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Microsoft RTMs Dynamics GP 2016 with New Web Client, OData for Power BI, Expanded SBA

by Jason Gumpert
Editor, MSDynamicsWorld.com
April 28 2016

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 has reached RTM (release to manufacturing), the GP engineering team has announced. GP 2016 introduces a new HTML5-based web client and OData services for Power BI, along with a range of functional enhancements.

GP 2016 expands the "All in One" document viewer capabilities to cover sales and inventory and adds "30+ functionality features prioritized by customers," the team writes.

Check out all of MSDW's GP 2016 coverage here!

The new HTML5 web client, which has been previewed in the last year at various events, draws from work on other web interfaces from Microsoft including Dynamics NAV and Office 365. Unlike the staged rollout of the Silverlight-based web client that it replaces, the new web client is intended to offer full functional coverage from its initial release, Microsoft has said.

The GP Support and Services blog explains how to upgrade to the GP 2016 web client. A key consideration is whether the GP system is in a single or multi server environment, the author writes.

The announcement of GP 2016 comes a few days before Microsoft's earlier promise of a May 1 2016 release date. The roadmap as of late 2015 calls for a GP 2016 R2 release in late 2016 that includes further business intelligence enhancements, continued work on the HTML5 web client, and a GP homepage refresh.

About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of MSDynamicsWorld.com, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at jgumpert@msdynamicsworld.com.

Prior to co-founding MSDynamicsWorld.com, 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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