Come See Me at Dynamics Con: Business Central Lifehacks

About my session:

Business Central Lifehacks

Fast, Fun and FULL of tips and tricks! This session is all about Business Central, for the end user, by an end user! 100% Free to attend, register and vote for sessions here!

Session Description:

This fast but effective session will have something for every user to improve your Business Central experience. From personalization’s to date formatting, scheduling payments to recurring batches, tips/tricks, recently added features, and much more! We’ll cover fast, fun and cool things to get you and your organization on the right track to use the system in an efficient manner!

Please Register and Vote

As I mentioned, this event is 100% Virtual and 100% Free… but you need to register and vote! Check it out here and I will see you there!

About Dynamics Con

Like many things, conferences are moving more and more virtual. It’s not the same, but it’s better than nothing, and I happen to particularly like this brand new format and virtual conference, Dynamics Con. It’s a Dynamics 365 virtual conference we 3 cool components:

  1. It’s 100% Free
  2. Sessions are voted on by attendees, top sessions make the cut
  3. Proceeds benefit #COVID19 Relief

It’s the inaugural year for the event and I think it is off to a great start and I am happy to participate… but I need your help!!

PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE!! 🙂 It’s free, 100%!!!


Thanks for reading!

Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications

LifeHacks365.com | LinkedIn | Twitter

Come See Me at Dynamics Con: The Power of Power BI

About Dynamics Con

Wow, it’s amazing to think about how long it’s been since I attended an in person conference. It hasn’t ACTUALLY been that long but for someone who is used to attending 6 a year, it feels like forever… and I miss it, a lot!

Like many things, conferences are moving more and more virtual. It’s not the same, but it’s better than nothing, and I happen to particularly like this brand new format and virtual conference, Dynamics Con. It’s a Dynamics 365 virtual conference we 3 cool components:

  1. It’s 100% Free
  2. Sessions are voted on by attendees, top sessions make the cut
  3. Proceeds benefit #COVID19 Relief

It’s the inaugural year for the event and I think it is off to a great start and I am happy to participate… but I need your help!!

PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE!! 🙂 It’s free, 100%!!!

About my session: The POWER of Power BI

This is THE session to get you started with Power BI. We will cover Power Query and the Power BI Desktop. It’s an intro, but at the right pace, and preparing you for the next step on your journey.

Session Description:

So you have data… and a vision for how you can use it to make quick, impactful decisions… but DRAT… you don’t know where to begin your PBI journey… look no further! During this POWERFUL intro to the most impactful part of Power BI, we will perform a walk-through of Power Query and the Power BI desktop application. How do I connect to data? How do I clean my data? How do I combine my data? And OH, how to take that data, and turn it into a bat signal… I mean, Business Intelligence! This session will get you started on your superpower journey… come join us!! New LifeHacks channel… new LifeHacks time… same great content!

Please Register and Vote

As I mentioned, this event is 100% Virtual and 100% Free… but you need to register and vote! Check it out here and I will see you there!


Thanks for reading!

Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications

LifeHacks365.com | LinkedIn | Twitter

BC #LifeHacks 109: Change Check Layout

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can indeed print paper checks… The default layout is called “Check”… and it’s a single stub and a single check. In my experience, most businesses don’t use this layout… so how do you change it to match your layout?

Below is a very brief write up to make this change using the additional out of the box options for Business Central.

I would like to say that the real solution to this is to pay your vendors electronically, but we can save that debate for a different day 🙂

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Workflow Enhancements for Dynamics GP Fall 2019

Microsoft Dynamics GP has been updated to include several new features. The latest update was released in early October 2019 and I am VERY excited to say that the new features do NOT disappoint!

Included with this roll out, were several awesome and important workflow enhancements.

Below is an updated chart of workflow functionality by version/release as well as a quick peak at the latest and greatest changes for workflow!

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Automatically Highlight Active Row in Excel

I use Excel… a LOT, and for a very long time! With that comes the inevitable… my eyes aren’t as young as they used to be… plus, we tend to have a TON of data in our Excel file, sometimes making it harder to know which data is on the row that I am looking at.

I know, you can use themes, or highlight the row manually, but I want something dynamic. I want to highlight the active row (the row where my cursor is)… and I am greedy, I want it to change every time I change rows.

I personally think this should be a feature built into Excel, but I cannot find it anywhere – if you know of a different way, please post a comment below.

I’ve put together a few steps to automatically highlight my active row. Read on to see these steps and maybe put it to use for you!

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Come See Me at Summit 2019: Considering Business Central

About My Session: Considering Business Central (GPUG)

One of my sessions, sponsored by the GP User Group, will be an interactive panel discussion about Business Central. What is it, what does it mean to GP customers, and much more! Windi Epperson, Rod O’Connor, Tanya Henderson and myself make up this panel so come join us for some open and honest discussions!

Track: Extracurriculars

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Should I be considering Dynamics 365 Business Central?

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Come See Me at Summit 2019: Troubleshooting Dynamics GP

About My Session: Troubleshooting Dynamics GP

One of my sessions, sponsored by the GP User Group, will be a panel discussion for troubleshooting Dynamics GP. This panel will consist of Mark Polino, Rod O’Connor, Belinda Allen, and myself! A rock star panel – bring your challenges to discuss!

Track: IT Professional

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

How do I troubleshoot issues in Dynamics GP?

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Come See Me at Summit 2019: Business Central Life Hacks

About My Session: Business Central (BCUG)

One of my sessions, sponsored by the BC User Group, will focus on Dynamics Business Central Tips and Tricks – Life Hacks. We will cover overlooked functions, cool ways of handling certain situations, new functionality and MUCH MORE!

Track: Get Started

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Business Central Life Hacks

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Come See Me at Summit 2019: Excel Shootout

About My Session: Excel Shootout (GPUG)

One of my sessions, sponsored by the GP User Group, will be a fun and interactive competition on Excel functionality! My friends, Belinda Allen and Mark Polino, and I compete to show off our best Excel skills!

Track: Extracurriculars

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Excel Shootout!

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Come See Me at Summit 2019: Excel Life Hacks

About My Session: Excel Life Hacks (GPUG)

One of my sessions, sponsored by the GP User Group, will focus on an Excel Tips and Tricks – Life Hacks. We will cover overlooked functions, cool ways of handling certain situations, new functionality and MUCH MORE!

Track: Extracurriculars

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Excel Life Hacks: Tips & Tricks to Save you Time!

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