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Alistair Johnson
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Configurable XML documents from M3
Infor has just released the XML output capability that was announced as part of the 13.4 deliverable and was originally expected late last year.  This is an alternative to the streamfiles that Movex / M3 has traditionally generated and provides another grea...

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Smart Office 10.2 hotfix 17 resolves JScript not working on Windows 10
Infor have recently released hotfix 17 for Smart Office 10.2.  This resolves a number of bugs including the issue with JScripts not working on Windows 10  machines :). The fix doesn't appear to have been back-ported yet to earlier versions of Smart Office -...

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Windows 10 patch MS16-072 / 3163622 / 3163018 can break Smart Office *WORKAROUND*
A couple of months ago I logged an issue with Xtreme regarding Smart Office client being unable to communicate with the Smart Office server.  This has become a more significant issue with the Windows 10 anniversary edition also breaking JScripts running wit...

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Windows 10 Anniversary edition stops JScripts from loading in Smart Office
The Windows 10 Anniversary update  has just rolled out and with it has come more problems for Infor's Smart Office. When using a panel that has a JScript attached to it, the JScript does not load and an error message is logged within the Smart Office log e....

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Simple event-driven automations with Event hub and MEC - overview
At Inforum 2016 this year I presented a simple pattern we'd developed across multiple projects to automate and apply business rules when transactions occur in the M3 business engine. Historically we have used JScripts  to achieve this within Smart Office, b...

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Inforum 2016
Inforum 2016 in New York was a great opportunity to meet colleagues and friends, learn what's coming in the new versions of the Infor product suite, hear from thought leaders in a number of areas and enjoy the Maroon 5 concert :)

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Windows 10 patch MS16-072 / 3163622 can break Smart Office
Microsoft released patch  MS16-072  /  3163622  for Windows 10 this week and it's causing communications issues between some Smart Office clients and servers: Looking at the server installation point - https is inaccessible from Internet Explorer and Edge, ...

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Upgrading M3 to 13.3
I've been looking at the M3 13.3 installation, and while the documentation is a little unclear on the process to upgrade from 13.2 to 13.3, there is a video  that provides a little more information.  After working my way through this, my quick notes on the ...

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Building a M3 Web Service over an API and SQL Server's FOR XML
As part of the series of posts on agile interface development with ION there are a couple of foundation aspects we need: Building a M3 Web Service; and Creating the XML file for for the Web Service Building a M3 Web Service over APIs I've covered building a...

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Agile interface development using ION
I'm attending Inforum next week and will be presenting there on our experience using ION  as part of an Agile interface development project. In my presentation I cover briefly the details of the methodology we developed for this project which allows us to b...
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