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Join me at Dynamics Con Virtual – March 15th, 2023!

10 Things You Can Start Doing Today to Save Time in BC

I work with Business Central clients all over the world and I am often seeing end users do things the long way or the slow way. That’s perfectly fine and most times, it’s simply because they weren’t aware of a faster way.

Join me for this session as we explore my TOP TEN tips for making BC work harder AND Faster for you, saving you that incredibly valuable commodity – Time.

From Quick Entry to Auto Posting, or delivering a report to your email inbox – join me, there will be something for everyone!

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DynamicsCon Virtual Event- It’s FREE!! HELP! I need your votes!!!

DynamicsCon Spring 2023 – Virtual Event! Free Registration

It’s back, and I absolutely love this event! It’s online, it’s free and hey, it’s fun too!!

Voting for sessions has opened, so PLEASE do take a quick second to register and vote for the sessions that YOU want to see during the event! If I am lucky enough to earn your vote, thank you for that VERY much!

There are SO many excellent speakers, I am having trouble picking which ones to vote for!! Leave a comment below and shout out a session that you are excited to see!

The Event is March 15th and 16th 2023

Register Here! FREE TO ATTEND – literally.

Vote for sessions here!

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BC LifeHacks: 10 FREE Extensions You Should Know About – Business Central

This blog post is sharing of YouTube content that I participated in creating, but does not live on my YouTube channel. This is to create an easy way for LifeHackers to find my content and support the events I participate in, at the same time! Click here for full listing!

Event NameDate
DynamicsCon VirtualMarch 2022
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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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Dynamics GP LifeHacks Free Online Session at Dynamics Con! No Mask Required :)

About my session: Dynamics GP LifeHacks

Brand new to Dynamics Con this go around is Dynamics GP!

If you have missed having great GP content, checkout the full lineup for Dynamics Con. It’s Free and Virtual – No Mask Required!

The event is fairly new and it has had great success so far! Sessions are voted on by registered users, registration is free, participation is free… what?!?! This go around is March 16-18th, 2021.

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

Session Description:

Are you ready to be the office GP Champion? Join this session to explore over 40 different ways to save time, be more efficient AND use GP in ways you never thought were possible! Brand New for 2021! We will cover Financial Module, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory and More!! 40 is a lot but no worries, full documentation will be included – come and have fun AND learn!

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


Thanks for reading!

Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications

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Come see me at Vision 2019! A Dynamics User Conference Charlotte, NC

Vision is an annual user conference held in Charlotte, NC by InterDyn Artis.
It is a two day conference PACKED with content!  This years event covers Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM, Business Central/NAV and related MS Office products.
It’s a TWO DAY event filled with TONS of learning and networking!  (Oh, and door prizes!!!)
Come join us on April 23rd and 24th, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC to learn, network and have a great time!  Click here for more details about the event.
Below is a list of the sessions that I will be presenting, come see me!!
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GP #LifeHacks 147: Show Unused Codes On Paystub With YTD Information!

Payroll for Microsoft Dynamics GP is packed with tons of cool functionality… most importantly.. making sure everyone gets paid! 🙂
How about those deductions and benefits… yup, it handles those too, all represented on the employee pay stub… SWEET!
But what happens when a code is inactivated part way through the year… the code no longer shows up on the statement!?!?!?! YIKES!
That’s OK, you can change a simple setting to get them to show up, automatically… keeping your employee’s happy and showing that very valuable YTD amount… especially come close to the end of the year, right?
Here’s how:
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Dynamics GP & Power BI – Unable to connect to the Power BI site. Contact your system administrator.

This blog post is part of a series of blogs designed to help a business understand the interaction between Dynamics GP and Power BI, how to setup Power BI with Dynamics GP and what some of the options are for this functionality.  This write up was done using Dynamics GP 2018.
To view the full list of the series, click here.
How to resolve the error:

Unable to connect to the PowerBI Site. Contact your system administrator.

So, you’ve done all the setup and you are ready to get Power BI on your GP Dashboard but when entering into the home screen customization window, you get a blank screen with a very misleading message…  Unable to connect to the Power BI site.  Contact your system administrator.
reached out to me with this roadblock, and I’m glad she did!  I wasn’t sure how to fix this but we figured it out and I am happy to share the solution with my readers!
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