Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Beta Buzz

Folks, if you haven't been keeping up lately with the news, there's lot of buzz going on in the Community about the upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 (Get used to it! GP "11" was just the codename). The Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Management and Marketing team kicked it off big with an exclusive Parner webcast which I attended, demonstrating some of the key features and messaging to be delivered to existing and prospective customers. Can you believe they were more than 500 partners signed on at once?

As I mentioned couple days ago, I got a hold of the Beta version minutes after the link was available and could not wait to install it to start playing around with the new features, but before I start blogging about these, here are a few sources you will want to start checking for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 information:

Start Getting Up to Speed on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 @ Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP
It is a GREAT Day! @ Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Announces Beta Release of Dynamics GP 2010 @ MSDynamicsWorld

If you haven't cast your vote on the new features you like, then you need to do so. Remember, if you don't vote, you don't get to cheer (or complain depending on your feelings about voting).

New Facebook Poll: What 1 new feature of Dynamics GP 2010 are you most excited about? @ DynamicAccounting.net

MVP Mark Polino cannot contain his excitement and almost lost his voice in his new podcast about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010:

New Podcast looking at GP 2010 is up now @ DynamicAccounting.net

MVP Mohammad R. Daoud started playing with 2010 Beta earlier than me (and that's a lot to say right there!) and has already released two teasers about the new functionality available in 2010:

Inside Dynamics GP 2010: Lookups @ Mohammad R. Daoud
Inside Microsoft Dynamics 2010: Cue Reminders @ Mohammad R. Daoud

For Partners and Consultants: if you (or your company) are not participating in the Beta program, keep in tune with your humble blogger here to find out about the new features. Starting today, I will begin to look at each of these to provide you get you up to speed. If you are in the US, make sure you enroll and be an active participant in some of the upcoming webinars and roadshows. Visit the Microsoft Partner Learning Center for more information.

For Customers: if you are a customer (or prospective customer) looking to learn about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 then Convergence Atlanta is the place to be this year. In the mean time, contact your Microsoft Partner and start asking about upgrading options and upcoming promotions. Let's face it: now that the economy is rebounding, you don't want to be caught running old technology and looking to ramp up when business picks up again. If you don't have a partner, simply shoot me an email and I can begin discussing your options.

Stay tuned for a first look at Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC


Denni Conner said...

Hey, Mariano!

What's the word on when they expect to release GP2010? I can't seem to find an estimate.

Mariano Gomez said...


The oficial word continues to be "on or around the Convergence 2010 Atlanta" timeframe. If you take a look at my last Roadmap article, it said Q2, so I guess MS will honor the 1st month of Q2 (April) which happens to coincide with Convergence.


MEvE said...

Hi Mariano,

Any technical news/links on GP 2010? At this stage, specifically looking at upgrade paths.