Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Feature of the Day – OData Service Deployment

Enjoy your Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Feature of the Day!

OData Service Deployment

GP 2016

Are you a Tridea client interested in installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016?

Contact us first!  Tridea Partners 858.755.3700 or info@trideapartners.com

By Tridea Partners, Microsoft Dynamics Partner www.trideapartners.com

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Windows 10 Tips from Tridea Partners

In this post we will discuss two Windows 10 tips. How to speed up your computers boot time and how to create a windows restore point.

After several months have you noticed your computer takes longer to start. One simple trick to speed up your computers start time.

Right-click blank area on the taskbar, and choose Task Manager in the context menu or you can search for Task Manager using Windows 10 Cortana.

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Click the “Startup” tab.

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Select any item you wish to disable at startup and click “Disable“.windows 10

 

 

How to create a Windows 10 restore point.

Microsoft has a built-in that will allow you to restore to a previous point in the event of a system malfunction due to unwanted software or downloads.

Open the search menu and type “Restore Point“.

Click on “Create a restore point

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Highlight the C: Drive and select “Configure“.

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Click “Turn on system protection” and move the slider to at least 10-20%

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Click “OK”.

Click “Create” to create and name the restore point.

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Creating a restore point several at least once a month can save hours of valuable time and effort.

 

This article was written by Osei Owusu, Technical Consultant for  Tridea Partners. Tridea is a leading Microsoft Dynamics provider. www.trideapartners.com

Introduction to log4net

I noticed that logging is an usual requirement in our applications. And there are several ways of logging:

  1. Logging to a local file by hard coding, like using StreamWriter
  2. Logging to Windows event logs by using native classes in .NET libraries, like System.Diagnostics.EventLog
  3. Logging using third part library, like log4net

 

Each way is used according to different situations, but I’d like to briefly introduce how to use log4net to log to a file since it is easy to configure and implement:

First is to install the log4net NuGet Package:

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The second is to add a configSection in your App.config or Web.config file. This configuration section specifies the name, type and other properties of your logger.

The sample code is shown below:

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Third thing is to add a reference to log4net assembly. Simply add a using statement on top of your assembly.

The sample code is shown below:

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The fourth thing is to instantiate a logger interface in your classes. You have to instantiate a logger in every class in which you want to log activities.

The sample code is shown below:

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The fifth step is to initialize your log4net configuration.

The sample code is shown below:

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The last thing is to use your logger to log whatever you want.

The sample code is shown below:

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For more information, please refer to https://logging.apache.org/log4net/index.html.

This article was written by Joe Qian, Dynamics Technical Consultant for Tridea Partners. Tridea is a leading Microsoft Dynamics provider.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Checkbook

Your Dynamics GP checkbook may have been setup a while ago, but did you anticipate your company’s growth and how many checks you would issue over time? Did you start with a check number that would increment correctly and accommodate this growth? This doesn’t seem like it’s a big deal but it can be.

The Next Check Number is setup in the following location:

Financial >> Cards >> Financial >> Checkbook

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The number you enter here appears as the default, and increments by one each time a check is written in any of the following windows:

  • Bank Transaction Entry window
  • Print Payables Transaction Check window
  • Payables Manual Payment Entry window
  • Print Payables Checks window
  • Payroll Manual Check – Adjustment Entry window
  • Print Payroll Checks window

 

I’ve had 2 support calls in the past month wondering why their check number sequence was off and why did their check number come out as 0000 and start incrementing from there.

In each of these cases, their check book was setup starting with Check number 0001 and recently they got to check 9999 and GP didn’t know what to do. It couldn’t increment to 10,000 so it went back to 0000 and started over again.

Before setting up the Next Check Number, you need to think about:

  • How many checks will be produced?
  • How quickly will the company grow?
  • Enter the next check number with leading zeros, so all numbers sort correctly and appear in lookup windows in the correct order. For example, if you enter 9999 as the next check number, check number 10,000 will appear before check number 9999.You want to add enough leading zero’s in order for your business to grow.

Another thing to be sure to do in the Checkbook Maintenance Window is to uncheck the Duplicate Check Numbers box. Checking this box allows you to use duplicate check numbers which in most cases you wouldn’t want to allow. If there is ever a need to use a duplicate check number, you could come into the window, check off the box, create your check and then come back into this window and be sure to uncheck.

I hope this gives you an understanding of the importance of this window. You may want to look at your bank accounts and add a few leading zero’s to be safe so that this doesn’t happen to you.

This article was written by Dawn Berard, Dynamics GP Application Consultant for Tridea Partners. Tridea is a leading Microsoft Dynamics provider.

 

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Feature of the Day – Power BI Reports on Home Page

Enjoy your Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Feature of the Day!

Power BI Reports on Home Page

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Feature of the Day - Power BI Reports on Home Page

Are you a Tridea client interested in installing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016?

Contact us first!  Tridea Partners 858.755.3700 or info@trideapartners.com

By Tridea Partners, Microsoft Dynamics Partner www.trideapartners.com

Read original post at: http://community.dynamics.com/gp/b/gpteamblog/default.aspx