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Microsoft Dynamics GP Team Shows Off Kinect, Windows 8 Tablet Possibilities

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW
May 14 2012

Since Convergence 2012, Microsoft Dynamics product managers have made a noted effort to demonstrate ways that their software will play well with the more high profile tools at the forefront of the Microsoft technology arsenal. Late last week,the Dynamics GP team released three new videos that offer a new look at the team's vision for Dynamics GP with two Microsoft technologies: Kinect and the Windows 8 tablet interface. 

Although the Kinect has primarily been used for gaming and entertainment, Microsoft Dynamics GP professionals and product managers have starting thinking of interesting ways the device could be used to increase productivity or broaden access.

In one YouTube video posted by Microsoft recently, principal group program manager Chad Sogge demonstrated a prototype application that couples Kinect with Dynamics GP via speech commands to conduct a boardroom meetings.

"In today's boardroom meeting often you prepare data ahead of time and you most likely use PowerPoint to communicate that information to your audience but what if you could use Kinect and have real time data an analysis?" Sogge asked, turning on Dynamics GP with the words "Dynamics Activate."

Sogge said you can do all this with using the SDK for Kinect that ships with Window coupled with Dynamics GP-something that MVP Jivtesh Singh demonstrated on his own last year.

In another YouTube video, Sogge demonstrated how a warehouse worker could ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.