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MDGP 2016 R1 Feature of the Day: HTML 5 Web Client
March 28th, 2016 by Ian Grieve
One of the major new features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 is the HTML5 web client; this replaces the Silverlight web client released in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2.
The new features of the web client are:
- Support for Multi-browser (IE, Chrome, Safari, Edge)
- Support for Multi-device (Windows, iOS, Android)
- New controls created for HTML client
- UI changes
- Window Search
- Office “banner”
- Navigation, color, etc.
While the Silverlight web client was quite good, it was hobbled by dint of being Silverlight. There are quite a lot of iOS and Android devices out there which were unable to be used with the web client. Making the web client HTML5 not only makes it available cross browser, but it should also make it more flexible in terms of the size of device on which it can be used (Steve Endow at Dynamics GP Land posted his views on the “hamburger” menu used as a space saver back in September).
I’m fairly relaxed about this type of menu as I have seen them used on quite a few sites now and have largely adapted to their use. If that is the trade off for HTML5 then I’ll be happy.