Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications – Book By Leslie Vail


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UPDATE: Author of this book, Leslie Vail, has got a post on her blog (Dynamics Confessor Blogspot). Link now added here to her own post: Published at last! Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications.

I had the privilege to be a part of the technical reviewing of this amazingly informative book: Developing Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Applications.

This book is penned by one of the most experienced GP personality and multiple times MVP, Leslie Vail. Packt Publishing has published this book.

I strongly recommend this book to all GP developers/consultants who would like to know how to develop anything with regards to Dynamics GP; be it a new feature addition, a feature modification or just a cosmetic enhancement.

Thanks Leslie Vail for this wonderfully written book with every single important concept being covered.

VAIDY

Google Drive is Live


Alright, this is an off-post. Certainly nothing to do with GP or anything even feebly related to GP.

Google Drive is live.

Google Drive is Google’s answer to Drop Box, Box.net, Skydrive, etc., which provides cloud storage facility. And since it’s Google, we do have that ability to share easily, G+ integration, searching abilities, etc.

It’s 5GB initially and can be upped to 25GB by paying as less as $2.50/month. (Microsoft Skydrive has opened up 25GB for FREE for a limited period).

One thing which I loved reading about Google Drive is the ability to go back in time. You read it on the official portal, link for which is given above.

Interesting stuff. Let’s wait and see how Google Drive is going to compete with all other players.

VAIDY

Microsoft Open Door (UAE) Event


It’s been an year since I had attended Microsoft TechEd Middle East in Dubai. And this time, we haven’t got any information about this event being held here.

But there is a two day event, starting from tomorrow i.e. 9th April 2012 and ends on 10th April 2012, which is called Microsoft Open Door. According to Microsoft:

Open Door is Microsoft’s premier technical education event aimed at offering technology professionals and decision makers the chance to explore and connect with a broad set of current and soon-to-be-released Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms and services.

Agenda for this 2 days event is quite interesting and promising to be an informative event overall.

I hope to meet and interact with people from this region and would like to share more information about Microsoft technologies and upcoming products.

See you all at this event tomorrow.

VAIDY

The Basics of Good Passwords


Njevity Blog has got a nice post, which is nothing to do with ERP alone. Yes, if you noted it, I have underlined the word ALONE.

For almost everything in our system or online, we need to have a password. And certainly your name, short name, spouse name, etc. cannot be a good password (oh I mean it seriously, even if it’s your spouse name).

So this post helps you in deciding how your password can be; NOT what your password should be.

The Basics of Good Passwords, written by Tudor Coleman, is certainly a good and informative read.

VAIDY

My Blog Domain Migration & Page Redirection


Dear All,

I have been working for couple of days to move my current blog, vaidy-dyngp.com, to a new domain, vaidymohan.com.

The new domain is still under design and customization, but I am currently working on testing blog redirection, which will take you readers from old blog post to a near/accurate page on the new blog.

During this time, you all may face issue(s). I must admit that I sincerely understand your frustration and I am working on minimizing that.

But I promise, the new blog design would certainly please you all once it is opened for public access.

VAIDY

Packt’s Microsoft Dynamics Mayhem


Packt Publications has once again given us an opportunity to get desired Microsoft Dynamics books at staggering discounts.

The list of books are quite handful. You do get favorite Microsoft Dynamics GP books (Cookbook by Mark Polino, Reporting by Liley & Duncan & Implementation by Victoria Yudin); all are awesome books for any GPian.

Visit Packt’s page to learn more about this and get benefited: Microsoft Dynamics Mayhem.

VAIDY

RIP Apture – I Will Miss You


How many of my blog readers remember about my blog being enabled with Apture Highlights?

It’s very sad that this beautiful feature is now no more. I got to know this long back, but the feature that I added on my blog still worked; until this morning.

You check out Apture’s Site. All you got to see is a message from Apture Team as below:

I am not sure what to express, but only one thing which I feel right now is this: Google, you have successfully killed one more beautiful product.

RIP Apture. I loved your features. I loved the way you simplified my vocabulary learning. I loved the way you just simply popped out of the web page without taking me to any other site. I loved the way you were just a simple yet catchy product called Apture. I was so in awe that I put your logo on my blog and proudly claimed that my blog got “Aptured”.

Not any more.

I will surely miss you.

VAIDY

To all Budding GP developers – Screen Resolution Does Matter


This is very silly point, but quite a huge dampener when it comes to Customer satisfaction.

I had given a simple customization as a trial to a budding developer as part of an exercise. I received the chunk to test it out.

What I could see was a huge window containing almost 50-75 fields (including labels, several text boxes, etc.) with lot screen real estate being wasted between fields. Secondly, this window went out of my test machine’s screen space. The only possibility for that, in my opinion, is the resolution of the developer’s machine was way too higher than my test machine’s screen resolution.

Always, keep in mind, that when you develop a customization on a computer with higher resolution than that of the customers’, it’s going to be an issue. Customer would have to scroll horizontally each time to enter or view data on each field. And trust me, that’s very irritable than a bad and buggy customization itself.

Always, try to limit the window size that would fit inside a 1024 X 768 screen resolution (that’s the lowest that I feel is still existing in this universe), so it would fit in almost all resolutions.

This possibly be a non-issue soon with technology being so advanced nowadays and customers are willing to shed out some bucks on higher resolution & wide screen monitors.

But you never know.

VAIDY

Welcome 2012…!


My heartfelt wishes to entire GP Community… Happy, Prosperous, Successful & Peaceful 2012…!!!

Most part of 2011 was quite dull, especially the later period, due to various professional and personal commitments. I would like to change it this year and be active as much as possible.

Wishes again for a wonderful 2012.

VAIDY