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MSDW Podcast: GP Tech Conference 2017 Roundup

by Jason Gumpert

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Last week's Dynamics GP Tech Conference at Microsoft's Fargo campus was about more than the next new release. Sure, GP 2018 was discussed, but our guests, Microsoft MVPs Belinda Allen of njevity, Mariano Gomez of Mekorma, and Mark Polino of Fastpath, say the event was a well-rounded look at the technology that should matter to any GP partner or consultant preparing for the future. GP technology was part of the event, but so were Power BI, PowerApps, Flow, and other cloud-centric tools.

Show notes:

  • 1:05 - GP 2018 was a part of the conference, but it took a backseat to other opportunities to focus on tech.
  • 5:00 - Why sessions about the GP web client were valuable
  • 10:20 - The importance of web-based reporting (and the role of MR)
  • 12:00 - Who attends GP events in Fargo?
  • 14:30 - The role of PowerApps, Flow, and other Microsoft tech as part of the GP cloud story
  • 16:40 -Microsoft employees that work with various Dynamics products
  • 19:30 - Summarizing the sessions run by Belinda and Mariano - Power BI, OData, Dexterity, and more.
  • 25:00 - Other standout sessions
  • 26:00 - How ...

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About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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