reImagine 2016 – Day 1, Part 1

Wow, day 1 was busy! I’m foregoing the eOne Solutions “Smartner Party” to write today’s blog and then hit the hay relatively early, since tomorrow will be an even longer day with the evening pub crawl!

First up was breakfast at the hotel starting at 7:00am. Then, everyone was shuttled up to Microsoft for the opening session, and the sales & marketing streams came back to the hotel after that for the day. The developer & consulting streams stayed at Microsoft for the day, which was fine with me.

By |September 19th, 2016|General Stuff|0 Comments|

reImagine 2016 – Pre-Conference Training Day

So, yesterday came and went without me seeing anyone I knew that’s here for the conference. I did have a fellow GP Canadian come over and introduce himself when I was at Buffalo Wild Wings. Paul Johnson, from Winnipeg, follows me on Twitter and recognized me from my profile pic. We grabbed a drink and got to know each other and talk about the conference and general life in GP land.

By |September 18th, 2016|General Stuff|2 Comments|

reImagine 2016 – Travel Day

It’s that time of year again – my annual trek to Fargo. People still chuckle when I tell them where I’m going… I guess if you’re from Fargo, you just get used to that. 🙂

By |September 17th, 2016|General Stuff|0 Comments|

Fun with Writing Dynamics Pros Exam Questions

Several months ago, I volunteered to sit on an exam sub-committee with the Association of Dynamics Professionals. This simply means, I volunteered to help write and review exam questions for Dynamics GP exams. Having passed both the exams that exist today (Financials and Install/Config), I felt it was a good chance to help improve the exams and write for future exams too.

By |August 19th, 2016|General Stuff|1 Comment|

Mgmt. Reporter Quirk – Tree Filters & Unit Restrictions

I’m just catching up on my “to blog” folder and finding a few Dynamics GP or Management Reporter topics that I intended to write about a few months ago. This is another one that actually may end up being more than one post, as I think there are multiple “quirks” going on here.

This one just doesn’t make sense to me and describing it to someone on the Microsoft Partner Technical forums, they said it should work based on how I described it but they cannot reproduce the issue. This is all based on CU14, Mgmt. Reporter 2012 for the record.

Looking for special characters in SQL

Recently, a client was starting a SafePay & EFT implementation for Dynamics GP and one of the requirements of the bank was that the vendors cannot have any special characters outside of a handful of “regular” special characters. Their specifications and instructions had a list of acceptable characters and a longer list of unacceptable characters.

Transaction vs. Batch Posting

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.

More Azure – Part 2

Last year I wrote about what happens when you forget to turn your machine off. Well, I did it again. The good news is, this time the message is a lot less cryptic!

GPUG Amplify 2016 – Day 3

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.

GPUG Amplify 2016 – Day 2

The second day at Amplify was a little more streamlined than day 1, with 5 breakout session timeslots and a wide-open evening. 🙂

Here are the sessions I attended and some more GP Live fun!