Microsoft is running Technet Update at Australian Ballroom and Exhibition Room 14 Carrington Street, Sydney on the 16th of April, 2015. Register for this event here, should be worth your time.
9:00am â€“ 10:00am
Keynote – Getting to the value of the Internet of Things
Lee Hickin – IoT Commercial Lead, Microsoft AustraliaÂ
The Internet of Everything has become a catch-all phrase to describe adding connectivity and intelligence to just about every device in order to give them special functions, from tiny devices that might travel in our bloodstream to fully automated large scale mining operations. Billions of sensors will be shipped each year and the possibilities are endless. But what should be connected? and Why? Come along to this session and hear why businesses should care about the internet of thingsâ€¦â€¦.and learn where the real value lies. Microsoft will lay out its vision for how businesses can best take advantage of this growing trend and how itâ€™s cloud and Windows technologies will offer a complete end to end solution
10:00am â€“ 10:30am
Stream 1 â€“ Windows 10
Stream 2 â€“ Microsoft Cloud OS
10:30am â€“ 11:30am
Windows 10 â€“ What does the new OS mean for Enterprises?
Foundation for the Software Defined Datacenter
11:40am â€“ 12:40pm
Windows 10 Security â€“ Whatâ€™s new?
Extending Enterprise Networks to Azure using ExpressRoute
12:40pm â€“ 1:30pm
1:30pm â€“ 2:30pm
Windows 10 â€“ Deployment
Windows Azure Pack Overview
2:40pm â€“ 3:40pm
Windows 10 for Mobile Devices: Whatâ€™s Next?
Getting started with Microsoft Azure IaaS
3:40pm â€“ 4:00pm
BreakÂ (Close and Prize Draw)
4:00pm â€“ 5:00pm
See the article here:
Free Windows 10, IoT and Azure Technet event by Microsoft in Sydney
March 17, 2015
Â· Jivtesh Singh Â· No Comments
Tags: australian, business, chrome, development, dynamics, extender, funny, georgia, microsoft, support debugging tool, upgrade, videos Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 93
Hi everyone and welcome to Microsoft Convergence 2015 from the beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia, my hometown. I really like that Convergence has called Atlanta home 4 out of the past 5 years – it also makes it pretty convenient for me to attend while sleeping in the best hotel in town: my home!
|Microsoft Convergence 2015 welcome banner at Georgia Wold Congress Center|
After not much convincing, David accepted my invitation to stay to be a guest for the duration of Convergence. As such, my jobs is to also make sure we get to and from the convention center on time for the numerous commitments we have this week.
On of those commitments involves attending the PreGame 2015 event hosted by Dynamic Partner Connections, held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel. If you are familiar with this Downtown Atlanta landmark, you will remember it was severely damaged during the 2008 Atlanta tornado outbreakÂ and having to replace over 5600 windows during the renovation process.
|David Musgrave and Shanna Hensch|
After registering for the event, we both caught up some good ol’ friends of ours and had a chance to exchange pleasantries.
|From left to right: David Musgrave, John Lowther, Belinda Allen, Kim Peterson, Mariano Gomez, and Bob McAdam|
While I had a session to present at PreGame, I took the opportunity to attend a 1:00 PM session,Â Using CRM, Office 365, Azure, and the cloud to turbocharge salesÂ moderated by Errol Schoenfish.
In this session the panel conducted an interactive discussion and heard from partners that have accelerated their sales process to accommodate an ever changing sales environment. These partners are also delivering and deploying Microsoft Dynamics GP in a Cloud first world to both new and existing customers.
After the session was over, I quickly returned to the Congress Center to attend the Dynamics GP General Session rehearsal. It’s always exciting to catch up with my many Microsofties from Fargo, North Dakota.
|Brian Mayer and Jodi Christiansen|
It’s always cool to see the amount of prep work from the Audio and Video engineering technical staff to make these events and presentations go as smooth as possible. The guys are really engaging and always willing to accommodate pretty much any request as it relates to device connectivity and interfacing to the systems.
Unfortunately, a confusion in schedules prevented me from participating in the actual rehearsal since tech check was being conducted from 3 – 4 PM, which encroached on my PreGame session at 4:00 PM. So, I left around 3:30 and back to the Westin.
My session, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 Installation and Configuration began with sharp at 4:00, with 10 partners in attendance in the room. We walked through the Microsoft Dynamics GP architecture and its evolution to today’s Web Components, including web client and Service Based Architecture. We had a chance to conduct a full install of Microsoft Dynamics GP, working through the different screens, but unfortunately, ran out of time to address Web Client implementation in full. Since Service Based Architecture depends on having a domain environment, we could not install it either. Nonetheless, a good effort was made to explain the process and what can to expect during the installation.
The session went over the allotted 2 hours and ran until 6:30 PM. I really thank the attendees for gutting it out until then. However, this type of class is suited for a half-day or full-day format.
Up next was the partner reception hosted by Microsoft on the 8th floor of the Westin. After partaking and exchanging pleasantries with many fellow business partners in attendance, it was time to attend the MVP Mingle event.
The MVP Mingle is a partner sponsored event. We count with the support ofÂ FastPath, which specializes in security access and segregation of duties monitoring and compliance,Â and Data Masons, which develops integrated EDI solutions for the Microsoft Dynamics ERP products.
|The FastPath Team: Jeff Soelberg, Liz Piteo, Nate Boettcher, Trish Boccuti, and Andy Snook|
The MVP Mingle was hosted at STATS FoodÂ + Drinks, which has some great appetizers and a good selection of local, national, and foreign brews.
Having a 7:30 AM GP General Session rehearsal meant that it was time to wrap up early and drive home to get some rest for the next day.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Intelligent Partnerships, LLC
I recently had a great experience thatÂ I would like to share.Â We have aÂ clientÂ that was on a very old version of Dynamics GP (8.0), very old version of SQL (2000) a very, very old server (going on 10 years), and outsourced IT. Long story short, their server went down, they lost 2 out of the 3 [â€¦]
Read this article:
Dynamics GP hosting â€“ a great experience with RoseASP
March 16, 2015
Â· Victoria Yudin Â· No Comments
Tags: bank reconciliation, credit-cards, Dynamics GP, extender, featured, Inventory, management, miscellaneous, reporting, sql server, support debugging tool, windows Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 115
… Ian Grieve’s profile on LinkedIn View azurecurve’s Feed on Twitter MVP Profile View azurecurve’s facebook page View azurecurve’s Google+ View azurecurve’s Summary RSS Feed View azurecurve’s Detailed RSS FeedÂ …
Hello from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
My journey to get to Convergence 2015 was relatively uneventful (which is good), but long (which is expected).
IÂ booked my flight with Delta as their base hub is Atlanta. My itinerary showed that I would be able to complete the journey to Atlanta with two flights: Perth to Sydney and Sydney to Atlanta. This sounded great as I normally have to take three or four flights to get to my destinations in the USA.
I left home at 9:00pm on Thursday 12th March after a long day out. My wife and I had met a couple while on a cruise holiday back in June 2014. They mentioned that they would be boarding another cruise holiday from Perth in March 2015, so we offered to show them around Perth for a day before they boarded the ship. I had packed my bags on Wednesday night and spent the day visiting Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach, a few wineries in the Swan Valley area (I was driving as I donâ€™t drink)Â and the Botanic Gardens at Kings Park. We got home at 8:00pm, just enough time to eat and get changed.
Below are a couple of my favourites from Sculptures by the Sea (love the Roo getting revenge):
Anyhow, after arriving at Perth airport at about 9:30pm, I was able to get checked in and drop off the baggage fairly quickly and so had time to relax before the flights started. While waiting at the gate, I met Michael Marosa who used to work as partnerÂ in the Dynamics GP world for many years. He now works more with Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV, but we will forgive him.
My first flight was a â€śMidnight Horrorâ€ťÂ (aka â€śRed Eye Specialâ€ť) leaving Perth at 11:30pm and flying through the night arriving at Sydney at 7:00pm after 4.5 hours flying.
This left me with 5 hours to kill in Sydney before boarding the Delta flight to Atlanta. I found a place where there was seating and a power point and charged up my Lumia phone, Zune (yes, I like my 64GB Zune HD. Listening to music on a separate device is better than arriving at your destination with a phone that has no charge) and my noise cancelling headphones.
Then it was 12:15pm,Â time to board my direct flight to Atlantaâ€¦. Only to have my boarding pass replaced at the gate with a flight to Los Angeles and then a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta (with the same flight number). While it was a single flight it was not non-stop as I had believed. Oh well, two flights was too good to be true.
The internationalÂ flight arrived a little late into Los Angeles at about 8:00am and had a very tight connection to the ongoing domestic flight to Atlanta. The next flight was already starting to board as I was going through passport control and customs. I managed to get to the flight in record time, it was one of the quickest transitions from international to domestic that I have ever done in the USA. I have missed flights before because it usually takes a couple of hours.
The final leg left Los Angeles at 9:00am and arrived at Atlanta at 5:00pm local time. As I walked to baggage claim (I know there is a train, but it was full and I needed a walk), I came across a display of sculptures from Zimbabwe.
After collecting my baggage, Mariano arrived to pick me up and take me to his place. He has kindly offered for me to stay with him while in Atlanta. In fact I would be in trouble if I didnâ€™t stay with him.
So the journey finished at about 6:00pm Atlanta time when we got home. Atlanta is currently exactly 12 hours reversed from Perth. My trip door to door started at 9:00pm Thursday night (Perth Time) and arrived at 6:00am Saturday (Perth Time), this gives a total travel time of 33 hours.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.
March 14, 2015
Â· WinthropDC Â· No Comments
Tags: bags, conference, convergence 2015, development, dynamics, facebook, linkedin, microsoft, news, social-media Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 119
Convergence is just a few days away. We can hardly wait to get there and see some new and old faces. Before we head into the week, we wanted to introduce the members of our team heading down to Atlanta:
Meet our Director and Manager
Martin Olsen co-founded eOne back in 2001. He has been leading the team in Australia and recently moved to Fargo, ND to help grow the US office. Apart
Read the article:
Meet the eOne Convergence Team!
March 13, 2015
Â· Frank Hamelly MCP-GP MCT MVP Â· No Comments
Tags: creator, director, eone news, extender, manager, microsoft, Smartlist Builder, SmartView Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 97
You receive "Unable to Upgrade SBA from RTM" when attempting to apply Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 January or March Hotfix
Well, this one for sure has bitten more than one person already. I’ve seen a lot of exchanges and fielded a number of calls from folks trying to install the January or March hot fixes of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. When the msp file is executed, couple seconds into the execution you receive the following error message:
“Unable to upgrade SBA from RTM. Please remove the SBA feature before running this patch.“
The first reaction is to try and find the feature via the Uninstall or change a programÂ options under the Windows Control Panel. As it turns out, there’s no such option. This has led many folks to the next “obvious” option: Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components.
When you choose to uninstall the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Components, you will get rid of the Web Client install, but not the SBA components.
So what’s the solution?
The keyword in the error message is the word “feature”. SBA is a Microsoft Dynamics GP feature. In order to remove, you will need to right-click on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 and select the change option.
You will then click on the Add/Remove Features option in the Program MaintenanceÂ window, then scroll down until you see the Service Based Architecture option in the Select FeaturesÂ window. You can the proceed to click on the corresponding options button associated to the SBA prompt and select Not Available.
|Select Features window|
Once you click Next, the installer will proceed to remove the feature from your environment. When completed, you can re-run the hotfix msp to apply the updated code.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP
Intelligent Partnerships, LLC
March 13, 2015
Â· Mariano Gomez Â· No Comments
Tags: Analytical Accounting, atom, Dexterity, dynamics, human-resources, management, newsgroups, project-accounting, reporting, Smartlist Builder, united-states Â· Posted in: Blogs I Follow Total Views: 89