Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hot off the Press: GPUG Q2/Q3 2014 Magazine

Last month was released the Summer/Fall edition of the GPUG Magazine 2014, and as there is now less then 2 months left for the GPUG Summit 2014 in St-Louis MO, I’d like to encourage all Dynamics GP aficionados to download and read the content, especially the article about the coming Summit on page 8 & 9…

This Fall I’m going to be (if nothing unforeseen happens ) in St-Louis for my second GPUG Summit and I’ll be presenting some of the interesting sessions that are totalling over 200 this year. Check out the schedule here on the web site : http://gpugsummit2014.sched.org/

GPUG Summit 2014_Speaker

Check the GPUG Summit 2014 schedule and reserve your seats for my sessions !

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet some of the most engaged users of the community by attending the GPUG All Stars event and the GPUG Idol session where some of the best tips and tricks are shared with other users in the room.

This edition also has a tribute page to remembering our long time GPUG member and friend Riachard Whaley. Several of his friends were very sadden to hear the news as he passed away the day of his 63rd anniversary. My good friend Leslie Vail wrote some words about him in her blog, always worth reading.

GPUG All Stars 2013

GPUG All Stars at the 2013 Summit in Tampa FL. Richard Whaley is getting the microphone to answer some questions from the attendees.

 

As always, don’t forget to check the many webinars and events available from the GPUG site and the community sharing on the Collaborate site. Looking forward to see you in St-Louis 🙂

Enjoy your summer !

@GP_Beat

PS: I forgot to mention that you’ll find me on the Accolade Publication booth to help Richard’s daughter Betsy to raise some interest from by-passers for the excellent books Richard published.

 

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

So here I am… for almost a week now there has been a whole social rumble that went around the globe and hitting Twitter & FB like crazy… Though this doesn’t seem really related to Dynamics GP or ERP at all, it hit me actually because some fellow Dynamics GP friend and blogger, MVP Jivtesh Sing nominated me and another great GP buddy, David Musgrave, to take the challenge of the ALS Ice Bucket..Seems nobody can escape it, as it hit also Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates and the current MS Business Solutions VP, Kirill Tatarinov.

First of all I thought that I’m not going to participate in those silly / crazy social ring events that go around and come back once in a while… not me, I’m not that kind of guy, nah not me… but this morning a whole new information came to my hear.. I very close friend of mine that I work with was in the hospital last night to visit her nephew. As I’m a great admirer of people that have achieved something in life and have great respect for my colleague too, I was really touched by this story and decided to take the challenge. Listen to this quick video of her nephew, who happened to get on the news last night on CTV channel. He has been diagnosed in 2005 of ALS and is now in his 9th year, which is extreme considering the disease. Most people don’t live up to the 4th or 5th year.

And I already did posted my contribution to the Canadian ALS Support Organisation and as of this morning they had passed the mark of 500k$ raised so far with an objective of 1$mio… By the time I’m writing this, the mark has already passed 780k$ !!! less than 12 hours to raise 250k$… lets go and break that million dollars goal.

And now the  funny part 🙂

It’s now my turn to nominate someone, and to keep the ball rolling inside the Dynamics GP community, I’m challenging here Mark Rockwell from Rockton Software, Erroll Schoenfish from Microsoft, and to send back the ball to the southern hemisphere, our national Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who happens to be in Australia this week (Chris actually has no connection with Dynamics GP, but I love & admire what he does).

I’m looking forward to see your own recording and who’s next on the list  🙂

Have fun !

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