#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 saved


David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack on the 23rd February I posted that I was in the process of Saving the Developing for Dynamics GP blog, my blog from my Microsoft days.

It has taken about four weeks of work, but I am very pleased to be able to announce that the work is complete and the relevant content from the Developing for Dynamics GP blog is now available from this blog.

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Revisited: Customise the Microsoft Dynamics GP Splash Screen


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog. As I can no longer keep the post updated on that blog, I am reposting an updated version here.

Below is the link for the original post:

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Revisited: Dynamics GP (Great Plains) Historical Timeline


David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is a reposting of an article I originally wrote on my Developing for Dynamics GP blog. As I can no longer keep the post updated on that blog, I am reposting an updated version here.

Below is the link for the original post:

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April Fool: Microsoft Dynamics GP 30th Anniversary Celebration planned for Perth, Western Australia


David Meego - Click for blog homepageMicrosoft Dynamics GP is just over 25 years old now and there are big plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The Dynamics product and its underlying development environment, Dexterity, were developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. On the 29th February 1993, Great Plains Software released its new accounting system with a GUI (Graphical User Interface), Dynamics 1.0.

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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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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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#FabrikamDay How to quickly update the sample data to 2027


David Meego - Click for blog homepageIn case you missed it, yesterday was Fabrikam Day for the Microsoft Dynamics GP community. This was the 12th April 2017, the date that the sample company’s, Fabrikam, data is based around.

For more information about Fabrikam Day and the sample company have a look at my article from yesterday:

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#FabrikamDay is today or is it?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageToday is the 12th of April 2017 (at least it is already in Perth) and is now known in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community as “Fabrikam Day” thanks to the Training Dynamo herself, Amber Bell.

While most customers set up a test company based on their live company’s data, partners including ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) and sales & support consultants have usually used the Sample or Lesson company that comes with Dynamics GP to demo and test.

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So Yesterday was Pi Day, or was it?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageWhile working hard yesterday I came across a post shared on the Book of Face by my friend Denni Conner. It showed the mathematic constant of π (Pi) played as a song and was an interesting approach to try and memorize the sequence of numbers.

The post said it was Pi Day because the date was 3.14 and that the celebrated time was 1:59 PM as that gave the number sequence 3.14159 which is Pi to 5 decimal places and the most that “normal” people can remember. If you can remember more digits that is great, but you are in a minority.

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Merry Christmas 2016 and a Happy New Year 2017


David Meego - Click for blog homepageI have been very busy the last few months working on the next build of GP Power Tools (Build 22) and so have not been posting much on the blog. I am extremely excited about the new release as the development almost complete. More details will follow.

However, today’s post is to wish everyone in the community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Blues At Bridgetown 2016


David Meego - Click for blog homepageLast weekend, my wife (Jennifer) and I went down to our holiday house, Tweed Cottage, for the Blues At Bridgetown music festival in Bridgetown, Western Australia.

Bridgetown is about 270km (168 miles) south of Perth (a two and a half to three hour drive depending on traffic) and the town hosts an annual Blues music festival on the second weekend of November, starting on Friday afternoon and running for all of Saturday and Sunday. This year was the 24th festival and featured a line up of local, national and international artists.

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Viral: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??


David Meego - Click for blog homepageBack 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.

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DJing and RIP Pete Burns from Dead Or Alive


David Meego - Click for blog homepageSome of you might know that I have a hobby as a DJ. Not a radio style DJ who has not touched a record (or CD) for years and talks too much. Not a remix DJ who digitally mashes up multiple songs into a single confused track. Not a DJ who creates their own music.

I am talking about a old style club DJ who plays dance music, beat mixes, and might use the odd sample or bit of scratching for fun.

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Using Forums Effectively by Jen Kuntz


David Meego - Click for blog homepageForums 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.

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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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