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Micro Force -Velosio Newsletter June 2020 - Dynamics GP, COVID-19 and Working From Home

Updated: Mar 24, 2021


As we ease our way towards Summer, we look forward to continuing to provide you with various offerings to help you and your team get the most from your Microsoft Dynamics GP business software system. With the Covid-19 virus pandemic continuing, we are all still dealing with a “new normal” even as we adjust to significant changes in how we work. Changes that often require improvements to how we use to perform tasks in our offices, due to our social distancing as well as our desire to keep each other safe. Since we have the privilege of servicing so many clients like yourself, I thought it may be comforting to hear that every one of our clients that we have spoken with in the past few months is experiencing many of the same challenges. This newsletter is devoted to sharing what has been working for our Dynamics GP users who have been displaced from their offices.


Is Your Dynamics GP System in the Cloud Yet?

At Micro Force, we can answer yes to this question. We moved to the cloud a few years ago. So when the Coronavirus displaced us from our local offices in NYC and Long Island, we were able to continue to work in all our applications as we did when we were in our offices. This includes our use of Dynamics GP and all the Microsoft office products.

Your Dynamics GP system can either be used while on local equipment at your office or in the cloud. When in the cloud, GP users can access the business software system from any device, either from your home or office. Laptop or Smartphone. All you need is a device and an internet connection.

We have helped a number of our clients the past few years move to a cloud environment. If you are not in the cloud today, we would love the opportunity to help you in your digital transformational journey. Just email or call your account rep to schedule a call about this topic.


Learn About the Many Enhanced Reporting Tools for Your Dynamics GP System

Join us for our next Lunch'n'Learn session to learn about some of the reporting options that you have for your Microsoft Dynamics GP business software system. These reporting options will include tools named Excel reports, Power BI and Jet Reporting. Dashboards will also be discussed.

David Brandman and Jim will be presenting this session. To sign up for this free Lunch N Learn, which will be held on Thursday, June 25th from noon to 1 pm EST, please click here to register.


Support For Your Great Plains Version

Your Microsoft Dynamics GP annual maintenance fee permits you to call Microsoft help-desk support, where there is a dedicated group of individuals who provide help-desk support for any of the users at their 50,000 companies who are registered to use Great Plains. The number to call is (888) 477-7877. Depending upon the plan you chose, your annual maintenance plan may include prepaid support incidents.

As a Great Plains user who is current on your Microsoft annual maintenance plan, you are also entitled to the latest version of your business software system for no additional licensing cost. Your only cost for an upgrade would be our Micro Force services to assist you and your team in getting the latest version of your Microsoft business software system in place. Feel free to reach out to your primary contact or to begin this process.

The most recent version of GP that was released in December 2019 and is named GP 2019.

You can see the version of GP that you are using when you either start GP on your PC or when you click on ? (Help) in the top right corner of your screen and choose the last option on the drop-down menu that is named About GP. Which of these versions are you currently using? If you are not using at least GP 2016, your product is no longer on an active support plan.


How To Change Your Great Plains Password

Here are the steps to change your GP user password:

  • Click on the Microsoft Dynamics GP icon on the top toolbar and select 'User Preferences'.

  • Next, click on the password button located on the right-hand side of the screen.

  • Type in your old password, then type in your new password twice. Click OK to save your changes.

Now log out and log back in to test your new password. Due to the sensitive financial data stored in GP, it is recommended that users change their passwords periodically.


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Thank you once again for choosing Micro Force, we truly value our partnership together and the opportunity to serve your business solution needs! Sincerely, Jim McCann Partner, Senior Sales Analyst and Software Consultant Micro Force, A Velosio Affiliate Phone: (631) 421-1030 x 302 / (212) 777-7029 x 302 Email:

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