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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Free Voucher for Microsoft Azure or Office 365 Exam Usually $206

If you are missing the Dynamics GP exams, here’s some silver lining. Microsoft is offering free vouchers for the Azure, and Office 365 exams for the first 10000 people who sign up.

Visit http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/goodstuff/p/mcp.aspx to request an exam voucher

Schedule and take your exam by December, 31, 2014.

To earn Microsoft Certified Specialist in Azure, pass one or both of these exams:

70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
70-533: Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions

To earn Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Office 365, pass both of these exams:

70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services

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Friday, October 3, 2014

New Book on Dynamics GP Web Client

A new book by fellow Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Ian Grieve is now out about the Web Client - Implementing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client. I was fortunate enough to review the book as Ian was writing it.

Ian has created a great tool to supplement the ton of documentation available from Microsoft. His personal experiences, and easy to read instructions will make a web client install much easier than it actually is. If you don’t follow Ian’s blog – I highly recommend checking it out – http://www.azurecurve.co.uk/

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has helped raise $22.9 million, 12 times the amount raised last year according to the ALS Association.

I just completed the challenge, and the donation, and would encourage you support this cause as well. Support ALS here https://t.co/EnqNJUytbG

 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 

I’m nominating –

 

My top 3 favourite ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dynamics GP ACA(Affordable Care Act) Solution

The ACA changes are almost here, and along with it additional reporting requirements. The US Small Business Administration has a lot of information available at http://www.sba.gov/healthcare

You would want to check out information relevant to the bracket you fit in -

A Microsoft Partner Lanac Technology has create a integrated solution to address this need http://info.lanactech.com/aca/

You can watch a Webcast to review what they have done at - http://mcgladrey.com/content/mcgladrey/en_US/events/microsoft-dynamics-gp-reporting-solutions-for-affordable-care-ac.html

In the new age of the Affordable Care Act, pressure to file payroll data accurately and confidently with the IRS is just one of the challenges for U.S. employers. Every organization doing business in the United States will have to digest the numerous and complex changes mandated for payroll reporting – and find a way to transform its information systems accordingly.

As a company that supports major users of Microsoft Dynamics GP’s Payroll module, LANAC Technology began in 2012 to pore over the Affordable Care Act's fine print for employers. Our clients asked that we:

  • find a way they could meet the reporting requirements of the ACA confidently
  • provide business intelligence to forecast each of their employees’ eligibility for employer-provided health insurance
  • accomplish this with minimal disruption to their current processes

We dissected the multitudes of employer directives in the Affordable Care Act and put our ace development team on the job of creating software that makes ACA compliance headache-free for Dynamics GP Payroll users. The result is a Dynamics-specific product that we call ACA Reporting for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

 

     

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Transform the Data Center, MVP Roadshow – Sydney

If you are looking at understanding the great options for reducing cost and complexity, as well as simplifying management with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 – Microsoft has a great event this Friday (Aug 15) in Sydney.  

Registration: http://bit.ly/1mCESYr

This event is supported by MS Corp Cloud OS team, so there are gifts for all attendees and lunch is included as well.

Agenda:
09:00 - 09:30 (30m.) | Breakfast/Registration

09:30 - 10:00 (30m.) | Session I - Cloud OS Data Moment

10:00 - 10:05 (05m.) | Break

10:05 - 10:45 (40m.) | Session II – Windows Server 2003 Migration Final Part 1

10:45 – 10:50 (05m.) | Break

10:50 - 11:30 (40m.) | Session III – Windows Server 2003 Migration Final Part 2

11:30 - 11:40 (10m.) | Break

11:40 – 12:30 (50m.) | Session IV* -

             Option 1. Bye Bye Server 2003, hello 2012 R2 (Demo based)

             Option 2.  Bringing the Azure Experience to your Datacenter with Windows Azure Pack

*Please choose one option for Session IV when you register
Lunch & Closing

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Microsoft MVP Award, and a big loss in the Dynamics GP World.

Got the good news yesterday that I was re-awarded as a Microsoft MVP for 2014, 4th year in a row. 

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Dynamics GP technical communities during the past year.

This is something I cherish a lot, most importantly, because I get to be part of a great group of incredible MVPs.   I also really value getting to work with Microsoft closely on what’s coming next.

At the same moment also got some very sad news – a Superstar in the Microsoft Dynamics GP world – Richard Whaley passed away yesterday. An author of over 10 books, a kind and helpful person, he will be sorely missed.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dynamics GP 2013 R2 Released–Download Links

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Product Download Page  - https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/northamerica/GP/downloads/service-packs/MDGP2013_Release_Download 

The Inside GP blog has been covering the new features for quite a while now, and I highly recommend checking it out - Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP .

Siva has more details and lots of resources - Dynamics GP 2013 R2–Released Today!! 

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