#MSDynGP Don’t Believe All The Microsoft Sales Hype


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast week, I was having an email conversation with a partner friend in New Zealand and he mentioned that he had recently gained a number of existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers from larger partners (VARs) who have decided to de-emphasize their Dynamics GP line of business.

My friend’s comment was this was short sighted and that it was sad when the fight for a quick dollar overrides the value of a long term relationship. His comments prompted me to write this “opinion” article.

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#GPTechConf Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2018 Wrap Up


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn August, I went on my annual pilgrimage to Fabulous Fargo for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2018. The event was held at the Microsoft Campus in Fargo, ND, USA on the 20th to 22nd August 2018.

While smaller than previous years it was still well attended and everyone who was there found it worthwhile, both for the technical knowledge and product information provided as well as for the social and networking opportunities.

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#GPUGSummit GPUG Summit 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, USA early bird pricing ends soon


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe GPUG Summit 2018 Conference is fast approaching. It is being held on October 15-18, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Winthrop Development Consultants will be at the conference as I am training 3 GPUG Academy classes and co-presenting at least 5 sessions. We will also have booth 1540 at the Expo.

Register now before the early-bird pricing runs out on September 6th… Don’t forget to use the Winthrop 10% discount code below.

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#GPPT #BPST PLEASE READ: Special promotion for Pennies for Taylor


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAbout seven weeks ago, my good friend, fellow MVP & GPUG All-Star, blogger and past co-presenter, Shawn Dorward‘s life was turned upside down when his eighteen year old son, Taylor was involved in a drowning accident.

Thanks to Taylor’s friends and the emergency teams, Taylor survived but has suffered significant brain damage. He is now on the long road to recovery and making great progress.

Please read on and watch the video to see how you can help and for more information on the special promotion that I am running through Winthrop Development Consultants. Taylor needs your support.

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#SQL Collation – SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS vs Latin1_General_CI_AS


Craig Verster - Click for blog homepageToday, we have an article from guest author Craig Verster, Senior Microsoft Dynamics GP Consultant at Microchannel Services, who identified an issue that can affect Australian (and potentially other non-US) SQL Server installations.

When installing SQL Server Database Engine the default collation is dependent on the Locale of the operating system.

i.e. If Australia, then Latin1_General_CI_AS is the default collation method.

If USA (which is the default locale), then SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS is the default collation method.

Although both these collation methods use code page 1252 they actually work very differently.

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#GPTechConf Sessions for Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2018 in Fargo, ND, USA


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs I mentioned in a recent article, the Microsoft Dynamics GP conference season is upon us with the Dynamics GP Tech Conference 2018 being held in its traditional home at the Microsoft Campus in Fargo, ND, USA on the 20th to 22nd August 2018.

The Agenda has been published and so you can now see all the great sessions available to you and your teams.

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