Microsoft Dynamics GP Book Roundup

Microsoft Dynamics GPThere are a number of books available for Microsoft Dynamics GP which have been written by various people across a umber of years (although a few names crop up repeatedly). I thought it might be useful to list the books which are currently available for each version of Microsoft Dynamics GP; some of the books are only available for older versions of Dynamics GP, but the information within is still mostly relevant.

To avoid any appearence of favouritism, I have listed them in Dynamics GP version and author surname order (when multiple authors, the first listed author’s name is used).

Where there is no version in the name I have made by best guess as to which version it was written against.

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016

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Top 15 Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs by Feedspot

Microsoft Dynamics GPThere have been a number of Top x Microsoft Dynamics GP blogs over the last few years. The most recent list is from Feedspot and this site is included in 4th place:

Feedspot Top 15 Dynamics GP Blogs medal

Feedspot introduces the Top 15 Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs, Websites & Newsletters To Follow in 2018 list saying:

The Best Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs from thousands of Microsoft Dynamics GP blogs on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.

These blogs are ranked based on following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

There aren’t as many of these lists as I thought there were; in fact since 2014, the Feedspot one is th third. They’ve been coming every two years:

  1. Top 25 Dynamics GP Sites
  2. 20 Best Dynamics GP Blogs of 2016
  3. Top 15 Microsoft Dynamics GP Blogs, Websites & Newsletters To Follow in 2018

As you can see from the list above, the lists have dropped from top 25 to top 15, although the first two lists were criticised for including sites which either no longer updated or were updated with majority of content on other ERP systems.

The Feedspot one also has two problems; firstly, it’s named Top 15, but actually only includes 14 sites: secondly, the Perfect Image site listed is pretty much just syndicated content from this site, so the Top 15 is really only a Top 13.

The blogs listed are very good ones, but there is one notable omission: Victoria Yudin|Ramblings and musings of a Dynamics GP MVP. Inclusion of Victoria’s site would put the list to a Top 15.

I’ve worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP for almost 15 years now and while new people have started blogging about Dynamics GP, my impression is that there are fewer people blogging about it now than there was. I’m not sure if this is actually true or if I’m looking back with rose tinted glasses; in the past I made much more use of the available blogs than I do now (I’ve picked up more experience and knowledge of the system in the last 15 years).

Sample SQL Views for SmartLists (by Jen Kuntz)

Microsoft Dynamics GPI occasionally link to blog posts that other people have done and todays post is one of these.

Jen Kuntz is running a TIP Tuesday series of posts at the moment and her tip this week is looking at a set of SQL views from Microsoft (originally posted by Isaac Olson).

As Jen points out, while Microsoft bill these as for use with SmartList Designer, they will work with SmartList Builder or any other reporting tool (Excel Reports, Reporting Services Reports and so on).

To make use of these SQL views, you do need to have a CustomerSource login to download them and knowledge of creating views and granting permissions.

My addition to this would be a reminder that there are lots of other resources available from the wider community which can be freely amended and used in reporting, such as from Victoria Yudin.

You can read Jen’s full post here.

I try to keep up-to-date with blog posts about Dynamics GP, but the post from Isaac apparently went by without me seeing it, so it was good to get a second chance at reading about it from Jen.

** updated due to wrong name

azurecurve Included in Dynamics101 Top 25 Dynamics GP Blogs

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe recently launched Dynamics 101 training site has announced their first annual list of Top 25 Dynamics GP Sites.

The list includes the usual suspects of Victoria Yudin, Leslie Vail, Mark Polino, Mariano Gomez, David Musgrave and more.

Click the image below to see the rest of the list:

Top 25 Dynamics GP Blogs

Review of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Implementation by Victoria Yudin

Microsoft Dynamics GPVictoria Yudin, the longest serving Microsoft(R) Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Dynamics GP, has just released Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Implementation via Packt Publishing.

This is an update of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 book she wrote a few years ago, which has been updated for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Implementation by Victoria Yudin

In brief this book covers:

  • Plan, install, and implement Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 with real-world advice from a Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP
  • Learn how to set up the core modules in Microsoft Dynamics GP effectively following detailed, step-by-step instructions
  • Discover additional tools and resources available for your Dynamics GP

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