Monday, February 17, 2014

Microsoft Dexterity Training Roadshow begins next week - First stop Atlanta

It's that time of the year again!

Here at Intelligent Partnerships we are pushing hard for the revival of Microsoft Dexterity education as a fundamental bridge to understanding and developing powerful applications for Microsoft Dynamics GP. Our Microsoft Dexterity Training Roadshow saw at least 40 people in the first year we launched the program, in 2013, visiting 5 cities in the process.

This time around we hope you take advantage of a variety of Microsoft Dexterity training programs, ranging from entry level, to intermediate and advanced levels. All training materials and labs have been carefully developed and prepared to meet today's development practices and standards for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and the Web Client.

We have also designed a program specifically for Dexterity developers wanting to carry their skills forward into the Visual Studio Tools development platform.

At the end of each course, you will receive a certificate of completion showing the number of instructional hours completed and the coveted Microsoft MVP logo next to my signature - yes, I am your instructor!

Here is the training calendar for 2014:


CodeCourseCityDates
DEX001Microsoft Dexterity Fundamentals
Course Level: Beginners/Intermediate - Week before Convergence
Atlanta, GAFeb 24 - Feb 28
DEX001Microsoft Dexterity Fundamentals
Course Level: Beginners/Intermediate
Miami, FLApr 7 - Apr 11
DEX002Advanced Microsoft Dexterity Development
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Boston, MAApr 28 - May 2
DEX001Microsoft Dexterity Fundamentals
Course Level: Beginners/Intermediate
Toronto, ONMay 26 - May 30
DEX002Advanced Microsoft Dexterity Development
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Montreal, QCJun 16 - Jun 20
DEX003Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dexterity Developers
Course Level: Intermediate knowledge of C# and Dexterity a must
Las Vegas, NVJul 14 - Jul 16
DEX003Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dexterity Developers
Course Level: Intermediate knowledge of C# and Dexterity a must
Seattle, WAAug 11 - Aug 13

Each link above will provide you with more information on our training courses and content and hopefully we are coming to a city near you. We still have space for our Atlanta class, so if you are trying to find something to do prior to Convergence register for our class.

Registration is open for all cities and you won't want to miss out on this great opportunity. Hope to see you soon.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Intelligent Partnerships, LLC
http://www.intelligentpartnerships.com/

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Web Client Wednesday - You receive ArgumentNull_Generic exception when clicking an option on the Navigation Bar

In good measure, here at IntellPartners we eat our own dog food. As of January 1, 2014 we completed our internal rollout of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and web client on Windows Azure for our US headquarters and our UK, and Ireland subsidiaries. Needless to say, we are pretty excited about the prospects of accessing our data from just about anywhere in the world, at any point in time, and without barriers. Also loving the ability to use Business Analyzer as our reporting delivery method.

All was going well until a few days aback I began receiving a Silverlight exception, each time I attempted to access the Sales option on the Navigation Bar:



As a result, I fired up the Web Management Console and activated the traces for the session to determine what the issue could be. The traces showed nothing specific. After exhausting all options, I contacted my good friend Jason Lech, Escalation Engineer over at Microsoft who indicated seeing this issue once. Jason had me verify the content of the Navigation Pane Options window, looking for duplicate entries.

Unfortunately, this visual inspection yielded no results. Nonetheless, Jason had indicated to remove any duplicate entries from the SY07140 table if I happened to find spot any duplicate entries in the Navigation Pane Options window. I then proceeded to fire up SQL Server Management Studio to search for duplicates in the SY07140 by writing a simple query which yielded no results.

Since I had nothing to lose at this point, I truncated the table:

USE DYNAMICS;
GO
TRUNCATE TABLE SY07140;

Once this query was executed, I launched the web client once more and follow the standard credential validation procedures. Once I logged back into Microsoft Dynamics GP, it recreated all area page entries in the SY07140 as expected. I clicked on the Sales navigation bar and all was good once again.

In retrospect, the only thing I did prior to getting the Silverlight exception was to add a few sales series windows to my Quick Links entries, but can't be sure this caused the problem. Also to note, the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 desktop client running on the session host machine did not show any errors clicking on the Sales navigation bar.

I will try to re-add the same entries back to Quick Links to attempt to reproduce the issue. Keep an eye out for the follow up article.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

Monday, February 3, 2014

Microsoft's #Empowering Super Bowl 2014 ad simply nailed it!

For those of you outside the United States, yesterday America went into a sort of holiday binge of food, beer and Super Bowl. Part of what makes the Super Bowl a great sporting event is the adverts aired throughout the game - in fact, the ads are a part of the Super Bowl culture as much as the half time show. Just to give you an idea of how much the sport matters, a single 30-second advert during the Super Bowl can cost up to $400 million, or $133.3K per second.

I wanted to take the time to congratulate Microsoft for its spot during the Super Bowl which shows the way technology empowers the lives of the less fortunate among us. The commercial features former NFL player Steve Gleason, who now lives with ALS.

Microsoft: #Empowering
 
Microsoft's Empowering ad ranked among the Top 10 ads for Super Bowl 2014. This year, most ads hit close to home with their subdued content. You can enjoy all Super Bowl ads on the National Football League (NFL) website.


If you are more into the showbiz side of the event, here's the full Bruno Mars half-time show featuring the Red Hot Chill Peppers:


Congratulations are in order for the Seattle Seahawks organization for their Super Bowl XLVIII championship achievement and to the Denver Broncos for being a world class organization even in defeat.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/