GPUG Summit 2018 Day 1

Today was day 1 of GPUG Summit in Phoenix. Not much happened today… LOL… ya right!

This year is the first year where there was content for the Power Platform (Microsoft Flow, PowerApps and Power BI). Today I took full advantage of that as it is predominantly new content for me and a chance to learn new things that aren’t necessarily Dynamics GP related. As I do with other events, I’ll go through what my day looked like.

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How to follow a conference or event

Today’s #TipTuesday is another non-product tip, but I’ll be knee-deep in sessions at GPUG Summit by the time many of you read this, so in the interest of a “simpler” topic, this is what I’ve come up with!

Today is the first “full” day of the 2018 GPUG (& other UGs) Summit. I get the sense that a lot of users tend to miss out on the news or updates because they aren’t on Twitter, or other social media sites where the news and information flow is often shared first. There are a lot of you out there reading this that may not know or care what a hashtag is, or know what you can do with it.

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Two Factor Authentication, part 2

Today’s #TipTuesday is a continuation of last week’s first post on Two Factor Authentication, 2FA for short. Today I am not getting into examples, as I found an interesting article last week after posting my first blog, that illustrates some of why 2FA and password managers are important. Instead of trying to document what already exists, I focused on some other things in this post and end this with where to get setup information for some common sites.

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GP & Intelligent Cloud – first impressions

Last week, Dynamics GP 2018 R2 was released and the first thing I did was check out and set up the replication with the Intelligent Cloud. I’ve tried a few more things, with somewhat minimal success, which means I need to do some more learning around how to navigate Business Central.

In the meantime, here are a few tips around replication that I have figured out, and where I’m at with some other stuff. I’m not finding a lot yet in the way of documentation so at this point I am trying things and trying to figure it out on my own.

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GP 2018 R2 Intelligent Cloud

Great news! GP 2018 R2 was released today, October 2, 2018. There are tons of posts on the official Dynamics GP blog about the features through their feature of the day series.

I downloaded and installed it on my Surface Go, so I could try it on this device as well as check out the new features. After I was done, I went through the Intelligent Cloud setup to see how it looked.

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Two Factor Authentication, part 1

Today’s #TipTuesday is a topic that likely needs multiple posts to handle it properly. In fact, as I write this, it’s already long before I even get into examples and “how to” on common sites so this will be a mini-series in my #TipTuesday series (a series within a series?!). Long story short: with all of the data breaches and hacks out there, the best thing you can do to protect your logins is to turn on Two Factor Authentication (2FA). There are multiple names for this and multiple acronyms most of which generally have the same or similar meanings. (The other most common term you might hear is MFA (multi-factor authentication).)

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Best Burgers: Webers on Hwy 11

The last few years, we started top X lists of a few things as we started to note how this or that was one of the “best we’ve ever tasted”. The list has started out with pizza and burgers, two classics where “best” is subjective. It’s fun to enjoy a good burger or pizza and try to determine if it “makes the list”. We don’t go “searching” for the best burger or pizza but when we eat but we inevitably revisit our lists if we stumble across a great one!

I was at Webers on Highway 11 twice in this weekend and it reminded me that I’ve never documented “the list” so I’ll start with my existing favourites and then elaborate more on Webers.

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