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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is Azure ready

Microsoft announced last month that Dynamics GP 2013 will be available on Microsoft’s Azure cloud service through partners in June 2013. “It’s all the things you can expect from an enterprise-grade cloud service,” namely “stability, protection, security and the ability to scale and grow,” said Kirill Tatarinov, president of Microsoft’s Business Solutions division.

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Sales Tax Compliance for Microsoft Dynamics

How do you Manage Your Sales and Use Tax Compliance?
Your answer could mean the difference between peace of mind and a negative audit

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Plug-Ins, Workflows, and JScripts: What are these “developeresque” sounding things?

For those of your who are experienced in the ways of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the terms “Plug-In”, “Workflow”, and “JScript” are commonplace and may beg the question, “Why spend time writing an article such as this?” I recently was having a conversation with someone who had a number of years of background using the product as an end user but confided in me that they had never really understood the difference between these terms. So, I figured I would answer the question for others who also may find the mean of these words to be elusive.

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How to Configure Activity Feeds

Activity Feeds are not an entirely new concept for CRM 2011, but they are often underused or misunderstood. The main questions I receive are “What actions are posted?” and “Can other actions be included?” To answer these questions let’s take a deeper look at the Activity Feeds beyond simply following records and users.

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GP Miscellaneous – did you know?

Did you know – you can rename SmartList fields in the regular SmartList – click on the columns name and type over the names in the display names portion of the window. With the information populated under the new name – drag the column heading to fit the data and save as a favorite. The Smartlist will fit across the window better

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Mobility to Empower Sales – With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

The last thing a salesperson wants to hear before walking into a customer’s office is, “Your company’s service is getting worse and worse by the day. Yesterday’s shipment arrived late and on top of that … included the wrong items.” That well-planned sixty minutes of precious fact-to-face time with a customer who is a perfect prospect for a new product or service will now be spent doing damage control. Given the customer’s history and relationship with the organization; there was confidence in the ability to cross-sell into this account and make a big impact on the quota. The next grueling hour is spent trying to figure out what happened on an unplanned and uncomfortable conference call with the service department – from the customer’s office. Attempts are made to chase down information and develop an on-the-fly plan to keep the customer happy. If only these issues were known before hand, the impact to the customer could have been minimized sooner and more a productive meeting could have been held as planned.

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On-Time and On-Budget Projects

“Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen,” says developer and author Edward Berard. It is funny but also very true.

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Achieving Their Mission – Fetzer fosters awareness of the power of love and forgiveness using Microsoft Dynamics software

“Love is the core energy that rules everything … love is the one ingredient that holds us all together.” – John Fetzer

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Codename: Polaris

The latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM version/Update Rollup codenamed “Polaris” is here! Released earlier this year, this enhancement to Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides an improved user experience through the use of Process Forms, Cross Browser Support, Skype, Yammer, and Bing Map Integration, and other fixes and performance changes. This article focuses on a few of them.

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It’s Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, in a Browser!

At the Convergence 2011 Microsoft Dynamics GP General Session, Microsoft announced the pending arrival of a browser based Microsoft Dynamics GP client. With cheers from the users and partners attending the conference, a high level of anticipation and sense of energy was in the waiting for its availability. The announcement went viral in the ERP world with articles appearing from the many talented Microsoft Dynamics bloggers. Investing significant resources and an aggressive development schedule, Microsoft was able to offer an early adopter program and beta release. Through technical conferences, workshops, and webinars, Microsoft provided many learning opportunities. These opportunities provided deployment and user interface experience.

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