Builder vs Designer: Dynamics GP community questions Microsoft's alternative SmartList creation tool

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Microsoft has been releasing Dynamics GP ISV solutions from their OEM agreements for well over a year now.  But the recent announcement that it is returning SmartList Builder, one of its biggest licensed add-on solutions, back to eOne Solutions, at the same time that it is introducing a curiously similar tool in SmartList Designer, seems to be getting more people in the GP community talking about whether it means something more than what Microsoft and eOne are letting on.

Let's follow the conversation that's been moving throughout the online community for the last few days and see whether it can shed light on what's going on...


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