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From the Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs: Power BI dashboards; Backups; SQL connectivity; Integration error

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

From this week's Microsoft Dynamics GP blogs:

  • How to Add Power BI Dashboards to Your Dynamics GP Homepage
  • Backups from within Dynamics GP
  • SQL Connectivity Errors seen in Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Common GP integration error: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Dynamics.GP.eConnect, Version=XX.0.0.0'

How to Add Power BI Dashboards to Your Dynamics GP Homepage

The author of a post on the Tidestone Solutions Dynamics GP blog explained how to connect your Microsoft Dynamics GP environment to Power BI, to enable users to add their favorite reports to their GP home pages.

To do that, you first must be sure that:

  • You have access to Power BI and at least one Power BI report is available
  • You can log in to the Power BI site and view a Power BI report
  • You're creating your own Power BI reports and visual
  • You're using the Dynamics GP 2016 desktop client not the web client

Once you've added your Power BI reports to your GP homepage, you can scroll through your reports, expand your window size, and click on your reports to open them in the Power BI web browser.

You can find out how to add your Power BI dashboards to your GP home page here.

Backups from within Dynamics GP

On her Kuntz Consulting blog, Jen Kuntz wrote about a feature the lets a user create a one-off backup of a database from within Dynamics GP, and save it locally or on Azure storage. The Backup to Azure, ...

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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.