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Happy New Year – 2014

I found out today that I am going to be a Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP for another year! This makes the 10th year in a row for me. :-) I am very honored to get this award again and would like to thank everyone reading this – I could not do it without you! For those […]

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Important SmartList Builder announcement

On the heels of the Extender and Collections Management announcements over the last year, it has just been announced that SmartList Builder is joining the Microsoft Dynamics GP OEM modules “coming home”. You can read about all the reasons and details for this in Martin Olsen’s comprehensive announcement on the eOne blog. This is certainly […]

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Happy New Year – 2013

It’s now become a little tradition of mine to sit in front of the computer when I get up on New Year’s Day, sipping coffee and checking my email…hoping that I once again can write a little blog post like this one. I just got that email I was waiting for, letting me know that […]

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Big announcement for Microsoft Dynamics GP’s Extender module

Last week, while searching for something on Microsoft’s PartnerSource, I came across an announcement that Microsoft is discontinuing sales of the Extender module and that both sales and support of Extender will revert back to eOne Solutions, the original developer of Extender, starting February 1, 2013. Please note that eOne has always sold a more […]

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Happy New Year – 2012

I found out yesterday that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for Dynamics GP for another year. This makes the 8th year in a row for me. I am very honored to get this award again and would like to thank everyone that reads my blog – this would not be possible without you! […]

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Microsoft Monday at Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing, the company that published my book, Implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, is starting a Microsoft Monday campaign. In addition to releasing a slew of new Microsoft books, there are offering some great discounts and a weekly raffle – you can win a one year subscription to PacktLib, their online digital book library.

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Happy New Year – 2011

The hard-working folks at Microsoft just let me know that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for Dynamics GP for another year. This makes the 7th year in a row for me. I would like to thank all of the people who have written to let me know that my blog posts and forum […]

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Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People of 2010

Earlier this week DynamicsWorld.co.uk announced their annual Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People. Thanks to your votes I made it to # 51 on this list, joined by many names you will recognize. You can see a short bio for each person on the list by clicking on the heading for the section they are in. Thanks again […]

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Happy New Year

  I found out yesterday that I have been awarded with the Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional Award for Dynamics GP for another year. I first became a Dynamics GP MVP in 2005, so this will be my 6th year to receive the award and I could not have done it without the support of all of you reading […]

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Microsoft Dynamics Salary Survey 2009

Nigel Frank International is conducting the 2009 annual survey of Microsoft Dynamics salaries worldwide. Salaries are frequently a topic of conversation for many of us, whether we are hiring or looking to be hired, so I encourage everyone to participate in this survey. Better hurry, though, the survey will be closing middle of next week. As a thank you […]

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New policy for Dynamics GP service pack support

Microsoft recently announced that the Dynamics products service packs will now be supported for 24 months after a new service pack is released. Previously service packs were supported for 12 months after a new service pack release. The new policy with key dates is outlined on Microsoft’s Longer Support Timelines for Key Microsoft Dynamics® Service Packs page. What this means to […]

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Changing the color scheme for Office 2007

There are many things I love about Office 2007. I think the ribbon is great and I cannot even remember how to work without it when I am on a computer with an older version of Office. But what I have always wondered is who decided that baby blue was the right choice for a default color scheme in […]

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Dynamics GP MVP award

  I just got the news that I have been presented with the 2009 Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional Award for Dynamics GP for another year.  This is a great honor for me, as I believe I am the only person who has received the Dynamics GP MVP award each consecutive year since 2005.  If you’d like to […]

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Windows 7 to be called … Windows 7

Looks like Microsoft decided on an official name for the next version of Windows, internally called ‘Windows 7′.  After names like XP and Vista, the new naming is pretty simple – Windows 7.  You can see a bit more background and reasoning in Mike Nash’s blog about it.  (Mike Nash is a Microsoft Corporate VP, Windows Product Management.)  […]

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When does my GP product’s support end?

Here is a list I refer to all the time when I need to find out when a GP version came out and when support will end: Product Version Product Release/Start Mainstream Support End Extended Support End Additional information GP 6.0 03/31/2004 n/a n/a GP 7.0 03/31/2005 n/a n/a GP 7.5 07/01/2003 01/09/2007 n/a Link GP […]

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Vista is underrated

Looking at PC World’s The 10 Most Overrated Productslist this morning I came accross one near and dear to me: Overrated: Windows XP; Underrated: Windows Vista.  I have been using Vista for well over a year now. Love it. Absolutely love it. One of the reasons I do what I do is that I love technology. […]

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SQL Server 2008 Videos

I just came across this very un-Microsoft looking Microsoft webiste for SQL Server.  There are a number of videos here geared towards different audiences.  I haven’t watched them all, but I did find Scott Konersmann’s video about upgrading to SQL 2008 very interesting.  And some of the For Fun videos are pretty funny – especially “It […]

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