Category: Events

MBS Podcast #004: We are BACK BABY!!!

Mark, Belinda and Shawn (That’s me!) are back after a few months of silence from our WORLD FAMOUS podcast – MBSPost!640x640_13316945

This episode, we talk about what we have been up to, some other fun stuff, including handhelds and VR…. a little about our work projects and a bit about my son, Taylor and his journey since his accident on July 4th, 2018!  Check out his upcoming 5k page for more information!

http://www.PenniesForTaylor.com/5K2019

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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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Come see me at FOCUS 2019!! #UserGroupFocus

User Group FOCUS is being held in Houston Texas!  What a cool place to visit and learn about Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX, CRM, and BC/NAV, and multi-level education on the Power platform (Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow)!

These sessions are FOCUSED (get it..) on primarily advanced sessions – the tracks are packed with 90 minute sessions!  Check it out here!

This year, my first year, I will be presenting on two different topics!

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Transformation Insights through Power Query

Wednesday, March 13
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Description:
We will highlight the core fundamentals of Power Query and how it can transform your efforts relating to Business Intelligence. Together we will talk about what it is, how it works, and how you can put it to use in your organization. Let’s walk through a real use case for Power Query – setup all the way through daily use! PQ is a powerful tool that does the dirty work for you; it’s surprisingly easy to learn and get started. Using large complex data sets? Maybe simple data sets that require a lot of transformation. . . or both, this session will make a difference for you.

Business Central Life Hacks

Thursday, March 14
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Description:
You’re guaranteed to leave this session with at least 3 new time-savers. We’ve got something for every admin to improve your Business Central experience. From personalizations to date formatting and calculations, scheduling payments to recurring batches, templates to recently added features, reporting to error deciphering, we’ll cover fast, fun and cool things to get you and your organization on the right track and the best track to use the system in an efficient manner!

How to register:

https://www.ugfocus.com/focus/locations/houston/register-houston

I hope to see you there!!!

Thanks for reading!

Shawn


Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Applications

GPLifeHacks.com | LinkedIn | Twitter | GPUG | MSDYNGP

Come see me at Summit 2018!

The annual user group event, GPUG Summit, will be held in Phoenix, AZ this year!

If you are coming to this event, AWESOME!! If not, please consider attending – it’s THE best conference for in person learning, networking and fun!  All things Dynamics GP (GPUG) plus other applications, such as Power BI, Microsoft Flow, and Power Apps!

This year I will be presenting on many different topics!  Come join my sessions to learn a TON and have a great time as well!

For session descriptions, see below – OR add them to your schedule for the event!  If you see me, be sure to say hello!

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Come see me at DIRECTIONS NA 2018!! #DirectionsNA

Directions North America is right around the corner and I CAN NOT WAIT!

This will be my first time presenting and I will be joining my good friend and fellow MVP Rod O’Connor!

Directions NA will be held in San Diego California from September 30th, 2018 thorough October 3rd, 2018!  I hope to see you there!

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MBS Podcast #003: Meeting dos and don’ts – I’m sorry, I was on mute.

Meeting dos and donuts… I mean don’ts.

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Today we’ll be talking about Conference Calls and meetings. Listen in as we talk about do’s and don’ts for attending and managing calls and meetings. Don’t be surprised if we get off topic, while we make each other laugh.


Is the third time the charm?? Maybe not… either way, welcome to our third episode!

Our first two episodes have been HUGE hits!  Click the link below to listen or find us on your favorite podcast app!  With literally tens of people tuning in to our first two episodes, I can feel the fame sinking in!  We have had requests for more episodes from folks all around the country…  like Springfield, Illinois (or Missouri… or wherever Springfield really is…) and even from the WHITE HOUSE!  Yes, my neighbor has a white house… like I said, TENS of listeners!

In our third episode, we get a little off topic, as usual – so be sure to join us and hear about the shirtless delivery driver who has to pee a lot!  Ok, that’s a stretch, but we do have some fun with this one so check it out!

I had a lot of fun chatting with Belinda and Mark about this topic.  They won’t admit it, but I feel certain they had fun too!  After all, hanging out with me is always a blast!  At least that’s what I tell myself… do you agree?  Yes, I do.

Do you have any interesting or funny conference call stories?  Post them in the comments below!

I hope you enjoy it!


Title/Link Meeting dos and don’ts – I’m sorry, I was on mute!
Podcast Number 003
Release Date 05/11/2018
Our Sponsor InterDyn Artis

Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Solutions

GPLifeHacks.com | LinkedIn | Twitter | GPUG | MSDYNGP

MBS Podcast #002: Presenting Convergence… Yeah, you’ll understand after you listen.

Mark, Belinda and Shawn (That’s me!) share our thoughts on the new upcoming Microsoft Applications Business Summit – is it the new Convergence?  Find out who will attend, potential content for sessions and what our general thoughts are on this new conference!

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We also share our experiences and techniques in prepping for presentations that we do throughout the year… and our podcast wouldn’t be complete, with poking fun at each other along the way.

I hope you enjoy it!

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MBS Podcast #001: Are your ready for GDPR?

mbspodcastYours truly joined up with fellow Microsoft MVP’s, Mark Polino & Belinda Allen, and started a podcast.

We talk about Microsoft, Business and @&$#! (Stuff!)

Today we talk about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – we don’t know much, but we sure do like to talk about it 🙂


Title/Link Are you ready for GDPR?
Podcast Number 001
Recorded Date 03/16/18
Release Date 03/26/18
Our Sponsor FastPath

Thanks for reading!

Shawn


Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Solutions

GPLifeHacks.com | LinkedIn | Twitter | GPUG | MSDYNGP

Come see me at Vision 2018! A GP User Conference Charlotte, NC

Vision is an annual user conference held in Charlotte, NC by InterDyn Artis.

It is a one day conference packed with content!  This years event covers Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM and related MS Office products.

It’s a fun day filled with TONS of learning and networking!  (Oh, and door prizes!!!)

Come join us on April 26, 2018 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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Join me at GPUG Amplify!

GPUG Amplify #GPUGAmplify is a Dynamics GP user conference that was first held in Anaheim, CA.  This is the conference’s 3rd year and will be held in Chicago, IL.  The official conference dates are March 20-21st.   In addition to the packed schedule, there are partner events and GPUG Academy training classes, essentially making the conference from March 19th-22nd.

Amplify is a Dynamics GP ONLY event so it is much more intimate and engaging compared to other conferences.  This will be my 3rd time attending!

Find out more here: https://www.gpugamplify.com/home

This year I will be presenting two sessions.  Below are some details on these two sessions!  I’m really excited about this event!!

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