Fight Cancer by sponsoring the Life Cycle for Canteen OnRoad 2023

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have left this a bit later than I planned, but this is a request for sponsorship to help me fight cancer and its effects on those fighting this horrible disease as well as on their friends and family.

Canteen Australia is an amazing charity that supports youth and young adults who have been affected (directly or indirectly) by cancer. The Life Cycle for Canteen charity bike rides are the largest single source of financial support for Canteen in Western Australia. Since 1998 over $2,500,000 has been raised and donated.

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PSA: Fake Friend Requests – Have you been Hacked?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis Public Service Announcement comes about after I received or saw messages from three Facebook Friends in the last week that they have been “Hacked” because someone was sending out Fake Friend Requests pretending to be them.

While Fake Friend Requests are definitely a problem and need to be dealt with correctly, they are not an indication that you have been hacked or that your account and passwords have been compromised in any way.

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Important: Please update all Winthrop Products to resolve an Installer Security Vulnerability

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWinthrop Development Consultants was recently notified by InstallAware, the supplier of the installer software used for the distribution packages for all our products, that a Security Vulnerability was identify in their product. They have released a new version that resolves the issue.

However, the issue will exist on all machines that have used an installer built with the previous compromised versions of their installer software.

Using the newly fixed installer software, we have created and released new builds of all our products which should be installed at all customer and partner sites as soon as possible. Any build of any of our products downloaded and installed after 10-Aug-2022 contains the fix.

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#MSDynGP New NACHA Data Security Requirements coming up on 30-Jun-2022

David Meego - Click for blog homepageYou might be aware of the new Security requirements for Bank Account Numbers which applies to ACH Originators and Third-Parties with more than 2 million ACH payments annually and becomes effective on 30-Jun-2022.

NACHA, the governing body for ACH transactions in the United States, is rolling out updated security requirements which are actually best practice whether you meet the transaction level targets or not.

Read on for how you handle the requirements on your Microsoft Dynamics GP system.

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I Fixed my Xbox One Gaming Console

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a completely off topic post for me. It is not Microsoft Dynamics GP, Robotics or even puzzle related.

We recently moved house (twice) and during the shift from the original home to the final home, our Xbox One gaming console remained boxed up while we lived in temporary accommodation. When we unpacked the console after the second move it failed to power on. ☹️

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Java Log4J Vulnerability

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOver the last few days I have received a number of requests for clarification of the status of Winthrop Development Consultants’ products and whether they are at risk from the Java Log4J vulnerability that has been in the news recently.

The short answer is no.

For those who would like a bit more information read on…

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#MSDynGP Consultants: Are you a Microsoft Partner?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAn important part of the amazing Microsoft Dynamics GP community is the independent consultant.

Independent consultants don’t usually sell the Microsoft software or licenses, but they provide deep knowledge about how to setup and use the accounting/ERP software. They often work in conjunction with the customer’s partner of record (POR) to provide a additional level of support.

But many of them are not signed up as a Microsoft partner and don’t have their access to the PartnerSource Business Center or their own GP Registration keys.

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Friday Funny: Tom Scott – The Worst Typo I Ever Made

David Meego - Click for blog homepageI came across this great video by one of my favourite YouTubers, Tom Scott, recently and thought I would share it with you. Tom’s videos are well researched, interesting and presented with a good sense of humour.

This one is specifically about an incident where he made a typo while working on a SQL database and his advice about how everything went wrong and how to ensure it does not in future is worth listening to.

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#DUG Dynamics User Group, DynamicsCon and Microsoft Dynamics GP

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Dynamics User Group, the team behind DynamicsCon, are making a huge effort to bring the Microsoft Dynamics GP community into their fold.

Not only is there Dynamics GP content in the DynamicsCon conference coming up on March 16-21 2021, including a session presented by yours truly on GP Power Tools, but now there is a Dynamics GP section and GP forums active on their site.

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David Musgrave on The MVP Show

David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack at the end of July, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Mark Smith from New Zealand (also known as the nz365guy) for his MVP Show podcast series.

This was the first time I have been interviewed for a podcast and it was a great experience.  Still waiting for the Enterprise Software Podcast team… Hint, Hint, Bob 🙂.

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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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