Time for a Change (not April Fools)

Hello to all my friends in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community. You have probably heard that Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, recently announced that Microsoft will be shedding 18,000 employees, a total of about 14% of its total work force. Well, on the 19th of September 2014, I was asked to come into the office for a teleconference…

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RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 National Championships

After the successes of the All Saints College teams at the RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 WA State Championships, it went without saying that we would take our best teams to the National Competition in Brisbane on the 27th and 28th September. We ended up taking our Senior Theatre (Pickle JAR Productions) and Senior Dance (The Inspector)…

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RoboCup Junior Australia 2014 WA State Championships

It has been a while since my last post. I have been very busy with a number of activities (more on that in a later post). One of those activities has been this year’s RoboCup Junior Australia competition. For the last two years I have been the mentor for the All Saints College Robotics Club. I got involved…

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It’s Official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of rumours floating around about Microsoft buying Minecraft for a very large sum of money. Well as of a few hours ago, the Microsoft News Center and Mojang blog have confirmed the rumour as true: Microsoft: Minecraft to join Microsoft  Mojang: Yes, we’re being…

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Synchronizing any folder on your system with OneDrive

In my last post: Backup regimes and synchronizing folders across your network, I discussed my method of backing up data from four folders off the root of the drive across my network and how I use the free SyncToy 2.1 tool from Microsoft. So in this post I wanted to take it to the next…

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Backup regimes and synchronizing folders across your network

On my computers at home I have a backup and synchronization regime to ensure that each computer has access to the files I want (even when offline) and that there is no chance of losing any data in the event of a disaster. In this post, I will explain my regime and some of the…

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More from the Dynamics GP Community do the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Following on from my recent post: David Musgrave does the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. A number of other people in the Microsoft Dynamics GP Community have now risen to the challenge. Below are their videos and blog articles:   Beat Bucher: @GP_Beat takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Aug-2014 (direct link) [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3okUQigqME] Blog: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge   Mariano…

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David Musgrave does the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

You have probably heard on the various social media platforms about the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for the ALS Association. ALS is known in Australia as Motor Neuron Disease, so you can also make a donation to MND Australia. A number of important people in the Microsoft…

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Surface Pro 3 Adverts

A while ago I posted about the announcement of the Surface Pro 3. If you missed it, check out the article: Surface Pro 3 Announced. As the launch in Australia gets closer I thought I would post some of the cool adverts that have been released for it. Surface Pro 3: The tablet that can replace your…

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Cortana and Car Bluetooth continued

Last week, I posted an article about a really cool new feature in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (currently available on Developer Preview). See the blog Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Cortana and Car Bluetooth for details how to add Cortana as a contact to your car’s Bluetooth system to allow you to use Cortana on a…

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Printable Manuals for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Today, I received a case where the partner was after the Multicurrency Manuals for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. I have noticed that the later versions of Dynamics GP don’t have all the printable manuals shipped with them. Moving forward Dynamics GP will not be updating all the manuals with every version. There is however a link, where you…

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Cortana and Car Bluetooth

My son sent me a YouTube video today that got me really excited, so I had to share his discovery. My car is a lovely white 2009 BMW 125i coupe. It is my “Mid Life Crisis” car after I had my previous car for 14 years.   While I really like the car, there has always…

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So long and thanks for all the fish, Richard Whaley

I am back from my leave this week and have been working through my backlog of emails and other tasks. Today, I heard some sad news. Richard Whaley, owner of Accolade Publications and long time Great Plains / Microsoft Dynamics GP stalwart has passed away after a long struggle with illness. Richard is known by…

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Today is my last day

Today is my last day. Once I finish work at the end of the day, I won’t have to worry about Microsoft Dynamics GP, support cases, forums, blogs, or the Support Debugging Tool. At least until I get back from leave at the start of July. The posts on the blog will slow down for…

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Surface Pro 3 Announced

Yesterday, the latest member of the Surface family was announced. Say “Hello” to the Surface Pro 3 The following information is from Panos Panay: From the beginning, we’ve had an ambitious vision to build Surface to enable people to do more. Today, 96% of people in the US who have an iPad also have a…

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Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Update is available

Following on from the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview one month ago, Brandon LeBlanc from the Windows Phone Blog has let us know that there is now an update available for those of you who have installed the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview on your devices. The update mainly focuses on bug fixes and improving…

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Message for the Day/Week/Month/Year: Look Up

I came across this video (via Facebook, yeah feel the irony) by Gary Turk and had to post it. I love computers and technology, but “social media” is anything but. ‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier…

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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…

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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…

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