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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#MSCONNECT Rename Select Payables Checks, Edit Payables Check Batch, Edit Payables Check, Print Payables Checks, and Post Payables Checks windows

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This is the sixth in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

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Register for the Perth Australia September 2016 GPUG Chapter Meeting

David Meego - Click for blog homepageHere is a call for all Perth based Microsoft Dynamics GP partners and customers to register for the next Perth Australia GPUG Chapter Meeting for Q3 2016.

The meeting will be held in one week’s time at the Microsoft Office in Perth on Wednesday 14th September at 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start.

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PSA: The No More Ransom! Project

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on my previous Public Service Announcements (PSA) about scammers and user credential hacks, today I have one on ransomware.

A while back, I posted a warning about Backups and Cloud Storage and how ransomware and in particular crypto viruses could destroy your cloud backed up files if they are automatically synchronised with your local files.

You are still safest to have a back up on a drive or system that is not always connected, and avoid getting ransomware on your system.

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PSA: Countdown to the end of free Windows 10 upgrade

David Meego - Click for blog homepageFollowing on from my previous article: Upgrade to Windows 10 for free before time runs out, this is another reminder to make sure you take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade offer for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 before it finishes on 29th July 2016.

If you let the offer expire, upgrading to Windows 10 will incur a charge of US$119 for Windows 10 Home and US$199 for Windows 10 Pro.

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PSA: Microsoft will never call you or ask you to call them

David Meego - Click for blog homepageRecently, I posted an article: Friday Funny: Fake Microsoft Scammer Tries to Scam Ex Microsoft Employee, where an ex-Microsoftie had some fun with a scammer using a virtual machine which could be damaged without any actual risks to his computer.

Today, I came across a scam site that could catch the unwary. So I decided to write this Public Service Announcement (PSA) article to help keep people safe.

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Friday Funny: Fake Microsoft Scammer Tries to Scam Ex Microsoft Employee

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis Friday Funny is also a Public Service Announcement.

Hopefully, most of you (as tech savvy readers of my blog) are aware of the “Microsoft support” or “Windows support” scams that are still catching people. The scam comes in a couple of variants, but the end result is the same…. They get money or personal data from you.

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#MSCONNECT GP – Update web client to allow Company based color schemes in GP Power Tools to work

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

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#MSCONNECT GP – Bug in taGetPMNextVoucherNumber causes duplicate voucher numbers to be issued

David Meego - Click for blog homepageTime to vote.

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

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#MSCONNECT Allow Dynamics GP Desktop client to resize correctly based on screen DPI percentage

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This is the second in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

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#MSCONNECT Open more than one window at a time in GP2016 Web Client

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This is the first in a series of blog posts where I will be highlighting Microsoft Connect product suggestions that need the community’s support. If you agree with the product suggestion, please help get as many votes as you can.

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The Last Word: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??

David Meego - Click for blog homepageWow, I cannot believe the responses, comments and arguments that this simple mathematical equation is generating. If you have not seen my earlier posts, have a read (and answer the poll in the first article):

I had planned not to post again on this topic, but I feel that I have some further points and examples to share.

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Accounting Principles and the Mathematics behind them

David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn the last week or so, I have posted a few articles relating to a mathematical challenge and how to get the correct answer. One of the concepts needed for the challenge was a number line. Number lines help explain what happens when adding to or subtracting from a negative number. They also make Accounting simple.

If you want to read the original articles, here they are:

Disclaimer: I am not an Accountant and have never had any formal Accounting training.

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