You are invited to the Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up!


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn May, nine well known Microsoft Dynamics GP ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) will helping the GP Community to keep learning during this time of pandemic and working from home.

We are hosting a free virtual conference with two half days of presentations called the Dynamics GP ISV Virtual Round Up.

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COVID-19 and Winthrop Development Consultants


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs my email inbox is getting filled with COVID-19 related updates from almost every company I have dealt with in the past, I thought I would not perpetuate the situation with another email.

But then I thought, would people be concerned if they had not heard from us? So I decided I would post something as a blog article instead, and here it is ….

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Fight Cancer by sponsoring the Life Cycle for Canteen OnRoad 2020


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI know that the world’s eyes are on Australia and bushfires at the moment, but we must not forget other charities that need our continuing support. Canteen Australia does a fantastic job supporting youth who are affected (directly or indirectly) by cancer, as we personally learnt in 2017. We need your assistance to help us raise some funds for this great organisation.

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#MSDynGP Dynamics 365 BC is not an upgrade from Dynamics GP


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis week a forum thread on the GPUG Open Forum caught my attention and I felt I had to respond. The topic was the future of Microsoft Dynamics GP and whether moving to Dynamics 365 is an option.

The fact that the question was asked again has prompted me to write another article to help get the correct message out to the Microsoft Dynamics GP community.

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#Perth: Innovating Workplace Productivity with Microsoft MVPs


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you live in Perth and work in the tech industry (or don’t work in the tech industry and want something to do), please come and join some of the Perth based Microsoft MVPs for a free community event on Saturday 25th May 2019.

This all day event (8;30 am to 5:00 pm) will be held at the Civic Administration Centre, City of Canning in Cannington, and will be an exciting day with seven presentations and a Q&A panel session to finish.

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Developing for Dynamics GP Blog is dead, long live the Developing for Dynamics GP Blog


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis story starts back in July 2008 while I was a Microsoft employee attending some developer training in Fargo run by my friend Steve Gray (of 4Penny and DynDeveloper fame).

After seeing Steve post some tidbit of technical knowledge to his blog, I decided to create my own blog so that I could publish articles then reference these articles when responding to forum posts. This was how the Developing for Dynamics GP Blog started.

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Knowledge Base Article References


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe first work in the process of Saving the Developing for Dynamics GP Blog has started with creation of two new pages on this blog with links to reference Knowledge Base (KB) Articles.

These pages consolidate all the KB Articles from the six Articles & Links pages from the Developing For Dynamics GP blog.

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Saving the Developing for Dynamics GP blog


David Meego - Click for blog homepageMany of you have probably read an article or two from my previous blog on Microsoft’s MSDN, the Developing for Dynamics GP blog. This blog was created in July 2008 and had published 1,130 articles by the time I left Microsoft in October 2014.

Even though there has been no new content added to the blog since I left, the blog is still one of the most popular Microsoft Dynamics GP related blogs. In fact, the Worldmaps tracking shows that the site is ranked 4th in the leaderboard and gets over 20,000 hits a month.

Microsoft is planning to deprecate MSDN blogs by the end of March and I am working to ensure that this valuable resource is not lost to the community.

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Life Cycle for CanTeen – OnRoad Ride 2019


David Meego - Click for blog homepageHello everyone for 2019.

I cannot believe that January is almost over and this is my first post for the year. It shows that I have been really busy working on the upcoming Build 26 of my flagship product, GP Power Tools. More details in another article soon.

Anyhow, this article is not work related. I would like to ask for your support for a great fundraising project that is very close to home.

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Action Required: User Group Summit Australia 2019 in Melbourne


David Meego - Click for blog homepageDynamics Communities is finally planning to bring the User Group Summit conference down under to Melbourne, Australia on 21-23 August 2019.

No, this is not an April Fool post, it is true. However, whether it will have content for Microsoft Dynamics GP has not yet been confirmed.

So, please read on for your URGENT CALL TO ACTION ….

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#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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Friday Funny: More on AFL: Australian Football League


David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday for the Friday Funny article I have decided to revisit a topic I posted about three years ago…. Our national sport: AFL or Australian Football League or Australian Rules Football or Aussie Rules or just Footy.

I am originally from the UK and was only introduced to AFL when I arrived in Australia as a 13 year old in 1981. I have never been a huge sports fan, but enjoy watching skilful athletes playing regardless of the discipline or code. FYI: We have seven football codes in Australia: Aussie Rules, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Football (Soccer), Gird Iron (American Football), Gaelic Football and International Rules (a Gaelic football & AFL mashup).

I wanted to share AFL with you again after my recent trip to Fargo when I showed some videos to one of the staff at the hotel and he was amazed by what he saw. It seems that many people outside of Australia mistakenly believe that Rugby is the biggest football code in Australia and don’t realise that AFL is completely different from Rugby (even if the ball is a similar shape).

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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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Friday Funny: It’s true, Toilets do flow the other direction in Australia


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor many years, when I have visited the US for conferences, there is always someone who makes a joke about the toilets flowing in the other direction in Australia. I am not talking about back up (unless there is really bad flooding), but the direction of the rotation as the water flows down.

The answer is yes, it does flow the other way. It is called the Coriolis Effect or Coriolis Force after the French Scientist, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis who wrote a paper on the topic in 1835.

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Friday Funny: Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns Home


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIf you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news in the Australian movie scene, here is some information to really get you excited.

After the amazing successes of Crocodile Dundee in 1986 and the follow up movies of Crocodile Dundee II in 1988 and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles in 2001, it looks like we will finally get another movie.

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Friday “Not” Funny: Stop Autonomous Weapons #bankillerrobots


David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday’s “Off Topic” article for the Friday Funny spot is actually not that funny. It is very thought provoking and as a person who loves technology and the good things it can do, this scares me as it shows how technology can be used in ways that are not so good for humanity.

I mentor at the robotics club for the school that my sons attended and am a committee member for Robocup Junior Australia (WA). I love robots, but only when they help make our lives better.

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Friday Funny: Don’t Say Velcro


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI am flying to Nashville, TN, USA today for GPUG Summit and the pre conference Dexterity and GP Power Tools training I am presenting. Here is something fun, but with a serious underlying message.

A few days ago, the company that 40 years ago invented the “hook and loop” fastening, Velcro, released a funny video begging people to stop calling the fastening “Velcro” regardless of who actually made it.

They are trying to address the issue where the name of one of the most popular brands for a product becomes synonymous with the product itself. This becomes a problem as it is difficult to maintain a trademark when everyone is misusing the brand name. There is a legal ruling about not being keep a trademark that has become part of the common language.

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PSA: Everything you want to know about the WannaCry ransomware


David Meego - Click for blog homepageCybersecurity is back in the news this week.

The WannaCry ransomware or crypto-virus has infected many computers around the world and highlighted that the threat of scams, viruses, trojans, worms and ransomware is very real and that you need to be forever vigilant to keep your systems and your data safe.

In this article I want to remind everyone of some easy and simple ways to keep yourself safe.

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