GPUG Amplify – Post Conference

The travel home from GPUG Amplify was pretty uneventful, although it was an early start to my day! My flight was at 6:00am Pacific time, which meant a 4:00am wake-up call to get to the airport on time and checked in etc. That felt SO early despite it being later than I wake up at home (based on 7:00am EST, converted time zone).

I’m very glad that I took the trip to Ontario, CA the night before to stay in a closer hotel, minutes away from the airport. The thought of trusting a shuttle or cab to get me to the airport on time (and waking up even earlier) just wasn’t appealing. It would have been fun to hang out with some colleagues at the Marriott the night before but sleep and being on time was more important!

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

GPUG Amplify 2017 – Day 2

At long last, here is my post on GPUG Amplify, day 2. I’m writing this on March 25th, but posting it as the last day of the event for consistency with the conference dates.

This was the last day of the conference, and I was heading to another hotel closer to the Ontario airport for my flight home, so I was up early and packed before the day began.

Three amusing things happened before the day even began. First, I was getting into the shower and I was confused at first as to where the rain head shower went… until I realized I was in a different hotel on Sunday that had the rain head shower. Doh! (You know you’re tired when…).

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

GPUG Amplify 2017 – Day 1

Tuesday was the first full day of content for the customer side at GPUG Amplify. After starting off with a continental breakfast and some caffeine, the day began. I must say the breakfast was better than last year, despite just being a continental breakfast. There was lots of fresh fruit, always welcome, and a bonus for me: tea and milk! Often when I’m in the US, I either have no option for tea, only cold (iced) tea, decaffeinated tea, or there is tea but no milk to put in it. So, I was a happy camper this morning! šŸ™‚

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 March 21st, 2017|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

GPUG Amplify 2017 – Getting here

It’s that time again! Another conference, and another series of posts around the content and observations I found interesting. This week’s conference is GPUG Amplify, in (mostly) sunny Anaheim, California. This is the 2nd year of the event, and it’s a great event for those that aren’t interested in big crowds! The attendance is in the hundreds vs. thousands for a multi-product event like the UG Summits. Personally, I prefer the smaller crowds, the chance to have meaningful conversations with other partners and customers, and not feel like a fish in a big pond.

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 March 20th, 2017|General Stuff, News|0 Comments

What’s your Dynamics GP story?

I wanted to share something that Pam Misialek has posted on the Dynamics official product management blog. It’s an opportunity to share with the world YOUR Dynamics GP story!

At Amplify between March 20Ā & 22nd, 2017, Microsoft will have a director and videographers on site to record stories on video. There is also an opportunity to take part if you aren’t going to Amplify or near California then, via other methods, in written pieces. Don’t be afraid of the camera, if you have a story and want to share, start by heading to this survey to fill out the details and they’ll get in touch with you from there.

Every year at conferences like Amplify and Summit, you see the videos during presentations such as keynotes of customer success stories. Here’s your chance to talk about your company and why GP has helped you. Who are you? What problems have you solved with GP or how does your business run better with GP? What time savings do you have now that you have automated something in GP? What reporting improvements have you done to allow you to be more agile or get better insights into your business once you were on GP? Those kinds of things are all great starting points for figuring out what your story is.

It’s win-win: a way to promote your business in some way and a way for others to see how great Dynamics GP is, that may help other companies decide that GP is the best option for them too!

By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 March 7th, 2017|General Stuff|0 Comments

Women in Tech Week 2017 & Female MVPs

In case you hadn’t heard, February 27 to March 3, 2017 is Women in Technology week! Next Wednesday is International Women’s Day (Wednesday March 8, 2017), which, according to the official website, is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women”.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t realizeĀ that it was WomenĀ in Tech week this weekĀ until my Microsoft MVP team contacted me a few weeks ago, telling me about some different events I could attend or take part in. My bad… I am in technology but being an accountant by trade, I don’t always think of myself as a “woman in tech”. I’m not sure why exactly but I guess I am not one to label myself as I hate feeling like I have to fit into a certain box! I’ve been interested in tech since I was a kid, fromĀ learning to program on my Commodore 64, to learning Visual Basic (or was it just Basic) in high school, to writing my own VB.net windows app to track my NFL picks with a friend. I’m a geek through and through, no doubt about it!

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By | 2017-08-13T11:46:23+00:00 March 1st, 2017|General Stuff|0 Comments