I was fortunate to be renewed today for the Microsoft MVP award, for the 5th time. When I got awarded the first time in October 2016, I never dreamed that I would be still here 5 cycles later. This year is bittersweet for me, as I’m only getting renewed due to the generosity of the Microsoft MVP Award program team. I only had a single-digit number of contributions logged, far from my normal contribution level. I was initially dreading the renewal process, but in early February 2021, the program team emailed all MVPs and told us that we would all be receiving a 1-year extension if we were up for renewal this July 1st. What a relief!Continue reading “MVP Renewal for 2021/2022”
Recently, there have been issues with Dynamics GP and Word Templates, due to some changes to the most recent Microsoft Office build releases. Specifically, documents generated in Word Templates cannot be opened in Microsoft Word, once you’re running a build from Sept 8/9th or newer. Today’s post is an attempt to clarify what the situation is, and what is and is not affected and clarify some of your options.Continue reading “Issues with Word Templates”
Today was a good day. It is Canada Day, which is a national holiday, and already a great day for us Canucks, but July 1st is also MVP renewal day for close to 3,000 Microsoft MVPs worldwide. I’m pleased to share that I was awarded for the 4th time today, within the Business Applications category (where Dynamics GP resides).Continue reading “MVP Renewal for 2020/2021”
If you haven’t heard the expression “GP Next”, it’s a long-time moniker for the next “yet-to-be-named” release of Microsoft Dynamics GP. It’s a commonly used term to talk about the next version while product versioning and/or naming and/or branding details are still being sorted out, instead of referring to it by a semi-real name that changes at the last minute. It’s not like the product team picks a name and then starts working on a feature list! Hence, the short form GP “Next”.
Why am I bothering to talk about that at all? There is often confusion on forums when users see this referenced and sometimes they think that is actually the name of the next version when it’s simply a placeholder. Trust me, in the world of everyone seemingly falling over themselves to get their product in the cloud, we want people talking about “GP Next” for a long time! At least, I do! This is a great product with a deep, passionate community of users, partners and ISV vendors. As long as we’re talking about what might be in “GP Next”, that’s a good thing in my humble opinion.Continue reading “GP “Next” aka what’s in a name?”
This is not my typical #TipTuesday blog. I’ve missed the last 2 Tuesdays, and I promise to get back to a regular schedule by end of this summer!
In its place is my take on what I look for when considering who to vote for in the GPUG All*Star awards voting process plus a little bit about the difference between a Microsoft MVP and GPUG All*Star.
So, let’s get to it! It’s that time of year again – GPUG All*Star voting time! First, here is some background information for those of you who may not yet be familiar with these programs and awards.Continue reading “GPUG All*Star 2019 Voting”
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been renewed as a Microsoft MVP in Business Applications (Dynamics GP focussed) for the next year, through to July 1, 2020.Continue reading “MVP Renewal for 2019/2020”
There’s no #TipTuesday today since I had website issues over the weekend and was unable to access it to prepare something. So, this will be a form of a tip in lieu of another topic!
There will be no mid-year tax update for Canadian Payroll for Dynamics GP this year, zippo, nada, zilch! Imagine that, not a single jurisdiction has a tax change this mid-year. That’s got to be a first!
So, enjoy your July 1st without a tax change!
There’s an expression “you can take the girl out of consulting but you can’t take the consulting out of the girl”. OK, so that’s not really how that goes, but it fits the situation!
As of June 1st (2019), I’m resuming my consulting business – Kuntz Consulting Inc. – and am back to being a Microsoft partner and independent consultant. This is so new that I haven’t even had a chance to update my website; so, depending on how quickly you read this post and click on that link, you may see the old message “no longer taking on clients”! Rest assured, I’m working on the updates as you read this.Continue reading “Back to consulting!”
Great news! Dynamics GP documentation is starting to make its way onto the docs.microsoft.com platform. That is AWESOME! So many of us have been vocal about the lack of updated documentation and this is a good first step about addressing that IMHO.