Thursday, December 11, 2014

Microsoft Starts Accepting Payments in Bitcoin

If you have been slow like me in getting in the Bitcoin bus – now might be the time starting learning about this new world. Its a little hard to get into, but the long term vision is fascinating. As someone who has spent so much money in bank fees for wire transfers, on top of currency conversion fees – I see the value in Bitcoin.

However, I was always sceptical if Bitcoin or any of the other CryptoCurrencies will survive in the long run. Looks like they will, and are just gaining wider acceptance. Microsoft has just started accepting it, Newegg accepts it, Dell accepts it, Expedia, and Google is working towards integrating it.

Starting Thursday in the U.S., by using BitPay, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor, you can trade-in bitcoin – at current market value — and add it to your Microsoft account. Those funds can then be used to purchase content in the Windows Store, or in stores that house Xbox Games, Xbox Music or Xbox Video.

Steve Endow and Andrew Dean actually did a demo of accepting Bitcoin Integration with Dynamics GP at reImagine this year. Steve was kind enough to post the source code on his blog.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dynamics GP 2015 is Out! What’s New ?

GP 2015 with the sweet new workflow, service based architecture and over 120 new features is now out! You can get it from PartnerSource from

If you are catching up with whats new in GP 2015, here are the 4 big rocks, in addition to the enhancements in major modules -

  • Service Based Architecture with REST API
  • Identity Management (Single sign on through integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory to help users work seamlessly across Microsoft Dynamics GP, Office 365, and other cloud-based applications.)
  • Azure Procurement
  • Apps on multiple platforms

Microsoft has been running feature of the day posts for GP 2015 for a few weeks now. You can check out at http://community.dynamics.com/gp/b/gpteamblog/archive/tags/Feature+of+the+Day/default.aspx

David Musgrave as always has a roundup of all the GP 2015 posts - http://winthropdc.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/microsoft-dynamics-gp-2015-now-available-for-download/#more-376