GPUG Academy

Introduction to GP Power Tools

Monday, October 9
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Ryman Studio I located in Ryman Ballroom and Studios (Level 0)

Format: Academy Course
CPE: 4
Preparation: Please bring a Windows PC to class for the Academy’s hands-on training environment from Visilearn called vConnect.

GP Power Tools (earlier versions known as the Support Debugging Tool) is a powerful suite of tools to help you support, administer and customize your Microsoft Dynamics GP system.

This workshop introduces the user level (standard mode) features of the tools such as; identifying resources (windows, tables, fields, etc.), resolving application security issues, setting up deny based security, capturing screenshots and logs, troubleshooting the cause of an issue, controlling Dex.ini settings and even avoiding issues by color coding companies.

David Musgrave, the original developer, will guide you through the installation process and use of the tools. You will learn what the recommended configuration is and how to set up the tools to get the most out of it.

This session will cover the System features and Administrator Module of GP Power Tools and is a must for those wanting to also attend the Advanced workshop.

Learning Objectives:
• Installing GP Power Tools.
• Setting up GP Power Tools to get the most out of it.
• Identifying dictionary resources and security objects.
• Capturing Screenshots and logs from the system.
• Reviewing and changing security access.
• Using Deny Based Security to control security and hide menus.
• Troubleshooting issues with customizations.
• Centrally controlling Dex.ini settings.
• Usability features such as Company Color Themes and Window Position Memory.

Instructor: David Musgrave

Product: Microsoft Dynamics GP

Audience: Power Users, Administrators, Consultants, Support Engineers and Developers.

• Understanding of navigation and administration of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

David Musgrave

Managing Director
Winthrop Development Consultants

David Musgrave is Managing Director of his own development and consulting business. Based in the suburb of Winthrop in Perth, Western Australia, Winthrop Development Consultants offers a range of Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on products as well as development, consulting and training services to the ISVs, partners and customers of the Microsoft Dynamics GP community.

David is known for his many products including GP Power Tools (previously the Support Debugging Tool), Visual Studio Integration Toolkit (previously Menus for Visual Studio Tools) and the Batch Posting Service Toolkit. He was also the original author of Named Printers, Omni Tools, Omni Price, Advanced Security, Field Level Security, Business Activity Statement (for Australian GST), and SnapShot. He has also made many contributions to the code of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

David has presented many popular sessions at customer and partner conferences and delivered training around the world. He is active in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community and has contributed to the partner, community and user group forums as well as his Developing for Dynamics GP and Winthrop Development Consultants blogs. He has been recognized with both Microsoft MVP and GPUG All Star status.

Outside of work David enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, DJing for parties, robotics, technology and gadgets (not necessarily in that order).


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