Category: Business Central

Come Join Me! Time-Saving Workflows and Automations for Everyone

Live In-Person Presentation at Dynamics Con Live

I am excited to announce that I am teaming up with Gino Pack (Innovia) for this falls installment of Dynamics Con Live!

Dynamics Con Live is an in person conference being held this fall, in San Antonio, TX. The focus is on end user education and the speakers list is jammed pack with experts, SME’s and MVP’s.

Conference Tracks

  • Power Platform
  • Dynamics GP
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CE)
  • Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (FO)
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC)

From their website: Come join fellow community members for an educational and engaging event in-person. Pack your boots, hat, and southern flare because this property pairs authentic Texas hospitality with stunning indoor and outdoor venues to create memorable meetings and networking experiences.

Dynamics Con Live – September 14-16, 2022

When: September 14-16, 2022

Where: San Antonio, TX

Venue: HYATT REGENCY HILL COUNTRY RESORT AND SPA

Register Today!

To see a full list of speakers, click here.

About Our Session (Shawn Dorward, Gino Pack)

Time-Saving Workflows and Automations for Business Central

Efficiency is likely why you are using Business Central in the first place… and efficiency is the key to saving time. But did you know you can save EVEN more time with your daily activities? Business Central has a very powerful workflow engine PLUS the ability to extend into Microsoft Power Automate, and better yet, they are fairly easy to get started with! We cannot wait to show how to use workflows in Business Central, exemplify how to build efficiencies and save time, as well as leverage automations OUTSIDE of Business Central with Power Automate. Give us 50 minutes of your time, and we will give you back MUCH MORE!


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Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications

LifeHacks365.com | LinkedIn | Twitter

Free Virtual Conference – Session Voting Ends Tomorrow 01/19/2022

Two Dorwards for the price of one (Still free haha)

I am beyond excited to announce that my son, Taylor Dorward, has thrown his hat into the ring for Dynamics Speaking to contribute to the community. While I will be speaking about Business Central, he is hoping to share the initial part of his power apps journey. More on our sessions below but wait… we NEED your help! Visit DynamicsCon and vote today!!

About My session (Shawn Dorward)

BC LifeHacks – 10 FREE Extensions You Should Know About!

Extensions are cool – and there are a lot of them… which is great… but it also makes it hard to learn about cool ones that you might benefit from. NO PROBLEM AT ALL! I have done the hard work for you – join me for this session as I share ten FREE (Not free trial, but FREE) extensions that you MUST know about!

About My Son’s Session (Taylor Dorward)

5 Things I Have Learned While Getting Started with PowerApps

Taylor is visually impaired… but that isn’t stopping him from giving PowerApps a go – why not right? It is meant for end users, right? Join Taylor for this session where he shares his 5 key takeaways for getting started with PowerApps. This session is for you if you are looking to learn what all the fuss is about 🙂

PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE!!


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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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Free Virtual Conference Sessions – I need your votes!

About My session – Business Central Life Hacks

Back for another round of a free virtual conference, Dynamics Con is gaining more and more traction in the space as THE leader in virtual sessions for Microsoft Dynamics 365.

This iteration will be held online September 20th through September 30th, 2021. You can see a list of all the submitted sessions at Dynamics Con website.

There are many sessions in each tract and I am excited to present a BRAND NEW version of BC Life Hacks.. but I need your votes! Please register and vote for my session and other sessions that you feel are of top interest to you.

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Free Dynamics Sessions – Come join me (virtually, of course) – 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!

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.

  1. It’s 100% Free
  2. Sessions are voted on by attendees, top sessions make the cut

PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE!! 🙂


Thanks for reading!

Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications

LifeHacks365.com | LinkedIn | Twitter

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 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: 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 See Me at Summit 2019 #UserGroupSummit

Are you attending Summit 2019 in Orlando Flordia? I am! For more information on this event, my sessions, and why it is a MUST attend event for end users, please checkout the information below!

About User Group Summit

User Group Summit is an annual conference for all things relating to Microsoft Business Applications and the Microsoft Power Platform.

This years event is going to be HUGE! With so much to learn, it’s no doubt the best place for end users to sharpen their skills! Sessions are built from introduction to expert and every step in between! In just 3 short days, you can go from zero to hero and it’s certainly a MUST attend for end users!

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