Tips, Tricks & Thoughts on Microsoft Dynamics GP

Welcome to my website! My name is Jen Kuntz & I have created this blog to share some of what I've learned over the years! What you'll find are tips, tricks & various thoughts related to using or implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP & other related products.

Mar
21
2015

Dynamics GP on Microsoft Azure – Part 3

Day 3 of using Microsoft Azure and things are becoming a little more clear. I haven’t *done* much with actually using apps on the VM yet, more messing around with installs and configuration. This is a continuation of my first two posts on learning Azure in the context of upgrading to GP2015 for testing. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here.

Mar
20
2015

Dynamics GP on Microsoft Azure – Part 2

As I sat up til nearly 1:00am last night (er, this morning) playing with the new Azure VM, I was thinking “this is going SO smoothly!”. I should have known it wasn’t going to be that easy. :)

See yesterday’s “Part 1” post for the introduction to this journey I’m on, which covers why I’m doing this, going from a new subscription to provisioning a SQL server VM. At the end of yesterday’s post, I stopped at “I’ve provisioned my VM”. After that I tried some things, and ran into a problem.

Mar
19
2015

Dynamics GP on Microsoft Azure – Part 1

I feel that I’m a bit behind the curve… I haven’t installed GP2015 in my environment yet, I haven’t tried anything on Microsoft Azure yet, and I figure it is about time I started to look at both.

Mar
02
2015

Learning new things the hard way

I’m continuing to learn more about websites, WordPress ins & outs, and css… the hard way!

Last year I switched my website from Expression Engine to WordPress… for the most part to be on a platform that is more mainstream, ideally easier to get support on, and hopefully a platform that I could do more things myself with.

All was good! I liked the re-design, and all seemed great… until I tried to post articles with media attached (screenshots etc.). Permissions errors out the wazoo… it was very frustrating but a busy time for me with other things, and I ignored it for months.

Feb
27
2015

Spammers, go away!

Yes, that means you, if you send me emails (or phone me) on any of the following topics (plus many others I’ve forgotten about already):

  • you think my website needs redesigned (it might, but I happen to like it!).
  • you promise to improve my search engine rankings and all those SEO things (swell!).
  • you guarantee me a lot of Facebook likes and Twitter followers (who cares?).
  • you are offering me mobile application development services
  • you work for any competing product to Microsoft Dynamics GP and added me to your “partner” list because you think I’d love to hear about your marketing pitches too

It’s been a while since I’ve ranted. :)

Feb
11
2015

Canadian Payroll Year End Update 2014 for GP2015

When GP 2015 was released, the code did not include the year end tax tables for Canadian Payroll and it was announced they would be released in the first patch/MSP for GP2015 in early 2015.

Well, late last week the fix was released for GP 2015 and now includes the 2014 year end update and any 2015 tax changes (plus other bug fixes unrelated to this).

If you were waiting to install GP2015, due to being a payroll user, now you can proceed with this update. If you had previously installed GP2010 or GP2013’s year end update, this patch is what you were waiting for to successfully upgrade to GP2015 as well.

The patch can be found here and more information can be found on the official support blog here.

Feb
11
2015

CanPay ROE issue fixed with January 2015 hotfix

This is a little tardy but I thought I’d share it in case it affects anyone…

For Dynamics GP 2010 users only, there was an issue after installing the year end update where the ROE Generate Batch File window gave an error message and was missing text on the buttons, making it difficult to use (if it worked at all). This issue has been resolved in the GP 2010 January hotfix, released Jan 30, 2015.

Jan
01
2015

New Year’s Resolutions 2015

Hey, look at that… another year just whooshed by! Time for another post of what I resolve to do this coming year and how I fared this past year.

Dec
22
2014

Don’t forget about your reminders!

As most of my blog topics start, this begins with fairly standard question from a client asking why their taxes are not defaulting on their Purchase Order in Dynamics GP.

This situation is something I see a lot of in various clients:

  • Something isn’t working
  • They try to troubleshoot it themselves but can’t find the answer
  • They are getting more and more frustrated at the “randomness” of GP by the minute (their words not mine!)
  • They email me with the equivalent of a “WTF?” with screen shots showing me when something works fine and when it doesn’t, assuming it’s completely randomly doing something just to piss them off.

The answer nearly always ends up with some variation of one of these:

  • Someone did something they shouldn’t have done
  • Someone didn’t do something they should have done

Sound familiar?

Dec
16
2014

Canadian Payroll Year End Update 2014

Hello folks!

It’s that time of year again… and the tax table updates / year end updates for Dynamics GP2010 and Dynamics GP2013 were just released, for English installs. For French installs, they are hoping for early next week.