Category: #BCLifeHacks

Come Join Me! Summit NA Sessions!

Live In-Person Presentation at Summit NA

I am excited to share that I will be speaking IN PERSON at Community Summit NA!

Community Summit NA is an in-person event being held in Orlando Florida this year. The conference begins on October 10th and concludes on October 13th. You can register at the link above!

My List of Sessions

I am fortunate enough to have a full docket of sessions this year, ranging from Power BI, Dynamics GP, Business Central and YES!!! EVEN EXCEL!

Getting Started with Power BI10/10/20224:15 PMCoastal 1
Dynamics GP Life Hacks10/11/20229:40 AMOsceola 4
Business Central Life Hacks10/11/202211:00 AMOsceola 4
Workflow for Business Central10/12/20229:30 AMSarasota 1
Dynamics GP Panel – Ask the Experts10/12/20222:00 PMOsceola 2
BC/NAV ABC – Ask the Experts10/13/202210:00 AMCoastal 5
Excel Life Hacks! – Tips and Tricks for ALL Excel Users10/13/202211:15 AMSarasota 2

Thanks for reading!

Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications | LinkedIn | Twitter

Come Join Me! Workflow for Business Central – A Beginners Guide

About this Session: Workflow for Business Central


Workflow for Business Central | A Beginners Guide


Workflow is very powerful, but can also be a bit confusing. Join me for the session and we will walk through the capability and setup for Business Central Workflow. We will cover a few simple workflows and talk about configuration requirements so that you can set these up on your own back at the office!

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Come Join Me! Dynamics 365 Business Central Life Hacks

About this Session: BC Life Hacks


Business Central Life Hacks | Tips and Tricks for the End User that will save you time!!


Life Hacks are designed for the end user to save time and be more efficient. Join me for this session to learn better ways to get the job done and show off your new BC skills back at the office! We will cover everything from navigation through reporting- and we will have a blast doing it too! Join me for this fast and fun session to cover over FORTY tips and tricks for BC!

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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

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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!!

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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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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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