October 30, 2011

Can I attach multiple documents to a Note?

Yes. When you attach your documents, make sure you check the 'Display as Icon' box in the Insert Object window.

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Otherwise, when you attempt to attach the second document, it will superimpose over the first document in the OLE Container.

October 29, 2011

GPUG Summit is fast approaching


GPUG Summit 2011 runs from November 7th through the 11th this year at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and promises to be the best Summit ever. 


Yours truly is teaching a couple of classes and doing a couple other presentations:


Classes
'Beyond the Basics - Financials'
'Beyond the Basics - Distribution'

Sessions
'13 Classic Underused Features in GP'
'Using Job Costing as Project Accounting Lite'

I hope to see some of you there and have the opportunity to meet face-to-face more of the wonderful members of the Dynamics GP community that I only know via online interaction.

There's still time to register so if you haven't yet and you don't want to miss one of the premier Dynamics GP learning and networking events of the year, click on the Summit logo above to sign up!

October 28, 2011

Dynamics GP 2010 Installation & Configuration

After many years of intending to take this exam, I finally did it this week.  And wonder of wonders - I passed first time! LOL

Actually, it wasn't that bad.  The Install & Config exam is 75 questions and covers 8 separate areas of knowledge from Preparing the GP Environment to Optimizing Performance to Configuring Reporting.  I used the Install & Config E-Learning from Microsoft and it did a pretty good job of preparing me for the exam.  Save your money on the practice tests available on the web, however.  The questions contained in the $79 practice tests are the very same practice questions found in the E-Learning material and bear very little resemblance to the actual test questions.

Now I have one more logo to put on my business card:

Professional Services Tools Library

Did you know that PSTL is now a standard part of Dynamics GP 2010?  This previously optional set of tools from Microsoft now comes as part of the GP 2010 installation media.  While many of the tools still carry a cost, there are 14 tools that come FREE, meaning you don't have to have the PSTL registration keys to activate them.  See the checked items below - these are the freebies:

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Many of these tools were available free before but you had to install them individually as .cnk files.  Now they're all available in one spot.  For a detailed description of what each of these tools do, refer to the PSTL .pdf document that comes with the installation of PSTL.

October 26, 2011

That Pesky Print Dialog Box

Want to get rid of it?  Here's how -

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Go to Administration>>Setup>>Named Printers.  Click on the 'Machine ID' link.  In the Named Printer Options box, check the 'Do Not Display System Print Dialog'.

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That's it!  The Print Dialog box now will not appear when you print your documents.

October 25, 2011

Place an Auto Hold on SO Generated POs

Would you like to have a hold automatically applied to purchase orders generated directly from sales orders?  Need to prevent your sales or customer service people from changing the vendor on those POs?  Here's how you do it -

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Go to Purchasing>>Setup>>PO Processing and place a check next to 'Place Purchase Orders Created from Sales Order Processing on Hold'.  All POs created from this process will be placed on Hold as soon as they're created.

October 5, 2011

Congratulations to Mark Polino and Siva Venkataraman - MVPs for Another Year!

There are no two individuals who are more deserving of this award than these guys.  I'm proud and honored to call them my friends and to occupy the same space in the MVP world with them.


Congratulations Mark and Siva!  You add immeasurably to the Dynamics GP community.