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Microsoft MVPs Work to Tamp Down Dynamics GP Rumors

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of Microsoft Dynamics GP has been grossly exaggerated. The truth is that Dynamics GP is not going away now that Microsoft Dynamics 365 has hit the market. But different interpretations of the future directions of the Dynamics product line has led some GP veterans to voice concern over how their ERP solution of choice has been portrayed in public venues.

Jen Kuntz

In a recent post on her Kuntz Consulting blog, Dynamics GP MVP Jen Kuntz wanted to be sure everyone understood that GP does in fact have a future. Stubbornly persistent rumors that Dynamics GP 2016 will be the last version of the application are absolutely not true, despite the mixed messages coming from, among other sources, Microsoft employees.

Taking Aim at Sources of Confusion, Including Microsoft

During the keynote for GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV users at the recent Collaborate Canada event held in Toronto by GPUG, Kuntz reports that a Microsoft exec told attendees that "Dynamics 365 is going to affect everyone in this room."

"Yes, it's a keynote, and yes, we're in the Microsoft offices, but seriously . . . let's start off what should be a great user group experience by scaring the people in the room with misleading statements," Kuntz noted. "Ya, that's a great idea. There was at least one person in the room that isn't even live with Dynamics GP yet, I can only imagine what they are thinking. Did we buy the wrong product? What the hell?"

Kuntz pointed out that at the UG Summits

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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.