Another reason why we are excited for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Fall 2020 release is the fact that it is going to address functionality that will affected by the upcoming retirement of the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocols.  To refresh your memory on this, we published the following blog on some limitations with various Dynamics GP functionality when TLS 1.0 is disabled:

https://community.dynamics.com/gp/b/dynamicsgp/posts/dynamics-gp-and-tls-1-0

With the Fall 2020 release the following features will now be able to function with TLS 1.0 and 1.1 disabled:

  1. E-mailing from within Dynamics GP when using both the Exchange Server Type as well as the SMTP e-mail that is used for the Workflow feature in Dynamics GP
  2. The Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client
  3. Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP

NOTE: Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP still requires TLS 1.0 when using a SQL Server database for the Authorization Store.  If you reinstall Web Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP to an Active Directory partition per this blog article you can operate with TLS 1.0 and 1.1 disabled.

In terms of functionality that still requires TLS 1.0, the refreshable Excel reports that can be deployed from Dynamics GP are still using the SQLOLEDB provider, which requires TLS 1.0.  You can manually update the connection string in your Excel files to use the SQLNCLI11 provider as a workaround.

For more documentation on our new features please check out our Microsoft Dynamics GP New Feature Blog Series!

Thanks!

Lucas Miller

Microsoft Dynamics GP