This 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. ☹️
If 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.
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.
Microsoft 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.
Today’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.
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.
Today 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.
While 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.
I 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.
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.
Some 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.
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.