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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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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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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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Crystal Reports is not going anywhere

Are you using Crystal Reports with Dynamics GP? Are you starting to hear rumors that Crystal Reports is not supported with GP anymore? Don’t worry, Crystal Reports is not going anywhere.  For more on this, take a look at my latest article for MSDynamicsWorld.com, The Good News for Users of Crystal Reports with Microsoft Dynamics GP. 

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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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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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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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No more Small Business Financials

I remember when I first heard about Microsoft Small Business Financials (SBF).  I think the unofficial name was something like Great Plains Basic.  This was before it actually came out with the name Small Business Manager.  Ah, how Microsoft loves to change product names.  But I digress.  We had many prospects at the time that were just not […]

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Microsoft to redefine Partner Program

When Microsoft bought Great Plains Software in 2001 most existing GP Partners that were not Microsoft Partners already became part of the Microsoft Partner Program. It took many years to actually integrate all the systems and databases and my personal experience has shown that this integration is not quite complete yet. In the meantime, partners have been getting used to the […]

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New Microsoft Ads

The new Microsoft ads, part of the $300 million “Windows. Life without walls” campaign are histerical!  Two of them feature Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld and some other news ads are coming soon to combat Mac’s ads blasting Windows Vista.  You can even try to become part of the ads and appear on the Times Square billboards.  […]

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