GPUG Summit 2013 Tampa Wrap Up

I just got back from GPUG Summit 2013 in Tampa and I have to say it was a very exciting week. With a 4-hour training and 3 sessions over 3 days, reality is time is always of the essence at a conference like this one. If you went to any of my sessions, please fill out the survey as this is how I get invited to these events – seriously!

ITP02: Fun with Microsoft Dynamics GP Administration Tools
Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
CPE Eligible
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STR04: Web Client Deployment for IT Directors
Thursday October 24, 2013 1:15pm – 2:15pm
CPE Eligible
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ITP07: Administering SQL for Microsoft Dynamics GP Administrators
Friday October 25, 2013 9:45am – 10:45am
CPE Eligible
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Nonetheless, I got a chance to attend a few sessions where I picked up a few nuggets (blog material for this week) and learned some more about topics I don’t usually get involved with and, boy, it was all worth it! Some of the sessions I attended are as follow:

BIR03: Unlock the Magic of Excel Refreshable Reports
Presenter: MVP Mark Polino
Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am
CPE Eligible
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PSH05R: Making Microsoft Dynamics GP work Simpler and Easier
Presenter: Mark Rockwell @ Rockton Software.
Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30am – 10:30am
Not CPE Eligible
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BDA06: Going Deep with SmartList Builder
Presenter: Nicole Alberson @ eOne Business Solutions.
Thursday October 24, 2013 4:00pm – 5:30pm
CPE Eligible
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STR08: Business Portal is Alive and Kicking
Presenter: Tanya Henderson @ S2 Technologies.
Friday October 25, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm
CPE Eligible
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Thanks to Summit sponsors FastPath and Data Masons for hosting the Thursday morning MVP breakfast, attended by MVPs from all ERP and CRM products and a few GPUG All-Star guests – from left to right and front to back, John Lowther (GP), Belinda Allen (GP), Leslie Vail (GP), Mariano Gomez (GP), Zubin Gidwani (GP All-Star), Jon Rivers (Data Mason), Howard Swerdloff (GP All-Star), Gretchen Opferkew (CRM), Claus Lundstrøm (NAV), Per Mogensen (NAV), Mark Polino (GP), Brandon George (AX)

Congratulations to the GPUG Summit 2013 All-Stars, Beat Bucher (@GP_Beat) with Forensic Technologies in Canada, Terry Heley with Microsoft, and Michelle Kocher with Delta Medical Systems.

Michelle, Terry, and Beat joined the “Ask the All-Star” session featuring (from left to right) Zubin Gidwani, Richard Whaley, MVP John Lowther, Bob McAdam, and MVP Mark Polino.

It was also good to catch up with my friends at eOne Business Solutions, Abbey Cooper, Nicole Albertson, and Chris Dew – Martin Olsen behind the camera.

My thoughts in general are:

  • Mark Polino is an Excel diva – enough said!
  • 1 hour sessions are too short. Most presenters I spoke to had a lot more material they would have wanted to present, but time did not allow them to go deeper into the topics.
  • Summit is definitely an event all end-users must attend at least every couple years.
  • Drop the word “optional” from the pre-conference training sessions. When you make something “optional”, people just don’t show up. It was not uncommon to find classrooms with just 2 students and the instructor.
  • Can’t beat the Tampa weather. Should plan to have more summits in this beautiful city.
  • More deep dives please! It should be all about the details for the end-user.
  • From a presenter’s perspective, VPC images were messed up and some were not even ready. Not cool!

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

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October 28, 2013 · Mariano Gomez · No Comments
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Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro videos

David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast month, I wrote an article about the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and accessories being announced. As a follow up I thought I would post links to some new videos and to the launch event, in case you missed it.

The event can still be viewed on the original link, but is also available from YouTube.

 

Check out the latest videos:

 

Surface Frames (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

Surface 2: Thinner. Lighter. Faster. (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

The Making of Surface 2 (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

Joro Boro: DJ and Composer (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

Surface 2 Launch Recap (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video) 

 

Microsoft Surface 2 – Launch Full Event – Monday, Sept. 23 (Part 1) (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

Microsoft Surface 2 – Launch Full Event – Monday, Sept. 23 (Part 2) (direct link

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

Enjoy

David

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October 28, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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Send Your SmartList Builder Feature Requests Our Way!

It has been a great week with our friends here in Tampa, at the GPUG Summit. If you weren’t able to make it to the Summit this year, please do consider joining us at Convergence or at next year’s Summit in St. Louis, MO.

In Tampa, we’ve loved hearing about your excitement around SmartList Builder and all it contains – Excel Report Builder, Drill Down Builder, and Navigation List Builder. (It’s always fun to have to add 3 rows of chairs to a room already packed with 105 people waiting to learn more about the Builder tools!)

With SmartList Builder coming home to eOne starting January 1st, 2014, we want to make sure you know that now is the time to send in feature requests! Start asking yourself:

1. If there’s any change in SmartList Builder that I’d like to see, what would that be?
2. What addition to SmartList Builder would help my daily processes?
3. What SmartList Builder feature could be enhanced or added to save me time?

So, if you have a feature request to send our way, please don’t hesitate to let us know! It’s easy to do. Just head to our website and enter your request in our forum dedicated to learning more about what customers want!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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October 25, 2013 · Abbey · No Comments
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Windows Comparisons Videos

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou might have already seen some of this adverts comparing Windows devices with a certain other popular brand. These fun adverts demonstrate how you can get more for less.

 

Windows 8: Less talking, more doing (direct link)

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Comparison: iPad vs. Windows 8 Tablet (direct link)

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Dell Tablet vs. iPad (direct link)

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Surface RT vs. iPad (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video) 

 

Acer Iconia W3 vs. iPad Mini (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

  

Lenovo Yoga vs. iPad: College (direct link)

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Enjoy

David 

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October 25, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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Windows Everywhere Videos

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWith the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has a new Windows Everywhere campaign to promote Windows to provide one experience on every device for everything in your life.

The first video is an Australian version of the second video. It definitely works better to have a local accent when running adverts on TV. 

 

Windows 8.1 Everywhere (Australia) (direct link)

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Windows 8.1 Everywhere (USA) (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

  

Windows Everywhere: Office (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

Windows Everywhere – Bing Smart Search (direct link)

(Please visit the site to view this video)

 

Enjoy

David 

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October 23, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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Quick Tip: Where does that customisation come from?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI was recently asked about a custom button that was added to a window and how to change the internet URL that the button opened when it was closed. I was not provided with any other information or screenshots.

The answer to the question is that the method to change the URL depends on what tool was used to create the custom button.

So this article provides a quick way to work out how the button was created and where you should be able to find the customisation.

To modify the Microsoft Dynamics GP user interface you have three techniques: Dexterity, Modifier & VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), and Modifier & Visual Studio Tools.

The best place to start is to look in the Security system at the Alternate Modified Forms and Reports ID and locate the window in question.

  • If it is an Alternate window, then the customisation is Dexterity based and you can look in the Dynamics.set launch file to find the dictionary.
     
  • If it is a Modified window and has dots before and after on the window title, then the customisation is Modifier & VBA based and you can look at Customisation Maintenance to locate it.
     
  • If it is a Modified window and only has one dot before, then the customisation is probably Modifier & Visual Studio Tools based and you can look at Customisation Maintenance to find the modified window and in the Addins folder to find the code in a custom dll.

Note: A dot before the Window Title indicates that it is a modified version of the window. A dot after the Window Title indicates that the window has VBA code attached to it.

Hopefully, this quick tip is useful.

David

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October 21, 2013 · David Musgrave · No Comments
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Join eOne at the GPUG Summit in Tampa

We are only a few days away from heading on down to Tampa for the GPUG and CRMUG Summits. The question is: WILL YOU BE THERE? If your answer was yes – that’s awesome! We are looking forward to connecting with you! We’d love to have you attend our sessions:

1. Extender Training: Join Nicole all day on Monday, October 21st for Extender training and become an expert. Email sales@eonesolutions.com for details.

2. What are the Builders?: Confused by which builder is which? Learn what they are and when to use them! Wed, October 23rd at 10 am.

3. Excel Report Builder – Your Miracle Tool: We use ERB every single day in our business for our sales reporting. Find out how ERB can be the best reporting tool for you out there. Wed, October 23rd at 2 pm & Friday, October 25th at 11 am

4. Making GP Your Super ERP: This is session will be unlike any you’ve heard from us before. We will tell you how we make GP our internal Super ERP and share how we use all of our products to make our business run efficiently. Thursday, October 24th at 9:30 am

5. Extender & What it Means to You: Extender gives you the power to make GP do what you want. Find out more by joining us at our session. Thursday, October 24th at 2:30 pm

6. Going Deep with SmartList Builder: Over 13,000 GP customers use SmartList Builder for their reporting needs. Whether you own it or want to, this is a session that you’ll want to join to go deep with SLB. Thursday, October 24th at 4 pm

7. Excel Report Builder/SmartList Builder Panel: Want to hear about using ERB and SLB in real life? Come to the panel discussion and hear stories of using ERB/SLB in every day life. Friday, October 25th at 2 pm

Beyond the sessions, you can find Martin, Nicole, Chris Dew and myself at the eOne booth (#218) during expo hours. We’d love to give you a product demo, discuss your project and generally catch up with you!

If you’d prefer to have a sit down meeting over coffee, lunch, or dinner – we do have a few slots still open. Let me know (email abbey.cooper@eonesolutions.com) and we’ll set up a time to meet.

Again, we really look forward to seeing you!

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October 18, 2013 · Abbey · No Comments
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