.


Mariano Gomez said...


I am pretty sure this is being worked on as I type. I just don't have any precise information on how VST WinForms and code will be ported to the web client.

However, if I had to guess, all .NET applications get compiled and interpreted by the Common Language Runtime (CLR) component. I can see how there could be some sort of reverse engineering at that level to transform any forms and instructions at that level to Silverlight, similar to the Dex process.