Since forever, the pundits have been preaching the demise of Great Plains Dynamics / Microsoft Dynamics GP.
When I joined Microsoft in 2001, one of the things that influenced my decision was the thinking that Dexterity (the language behind Dynamics GP) was going to die and so I decided that I would be better off inside Microsoft than continue working as an ISV (Independent Software Vendor).
Now sixteen years later in 2017 and I am back working as an ISV, and Dexterity, along with Microsoft Dynamics GP, is still going strong… despite the launch of Dynamics 365.
At the end of last year, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2 was released.
If you have not already installed/updated to this build, Microsoft has released lots of information about the new features in blogs, documentation and video forms.
Back in February of this year I posted a simple maths puzzle that I had seen on a Facebook post; Trending: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ?? to challenge my readers.
Little did I know that the follow up post; Answer: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ?? would go viral and cause my blog to reach the number 1 ranking on Worldmaps.
Forums are fantastic. They provide a free community based support platform with contributions from a wide range of users and professionals.
Many Microsoft employees, Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals), GPUG All Stars and experienced users donate their time to help the community. There only reward being thanked and having their responses marked as answers.
The launch of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is getting closer.
A good sign that the release is approaching is the publishing of the schedule of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 upgrade blog articles.
Announcing the new GPUG Amplify conference just for Microsoft Dynamics GP users.
GPUG Amplify is a collaboration between Microsoft and GPUG (Dynamics GP User Group) and is happening on 23rd to 25th May 2016 at Anaheim, California, USA.
Recently, I read a couple of articles by my fellow bloggers in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community and wanted to highlight them as well as add some of my own thoughts.
The first article was from Tim Wappat at Dynamic Code Blocks. It was a summary of the sneak peak at Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 and its HTML 5 web client at a meeting in London, UK.