Category: Events

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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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 | 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!


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

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Shawn Dorward

Microsoft MVP, Business Solutions | 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:

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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Attend my GPUG Summit Nashville breakout sessions! #GPUGSummit

GPUG Summit is right around the corner (October 10-13, 2017) – I cannot wait!  Great city, great people, tons of fun and oh yeah, tons of educational sessions about Microsoft Dynamics GP and much more!

It’s going to be a blast and I hope you join me! 

View the entire breakout session schedule online here. Remember, content is the king of GPUG Summit.

I am extremely fortunate (and excited!!!) to be participating in 7 breakout sessions this year!

Below is a list of these sessions and a link to take you to more details about them!

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GP Tech Conference Session – Workflow!

#GPTechConf will be held next week, August 8th, 9th & 10th, in Fargo, ND.  I am very excited to tell you that I just finished putting the finishing touches on my presentation for next week’s conference!

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This event is going to be a great opportunity for consultants from all aspects of GP!

I can’t wait to see my friends and learn Learn LEARN!!!  For a full list of sessions, and to register, check out :

Now more about my contribution to this awesome training opportunity!

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The Early Bird… #Summit2017

Every time I hear ‘early bird’, it reminds me of my grandmother and the many times she took me to play Bingo.  LOL

Well, almost every time – This time, I’m referring to Summit 2017!  GPUG Summit, that is.  🙂 Check it out here –>  GPUG Summit 2017 Website

The early bird discount that GPUG Summit offers expires soon – so get the worm!  Or, even better, save some money!

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