Take a look at Mark's first post where he details how the installation Repair feature saves you from a full re-installation or redeployment.
To kick off this series, I will talk about something I was asked about during my web client training session at GPUG Summit 2013 Tampa: what are the main differences between the desktop and web client user interfaces? This topics has been covered in bits and pieces here and there, but I will try to round them out all in a single post.
At a general level, the first notable change is the replacement of the traditional menu navigation available in the desktop client for the use of navigation bars and lists. But then again, Microsoft introduced navigation lists since version 9.0, so by now you should be a pro using this application feature.
|Desktop Client - Login|
|Web Client - Login|
|Desktop Client Menus|
|Web Client Menus|
In both cases, the desktop and the web clients allow you to customize the page.
Home Navigation Bar
Desktop Client - Home
Web Client - Home
|Desktop client - User Preferences|
|Web Client - User Preferences|
The traditional user preferences for required fields are displayed on the desktop client - bold, red, italic, etc. - but not so on the web client. I suspect this is something the Microsoft Dynamics GP development team will work on, but as of SP2 this feature was not present on the web client. To this effect, if you are using the Support Debugging Tool, company color coding is also not available under the web client.
|Desktop Client - Status bar|
|Web Client - Status bar|
|Desktop Client - Window Navigation|
|Web Client - Window Navigation|
However, the all too familiar browse buttons remain in place at the bottom of both the desktop client and the web client windows.
|Desktop Client - Smartlist Access Web Client - Smartlist Access|
Now, I know these may not be all the differences at hand between the two user interfaces, but if I missed any, please feel free to add your comments to this article.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP