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 June 2011  The CAL Zone – GP Tips & Tricks Newsletter 
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Amber's Tips & Tricks
ISV Spotlight: Rockton
Survey Results: Cloud Computing Views
First Look: Windows 8
Training Calendar 2011
Current Promotions
CAL Blog Posts
Partner Add-On Webinars


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The CAL Zone e-newsletter is focused on our family of Microsoft Dynamics GP users. Stay up to date with current promotions to save you money plus tips & tricks and new tools to save you time. To view archived copies of previous newsletters click here.

Amber's Tips & Tricks
Dynamics GP Annual Physical

This week I had the pleasure of presenting a session at MS Dynamics World’s Decisions 2011 Virtual GP Conference.

Take a look at my session Conducting a GP Annual Physical: Simple Steps to Diagnosing the Health of Your MS Dynamics GP System for several critical but simple steps you can take to manage the health of your Dynamics GP solution.

You may also register to hear recordings of all the sessions if you missed the event.

ISV Spotlight: 

Got deadbeats hogging your Dynamics GP licenses? Kick’em out!

If you’ve got a lot of users and limited licenses, don’t waste money buying more licenses that you don’t need. With Inactivity Timeout, when a person logged into GP sits idle for too long, we log them out gracefully to free up that license. You set the time limit, and if they haven’t worked in GP, we kick them out. One more license free. More freedom for you.

Inactivity Timeout is just one of over 20 cool features of Dynamics GP Toolbox, by Rockton Software.

Harvard Business Review Cloud Computing Survey

Harvard Business Review recently surveyed 1,500 global business and technology leaders to get their views on cloud computing. Check out the article Results of Harvard Business Review Cloud Computing Survey of 1500 Business and Technology Leaders to learn more about what they had to say.

First Look at ‘Windows 8’

In a recent article by Julie Larson-Green from Microsoft Experience, we learn about the next generation of Windows, code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time.

Windows 8 is described as a ‘reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface’. Take a look at the complete article which includes a video introducing a few of the basic elements of the new user interface.

Coming Soon! CAL’s Fall GP Training Calendar

We are trying to expand our 2011 GP Training Class Calendar and we need your help! We want to know what types of classes our clients would like to see CAL offer, if you can take a moment to reply to this email and let us know what you would like to see CAL present at our training center, that would be a big help. Also, we would love feedback regarding what days work better ( beginning of the week, end of the week etc).

We really appreciate the help so that we can re-vamp our Training calendar to benefit the needs of our clients!

Existing Customer Promotions

Human Resource Management Module Offer
Microsoft Dynamics GP customers on a current Enhancement Plan can purchase any of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management a la carte modules for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard list price.
Offer Valid: March 1, 2011-June 24, 2011

Microsoft Dynamics ERP Spring Season Offer
Expand your ERP solution with this special “Microsoft Dynamics ERP Spring Season Offer.” You can purchase additional user licenses for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard price list for your current Microsoft Dynamics GP system. Discount applicable on a minimum of two (2) licenses and up to a maximum of 20 licenses.
Offer Valid: May 1, 2011-June 24, 2011

SmartList Builder and Extender Module Offer
Microsoft Dynamics GP customers on a current Enhancement Plan can purchase any of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resource Management a la carte modules for up to 20% off of Microsoft’s standard list price.
Offer Valid: March 1, 2011-June 24, 2011

Click here for a complete list of Microsoft Dynamics GP promotions

Recently Published CAL Blog Posts

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Check out some of CAL’s Previous Posts

Upcoming GP Add-On Webinars

Work Faster and Smarter with Microsoft Dynamics GP

Introduction to Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics GP

What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2

Maximize Your Microsoft Dynamics GP Human Resources and Payroll Solution

Productivity, Process, and Time Management tips with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Outlook & CRM

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