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Amy Aschenbrenner, Heartland Business Systems, LLC

Word from the Dynamics GP Tech Conference: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 – What’s New

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    Microsoft is offering a Technical Conference for partners and programmers the week of September 11th 2012. The bulk of this conference will be a demonstration and explanations of features from the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 release due out late fall. This article covers new features and functionality I learned on Day 1. Follow my blog for days 2, 3, 4 and 5 which will be posted most of this week with the last posting next week.

    Web Client
    We might as well just get it out there. The big feature for GP 2013 will be the Web Client. Microsoft Dynamics GP currently has a web client named Business Portal. This application is “ok” for employees, sales staff and some internal users  mainly to read information from GP. The new feature named the “Web Client” is completely different! The Web Client is essentially the main client application converted to web pages. If you can do it in GP, then you can do it with the Web Client! At least that’s theory. Of course there will be some exceptions. Below is list of what I found out about the Web Client.

    The Web Client Will:

    • Use Internet Information Services (IIS) web pages using Silverlight functionality which means this will work like most any web page application Microsoft delivers.
    • Support the new attached documents functionality.
    • Look mostly like Microsoft Dynamics GP in the client application.
    • Include a Management Console similar to Terminal Manager which allows you to kick out stale users, a must have feature for administrators.

    The Web Client Will Not:

    • Require the use of SharePoint Services.
    • Look anything like Business Portal

    Click here to read more about Attached Documents and Pricing Changes with Dynamics GP 2013

    To Be Continued
    The Technical Conference continues this week so look forward to new information tomorrow!

    For more information on Dynamics GP 2013, contact Avastone Technologies at (920) 687-4797, or [email protected]

    By Shane LaBarge, CPA, MBS, MSIS, Dynamics GP Consultant, Avastone Technologies LLC, Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner – Fox Cities and Milwaukee WI

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