GP “Next” aka what’s in a name?

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.

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GPUG All*Star 2019 Voting

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.

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No Canadian Payroll 2019 Mid-Year Tax Update!

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!

Back to consulting!

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.

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Big news! I’ve changed jobs!

It’s true, I’ve changed jobs, and not only that, I am no longer self-employed or working as a consultant.

I haven’t worked as a regular employee at a regular firm for 17 years. Holy cow!

I officially started on Monday of this past week, full time, at Energy+ Inc. as the Manager, Business Solutions. Energy+ is a Local Distribution Company (LDC) regulated by the Ontario Energy Board, delivering hydro (electricity) to approximately 65,000 customers in the City of Cambridge, Township of North Dumfries and County of Brant. They are a Dynamics GP customer (& GPUG member) who I have been providing consulting services to on and off over the past 2.5 years.

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