Saturday, October 20, 2012

GPUG Summit 2012 Seattle - Day 2

After a late dinner the previous day, today I would start the day with an 8:00 AM session - ITP16 Advanced Microsoft Dynamics GP Administration with the Support Debugging Tool. For an early session, I had a good turn out with 17 attendees, all of which were asking very interesting questions about the tool.

Couple suggestion to improve the SDT come to mind from attendees:

1. The Resource Information window should incorporate a "Back" button that would allow a user to return to the starting resource once the user begins to drill-down into other resources. For example, if the Resource Information window starts out with a form or window, then the user chooses a table associated to that form, and them moves on to a field in a table, the back button should allow the user to navigate to the table, then to the original form/window if pressed again.

2. Support Debugging Tool training should be a part of the Summit Optional Training sessions. Should you want to see any particular sessions added to Summit training, you need to request these to GPUG by filling out your surveys.

Following my session I went to The Hub area to catch up with MVP Mark Polino who was signing his now popular Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook.

MVP Mark Polino


It was time to catch up with emails and return a few phone calls, so off I went to the hotel to get some rest and do some work.

I returned to The Conference Center just on time for the GSN03 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 General Session. As usual, Kim Peterson opened the session with a big welcoming to the attending crowd - in parallel with the General Session, there was a field trip to the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA.

Kim conducted the drawing of sharing coupons given out to session attendees throughout Wednesday and Thursday, delivering prizes sponsored by various companies like E! Entertainment who donated DVDs. Next, she recognized the GPUG Indiana/Kentucky Regional Chapter for their commitment to the local user group and the awesome meets they have.

Kim Peterson - Sharing Coupons Prizes

Next on stage was Microsoft's Errol Schoenfish to introduce Hal Howard, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics ERP R&D. Hal walked through Microsoft's Dynamic Business strategy and products launch for 2012 and how it would impact the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem. It is clear that a significant investment in time and financial resources went into making this the biggest product launch in Microsoft's history.

Hal Howard

Next up was Pam Misialek, Product Manager at Microsoft, to kickoff a set of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 web client demoes. Pam began her session by telling the story of how the web client came about and brought Lou

Errol Schoenfish and Pam Misialek

Pam gave way to Jared Hall, Program Manager at Microsoft to demonstrate some of the cool business intelligence features available in Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Analyzer, SQL Server Reporting Services, and Microsoft Office Excel 2013 (Preview).

Next up was Kevin Racer to demonstrate the Web Management Console application and how it facilitates the administration of web client sessions and tenants. For more information on the web client infrastructure, take a look at Aaron Donat's article Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client Infrastructure Overview over at Developing for Dynamics GP.

Kevin Racer and Errol Schoenfish

I want to individually congratulate Bob McAdam for doing two well rounded demoes on Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 features. For a list of features, take a look at the following articles on this site:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 1 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 2 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 3 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 4 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 5 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013"Feature of the Day" - Week 6 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 7 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 8 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 9 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 10 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 11 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 12 Digest
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 "Feature of the Day" - Week 13 Digest


After the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 General Session, I rounded up all the presenters and snapped a picture for posterity. Good job guys on the demoes!

Kevin Racer, Jared Hall, Pam Misialek, Errol Schoenfish, Kim Peterson, Bob McAdam
Another day was over and it was time to go get some dinner. Nothing better than sushi in Seattle at Shiro's Sushi.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC
http://www.IntellPartners.com/

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