Developing for Dynamics GP

by David Musgrave (Perth, WA, Australia) and the Microsoft Dynamics GP Developer Support Team (Fargo, ND, USA)

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  • Blog Post: Five Years later: Welcome to the Developing for Dynamics GP blog

    Five years ago today, I decided that I could help the community better by writing about my experiences as a developer, consultant, administrator and support engineer with Microsoft Dynamics GP in a single location. Previously, I would respond to questions in a number of Microsoft forums and independent...
  • Blog Post: Windows Logos through the years

    With the upcoming General Availability release of Microsoft Windows 8 on 26 th October 2012, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at how the Windows logos have changed through the years. Back on 20 th November 1985, Microsoft released Microsoft Windows 1.0 which had the following logo with...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Logo updated

    This week there was a significant change in the Microsoft world. It's been 25 years since we updated the Microsoft logo. Now is the perfect time for a change... This works nicely with the new logos for the Windows and Office logos: Check out this video which shows the new logos: ...
  • Blog Post: End of an Era: Farewell Dave Gaboury & the Creation of Dexterity - Part 2

    If you have not read the first post in this series, please read it now: End of an Era: Farewell Dave Gaboury & the Creation of Dexterity - Part 1 Here is the continuing story of the creation of Dexterity and Dynamics from Dave Gaboury. Although our progress was slow, our work on graphical...
  • Blog Post: End of an Era: Farewell Dave Gaboury & the Creation of Dexterity - Part 1

    Back in 1998 when I was experimenting with Cross Dictionary Dexterity Development in version 4.00 and version 5.00, I was contacted by Dave Gaboury from Great Plains in Fargo. He was currently developing cross dictionary triggers for Dexterity 5.10 and wanted my feedback and help testing the new Trigger_...
  • Blog Post: Do not use the DEX_ROW_ID table column in your Customizations and Integrations

    Today, I responded on a post on the Partner Forum asking " Can the DEX_ROW_ID change for a record over time? ". In this case the partner had seen the values for DEX_ROW_ID change on the GL20000 (GL_YTD_TRX_OPEN) and GL30000 (GL_Account_TRX_HIST) tables. This caused problems for an integration to an external...
  • Blog Post: The Creation of the Support Debugging Tool

    If you have seen me present on the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP , you know that I usually give a brief overview of why the tool was created. After a chat with my co-presenter, Mariano Gomez, The Dynamics GP Blogster , I decided that it would be worth explaining a bit more about the...
  • Blog Post: April Fool: Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" to have support for Apple Macintosh

    I have some exciting news for those of you who still work with Apple Macintosh computers. I have been given permission to "leak' another cool feature for the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" release. Microsoft Dynamics GP "12" will have support for Apple Macintosh computers*, for details keep reading...
  • Blog Post: Revisiting: "Welcome to Dynamics"

    This post has me revisiting a post from the past with an update. While working on a performance case recently, I was analysing a Process Monitor log and noticed something interesting. In the log there was an attempt to reference a GPSSystemStart.wav file in the \Windows folder with the result failing...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series Concludes

    I hope you have enjoyed the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . To make life simpler, I have attached a zip file with all 10 of the original Inside Track pdf files. To finish off, here are some comments from the original author, Karl Gunderson: “You want to republish what?” was...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - October 2001

    This is article 10 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in October 2001. The Inside Track Please Step This Way, Part 2 October 2001 As I write this, less than a week has passed since the events in New York, Washington...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - August 2001

    This is article 9 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in August 2001. The Inside Track Please Step This Way, Part 1 August 2001 As a professional developer for over 20 years now (yikes!) at times I think maybe I...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - June 2001

    This is article 8 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in June 2001. The Inside Track Representative and Reactionary Programming June 2001 I'm back from my vacation. It was great, I saw many of the great natural...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - March 2001

    This is article 7 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in March 2001. The Inside Track, March 2001 UML – Understanding Meta Language If you've been around Great Plains for a while, you may have heard of the 3 C's...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - February 2001

    This is article 6 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in February 2001. The Inside Track "XML Reprise" February 2001 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given the acquisition of Great Plains by Microsoft the...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - January 2001

    This is article 5 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in January 2001. The Inside Track "COM See, COM Saw" January 2001 If my titles get to be too cute, blast me some e-mail. That said I really like the title this...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - December 2000

    This is article 4 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in December 2000. The Inside Track "See Farther, See Sharper" [Ed: Should be Further :-) ] December 2000 Do you have a favorite ax? You know, musicians call...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - November 2000

    This is article 3 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in November 2000. The Inside Track November 2000 Did you see the Blondie comic on September 11, 2000? Check it out on www.blondie.com . In case you don't have...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - October 2000

    This is article 2 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in October 2000. The Inside Track From Here to There October 2000 In the last edition of The Inside Track, I introduced Microsoft’s .NET, Great Plains Platform...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track - August 2000

    This is article 1 of 10 from the Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series . This newsletter from Karl Gunderson was sent out in August 2000. The Inside Track August 2000 Welcome to a new column in the Solution Developer newsletter, The Inside Track. First off, let me tell you about...
  • Blog Post: Blast from the Past - The Inside Track Series

    As most of you know, before I worked for Microsoft, I ran Winthrop Dexterity Consultants . Well, I had a look at the old website recently and decided that it really needs to be updated. Since Winthrop sold the Omni Products to Rockton Software over three years ago, this is really long overdue. ...
  • Blog Post: History of Great Plains and Microsoft Dynamics GP

    As a fantastic follow-up to my previous posts about the history of Great Plains, Victoria Yudin and Mohammad Daoud brought to my notice a very detailed Timeline of Dynamics GP (and Doug Burgum) created by the team at DynamicsWorld UK . The timeline shows how Doug and the Burgum family are an integral...
  • Blog Post: The History of Microsoft and more

    For those of you interested in history of computing and Microsoft's involvement, take a look at the series of posts on the Channel 9 blog called the History of Microsoft. This series takes us from Microsoft's beginnings in 1975 through the years toward the current day. At this stage there are posts...
  • Blog Post: Where are Dynamics GP's Business Rules Defined and Enforced?

    In a recent forum post , the question of where the business logic for Dynamics GP resides was raised. This is an excellent question which, sadly, does not have a simple answer. When Great Plains Dynamics was first developed for the Ctree and Btrieve ISAM (flat file) databases, there was little demand...
  • Blog Post: Understanding how Microsoft Dynamics GP works with Microsoft SQL Server continued

    As a followup to last week's post about Understanding how Microsoft Dynamics GP works with Microsoft SQL Server , I am adding a few more topics about why Microsoft Dynamics GP works the way it does with Microsoft SQL Server. So here goes .... Transactions Since version 6.00, Dexterity (the development...
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