What usually is a typical service pack install client visit started off on the wrong foot. I am installing SP2 for GP2010 plus related hotfixes for a client, and the last time I was here was in January for the year end tax updates. While I was doing my usual preparation, before I even started the process of installing anything, users started reporting warning messages keeping them out of GP.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011 Off Topic Articles
I've been doing some updates to my site recently and one of the most recent is implementing a new "search" feature.
In doing so, unfortunately I have had to update some blogs where I didn't include "excerpts" which may re-send through RSS feed/readers again after all this time. So, sorry in advance if you follow my blog and your RSS reader starts showing you random old blog articles of mine! It appears there are only 3 or 4 that I didn't do this on at the time, so it should be relatively painless!
I write this with a little embarrassment at the solution to a problem I had. Earlier this week I renamed a server I'm using for GP2010 to prepare for a new network and improve my network naming conventions. I've changed server names before at clients and the steps and places you need to make updates are pretty straight forward, at least for vanilla GP. There are other complications when you get into web services and other things where the configuration is not strictly within the application.
The mid year tax update is posted for GP10 and
coming soon for GP2010. Changes are only (so far) for Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.
New this time around: this is only the Canadian changes. At the end of June there will be a hotfix which will contain US tax changes and other bug fixes. You only have to install the tax update if you are in the jurisdictions involved - the hot fix in June will be cumulative and will contain the tax updates PLUS the regular bug fixes that normally would be in one service pack.
At long last I'm back, and aim to get back to regular weekly (if not more frequent) blogging!
First topic, last week I installed GP2010 SP2 (aka R2) at a client site and all was fine. That is, until I was doing some unrelated work in Report Writer, and was getting an error message when coming back into Dynamics GP.
I had some trouble finding this specific error but did find a post on the partner technical forums with the same problem, from a couple of months ago, that had gone dormant. I updated the post with my information, adding to the original poster's info, and it turns out it is indeed a bug.
UPDATED: December 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Off Topic Articles
Anyone who is reading my blogs has likely noticed a slow decline in frequency! I apologize for that, and am posting an update that I do plan to get back to weekly (if not more frequent) blog articles soon.
I am currently under house renovation paralysis! Between decision making on all sorts of details, cleaning up the seemingly endless trail of dust and debris everywhere, and working on a large project, I have…
I noticed Microsoft posted a date extension on Partnersource to obtain the new certification requirements. It was posted on April 1st, so in light of that being April Fool's Day, I didn't want to get sucked into some bad prank and looked again today at the information.
Well, the joke's on me, it's real! The original deadlines were to be this coming May 1st, now it's been moved to October 1st. For me that is great news, the only thing better would be the elimination or reduction of some of the minimum requirements, like say SQL exams, multiple people or minimum revenues.
For customers (& sometimes for partners too), the changes are not always clearly communicated. Most customers have no idea of the changes and if they are affected.
Is it me or is getting support sometimes like pulling teeth? I've had a couple of experiences lately which remind me of why I am in this business and why my clients are so appreciative of the way I deal with them and respond to their issues. The reminder for me is NEVER to let my clients experience this with my firm - no one deserves it and even more importantly no one deserves to pay for the privilege!
Yes, it's time for another small rant...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 News
Today is day 3 in Fargo, and the majority of the day is wrap up and some chances for the vendor sponsors to present their wares. The room is emptying gradually as the day progresses as people are heading to the airport to catch their flights.
This is mostly some observations of the overall conference and a wrap up of my own.
Thursday, March 3, 2011 News
Day 2 at the Dynamics GP Technical Conference in Fargo: It was another long day, with a lot of information presented in the sessions. On the weather side of things, it was quite a bit warmer today vs day 1, which I have come to learn was unseasonably cold for this time of year. Great.... it reminds me of a trip I took to Sault Ste. Marie a few years ago in January where it was the coldest weather on record at the time (and still was the record low temps). I must be blessed! :)
I would say today there was not a lot of "new new" content provided, just more details on the same general functionality introduced in the prior day's sessions, where it related to the upcoming R2 release.