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  • Blog Post: The story behind Windows XP's Bliss wallpaper

    This is a follow on from my post last week: Goodbye Windows XP - Hello Windows 8.1 Update , where we discussed the end of support for Windows XP. What do Autumn, Azul, Bliss, Radiance, Red moon dessert, Stonehenge and Wind all have in common? Ok, the article's heading is a huge hint. They are...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview is available

    In the last couple of weeks I have posted about the Windows Phone 8.1 update that is coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices in the coming months. To learn more please review the previous articles: What's New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update Windows Phone 8.1: More on Cortana and...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Mac is now available for free (Fun Video)

    OneNote is a great tool for storing and sharing ideas, but until recently users of Mac computers could not join in the fun. The OneNote engineering team have found a great way to announce the launch of OneNote Mac. OneNote Mac - The Song [Parody of One Day More from Les Misérables] ( Direct...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8.1: More on Cortana and Guinness World Record

    Last week, I posted about What's New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update . Today, I wanted to post some videos of what is in store for users of Windows Phone 8, who will be getting the Windows Phone 8.1 update for free. So below are some fantastic videos to introduce Cortana, the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye Windows XP - Hello Windows 8.1 Update

    Today heralds the end of an era. After 12 years, support for Microsoft Windows XP will end on today, 8 th April 2014 (in around 14 hours time after this article is published). This comes as no surprise as the date for the end of Windows XP extended support was announced about 6 years ago. Opinion...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Convergence 2014 Atlanta - Wrap Up

    Sorry, I know this is a little late. The Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference was recently held in Atlanta between 3 rd and 7 th March 2014. While I was not able to attend, some of my friends and colleagues were able to and some blogged about their time at the conference. So below is a wrap up...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update

    Yesterday, the Build 2014 conference started in San Francisco, California, USA. It runs from the 2 nd to 4 th April. What this means is that it is time for lots of announcements on the future of Microsoft products. So, here is Joe Belfiore presenting many of the new features in Windows Phone 8...
  • Blog Post: Bring your Bathing Costumes to Stampede in Fargo

    You have probably heard that there is going to be a combined sales and technical conference in Fargo, North Dakota, USA on the 10 th to 12 th November 2014. While the name for the conference is still not 100% confirmed, a lot of people like the idea of going back to our Great Plains roots and bringing...
  • Blog Post: Titanfall has arrived

    If you are not into gaming or were hiding last week, you might have missed the launch of what is going to be a huge contender for Game of the Year. On 11 th March 2014, Titanfall for Xbox One and PC was released with the Xbox 360 version due on the 25 th March 2014. Watch the video below to...
  • Blog Post: Australian Bankers Association Australian Direct Entry EFT File Format

    Hello to the Australian Microsoft Dynamics GP community. Today I wanted to post online the results of a support case we had where we were trying to make the built in EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP work with the Australian Bankers Association (ABA) Australian...
  • Blog Post: Vendor ID field is required on Void Historical Payables Transactions window in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2

    We have seen a few support cases recently about a change to the Void Historical Payables Transactions and Void Open Payables Transaction windows in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2. Here are the details of the enhancement from the Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog ( http://aka.ms/InsideGP...
  • Blog Post: HELP NEEDED: Support Debugging Tool Feedback Survey

    Hi Microsoft Dynamics GP Community With the release of Build 18 of the Support Debugging Tool (SDT) I have created a Support Debugging Tool Feedback Survey. This short 10 question survey is really important as previously we have only had anecdotal evidence of the community's use of and support...
  • Blog Post: Support Debugging Tool Build 18 released

    It has been a way too long between releases, but I am finally ready to release Build 18 of the Support Debugging Tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP for versions 10.0, GP 2010 (v11.0) and GP 2013 (v12.0). This build includes fixes and enhancements to existing features as well as a few new features. ...
  • Blog Post: #StampedeToFargo: Bring back "Stampede"

    Hi everyone. Pam Misialek has just posted on the Inside Dynamics GP blog an article asking the community to help name the conference scheduled for 10 th to 12 th November 2014. The Power of a Name. Help us Name the New Fall Event I have already commented on the post with my vote to restore...
  • Blog Post: Inside Dynamics GP Blog has moved and Dynamics CPM blog is now Dynamics Financial Reporting

    Happy Valentine's Day. Today, we have some updates from the official blogs for the products Microsoft Dynamics GP and Management Reporter. Firstly, the Inside Dynamics GP blog which has been located at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gp/ for the last five years with syndication to the Community...
  • Blog Post: Multi-Billion Pixel Panoramic Photo Shoot

    I thought you might enjoy having a look at a 20 Giga Pixel image of Seatle, Washington, USA. Have a look at http://gigapixelartzoom.com/ to browse the image. The videos below explain how it was created. Multi-Billion Pixel Panoramic Photo Shoot: Seattle, Part 1 of 2 ( Direct Link ) ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces New CEO

    Overnight Microsoft officially announced that Satya Nadella would be taking over the company's reins as Microsoft's third CEO. Satya is a 46 year old family man with 3 children born in Hyderabad, India. He has been with Microsoft for 22 years and has had many roles across a multitude of areas...
  • Blog Post: #Empowering Us All

    Today, I wanted to share the new advert that Microsoft has released for Super Bowl XLVIII. It is a celebration of what technology can do for us and how it can empower us all to achieve more. The advert is narrated by Steve Gleason, a former NFL player now living with a Motor Neurone Disease (MND...
  • Blog Post: Goodbye SkyDrive, Hello OneDrive

    You might remember, last year, that British Sky Broadcasting Group (aka BSkyB) decided that they owned the name SkyDrive and so they took Microsoft to court and won. So today, the new name for SkyDrive was announced, OneDrive.... Please read Ryan Gavin's blog post OneDrive for Everything in...
  • Blog Post: Xbox One has arrived - In Stores Now

    Six months after the Xbox One was revealed , Launch Day, November 22 nd 2014, has arrived. Welcome to a new era of gaming and entertainment. For all the latest information check out the Xbox website and Major Nelson's Blog: Xbox.com MajorNelson.com . Here is your invitation...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 New Feature Videos

    A while ago, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 was released. This Service Pack contained a number of new features as well as the usual fixes for issues. The Microsoft Dynamics GP support team have released a series of articles and videos demonstrating and explaining these new features. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Features of the Day

    After the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 , the Inside Dynamics GP team have released a Feature of The Day series. In case you missed them, here is a summary post with links to all the articles: Get functionality sooner: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 2 Now Available...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 released and available for download

    Today signals another milestone in computing history with the release of Microsoft Windows 8.1. If you go to http://www.windows.com/buy , the site will detect your current operating system and provide you with the steps to upgrade. If already running Windows 8.0, you can just start the free upgrade...
  • Blog Post: RoboCup Junior Australia 2013 National Championships and more

    As mentioned in my previous post, RoboCup Junior WA 2013 Rescue Premier & Senior Dance State Champions , my sons and I went to Brisbane, Queensland for the Robocup Junior Australia 2013 National Championships on 21 st and 22 nd of September 2013. Here is the lowdown on what happened. Getting...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Service Pack 4

    It has been a long time between Service Packs for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 with Service Pack 3 being released at the end of June last year. Well now Service Pack 4 for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is now available. The core Dynamics dictionary version for Service Pack 4 is 11.00.2248 and the Dexterity...