Import and Export for Office in GP 2013

A customer ran across an interesting issue with Excel Based Budgeting after they upgraded to GP 2013. They had been using Excel Based Budgeting in GP 2010 successfully – mostly to import/update existing budgets based on their existing spreadsheets.  What was successful in GP 2010, wasn’t working in GP 2013 – specifically cells that were based…


Why you need technical consultants involved in the sales process

When I worked in the partner channel, I decided it was very wise to have a technical consultant present in all sales meetings. Or better still make sure that your sales consultant has a technical background with the application. At least then you are less likely to end up with the problem where the sales consultant has…


More on SQL Server Connection issues with Microsoft Dynamics GP

I have been working on a recent support case that had a situation that makes me want to raise this topic again. In the past, I have posted a number of articles discussing reasons for connections to SQL Server to be lost. When Microsoft Dynamics GP loses its connection to SQL Server, the Dexterity Runtime automatically…


The story behind Windows XP’s Bliss wallpaper

This is a follow on from my post last week: Goodbye Windows XP – Hello Windows 8.1 Update, where we discussed the end of support for Windows XP. What do Autumn, Azul, Bliss, Radiance, Red moon dessert, Stonehenge and Wind all have in common? Ok, the article’s heading is a huge hint. They are the…


Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview is available

In the last couple of weeks I have posted about the Windows Phone 8.1 update that is coming to all Windows Phone 8 devices in the coming months. To learn more please review the previous articles: What’s New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update  Windows Phone 8.1: More on Cortana and Guinness World…


OneNote Mac is now available for free (Fun Video)

OneNote is a great tool for storing and sharing ideas, but until recently users of Mac computers could not join in the fun. The OneNote engineering team have found a great way to announce the launch of OneNote Mac. OneNote Mac – The Song [Parody of One Day More from Les Misérables] (Direct Link) [View:]…


Windows Phone 8.1: More on Cortana and Guinness World Record

Last week, I posted about What’s New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Today, I wanted to post some videos of what is in store for users of Windows Phone 8, who will be getting the Windows Phone 8.1 update for free. So below are some fantastic videos to introduce Cortana, the Windows…


Goodbye Windows XP – Hello Windows 8.1 Update

Today heralds the end of an era. After 12 years, support for Microsoft Windows XP will end on today, 8th April 2014 (in around 14 hours time after this article is published). This comes as no surprise as the date for the end of Windows XP extended support was announced about 6 years ago. Opinion: While…


Microsoft Convergence 2014 Atlanta – Wrap Up

Sorry, I know this is a little late. The Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference was recently held in Atlanta between 3rd and 7th March 2014. While I was not able to attend, some of my friends and colleagues were able to and some blogged about their time at the conference. So below is a wrap up of…


What’s New in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update

Yesterday, the Build 2014 conference started in San Francisco, California, USA. It runs from the 2nd to 4th April. What this means is that it is time for lots of announcements on the future of Microsoft products. So, here is Joe Belfiore presenting many of the new features in Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update….