I was working with a new Dynamics GP user recently, and one of the issues that they asked me about was an error they received when they tried to post a cash receipt transaction.
Welcome to my website! My name is Jen Kuntz & I have created this blog to share some of what I've learned over the years! What you'll find are tips, tricks & various thoughts related to using or implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP & other related products.
Guess what? It’s almost halfway through 2016! Wow, where did the time go?
For Microsoft Dynamics GP users with Canadian Payroll, that means it might be tax update time for you again as typically there are semi-annual tax changes. Most years, only a handful of provinces have tax changes so many customers can evaluate for themselves if this particular year would affect their employees or not.
Keep in mind, the tax updates are not “just” tax updates – they are full fledged service packs and often will also contain fixes for other modules. What does that mean?
I made the rookie mistake of forgetting I left my VM on earlier this week and now I’m out of credits and have to wait another few days to use it again. Draaaaaag!
Prior to that I had taken some screen shots to demonstrate how to find and use some settings around IP addresses and DNS names. Some of these things have changed since I wrote about my Azure experiences around this time last year, so this is an update if you are using the new Resource Manager approach to managing VMs.
Day 3 at Amplify was short and sweet, to enable the travellers to avoid the traffic that the Donald Trump rally might bring, which was scheduled to be at the Anaheim convention center next door! Originally we were supposed to start the day with a 9am breakout session followed by the closing keynote, ending the day at noon-ish. Everything got moved up by an hour, so we could get out of dodge without possible traffic delays.
The remainder of the first day at Amplify consisted of breakout sessions (4 timeslots throughout the day), with expo time and lunch in the middle and a social/mingle sponsored welcome reception in the evening. Each session timeslot, there seemed to be 5 choices of session content, with one breakout timeslot being entirely ISV presentations. Overall the pace of the day was good, not quite a “full” feeling as previous conferences. The only negative in my mind was the extremely long break between in the middle of the day. The 2nd session ended at 11:15am and the third session started at 1:45pm. The intention was to have specific expo hours and a separate lunch break but that just felt way too long and in my opinion, could have been abbreviated to 90 minutes or perhaps even 2 hours but 2.5 hours just seemed excessive for a break in the middle of the day. I’d be curious how the expo vendors felt as they should have been the ones who benefited from that extreme amount of time.
Day 1 of the inaugural Amplify 2016 conference started with a general session at 8:30am. The general session followed the familiar format of introductions and general administrative things, followed by Dynamics GP product strategy, roadmap and GP 2016 product demos. I won’t get into details on “breakfast”. The organizers got an earful of feedback on the disappointing breakfast each day so I won’t add on with more on that. Let’s just say thank goodness for the Starbucks beside the meeting rooms! On the bright side, there was a wide selection of tea for me each day! 🙂
This is the first post of a small series of posts to come this week, outlining some of my thoughts and take-aways from the brand-spanking-new GPUG Amplify 2016 conference.
What is Amplify you ask? It’s a brand new conference, driven by demand from our fantastic Dynamics GP community, for end-users of Dynamics GP. With the transition of Convergence to a new conference called Envision, there was left behind a gap where the only “user” conference left – VAR conferences excepted – was GPUG Summit, where the focus is on peer-to-peer learning, rather than what’s new and upcoming from a Microsoft perspective.
In early May 2016, we saw the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and the general availability of the first two Canadian Azure data centres in Toronto and Quebec City. That combination gave me a chance to roll up my sleeves again and work with Azure a little more, as I want to ultimately host any of my own Azure machines in Canada, and of course, play with the last version of Dynamics GP!
One year ago now, I wrapped up a series of posts detailing my adventures with Microsoft Azure, learning about how it works, and what the cost looks like over the first few months of activity. The wrap-up post is here, which has the index of the series I wrote. Reading through those, most of what I wrote is useless now!
I hope to write some updated blog articles on what’s changed in Azure since I wrote about things last year. My experience recently has shown me that nearly everything I thought I knew last year, has changed! There is a new portal, which means deploying resources differently, with different terminology, different locations for finding some things etc.
Thank you Jen. You have done an outstanding job. I’m really glad we found you!
Thanks for the tutorial yesterday. What you showed me cut my process down from a day or two – to just a few hours! Thank you!
Hi Jen, Just want to thank-you for all your help and support this week, especially taking time away from your vacation…its greatly appreciated!
I really want you to know how much I appreciate your help on this. I know you’re scheduled and busy elsewhere, and it has been awesome to watch you collaborating anyway. If you ever decide to stop being happily self-employed, I hope you’ll consider [ ] as your next email address.
I am happy you are on the team. Doubt we could get this done without you!
Hello Jen, Thank you for responding so quickly and with so much detail!
Thank you for mentoring my team and me, and so much more… it’s a real pleasure working with you.
Thanks for all of your help and effort on our project. Your knowledge and insight have been indispensable!
Have I told you that we are very happy to have you on the team?
Thanks for all of you hardwork and efforts. In case I haven’t said it enough, we are happy to have you and you are doing a great job. I couldn’t have done this project without you!