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How to Make Microsoft Dynamics GP Play Well With Windows 10: Two Experts Dive In

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Anytime you upgrade a device to a brand new operating system, odds are you will experience some performance issues in your existing applications.

That seems to be the case when it comes to running a range of existing versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP on machines that have been upgraded to run Windows 10, Microsoft's new operating system. Two Dynamics GP veterans have been grappling with this problem, and they have also shared their discoveries and fixes.

Dynamics GP MVP Mariano Gomez, EVP of Midmarket Solutions at Intelligent Partnerships, LLC reported that he recently ran across a post in a partner forum written by consultant who described a slow performance issue when closing (exiting) Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. Apparently, the problem started when the consultants' client upgraded the company's Windows workstations to Windows 10.

And other users were having the same issue.

A Microsoft support engineer acknowledged that "there have been a few people experiencing this issue," according to Gomez. "The recommendation to bypass the slow application closing is to change or add the following Dex.ini setting to see if it resolves the issue on exit. The setting changes a Microsoft Dynamics GP global variable and avoids the pause that seems to be occurring during the exiting process."

Gomez details the fix here but cautions you should only make the changes to your environment if you are having the same problem.'

Over on the Winthrop Development Consultants blog, GP veteran David Musgrave said that he has been noticing performance issues now that he's developing for Dynamics GP and Dexterity on Windows 10.

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.