About Dynamics, Development and Life

About Dynamics, Development and Life
  • Microsoft Dynamics MVPs on Excel

    MVPs Mark Polino , Belinda Allen along with Jared Hall are showing some of their Excel magic this Friday 2 PM EDT. Attend this event, ask them anything, and get ready to be impressed. http://msdynamicsworld.com/event/excel-hangout
  • Dynamics GP vs. Netsuite (lies make my blood boil)

    I have been seeing quite a few postings from Netsuite regarding " Webinar to Spotlight Why Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers Move to NetSuite Cloud " They claim "Customers of Microsoft Dynamics GP confront the challenge of operating a pre...
  • Dynamics GP Image in Azure VM Gallery

    So its a Friday evening, and here I am trying to improve my personal record for setting up GP on Azure. I go into Azure Gallery, and what do I see – “ Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Developer image ”! How cool is this ? I can now pop up new builds with GP...
  • Dynamics GP vs. AX on MSDynamicsWorld

    My article - Microsoft Dynamics AX or GP: Understanding the fundamental differences is up on MSDynamicsWorld. This is a topic that comes up for discussion in my company (which resells both GP, and AX), as well as prospects. Would love to hear your inputs...
  • 12 Free Technology Sessions by MVPs in Sydney (Saturday, 22 Mar)

    Microsoft has organized MVP Community Camp – which includes 12 sessions delivered in person at the Sydney office on Mar 22. I am presenting a session showcasing how easy it is to “ Setup Dynamics GP on Azure in 50 minutes ”. Additional sessions include...
  • Convergence 2014 Day#1 Opening Keynote Highlights

    Kirill Tatarinov spoke about how Windows Azure and Microsoft Dynamics was the ERP system for the Sochi games. He called this the “Era of the customer” Investments in Devices, and the Microsoft Cloud are a key area of focus for Microsoft.  Microsoft...
  • New Version of the most awesome tool for Dynamics GP is out.

    David Musgrave has just announced the release of Build 18 for the Support Debugging Tool. This is now a part of my Dynamics GP demonstrations to IT departments, and has helped wow people quite a few times. Support Debugging Tool Build 18 released Some...
  • Quit Skipping Convergence

    from @mpolino: Why Microsoft Dynamics GP Users & Pros can't afford to skip Convergence. Quit Skipping Convergence New from @mpolino: Why Microsoft Dynamics GP Users & Pros can't afford to skip Convergence. Microsoft Dynamics Advocates
  • How good are you with naming things ?

    The Dynamics GP Product Management team is looking for suggestions on the new Stampede (Nov 10 – 12 ) in Fargo this year. My suggestion is “Convergence : Frozen Edition” . Then again, I have never been asked to name anything for quite some time now. The...
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Not for Profits whitepaper and fact sheets

    I was recently asked regarding how Dynamics GP worked with Not for Profits, Microsoft has a whitepaper specifically for Not for Profit Accounting . This covers the following modules specifically for Not For Profits - Encumbrance Management allows obligations...
  • Opening PDF Documents with Word

    I accidentally discovered this today. In the past for I have used tools and websites like Zamzar.com for converting PDF documents to Word for editing. Today I accidentally opened a PDF document in Microsoft Word 2013 and got the message saying that Microsoft...
  • BizSpark for Start-ups

    Microsoft has a great initiative for Start-ups – BizSpark . For Start-ups in their first 5 years, this gives them access to a ton of Microsoft Software (Windows, Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, SharePoint, CRM) for free. I am in the process of helping...
  • Great New Dynamics GP Blog

    Just discovered a new Dynamics GP Blog by Mary Metzler and Todd Froemming . Well, its new for me – looks like they have been writing for a while. Do check it out, and encourage them with feedback. I am adding them to www.GPWindow.com Some recent posts...
  • Great Customer Service!

    After about a decade, I had a requirement to send over a fax. Its been so long since I sent a fax, and I was too lazy to lookup the instructions to send a fax from the office. I had seen people send faxes online, and a quick google search pointed me to...
  • Mark Polino’s Dynamics GP Dashboards

    In the Dynamics GP world, Mark Polino is the gift that keeps on giving. About 5 years back Mark had posted a few SQL scripts which provided great insight into Dynamics GP  data. I requested Mark to share them, and the next day he compiled and emailed...
  • RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013–Training Course

    I have written about RapidStart Services for Dynamics GP before. Its a powerful set of tools which allows you to speed up implementations by providing - RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics GP Migration RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Six Microsoft Dynamics GP Predictions for 2014

    Mark Polino shares his Five Microsoft Dynamics GP Predictions for 2014 over at MSDynamicsWorld.com . Its a great list, and if I may add a sixth prediction - Significantly Increased Adoption of Dynamics GP on Azure Hosting GP on Azure Infrastructure Services...
  • Which countries have the most Dynamics GP Users ?

    When introducing new users to Dynamics GP I often discuss the countries where Dynamics GP is popular. I had been using an old graphic, and after talking to people like Mariano Gomez – I know there are a lot of additional countries which use Dynamics GP...
  • Dynemo – The Dynamics GP Demo tool just got cooler

    John Dooley has been working hard on an accelerated demo framework for Dynamics GP (and NAV and SL). His vision is to help partners meet the expectations of prospects with demo content, that can be provided quickly, and reused. Dynemo is a fantastic tool...
  • Dynamics GP Dashboard template for Office 365 now available

    Microsoft has just made available the Dashboard template that can be used to create a new SharePoint Online subsite in Office 365. Previously, creating a sharepoint site involved a few manual steps. By importing the template which Microsoft has provided...
  • Microsoft Surface 2 Review – and Tips

    I bought a Surface 2 as an impulse purchase last week, knowing fully well that I might regret not buying the more beefier Surface 2 Pro. Lighter than the Pro, and only allowing apps to be installed from the windows store, the RT version of Surface just...
  • Business Analyzer New Release is out in the App Store

    Readers of this blog might remember that I have been a fan of the beautiful business analyzer application for Dynamics GP for a long time. In fact it has been almost 2 years since I posted my video on a windows touch table - Dynamics GP Business Analyzer...
  • Grab the Microsoft Dynamics Books at Packt

    Packt Publishing are running a 50% promotion till 21 Oct midnight. Use the promo code COL50. Now is a great time to grab one or more from the great collection of Dynamics GP Books at Packt - http://bit.ly/1bqvB29 If you are seeing this too late – don...
  • Dynamics GP 2013 MVPs

    Got the great news earlier this week that I was re-awarded as a Microsoft MVP for 2013. MSDynamicsWorld has a coverage of the story - MVP Buzz: New and returning Microsoft Dynamics professionals recognized in July 2013 awards | MSDynamicsWorld.com Here...
  • GPUG Summit 2013

    Its that time of the year – start planning for GPUG Summit 2013 . Everything GPUG is great value if you work with Dynamics GP, and the summit is the pinnacle of all the good work they do through out the year. More than 150 interactive breakout sessions...