In our SAN series we’ve explained what a SAN is and what the advantages are. However, even if you understand what SANs are all about, it can be tough to tell whether you actually need one. That’s why we’ve compiled four simple signs you might be ready for a SAN.
In our previous article we answered the question ‘What is a storage area network?’ but we didn’t focus on why a SAN is a better option than traditional storage solutions. Understanding the benefits (and drawbacks) is critical whether you’re considering your storage options or are actively looking to invest in a SAN.
The Microsoft Dynamics GP team has created a new app that is available for Windows 8, iOS iPad devices, and Android tablets. This app will allow GP Employees to enter Vacation and Sick time in Payroll or time off against Benefit Timecodes within HR. The app will use the settings within Dynamics GP to determine what types of pay codes the user can enter time against.
Applications, databases, backups; there are a lot of reasons you need to manage storage on your servers. Typically, you do that via internal or attached hard drives for each device. However, not all devices fill up their hard drives at the same rate and it’s inefficient to buy additional drives for one server when the one next to it has a few hundred GBs of free space.
Dynamics GP 2015 R2 has officially released and, to get you up to speed, we’re going to share all the great features of the day Microsoft has been putting out over the last month. Today we’re going to give you a threefer, with all the info about the new Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 All in One Document Viewer.
The great irony of Outlook is that it’s a productivity tool that has become our biggest time sink. We can chalk some of that up to the nature of email, but there are also a whole host of productivity boosting features most of us aren’t using. One of the most commonly ignored is Quick Steps, which is why I want to share three great ways to save time in Outlook with Quick Steps.
Have you ever tried to series post a few batches in in Financial only to see the error ‘You have not marked any batches for posting’? It’s a known issue in Dynamics GP 2013 and 2015. There are a few fairly simple workarounds but it looks like it may be getting addressed shortly.
Changing records is a fundamental piece of functionality in CRM but there are occasions when you need to change a large volume of records and the native editing functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM aren’t up to the challenge. Recently we figured out a simple way to export and change records in bulk without creating duplicates and we wanted to share it with you.
- Choose or create a view with the records/columns you need.
- Choose Export to Excel on the top ribbon.
- Choose to export as a static worksheet.
- You will have the option for current page records or all pages in current view.
- Tick the checkbox “Make this data available for re-importing by including required column headings”
- Open the Excel file and enable editing.
- Go to the “Review” tab in excel and “Unprotect Sheet”.
- Update the data as necessary.
- Save the file as XML to be reimported.
- CSV files will not allow you to update only and will create duplicates.
- Click ‘Import Data’ button in the CRM top ribbon.
- Browse to the XML file location with the updated information.
- If done properly you will see a screenshot similar to below with the message “This Action will update existing records and, if required, create new records. If you do not see this message duplicate records will be created.
- Click Submit and you’re done!
You can check the status of the import from Settings -> Data Management -> Imports. If you see errors Click on the import and check “Failures”. There will be error codes here that should help you troubleshoot the import problems.