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The 10 th annual Dynamics SL User Group (DSLUG) Conference is taking place Sept. 12-15 in Tampa, FL and it is THE conference for Dynamics SL users and partners to attend. Join over 500 of your Dynamics SL peers for unparalleled education and networking opportunities. 2017 is an exciting year for the DSLUG Conference, as we celebrate 10 years of this premiere annual event for Dynamics SL users. Experienced. Progressive. Growing. The DSLUG conference brings you the most experienced Dynamics SL speakers, with content and networking experiences addressing what is top-of-mind for SL users across roles, industries, and specialty topics. Attendees consistently ...
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Adding a table extension to existing SL screen: Introduction: I have found over time that there are never enough User fields in a Dynamics SL table. The solution to this problem is to create a sibling table in the database and integrate it into then maintenance screen, using VBA and the VBA API functions. The process does not take a great amount of code, but must be done carefully to get the desired result. This blog will go through the steps to add this table extension A real world application will be used in explaining this process. We had a need to add many new columns to the Sites (10.310.00) screen in the Inventory Module. Earlier in the life of SL ...
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1. Updates Coming for Dynamics SL pages on PartnerSource and CustomerSource Microsoft Dynamics SL sites and Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 & Web Apps content is planned to release in February. We will also be providing the date of the latest monthly update for Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015. Check back often to find the latest and greatest updates! 2. Microsoft Dynamics SL Web Apps JANUARY Release AVAILABLE NOW! NEW UPDATES FROM JANUARY ARE AVAILABLE TODAY! This includes a change to address multiple user data entry issues. Here are details on the December release: The Microsoft Dynamics SL Web Apps Team has ...
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In the coming year I will work to create a monthly post on some aspect of Customization for Dynamics SL. Below is the first article in this series. Passing parameters to an existing SL screen I often find the need to call an existing SL screen from another screen. The calling screen may be done through a customization (using VBA Visual Basic for Applications) or a new screen (using Visual Basic in MS Visual Studio). This is done by passing parameters. Many screens in SL accept passed-in parameters as part of their native code. To access them, you need to have knowledge of the parameters and the sequence in which they are passed. This information ...
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2017 is going to be a great year for the Dynamics SL User Group! This year is all about taking the power of DSLUG and multiplying it for maximum value to the SL community. We are coming off our best fall conference to date in 2016 and a strong launch of our new website connecting members with added benefits. DSLUG is an SL resource like none other because of YOU a community of talented SL users, partners, subject matter experts, and advocates who are passionate about connecting and sharing knowledge to help your peers boost their SL competencies and confidence. 7 Ways to Engage - Be a DSLUG Multiplier! As a community built by users, for users, DSLUG ...
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DSLUG is featuring a new series of webinars to help make your Dynamics SL reporting easy with expert tips & tricks on Microsoft Forecaster and Management Reporter. Im thrilled to be presenting in this series, focusing on tried and true strategies and real-life examples to help you effectively use these valuable SL reporting tools. Register now for this series by visiting DSLUG.com/webinars and clicking on the Management Reporter or Forecaster tags! Weve had some great questions coming from the DSLUG community recently. Below Im sharing answers to the top 2 questions I hear most often. Take a look and let me know your questions in the comments. Together ...
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Business Intelligence is one of the most important ways to ensure success for your Dynamics business. Now, your membership to DSLUG includes member access to the NEW Dynamics Power BI User Group ( PBIUG ). PBIUG is your hub for thousands of Power BI users, partners, and developers to exchange knowledge on how to best maximize Power BI to achieve business success. Our resourceful PBIUG community is powered by users, for users and specializes in the delivery of member-driven education and enriched networking helping to boost competencies, confidence levels and connections for our members. This new, free member benefit, adds a new dimension to your membership ...
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One of my favorite parts of the DSLUG website is our blogging community. This is a great place for DSLUG Members to share tips regarding Dynamics SL, talk about what is going on right now the DSLUG community, and create relationships with others. I have grown up with a love of writing (still holding onto the dream that someday I'll write my own novel), but I understand that not everyone is immediately comfortable writing up a couple of paragraphs, adding an image, and posting it out for the community to see. Check out the 3 tips for starting a successful blog below. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in blogging to take the leap and get involved! ...
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Working on SL forever.

At this time of year, I take a little time to asses what has been accomplished in the past year and set goals for the next year. I never get to this before the start of the year.... and then next thing, the year has passed again. My review that prompted this blog is the 'job security' that comes with being a developer, programmer and trainer in the Dynamics SL world. In reviewing the year, I find that I started the year with 38 tasks in the backlog. They range from really big projects to small requests from users. the numbers show that during 2016, 40 items were completed big (Implementing new PR/HR service, creating 'multi-currency' T&M entry ...
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KRISTEN HILLGER DSLUG exists because of Members like you who share your Dynamics SL knowledge and experiences to help the community. We're pleased to showcase Member Kristen Hillger , Financial & Administrative Manager at Eco-Drip Irrigation Supply and DSLUG Member since 2014. Read on to learn why she is starting as a DSLUG volunteer, and what she thinks will help bring the value of the DSLUG conference home for members! Tell us about your company and how you use SL. We are the nation's largest sub-surface drip irrigation company, specializing in sales, agronomy, and service support to our growers. Our company was founded by my husband's ...
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Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 CU2 Rich client and Power BI content "AVAILABLE NOW!" Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 CU2 Rich Client includes all rich client hot fixes that have been created since the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 CU1 release. The CU2 release will install over a customers current SL 2015 installation (SL 2015 or SL 2015 CU1). BONUS CONTENT: PowerBI connection document and PowerBI Project dashboard. Included in the Microsoft Dynamics SL CU2 release is a Power BI Dashboard that will provide pertinent information on projects. This is a quick snap shot of one of the tabs included in the dashboard showing labor, ...
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The holidays are a great time to reflect on your career and begin considering what your New Years resolution will be. You want to make it realistic and explicit, but also push yourself to improve. When it comes to career resolutions and honing your skills, I cant think of a better path to success than DSL UG Academy . DSLUG Academy provides expert-led training in a virtual classroom environment and the chance to explore beyond core concepts and leverage practical, real-world content. Take a look at our upcoming Power BI workshop: 2-Day Deep Dive Power BI Workshop Specifically targeted towards business users, analysts and data ...
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Tis the Season for Professional Growth www.dslug.com/academy x It's hard to believe we're already at that time of year but Christmas is right around the corner. Don't let the promise of presents and eggnog stop you from thinking about your education and professional growth. We have some fantastic virtual learning opportunities coming up so click the links below to get specifics on each class. DSLUG Academy provides expert-led training in a virtual classroom environment and the chance to dive into deeper exploration beyond core concepts and leverage practical, real-world content. Wednesday, December 7 11:45am 4pm EST ...
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DREW SKWIERS-KOBALLA DSLUG exists because of Members like you who share your Dynamics SL knowledge and experiences to help the community. We're pleased to showcase Member Drew Skwiers-Koballa, Director of IT at Inside Edge CIS. Drew has been a DSLUG Member since 2014 and was was elected to the DSLUG Board of Directors at the Fall Conference 2016 , working on Marketing and Membership. Drew was also a DSLUG Fall Conference 2016 track chair and recently presented a fantastic webinar on Managing Technical Projects . Tell us about your company and how you use SL. Inside Edge is a national commercial flooring services ...
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Our DSLUG community's value comes in its foundation as a for-user, by-user group driven by Dynamics SL users like you. Each of you helps create the learning, sharing, and networking which makes our User Group so strong and valuable for all who participate. Thank you to all who pay forward their SL knowledge and experiences across the user group, serving as subject matter experts, supportive peers, and valued mentors! This month, wed like to especially thank those who take the time to contribute to our online discussions in the DSLUG Open Forum . By taking a few minutes to participate, you have a vital, daily impact on the community. Thank you sincerely ...
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1. Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 CU2 Rich client announcement Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 CU2 Rich Client is scheduled to release in December 2016. This will include all rich client hot fixes that have been created since the Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015 CU1 release. The CU2 release will install over a customers current SL 2015 installation (SL 2015 or SL 2015 CU1). 2. Microsoft Dynamics SL Web Apps Release Cycle Change announcement The Microsoft Dynamics SL Web Apps Team has moved to an agile development model. What this means to customers is that rather than waiting to get new features or hot fixes, we will be moving to a monthly release cycle. This ...
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We are excited to announce a new benefit available exclusively to DSLUG members! DSLUG Educational Webinar Series offer a quick and convenient way for Dynamics SL users to delve into focused topics that are top of mind. Don't miss these new series serving up the education you need, anywhere you have an internet connection! Technical Tuesday Looking for technical Dynamics SL content and current product insights from Microsoft and top subject matter experts? These webinars are for you! Upcoming monthly sessions are listed below; visit the webinar website and click the Technical Tuesday tag to filter. Dec. 20 What's coming in Microsoft ...
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Would you like to volunteer to be featured in our Get to Know a DSLUG Member program? This program highlights user members of the Dynamics SL User Group (DSLUG) community. We would like to showcase a variety of people those who are investing time and energy to make DSLUG a valuable educational tool to network with peers and learn about Dynamics SL and those who are not necessarily volunteering, but are taking part in the community whether through Academy classes , Chapter meetings , the Open Forum , or live / on-demand webinars . We appreciate your User Group involvement and would love to ask you a few, quick questions so the Dynamics ...
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1. The October Hot Fixes for Microsoft Dynamics SL have been uploaded to the site below. https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersource/northamerica/SL/downloads/hot-fixes/SLHotFixList 2. Dynamics SL Users Group Conference 2016 The Microsoft Dynamics SL User Group Conference was a HUGE success with a record attendance and a brand new website launch. Please check out the new website, sign up and check out the new features at http://www.dslug.com/home This site is now in heavy use by the community so make sure you sign up today! 3. Dynamics SL Users Group Conference 2017 September 13 15 in Tampa, Florida Mark ...
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The DSLUG Fall Conference is focused specifically on education for end users of Microsoft Dynamics SL to help companies optimize their SL deployment. The 2016 Conference held Sept. 28-30, 2016 in San Diego, CA was a huge success! A record 500+ Dynamics users, partners, and industry experts participated in 90+ sessions focused on Dynamics SL education across roles, industries, and SL versions. Attendees had the unique opportunity to take part in user-produced educational sessions, peer-to-peer networking and knowledge exchange, and direct interaction with industry experts and the Microsoft Dynamics SL product team. For 9 years, the DSLUG Conference has been ...
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