GP Tech 2017 – Recap & Getting Home

So, now that I’ve caught up with the daily recaps, I’m starting this post from the Minneapolis airport. I should be landing in Toronto right now, according to my original itinerary but I’m still sitting here. Apparently there is some awful weather in Toronto affecting all flights both in and out so we aren’t leaving, since we can’t land.

The bonus though, was Delta has been excellent this time around. They even brought in a beverage cart into the waiting gate area to give the passengers free drinks and snacks while they waited. I’ve been publicly ranting about my flight delay issues and this time I’m happy to give a shout out on a positive side.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:22+00:00 August 11th, 2017|General Stuff, News|1 Comment

GP Tech 2017 – Day 1

Day 1 of this year’s GP Tech Conference was Tuesday August 8, 2017. I’m writing this recap post as I sit in the airport on my way back home, as the week just came and went too quickly to get on top of these posts on each day! This year’s recaps will also not quite be in as much detail as they may have been in prior years, it’s quite simply too time consuming to attempt to pay attention and document everything in detail!

My first post for this trip can be found here, if you’re interested: Getting to Fargo.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:22+00:00 August 8th, 2017|General Stuff, News|2 Comments

GP Tech 2017 – Getting to Fargo!

Today’s story actually starts 2 days ago. You see, I was scheduled to fly in on Saturday, not today (Monday). I had registered to attend eOne Solutions‘ SmartConnect Boot Camp, a 2-day course before the conference begins. I was willingly giving up more of my Civic Holiday long weekend to learn some new skills. However, that didn’t pan out and today I’m starting this as I’m sitting in the airport trying to fly one more time!
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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:22+00:00 August 7th, 2017|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

Combine Budgets

This is my fourth post in the Did You Know series, tying into Pam’s series on Inside Dynamics GP. Today’s topic is the ability to combine budgets into a master budget. This is very useful for situations where it’s easier to manage smaller budget upload files, perhaps by department or cost centre, and after you’ve imported them into Dynamics GP, then you combine into one big budget for reporting in FRx, Management Reporter or your financial reporting tool of choice. (more…)

By | 2017-08-13T11:46:22+00:00 July 14th, 2017|General Ledger, How To & Tips|0 Comments

Backups from within Dynamics GP

This is my second post in the Did You Know series, tying into Pam’s series on Inside Dynamics GP. This feature allows users to create a one-off backup of a database from within Dynamics GP, and saving it either locally or on Azure storage. Originally introduced in GP 9, the Backup to Azure was added to this feature in GP 2013 R2.

I’ve never tried this feature before, as I had no need to in the past. One great thing about this DYK series is there will be things I’ll be trying that I may not have had an opportunity to try yet!

While this obviously wouldn’t be the normal way to create a backup, sometimes this could come in handy for specific purposes, like for consultants preparing for demos that want a quick backup of what they’ve prepared before they test a configuration, so they can re-use the data easily after restoring back. I know I don’t bother with setting up scheduled SQL jobs for backups on my environments, unless I’m mimicking something for a client. So, for that type of situation, I can see this would be a great way to simplify creating a backup without bothering to open SQL Server Management Studio when I’m right in the middle of working on some project.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:22+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Azure, How To & Tips|0 Comments

Reconcile a Chequebook without Transactions

I’m going to attempt to piggy-back on the Did You Know series Pam Misialek started on June 1, 2017, on the Inside Dynamics GP blog. My goal will be to look at the Did You Know topics, and write a short blog to illustrate the feature. I won’t be covering all the features, but I’ll try to work my way through many of them!

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Bank Rec, How To & Tips|0 Comments