Category: Business Central

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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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 Life Hacks #BCUG

About My Session: Excel Life Hacks (BCUG)

One of my sessions, sponsored by the BC 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: BC/NAV

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Excel Life Hacks – Tips and Tricks for Excel Users

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Come hear me during Summit Australia!

Summit Australia 2019 is just around the corner! This event held ‘down under’ provides top notch content for all things Microsoft Business Applications!

The event will be held at the Crown Promenade Melbourne from August 21, 2019 through August 23rd, 2019!

Why you should attend?

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Watch ALL on demand Sessions from Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019!

This year, the Microsoft Business Applications Summit was held in Atlanta, GA. The conference was EXTREMELY well attended and there were so many incredible sessions, it was hard to keep up with them all!

That’s a good problem to have… but the good news is that Microsoft has released the videos and they are available for EVERYONE to view, not just attendees.

Below is a link to get to the videos, including the few sessions I presented!

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BC #LifeHacks 182: Combine or Merge Vendor Records

Have you ever noticed that you have multiple records in Business Central for the same Vendor? Perhaps the vendor sent an updated W9… and someone didn’t realize the vendor was already in the system, so they created a new vendor… or maybe they are a DBA and someone just searched by the wrong name… so, well… now you have two vendors for the same account. There are a lot of reasons this happens… and when it does, it can be frustrating, or at very least, cause lots of extra work!

Worse yet… what if those duplicates have transactions against them… so now you are stuck with 2 vendor records (or maybe even more) for the same vendor… UGH!

Well, you are in luck! There is a way to merge those master records and maintain all of your history!

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BC #LifeHacks 147: Edit Posted Transaction Descriptions

Have you ever posted a transaction… and just before clicking the post button you realize something was wrong in your description? But your mouse click was faster than your eyes… Yeah, me too. It just seems inevitable that no matter how much I try to make sure that I get it right… check, check again… triple check… I misspelll something, or just simply get it wrong. Ugh. When this happens, you may have just ‘rolled with it’ or even posted a correcting entry. Same here… There has to be a better way to handle this… and THERE IS!!

Below we will walk through a MUCH better way to handle these situations… you will LOVE IT!

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