Microsoft Dynamics World Cup 2014 App

I just created a new app and video to go with the 2014 World Cup now on. Of course, while working in Dynamics GP, we want to get real time updates on the World Cup scores, without leaving the application. This app is running on GP 2013 R2. Navigating to the Inquiry menu, there is a new menu item, “World Cup”. Clicking on this item opens a new form, “World Cup 2014”. … Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics World Cup 2014 App

12 Traits of an Awesome CTO

The Chief Technology Officer, or CTO, is the technology leader of a company. In today’s heavily tech focused world, this is a highly important position. The wrong technology strategy could leave your company lagging behind the competition, or even worse. The CTO is an executive that guides the company’s technical direction, oversees product development, and sits in the boardroom with other C-level executives. Over the past 16+ years working professionally … Continue reading 12 Traits of an Awesome CTO

Silicon Valley Tech Tour

Last weekend I did a little tech tour around Silicon Valley. If you have a car and some spare time, and happen to be in the Bay Area and want to channel your inner geek, this is for you. Without needing an intro, Silicon Valley is home to thousands of tech companies. Driving down and around Route 101, you see the likes of LinkedIn, Evernote and Intel. In San Francisco … Continue reading Silicon Valley Tech Tour

Social ERP: Dynamics GP and Twitter Integration

Social ERP is a concept in which ERP systems use social media. In this video, I show a demo I created where Dynamics GP is integrated with Twitter. The demo is running Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. I made use of the GP development platform along with Twitter’s API to link the two systems together in real time. In the demo, I show a user navigating the customer card in GP … Continue reading Social ERP: Dynamics GP and Twitter Integration

Running Dynamics GP on the Microsoft Cloud

Dynamics GP is ready to run on the Microsoft Cloud, Azure. This presents great opportunities for present Dynamics GP customers, and also new customers looking to move some or all of their ERP off-premise. For some time, there has been issues around moving financial data outside the walls of an organization. For many companies, those issues are still relevant. However, over time, more and more companies are making the move. … Continue reading Running Dynamics GP on the Microsoft Cloud

Dynamics AX Training – Fargo

In February (2014), I spent 3 cold weeks in Fargo, North Dakota, learning Dynamics AX. Most people have one reaction when I tell them this, which you are probably having right now. However, even though one of the days went down to about minus 32 degrees Fahrenheit (which is minus 35 Celsius), it was a fun experience. I was there on a FastTrax developer training course for Dynamics AX. The … Continue reading Dynamics AX Training – Fargo

Introduction to Web Services

Introduction Web Services are defined as a machine to machine interaction that takes place over the world wide web. Applications and servers expose functionality and data that allows other machines to communicate with them, often through standards that have been agreed upon by organizations, corporations and the community. Previously, there had been many attempts to allow different applications to be able to talk to each other, especially for business. DCOM, EDI, CORBA … Continue reading Introduction to Web Services

Power Football 2015

Welcome to the Power Football League! Here is the date, weather and zip code of all 2015 regular season games for the Indigos and the Cyans, the 2 teams that will be meeting in this year’s Power Bowl. Games Played Weather Game Id Date Weather Location IND1 9/15/2015 75 42031 IND2 9/22/2015 70 24540 IND3 9/29/2015 80 28641 IND4 10/6/2015 65 68107 IND5 10/13/2015 60 30736 IND6 10/20/2015 62 37659 … Continue reading Power Football 2015

Microsoft Dynamics Version History and Timeline

Updated: January 2016 You can get more up to date information on the Dynamics 365 versions here. Microsoft Dynamics is a family of different products, some built from the ground up by Microsoft and others acquired from different companies. Here’s a timeline showing the Dynamics product history and acquisitions. TIMELINE – HISTORY 1980 – Solomon Software founded 1983 – PC&C A/S Founded (Navision) 1983 – Great Plains Software founded by … Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics Version History and Timeline

My Microsoft Experience

For the year of 1996, I worked in house at Microsoft’s Research Institute. The project involved working alongside the Research Unit Head in Sydney as part of the completion of my Bachelor degree in Information and Communication Systems. The project was interesting. It involved creating a prototyping tool written in C++ to simulate the input/output automata model used in distributed systems. In that project we utilized Microsoft’s Visual C++ (which … Continue reading My Microsoft Experience