Ever Have Your Download Get Stuck In the Windows Store?


Pretty much everything that we want to put on our laptops or phones or other portables is available as a download from somewhere.  I tend to us the Windows store.  And, yes, things have become stuck.  Sometimes I know the reason, and other times, I do not.

It this ever happens to you, HOW-TO GEEK has the answer.  You can check out their article “How to Fix A Stuck Download In the Windows Store”  at http://www.howtogeek.com/249690/how-to-fix-a-stuck-download-in-the-windows-store/

Download Page Detail for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016


Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 is the newest release of the Dynamics GP family.  It was released on May 1, 2016.

If you have been looking for the download information for Dynamics GP 2016, and if you have had trouble finding it, here is the link and link details.


Links on the page

You can find out all the details on 2016 at the  Microsoft Dynamics GP Directory using the link below. https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/northamerica/GP/learning/documentation/system-requirements/dynamicsgpresource#top 

Have a great week!

Jet Express for Excel For Microsoft Dynamics GP


Dynamics GP reporting is changing and improving!  For all Dynamics GP users who have been finding the boundaries in reporting with Microsoft Report Manager, get excited!  Jet Reports and Microsoft have partnered up to create Jet Express For Excel.  The announcement was made in May.  You can read Tara Grant’s blog here.


The big news is that it is available in June 2016, and there are over 20 Jet Express report templates, built for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  According to Grant, these reports provide insight into sales, finance, A/P, A/R, inventory and more.

The Jet Express for Excel site is at https://jetreports.com/l/express-splash.htmlThe product is not up on the site yet, but should be soon.  You can see a recording of the pre-launch webinar at the site, and download the feature guide and comparison sheet.

Microsoft Official Practice Tests As of June 14 2016


More information on preparing for Microsoft exams…. you can get Microsoft Official Practice Tests now at the Microsoft Press Store. 

Kim Spilker wrote a blog on June 14th that talks about the practice test, and how the practice test is powered by MeasureUp.  You can read more about the prep for the exams at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/06/14/announcing-exam-refs-microsoft-official-practice-tests/.

Save up to 55% on exam prep books & eBooks Up To July 31/16

If you are doing any prepping for Microsoft exams, check out the blog that Kim Spilker wrote yesterday https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/microsoft_press/2016/06/15/save-up-to-55-on-exam-prep-books-ebooks/.

It is so full of information such as the excerpt that I have listed below.  Thanks, Kim, for all of the suggestions.  Well done!

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Update On Microsoft Certifications


For those of you that are thinking about certifying in Microsoft SQL Server, the information below is worth reading. 

And, if you want to learn about Microsoft’s plans for the future, watch the video under Full Microsoft Keynote at Computex 2016.

This information comes from the Microsoft Learning Team.

Certifications and Exams

Microsoft Exam Price Adjustments: July 18, 2016

Price adjustments on Microsoft certification exams will go into effect globally on July 18, 2016 – an adjustment from the previous announced date of July 15, 2016. Please visit any exam detail page to see the new exam price in your region. This list of FAQs will address questions you may have about these exam price changes: https://aka.ms/epfaq16.

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Earn your MCSA certification in either SQL Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012, between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 and you’ll be eligible free upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 or Windows Server 2016. Take advantage of this opportunity, and don’t wait another minute to get your MCSA certification! Get the details.

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Microsoft talks about opening Windows Holographic for a new era of mixed reality. Join key Microsoft executives as they reveal new devices, innovations and trends coming to the Windows ecosystem during the Microsoft keynote at COMPUTEX 2016. Watch the video here.

Original Publication Date: 06/16/2016

Analytical Accounting In Dynamics GP 2016 Changes the Way Users Have Access To AA Codes


I was excited to see that Microsoft is changing the way permissions are granted for Dynamics GP 2016 Analytical Accounting. 

Cheryl W ‘s wrote a blog in Dynamics GP Support and Services – you can see it here:  https://community.dynamics.com/gp/b/dynamicsgp/archive/2016/06/09/mdgp2016-aa-user-access.

When you check it out, you will see the before and after change that Microsoft has made. 

Thanks for writing this up, Cheryl. 

Well done, Microsoft Dynamics GP team.