Showing posts from February, 2013

MVP Summit 2013 in Seattle

This week marks the 2013 MVP Global Summit  in Bellevue & Redmond, Washington. Unfortunately, I cannot be at every event (?), but it's good to know that a few fellow Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs have made the trip. Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs at the MVP Global Summit From left to right: Leslie Vail, Belinda Allen, John Lowther, and Mark Polino My personal take... until the MVP Global Summit begins featuring Dynamics GP content, it will be hard for me to justify making the yearly trip. However, that's not to say I won't appreciate meeting other MVPs or knowing what's going on with other products such as Office, SQL Server, or SharePoint. See you all at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 New Orleans ! Until next post! MG.- Mariano Gomez, MVP IntellPartners, LLC

GPUG Georgia Regional Chapter Meet Up

I did not want this to pass me by. Last Tuesday, February 12, 2013, I had the opportunity to participate as a guest speaker at the GPUG Georgia Regional Chapter meeting, hosted at Prosys Information Systems , a Microsoft Dynamics GP customer. Our chapter meeting had two topics being discussed for the day: Advanced Analytics for Microsoft Dynamics GP. This first topic was very exciting and was conducted by Dwight Specht , COO of IBIS, Inc. Dwight demonstrated the power of Analysis Cubes for Microsoft Dynamics GP and showed how Excel can be leveraged as a client to interact with these. Where to Go for Answers? I championed this topic and explored some of the options for finding information within the Microsoft Dynamics GP community with all attendees. We had a great deal of discussion around the use of social media from a corporate and personal perspective and how it can be leveraged as a tool for building your professional network and obtaining support. All in all, it was

OLE Notes and Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client

In the past years, I have written extensively about Microsoft Dynamics GP OLE Notes and the Dexterity OLE Container application, in the hopes of finding a way to extract the Container documents and links (unsuccessfully so far) as a result of several issues I have encountered in the past with customers attempting to migrate their notes to a different server, see: All about the Dexterity OLE Container All About Dexterity OLE Container - Follow Up My good friend David Musgrave has also written a couple articles on the subject of record notes in two articles as well, see: Understanding Notes and the Note Index field OLE Attachments and Record Notes Now with the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client, a new challenge is presented around the use of OLE Notes: the OLE Container cannot be exposed to the Silverlight application. The Dexterity OLE Container, from past articles, is a 32-bit C++ application and as such, calls to the paperclip attachment button made from th

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Training in Atlanta (Continued)

This is the last article in this series and I have to say with it comes the end of a fabulous 5-day training course on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client . The first 2 days of this event were solely focused on the functional aspects of the Web Client implementation - everything that happens after the GP logon window is presented to the end user. The last 3 days of the course - USWK019 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client for the Implementation Consultant Workshop - were a full deep dive into the nitty gritty aspects of the Web Client from a technical implementation standpoint - everything leading up to the GP login window. I think I learned more about certificates, network load balances, firewalls, and a number of other underlying stack elements than I ever wanted to know about in just these 3 days. However, this is what the new brave world brings to bear. These 3 days brought almost 25 consultants together in one room - some of the top guys in the business. Frankly, we ha

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Training in Atlanta

It's been a couple of exciting days here in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I have attended the USWK018 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client for the Functional Consultant Workshop for partners and it's been a blast learning more and more about the Web Client. The truth is, I cannot get enough. The more I learn about Web Client, the more I realize how much stuff there is still left to be learned. We had 12 individuals in attendance from various parts of the country,  representing over 5 partner organizations. Partners at the Web Client Training From left to right (front): Jason Lech (Microsoft), Lucas Miller (Microsoft), Tonya Boyce (ACE Microtech), Lynn Hedgepeth (OmniVue), Ted Mauldin (IntellPartners) Back: Chuck Boyles (IntellPartners), Tony Fernandez (OmniVue) This fun 2-day class provides functional consultants the opportunity to understand what the GP Web Client is, how it functions, the necessarily security requirements and how to properly and effectively troubleshoot

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on Windows Azure: Wrap Up

It's been fun trying to get Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client to run on Azure. The bottom line is Windows Azure offers a very compelling deployment case for organizations running their applications (SaaS) and infrastructure (IaaS) in the cloud. While many Azure platform features are still in Preview mode, I can say unequivocally that what's there works very well - too well, indeed. I had a few hiccups and I had to drop and recreate some VMs a few times, but I attribute that to the fact that I wasn't too aware of some of the feature settings. Also, a great deal had to do with the fact that my environment was running in free trial mode. I also found that VMs tend to be a bit undersized on Azure. For example, a "Large" VM is 4 cores + 7GB in ram, which leads me to believe that the Azure platform is more geared towards lightweight applications than heavy, user-driven, business applications. Maybe I am making the wrong assumption here, but a decent size Dyna