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  • Blog Post: Moving on

    You may have noticed that things have been quiet for a while on this blog, well here is why: Microsoft Office Accounting will no longer be distributed after November 16, 2009. As a consequence I have moved on to new challenges within Microsoft, now focusing on Dynamics AX, a product I had...
  • Blog Post: Office Accounting 2009 US now available - FREE upgrade!

    Well it is time for a new version of the us version of Microsoft Office Accounting. Part of the big news this year is that existing Professional users can upgrade for free! Check out this site for more detail . Naturally users of the Express version can also upgrade for free as that version as usual...
  • Blog Post: How can I create new Office Accounting reports that can be seen by low rights users?

    A few people have had this problem now: They create a report add-in for Office Accounting but when they deploy to the end users the reports does not show up in the menu. One of those ”but it works for me!!” problems… A typical reason can be that you forgot to set the AreaAccess property when you...
  • Blog Post: My Office Accounting report’s aging filters need to add new columns

    I just got this question: “The problem is that I am creating a new custom report using the INativeReportV2 interface. I am trying to apply Aging Options Filter to the report. The problem is, how I do capture those values in the CreateDesign method? The CreateDesign method only accepts the IReportDesign...
  • Blog Post: Accessing data in an Office Accounting report

    I was asked how you can access the data in an Office Accounting report in code. As the code shows below this is very simple – you just have to remember a few things: · There is no guarantee that the columns in the data view won’t change between versions · If you use the groups make sure to iterate...
  • Blog Post: New blog on Office Accounting

    I just wanted to let you know that my friend John Thuneby has started a new blog about Office Accounting . My guess is that he will write more about the functionality in the application and less about the technical stuff. I know that John welcomes feedback on Office Accounting so if you have any head...
  • Blog Post: Set up Office Accounting for multiple users

    I just saw this article on how to set up Office Accounting for multiple users. As I know this is a topic that people has a lot of questions about I thought I would post a link to it... At the same time you can find a lot of usefull information in the How To section on that site. Enjoy
  • Blog Post: Fresh off the press: Office Accounting 2008

    Time for some exciting news on brand new Office Accounting versions!! Today we are releasing the new Office Accounting 2008. Among the great news we are now releasing new versions; besides the new US version we have now added a new US-Spanish version for the Spanish speaking population in the US...
  • Blog Post: How do I use the ReportColumnType and ReportColumnPreferenceType values when I build custom Office Accounting reports?

    The question about the ReportColumnType came up in a comment for a prior post, and yeah I guess it’s fair that I tell you about it :o) First a brief description of the values, from the quick overview you can see that you really do not have that many ColumnTypes to choose from as many of the values...
  • Blog Post: Add custom filters to your custom Office Accounting reports

    What if I have created a INativeReport and I want to filter it, but the build in filters are not exactly what I need? Well you can create your own filters! It does require some coding though (but we like code, right?). As an example let’s add a “Region” filter to the “Customers Grouped by...
  • Blog Post: Sample IReportFilterGenericV2 implementation

    [ Serializable ] class RegionFilter : IReportFilterGenericV2 , ISerializable { private int censusRegion; private string state; private bool visible = true ; private string [] censusRegionNames = { "All" , "Northeast" , " New England " , " Middle Atlantic " , " Midwest...
  • Blog Post: How to create Office Accounting reports with totals?

    Ok - it’s been way too long since my last post, and I now feel forced to cover a topic that several people has asked me: “native reports are great and all, but can I add a total to my report”. The good news is the answer is yes, the bad news is it requires some work. Let’s assume I...
  • Blog Post: More than one report in one Office Accounting add-in

    I was asked If you need a new Report add-in for each report you want to add. I think it is a good question and one of the things you do not get for free in you generate your reports using the templates (there I had a chance to mention it again) The answer is no, you can do that if you want to be...
  • Blog Post: Office Accounting 2007 Service Pack 1

    I know I'm a little late with this announcement, but for those who haven't seen it we now have a service pack ready for download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F5A69C78-39A0-4B10-9072-456031457EB5&displaylang=en If you are interested in the details of the service...
  • Blog Post: Performance tip for Office Accounting on SQL Server

    Previously I did a post with a few general performance tips for Office Accounting . I just saw a question on the newsgroup about performance on a SQL Server; basically the application was running very slow even though the server machine was a very powerful machine with lots of RAM. (In this case...
  • Blog Post: Performance optimized coding with the Office Accounting SDK

    Some things are more expensive than others when using the Office Accounting SDK, here is a few tips I have found along the way: If doing bulk inserts or updates you will probably get better performance if you disable refreshing from the database... We have three useful properties for this: ...
  • Blog Post: More than one million downloads of Office Accounting Express

    Just noticed this blog post by Rajat Taneja. http://blogs.msdn.com/rajattaneja/archive/2007/02/15/one-million-downloads-of-office-accounting-express-in-90-days.aspx Pretty cool!!
  • Blog Post: Creating reports that can access data in SQL

    I got a comment on one of the prior post asking if I would create a new post on how to query the data in the Office Accounting database directly, thank you for the question. I would like to encourage other readers to ask for other posts on other things that could help you. I won’t promise that I’ll get...
  • Blog Post: Creating Reports in Visual Basic

    I have been asked how to do these things if you are a VB programmer. Well my very first comment you may have guessed already :o) Use the templates! – yes that’s right, some sweet soul has created templates for the VB side of things as well. Back to my little example of a native report implementation...
  • Blog Post: Adding reports 3 - native reports with a little more meat

    In my last post I showed that you can add a native report to Office Accounting. but really the report I created in my example was kind of bla – don’t you think? Let’s try to add a little meat to the report! Filtering To add filters to the report we have to do a couple of things. First...
  • Blog Post: Adding reports 2 - simple native report

    Ok, I’m back from vacation so let’s take a look at the next thing you can do with the report SDK; adding native reports. A native report is a report that will run in the Office Accounting report engine and it will be shown in the native Office Accounting report UI. This basically means that you can create...
  • Blog Post: Adding Reports 1 - report executors

    In the 2007 version of Office Accounting we have added a reporting SDK. With this SDK you now have some new opportunities for integrating to the application: · Creating new report executors · Creating new native reports · Creating report UI add-ins · Launching Reports · Getting data from...
  • Blog Post: Office Accounting - performance tips

    I promised in my first post that I would talk a bit about performance, I do have some tips and the list will probably grow over time, however a lot of things will affect the performance on your individual PC, so it is very hard to give hard advice on this. At the same time there is a lot of information...
  • Blog Post: Creating add-ins in C#? Simply use the templates!

    I'll just start out with an easy tip here that I think could be helpfull to many who want to create add-ins for Office Accounting (and yet so easily missed) If you install the Office Accounting 2007 SDK it will include a couple of templates that you can use directly in visual studio. If you...
  • Blog Post: Lets Blog

    Hi there! I’m Jorn Lindhard Mortensen, one of the Dev leads from the Office Accounting team. If you don’t already know, we are building cool software to help businesses succeed. Actually, we have just shipped our second version of our application. :o) (see more on www.ideawins.com ) What will I...
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