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The Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Prepares to Shed its Skin in 2016

by Jason Gumpert

Since the launch of the current Microsoft Dynamics GP web client in 2012, the product team has known that its replacement was imminent.

The transition to a new and improved web client in 2016 (according to the latest Dynamics GP roadmap) will serve a few key purposes. First, it moves Dynamics GP away from the limitations of Silverlight. Second, it creates a platform that is more conducive to priorities like flexibility across operating systems, browsers, and  devices.

Now that Dynamics GP 2015 R2 is out, the new web client is the next big thing. We spoke with Microsoft product marketing manager Pam Misialek to learn how the development is going and what users, VARs, and ISVs can expect from the next release.

When to expect the new web client

The new web client is currently in development mode, says Misialek. Unlike the Silverlight web client, which introduced GP features in stages, the team is planning to release the HTML5 web client as a complete interface. But that plan is subject to change, Misialek advises, as the R&D team works through the process.

Like the current web client, the new one will still use the core GP code that is based on the Dexterity codebase. That's good news for companies that have customized the web client, because it won't introduce code changes on the back end.

"So clicking ‘post' on the [Silverlight] web client or the desktop client or the new web client will execute the same code," Misialek explains.

What it means for ISVs

ISVs who have already ...

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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