Microsoft Dynamics GP Crashes/Closes When Emailing After Microsoft Office Update – azurecurve
Dec12

Microsoft Dynamics GP Crashes/Closes When Emailing After Microsoft Office Update – azurecurve

Early last week, the Dynamics GP Support and Services Blog posted about a problem whereby Microsoft Dynamics GP will crash when emailing after the latest Microsoft Office update. This officially effects all versions from Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 RTM onward, but one comment on the above blog post says it also effects Dynamics GP 2010. The Microsoft Office update which causes the problem… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Backup Before Running the Migrate Plugin – azurecurve
Dec09

Backup Before Running the Migrate Plugin – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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ClassicPress Migration Plugin Now Supports WordPress 5 – azurecurve
Dec09

ClassicPress Migration Plugin Now Supports WordPress 5 – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Run ClassicPress Migration Plugin – azurecurve
Dec08

Run ClassicPress Migration Plugin – azurecurve

This post is part of a series on migrating to ClassicPress from WordPress. With the migration plugin installed, the next step is to complete the site migration. The activated plugin is available from the Tools menu in the sidebar; select Switch to ClassicPress: Ensure that the checks at the top are all green; a yellow for Modified core files detected is okay as long as you’re willing… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Install ClassicPress Migration Plugin – azurecurve
Dec08

Install ClassicPress Migration Plugin – azurecurve

This post is part of a series on migrating to ClassicPress from WordPress. With the migration plugin downloaded, the next step is to install the plugin. To do this, log into your WordPress site’s admin panel and select Plugins from the navigation pane and then click the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page, next to the Add Plugins header: Click the Choose File button, select the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Migrating from WordPress 5 to ClassicPress – azurecurve
Dec08

Migrating from WordPress 5 to ClassicPress – azurecurve

This post is part of a series on migrating to ClassicPress from WordPress. In the last post, I downloaded the migration plugin. If the site you’re migrating is on WordPress 4.9.x then you are good to proceed; if your site is on WordPress 5, then you’ll need to wait a little time. ClassicPress are about ready to release a version of the migration plugin which will allow migration of a… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Download ClassicPress Migration Plugin – azurecurve
Dec08

Download ClassicPress Migration Plugin – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Why Migrate to ClassicPress? – azurecurve
Dec08

Why Migrate to ClassicPress? – azurecurve

This post is part of a series on migrating to ClassicPress from WordPress. As mentioned in the series index post, ClassicPress is a fairly recent fork of WordPress which has announced itself as ready for use on live sites. Initially as a response to the inaccessible Gutenberg, they are now positioning themselves as a CMS business-focused CMS which is modified and enhanced version of… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Migrating to ClassicPress: Series Index – azurecurve
Dec08

Migrating to ClassicPress: Series Index – azurecurve

ClassicPress is a fairly recent fork of WordPress which has announced itself as ready for use on live sites. Initially as a response to the inaccessible Gutenberg, they are now positioning themselves as a CMS business-focused CMS which is a modified and enhanced version of WordPress (without Gutenberg) that serves the business website market. In this short series of posts, I’m going to… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow Third Edition Now Available as eBook and Paperback – azurecurve
Dec07

Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow Third Edition Now Available as eBook and Paperback – azurecurve

My seventh book is now available to buy in eBook format from azurecurve Publishing, paperback and Kindle versions from Amazon US and UK. This is a new update to the Workflow book I’ve written a couple of prior editions over the last few years. This edition includes coverage of the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, and four additional chapters on customizing the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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An Alternative to WordPress is Ready for Live Sites – azurecurve
Dec06

An Alternative to WordPress is Ready for Live Sites – azurecurve

ClassicPress is a modified and enhanced version of WordPress (without Gutenberg) that aims to serve the business website market; the concept of this fork was launched by Scott Bowler. I’m not going to try to speak for Scott, so I’ll link to the original post he did on why ClassicPress was created . The Mission statement from ClassicPress is: 1. If it isn’t broken, we won’t fix… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Before Upgrading to WordPress 5 And Gutenberg – azurecurve
Dec05

Before Upgrading to WordPress 5 And Gutenberg – azurecurve

WordPress 5 with Gutenberg is due for release tomorrow on 6thth December 2018. While many people, on WordPress.com and other hosted WordPress providers, will not have a say about upgrading, they can mitigate the effects somewhat by installing the Classic Editor: For those with control over their sites, you can choose to upgrade to WordPress 5 or not (some postings by Matt Mullenweg had… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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What If Gutenberg for WordPress Doesn’t Work For Me? – azurecurve
Dec04

What If Gutenberg for WordPress Doesn’t Work For Me? – azurecurve

Gutenberg is coming. Gutenberg is included in WordPress 5 which is slated for release on 6th December 2018. This is avoidable in the short term, by preventing WordPress upgrading or by upgrading and then installing the Classic Editor plugin, but this plugin has been announced as only supported until 31stDecember 2021. After this the Classic Editor will no longer be supported. At this… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Stop WordPress Updating to Version 5 – azurecurve
Dec04

Stop WordPress Updating to Version 5 – azurecurve

Gutenberg is included in WordPress 5 which is slated for release on 6th Decmeber 2018. Hopefully you know what Gutenberg is and if it will work for you. If Gutenberg won;t work for you, or you haven’t finished testing, then you have two options. Unless you’re on a hosted WordPress, in which case you may only have one option. The first, or possibly only option, is to revert to the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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WordPress 5 With Gutenberg Releases Thursday 6th December 2018 – azurecurve
Dec04

WordPress 5 With Gutenberg Releases Thursday 6th December 2018 – azurecurve

After pushing back the release date of WordPress 5 from 27th November to an unannounced date, the new release date has, early hours of today, been announced as Thursday 6th December 2018. This is a very soon date which gives people little time to plan. From feedback on the announcement page, it appears the majority think the date is driven by the WordCamp US conference. An event should… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Is Gutenberg for WordPress Accessible? – azurecurve
Dec03

Is Gutenberg for WordPress Accessible? – azurecurve

Unfortunately, the short answer is, no, Gutenberg is not really accessible. This is my understanding from the Report on the accessibility status of Gutenberg post on wordpress.org. For a new method of editing, it seems quite shocking that accessibility, in this day and age, has not been a major consideration from the start. Showing how dire the situation is, Rian Rietveld, the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow Third Edition Now Available as eBook (Paperback coming soon) – azurecurve
Dec03

Microsoft Dynamics GP Workflow Third Edition Now Available as eBook (Paperback coming soon) – azurecurve

My seventh book is now available to buy in eBook format from azurecurve Publishing (paperback and Kindle versions coming soon). This is a new update to the Workflow book I’ve written a couple of prior editions over the last few years. This edition includes coverage of the new functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018, and four additional chapters on customizing the workflow… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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What Happens To My Existing Posts When I Upgrade Gutenberg for WordPress? – azurecurve
Dec02

What Happens To My Existing Posts When I Upgrade Gutenberg for WordPress? – azurecurve

Upgrading to Gutenberg is not necessarily a choice that users of WordPress will make for themselves. If you’re hosted on WordPress.com or deployed your site via a web host, you will have little to zero say about when you upgrade. Your existing posts will be editable via Gutenberg, and will show with the entire post in a single block; be very cautious about allowing Gutenberg to migrate… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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What Are Gutenberg for WordPress Blocks? – azurecurve
Dec01

What Are Gutenberg for WordPress Blocks? – azurecurve

In the last post, I mentioned blocks a fair bit, but maybe didn’t explain blocks well enough. WordPress has an FAQ which describes blocks: What are “blocks” and why are we using them?The current WordPress editor is an open text window—it’s always been a wonderful blank canvas for writing, but when it comes to building posts and pages with images, multimedia, embedded content… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on their...

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How Does Gutenberg for WordPress Work? – azurecurve
Nov30

How Does Gutenberg for WordPress Work? – azurecurve

In the last post on Gutenberg, I introduced Gutenberg; in this post I thought it might be useful to cover how it works. It works with blocks. Gutenberg replaces the old TineMCE Editor which looked like this: The new Gutenberg Editor looks like this, where the interface is much simplified with the sidebar compressed into one block; when you start a new post, it shows the Document level… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Re-purpose Connect Section of Home Page – azurecurve
Nov29

Re-purpose Connect Section of Home Page – azurecurve

I am taking a slight diversion from posting about being hands on wtih teh enw functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2. In the last post, I covered how to re-purpose the Intelligent Edge page; there s a similar re-purposing which can be done to the Connect section of the home page. This was originally posted by MVP Mariano Gomez back in 2014. There are two Dex.ini switches which… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 U.S. Year End Update Released (Includes Critical VAT Daybook Fixes) – azurecurve
Nov28

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 U.S. Year End Update Released (Includes Critical VAT Daybook Fixes) – azurecurve

Don’t be fooled by the name; the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 U.S. Year End Update includes other fixes, some of which are critical to clients running the Vat Daybook module. This fix has all the usual stuff for the Payroll (US) module which you can read about here. The other good stuff in this version is: System VAT Daybook Purchasing tax amounts from GL entries are subtracting from… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Repurposing the Intelligent Edge page – azurecurve
Nov28

Repurposing the Intelligent Edge page – azurecurve

This post is part of the Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 New Features series in which I am going hands on with the new features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 (which was released on the 2nd October). I reblogged the new features as Microsoft announced them along with some commentary of how I thought they would be received by both my clients and I. In this series,… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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What is Gutenberg (for WordPress)? – azurecurve
Nov27

What is Gutenberg (for WordPress)? – azurecurve

Do you use WordPress? Are you Gutenberg ready? Do you know what Gutenberg is? For many people who would answer yes to the first question, I think there are probably many who would answer the second question I pose above, by asking (my third question) “what is Gutenberg?” I’ve been aware of Gutenberg for quite a while now, as I am a hobbyist WordPress plugin developer, but it has… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Gutenberg for WordPress: Series Index – azurecurve
Nov27

Gutenberg for WordPress: Series Index – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 New Features: Series Index – azurecurve
Nov27

Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 New Features: Series Index – azurecurve

Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 New Features: Series Index – azurecurve Skip to content   In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on with the new features introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 which was released on the 2nd October. I reblogged the new features as Microsoft… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on their...

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Upgrade Jet Reports – azurecurve
Nov26

Upgrade Jet Reports – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019. Earlier in this series, I did an upgrade of Jet Analytics; in this post, I am going to upgrade Jet Reports (formerly known as Jet Professional, and before that Jet Essentials). To upgrade Jet Reports, download Jet Reports 2019: Extract the downloaded zip file and run the Jet Setup.exe in the 1 – Jet Reports – REQUIRED folder: Upgrade Jet Reports – azurecurve Blog Syndicated...

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What’s New In Jet Reports 2019 – azurecurve
Nov23

What’s New In Jet Reports 2019 – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019. As with Jet Analytics, there have been a number of improvements to Jet Reports: Improved Performance with XLL Multi-threaded Add-in – The Jet Excel add-in is now based on the Excel’s XLL format. This provides several benefits – including a performance boost, with some reports running up to 5 times faster. Business Central… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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WordPress and the Problem With Gutenberg – azurecurve
Nov22

WordPress and the Problem With Gutenberg – azurecurve

I’ve already posted about the problems I’ve encountered testing the Gutenberg Editor, which basically makes it unsable to me. However, the problems go far beyond this as you can install the Classic Editor to retain the current functionality. The problem for the future, is that Gutenberg is not intended to simply be an editor, but a fundamentally new paradigm for site building with… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Start Jet Analytics Service – azurecurve
Nov21

Start Jet Analytics Service – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019. After completing the configuration of Jet Analytics 2019, I discovered that the Jet Data Manager Scheduler was not running: I was also unable to start the service: This was puzzling, what with the previous version not having been a problem when I installed it. However, there was only a few small steps required to get it… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Upgrade Jet Analytics – azurecurve
Nov20

Upgrade Jet Analytics – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019. With the new 2019 version of Jet Analytics installed, the second step is to configure it. This is done by launching the Jet Data Manager Server. When it launches an activation box will be displayed; select your activation method and click Next: Make changes to the Internet Connection Settings if necessary and then click Next: Enter… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Install Jet Analytics – azurecurve
Nov19

Install Jet Analytics – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on Upgrading to Jet 2019. Before installing the new version of Jet Analytics, it is worth noting that Jet recommend leaving the old version installed while installing the new. There is no reason given for this, but I presume it is tio allow for easy rollback in the event of problems. To install Jet Analytics, download the Jet Analytics software: Once you… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s...

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Gutenburg Editor Makes WordPress 5 Unusable (For Me) Without Classic Editor Plugin – azurecurve
Nov18

Gutenburg Editor Makes WordPress 5 Unusable (For Me) Without Classic Editor Plugin – azurecurve

In the last post I noted that WordPress 5 would ship with Gutenburg as the defailt and highlighted how you could avoid this by installing the Classic Editor plugin. I’ve been doing some additional testing, and I’ve discovered that Gutenberg will make it impossible for me to blog the way I currently do. I include a lot of screenshots and code samples in my posts, and Gutenberg is not… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Deploying Jet Views – azurecurve
Nov13

Deploying Jet Views – azurecurve

This post is part of a series of posts on implementing Jet Reports and is part of the Jet Professional sub-series. I’m a little late in posting this one, as I forgot to include it with the original series when I posted it. Jet Professional provides a number of database views which can be used to simplify reporting, rather than using the Microsoft Dynamics GP tables (the structure of… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Install Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word – azurecurve
Nov12

Install Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. The Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word was… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Create Installation Package – azurecurve
Nov09

Create Installation Package – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. In an early post of this series, I installed the Microsoft… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Integration Manager First Run – azurecurve
Nov08

Integration Manager First Run – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Install Integration Manager – azurecurve
Nov07

Install Integration Manager – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Install eConnect on Client – azurecurve
Nov06

Install eConnect on Client – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. I already stepped through the installation of eConnect on the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Create Company Using PowerShell – azurecurve
Nov05

Create Company Using PowerShell – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. GP PowerShell can be used to create companies and other… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Test GP PowerShell By Getting Available Commands – azurecurve
Nov02

Test GP PowerShell By Getting Available Commands – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Install GP PowerShell – azurecurve
Nov01

Install GP PowerShell – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Configure & Use OData Service – azurecurve
Oct31

Configure & Use OData Service – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. The last post covered the installation of the OData Service… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Install GP OData Service – azurecurve
Oct30

Install GP OData Service – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. The next of the additional products I am going to install, is… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Web Services on Media Broken – azurecurve
Oct29

Web Services on Media Broken – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. I was going to step through the installation of the Web… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article on...

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Installing TortoiseSVN: Commit Changes – azurecurve
Oct27

Installing TortoiseSVN: Commit Changes – azurecurve

This post is part of the series on installing TortoiseSVN which is I use in the development of WordPress plugins. Once you’ve finished making the required changes to the plugin, the files need to be uploaded to the plugin repository; the example I am using in this post, is some changes I made to the azurecurve Floating Featured Image plugin. To upload the changes, right-click on the… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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Management Reporter vs. Jet Reports – azurecurve
Oct26

Management Reporter vs. Jet Reports – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Install Web Client Resource Cache – azurecurve
Oct26

Install Web Client Resource Cache – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Verify Web Management Console Functions – azurecurve
Oct25

Verify Web Management Console Functions – azurecurve

This blog is a personal project; all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer. This blog and its content is provided “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or content of the information herein. The author shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages… Continue Reading Ian...

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Verify Web Client – azurecurve
Oct24

Verify Web Client – azurecurve

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released on the 2nd October. In this series of posts, I’ll be going hands on and installing the majority of the components; some of them, such as Analysis Cubes for Excel, which are little used, I won’t be covering. The series index will automatically update as posts go-live in this series. Now that we have the web client installed, prior to allowing… Continue Reading Ian Grieve’s Article...

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