New M3 forums on PotatoIT 👍🏻

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Some of you will have noticed a few changes recently…a new font for the site 🙂

And a new domain…and the purpose of this post – a page which will take you to some development forums (

For quite some time I’ve wanted to create some M3 development specific forums or a mailing list as a nice and convenient way for people to ask quick questions or to share experiences around developing for M3.

I entertained the idea of dropping it on to my server at home, but as you can see from the photo below – home based servers have a tendency to get overwhelmed by dust puppies though mine hasn’t quite gone that far, it’s just a matter of time.  Not to mention that during summer my office gets pretty warm – not exactly lending confidence in the life expectancy of the drives.


I also considered setting…

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Infor launches Infor M3 13.3

Infor announced that M3 13.3 is now generally available. Noticeable for me are:

  • Documentation available online at
  • SSH FTP (SFTP) channel available for M3 Enterprise Collaborator (MEC)
  • New richer F4-browse selectors
  • M3 now available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and PostgreSQL
  • New M3 API available to query Custom Lists (CMS015)
  • New techniques to avoid modifications

For more details, visit the Infor M3 page on the Infor Sales Portal.

New theme

This blog passed 128,000 views! Thank you for your readership and participation, it wouldn’t be possible without you. To celebrate, I setup a new theme with the search bar at the top to find content quicker, and I upgraded the WordPress plan to adjust the font size and remove the ads. I will also write shorter posts. Now, come write the next great post with us 🙂

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Thank you all for being part of this community. /Thibaud

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 49,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Knowledge Should Not Be Trapped Behind A Paywall: Get Ready For Open Access Week

Open Access Week is less than a month away! Now in its eighth year, Open Access Week is an international event that celebrates the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to information and research–as well as the dangerous costs of keeping knowledge…

Infor Product Development: Make the source code available – Sign the Petition!

Please join this campaign! I am collecting signatures for a petition to Infor Product Development for making their source code available.

I believe it is important for users, customers, partners and employees to be able to study the source code of the software they use most of their day, for testing, debugging, troubleshooting, support, and enhancement purposes. Infor Product Development already makes the source code of M3 Java programs available under certain license restrictions; fantastic. Now let’s petition them for doing the same with other great products such as Infor Smart Office, Infor Grid, Infor Process Automation, M3 Web Services, Customer Lifecycle Management, etc.

Please sign the petition.