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It’s that time of year again, and now that school is officially back in session we encourage you to get in on all the Back to School fun with GPUG Academy ! With webinars, virtual training courses, and certificate programs we know that we have the education you’re looking for. The best part? You can do it all from your own desk. That means no worries about missing the bus for you! We See Your Hand Raise What is GPUG Academy, you ask? Great question. GPUG Academy offers an abundance of virtual ...
MSDynamicsWorld.com is collaborating with Dynamic Communities to explore the upcoming  User Group Summit North America  conference, October 15-18 in Orlando, FL, in a series of preview articles. We’ve compiled all the expert interviews that cover Microsoft Dynamics GP into one place.  Happy reading! Building a Microsoft Dynamics GP manufacturing program Aleiha Hanson, IT Manager This will be Aleiha Hanson’s fourth time attending Summit. Read about ...
Plan, Prepare and be Proactive for a Positive User Group Summit Experience I can't help it, I'm a planner. On vacations, I like to map out the itinerary (much to the chagrin of my kids) and uncover hidden gems in a new location. Every year, at this glorious back-to-school time, I absolutely love walking into an office supply store and breathing in the smell of new planners, calendars and small notebooks perfect for list making (who can relate?). If I could get an air freshener for my car, ...
Don’t miss these FREE opportunities to get ahead before Summit, October 15-18, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Excited for User Group Summit this fall? We and 1200+ of your Microsoft Dynamics GP peers are! If you are interested in attending Summit or are already registered and starting to think about what sessions you want to go to, GPUG is excited to offer you a brand new resource. Check out our  Virtual Track Preview Sessions , providing an opportunity for Summit presenters to share ...
In today's’ business world, only the fittest survive. Standing still is a recipe for failure. That’s why Microsoft has evolved. The technology has evolved. And partner organizations have evolved. It’s, therefore, no wonder that the eXtreme365 event for Microsoft technology partners has evolved, too.  The eXtreme365 Evolution In the past, eXtreme was strictly a CRM event. But that’s no longer true. In the past, eXtreme was strictly a technical event. But that’s no longer true either. ...
As hard as it is to believe, we are already halfway through 2019. To keep from moving too fast and to celebrate all of the great content our User Group volunteers contribute every day, let’s rewind the clock and take time to appreciate the top performing virtual content from 2018. Did you know there are 121,000+ educational content session downloads annually across all User Groups? As a way to highlight some of the amazing success and incredible programs community members shared last ...
Big news – registration is open for User Group Summit North America. This one-of-a-kind event for learning, sharing and connecting, is happening again October 15-18, 2019! Registration is open – so register now and take advantage of our $400 early bird discount!   Summit is the premier annual conference for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Power Platform (Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow) users, partners and Microsoft experts. Connect with the community and gain vital knowledge to ...
How to Subscribe to GPUG Blogs via RSS Feed The GPUG Blog is filled with content from the Dynamics GP Community, including User Members, Partners, Industry Experts, and GPUG Staff.  All GPUG participants are invited to blog on the site – share Dynamics GP insights, helpful tips, or lessons learned through your use of the product (provided, of course, that your posts are educational, relevant, and free of promotional content).    Did you know that you can subscribe to the blog via RSS so you ...
In honor of National Volunteer Month, this April 2019 we are excited to have launched a special opportunity to shine a light on the people who inspire us and make a difference in the GPUG community. The  GPUG Champion  spotlight program celebrates exceptional User Group members who share their knowledge and passion for Dynamics GP, providing meaningful learning and experiences for their User Group peers. Tell us about a volunteer in your User Group community who has impacted your ...
March has arrived, and with it news on an exciting event we’re finally ready to announce… Dynamic Communities held its first GPUG event ever outside the North American continent in 2018 with GPUG Amplify South Africa , but we’ve made some significant changes since then and are now ready to announce a User Group World Tour stop in Johannesburg this June! We’ve never compiled an event like this one before, and it will be the technology event for small, mid-market, corporate (SMC) ...
According to a recent lifestyle article I came across,  80% of New Year's resolutions are kicked to the curb by the time Valentine's Day comes around. What's the main reason? The American Psychological Association points to the vast majority of people going it alone - they recommend using the buddy system. When you have the same goals you can keep each other motivated and share encouragement and accountability. I can personally attest that I am more likely to get up at the crack of dawn to ...
Did you know that 63% of professionals take time to learn new skills for their job each year? Take time to be part of this group. Tailored training customized for YOU At  User Group Focus,  learn how to  streamline your business processes  using the Power platform (Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow) through data visualization, creating apps for your internal and external teams, and automating workflows. Sessions were just released! Click here to view the full schedule  and here’s ...
The GPUG.COM website has fresh new look. Let’s take a tour of some of the new personalized features which will help you better see relevant discussions and upcoming events. New My Discussions Feed   On the homepage, you’ll see a ‘My Discussions’ feed of the latest discussions of the communities which you belong. You can click on the ‘Chapter Chatter’ tab to view only the discussions happening within your chapter.   New My Chapter & Upcoming Chapter Meetings Feed   To ...
We are excited to announce three new community features on the www.gpug.com website: new reply notifications, inline replies, and save a post as a draft. New Reply Notifications Participants will now receive a real-time email notification when there is a new reply on a discussion thread that you started or when there is a new post to which you’ve replied. You will see a star icon next to the title of the post that will be automatically filled in when you create or participate in a discussion. ...
Before another year wraps up (days are often long, but years are frequently short), I've compiled this brief blog post to update our fabulous #GPUG membership on a couple of important items we've made decisions on so as to keep everyone up-to-date on where we're at with your favorite User Group. We've decided to shelve our spring event, ' GPUG Amplify ', going forward.  There simply isn't enough development coming from our friends in #FabulousFargo pertaining to Dynamics GP each year to support ...
Users Helping Users! Join your local PowerApps and Microsoft Flow Communities today – it’s FREE! PowerAppsUG and FlowUG offer online and in-person communities where you can share best practices, take part in exclusive training opportunities, and connect with other passionate PowerApps users from various professions and industries. You’re already part of the GPUG community and your sign in credentials will give you access to PowerAppsUG.com and FlowUG.com for FREE – just take the following ...
Every year, thousands of conversations take place in the GPUG online communities, at chapter meetings, in virtual programming and at GPUG conferences and events. We are honored to recognize your GPUG community leaders who go above and beyond to share their knowledge and experiences to serve their Dynamics GP peers. The following annual volunteer recognition awards were announced and presented to deserving recipients at GPUG Summit Phoenix: GPUG All Star Awards The highest award given in ...
Whew, this week is flying by at User Group Summit in Phoenix, Arizona! We’re having a blast learning from peers and experts, sharing knowledge, and making lasting connections that will fuel the year ahead. Additionally, the energy and excitement during the keynote announcing the location for next year’s event was incredible and we want everyone to be a part of it. The much-anticipated location for 2019 is… Orlando, Florida! Don’t miss this premier event by adding User Group Summit, located ...
Attending GPUG Summit Can Open Doors, Minds and Make a Life-Long Impact This week, I was looking through past GPUG Summit attendee surveys and a comment caught my attention: "GPUG is the Dynamics GP Manual...Summit is the real life version!"  If you've ever been to GPUG Summit - you are probably nodding your head and smiling. Think about how active our Open Forum is every day, every minute with questions posted, solutions shared, and strategies developed from a variety of colleagues. ...
Jo is a peak-performing, action-oriented Microsoft/Advanced Certified GP Professional who sits on both the Dynamics Pro Credentialing Council and Exam Committee and is a Microsoft MVP Nominee .  Jo has taken all the GP Core exams and is excited to share with you her successful experiences. “Why taking the Credentialing Exams was important to me is fairly easy to answer.  Now that Microsoft no longer provides an exam in Dynamics GP it is important to have a standardized ...