The "Right" Way to Maximize the Growing Number of Online Resources for Microsoft Dynamics GP

When I first started using Microsoft Dynamics GP almost twenty years ago (it was called Great Plains Software and was on DOS at the time) there were limited options for getting help.  I could call support (not free, but usually quick), call our GP Partner (not free and usually not very quick) or muddle through on my own (free, but usually nowhere near quick).  I managed, and certainly learned a lot in the process, but it was often very frustrating and time consuming.  Not to mention costly if I was not able to find the answer on my own.

Today, we have many options for getting free help for Dynamics GP.  There are various online forums, newsgroups, user groups and blogs, all with knowledgeable people posting all sorts of information, relating their experiences and answering questions posted by users. 

If I were starting to use Dynamics GP today, it would make for a

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About Victoria Yudin

Victoria has been designing, implementing, integrating, and customizing business management and accounting systems for over 20 years. She has been a user of Microsoft Dynamics GP (and its Great Plains Software predecessor) since it was available on DOS and has been a Dynamics GP consultant for almost 15 years. Victoria has the distinction of being the only person in the world named a Microsoft Dynamics GP Most Valuable Professional (MVP) each consecutive year since 2005. Victoria has an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and has numerous certifications for Microsoft Dynamics GP and related technologies.

In November 2000, Victoria started Flexible Solutions, Inc. to bring together her experience in accounting and business with her love for technology. Flexible Solutions is a Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, offering the GP Reports Viewer add-on for Dynamics GP, as well as Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation, reporting, and support services.

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Great Article

Hi Victoria

This is great advice. Thanks for writing down what many of us think.

David
http://blogs.msdn.com/DevelopingForDynamicsGP/

Great Article

Thanks Victoria for the great advise.

Just to add to your great piece - With respect to GP online assist , you need to get familiar with the expert posters, their advise is as good as a confirmed resolution.
Look for and adopt the postings from these expert posters first before considering other 'unanymous' posters

David, i also use this opportunity to thank you for your great online assisstance on GP.
Your postings as always resolved my issues/problems.