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GPUG farewells Kim “Mamma” Peterson as she takes up a new role

David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday is a sad day in the GPUG community. We are losing Kim “Mamma” Peterson from the Dynamics Communities team where she has been GPUG Program Director for the last five years.

Kim has done an awesome job and leaves GPUG on a high as she takes up a new role as Director of User Experiences for InterDyn BMI.

Thank you Kim for all the support you have given to the community and the advice and encouragement you have given to me. GPUG would not be where it is today without your work, smiling face and great laugh.

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Kim at GPUG Summit 2015 awarding GPUG All Stars myself, Viola and Steve

Here are some videos of Kim’s fun side:

Tim Tam Slams at Convergence 2012 (direct link)

 

Kim Peterson doing the Tim Tam Slam at Microsoft Convergence 2015 in Atlanta (direct link)

 

Have a read of the posts on the GPUG blog:

Good luck with the new role, hope to see you soon at the conferences.

David

PS: Kim, I will still need my hugs.

PPS: Please post in the comments if you have something to say to Kim.

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January 29, 2016 · WinthropDC · No Comments
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Australia Day Videos 2016

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs mentioned yesterday, today is Australia Day.

It has become a tradition (read “marketing exercise”) for Meat & Livestock Australia to release funny videos promoting lamb barbeques for Australia Day. While some people don’t like the adverts, they are funny.

Here are the adverts from this and previous years. Please note that these contain Australian humour and might cause offense:

Australia Day 2016: Commence Operation Boomerang (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2015: Richie Benaud will not Lamb alone this Australia Day (direct link)

Sadly: Richie Benaud passed away in 2015. RIP.

Australia Day 2014: Generation Lamb (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2013: Lambnesia (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2012: Lambassador Sam Kekovich changes his tune (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2012: “Barbie Girl” (Justice Crew v Sam Kekovich v Melissa Tkautz) (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2011: Lambassador Sam Kekovich takes on Europe (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2010: International Australia Day (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2009: Sam Kekovich’s Address To The Nation (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2008: Sam Kekovich says ‘Eat Lamb during Australia Week’ (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2007: Australia Day Party (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2006: Address to The Nation (direct link)

 

Australia Day 2005: Address to The Nation (direct link)

 

One last video from Deadpool (star of the upcoming Deadpool movie). Contains bad language.

Australia Day Message From Deadpool (direct link)

 

Enjoy

David

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#Skyworks2016 – Australia Day 2016

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am back in Perth after enjoying time in Sydney with family and a cruise (with other family) from Sydney around New Zealand.

Time to work on catching up with the email backlog and getting back into projects for 2016. But it might be a couple more days before the work really gets going….

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 26th January 2016) is the Australia Day 2016 public holiday, and so many people are taking today (Monday) off as well to create a four day long weekend. I know this also happens in the US around their equivalent, Independence day.

While Sydney is know around the globe for its New Year’s Eve fireworks, Perth waits for Australia Day for its Skyworks fireworks and laser show, put on by the City of Perth and Mix 94.5fm. For additional info click here.

Below are some photos from previous year’s shows as well as some videos of the 2015 show:

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Perth City Skyworks 2015 (direct link)

 

Australia Day Skyworks 360 Video (direct link)

 

Perth City Australia Day 2015 Skyworks HD (direct link)

 

For those of you in Perth going to see the show live, have fun.

Enjoy

David

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Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book engineer offers inside look at what’s new

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI came across this WinBeta article a little while ago and wanted to highlight the presentation from the Microsoft Ignite conference last November.

The presentation by “Surface Blackbelt” Briand Sanderson takes you behind the scenes and shows the engineering and research & development behind the creation of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices.

The video is below and while it is just over an hour long, it is definitely worth watching.

Building Surface Pro 4 & Surface Book

 

Here is the link to the WinBeta Article:

Enjoy

David

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Friday Funny: Microsoft spreads the spirit of the season on 5th Ave

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTo celebrate the holidays, Microsoft employees, who were selected from across the country, gathered together, meeting each other for the first time, at the new Microsoft 5th Avenue Store in New York City, New York, USA to spread some holiday wishes. Joined by a local NYC children’s youth choir, they share a message of peace and harmony with their neighbour down the street.

Check out the video below:

Microsoft spreads the spirit of the season on 5th Ave (direct link)

 

Enjoy

David

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December 2015 Special: Helping Aaron Back

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou probably all know GPUG All-Star Aaron Back who has been contributor to the Microsoft Dynamics GP community and GPUG for many years.

Last month, I found out that his son, Ian, is unwell and his treatment is costing a lot of money.

Aaron has created a GoFundMe page to help raise some funds to cover the costs of the treatment.

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I wanted to do something to help Aaron out and was considering a personal donation, but looking at how much he needs I wanted to do something more.

To this end, I am planning to donate 10% of Winthrop Development Consultants’ December 2015 profits from selling GP Power Tools to the cause.

I am also challenging other Microsoft Dynamics GP partners in the community (both ISVs and selling partners) to help Aaron and his family in any way they can, be it via personal donation, a lump sum donation or percentage approach like I am using.

Thanks to the following partners for joining the cause and donating something (in no particular order):

Let me know if you are willing to “go all in” and join me in this endeavour and I will add your company name in this article.

Also, thanks to all the individuals who have donated.

So, please buy GP Power Tools in December and let’s give the Back family an awesome Christmas present and give back to Aaron some of what he gives to the GP Community.

Wishing Ian a fast recovery and the family a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.

David

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Friday Funny: If animals were round…

David Meego - Click for blog homepageCame across these videos which I think you will enjoy.

Rollin’ Wild asks the question:

If all animals became round overnight, would their daily life still run that smoothly?

Check out the video playlist and a Christmas video below:

Rollin’ Safari Playlist (direct link)

 

Rollin Christmas (direct link)

 

For more information, check out:

Enjoy

David

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