Microsoft Dynamics Blog

Welcome to Armanino’s Microsoft Dynamics Blog, where you’ll find information on topics across Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP and CRM, Dynamics GP, Power BI, PowerApps, Flow and more. Use these tips, tricks and insights to get the most out of your applications! Want these articles delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our newsletter below.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Is Power BI Open Source?

Before answering this, let’s look at open source definition. According to whatis.com – “open source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open source software is usually developed as a public collaboration and made freely available.” Based on the definition above, the short and technical …

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where’s My SmartList? Migrating from GP to D365 F&O

Many Microsoft Dynamics GP clients have come to rely on SmartList as a way to get data out of GP in order to build Excel-based reports. SmartList allows you to connect different tables, providing a single view with general ledger (GL) account detail alongside descriptions and vendor or customer details. But companies moving from GP …

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The UG Summit is Coming!

We’re already chomping at the bit to get to Phoenix for the UG Summit, October 15-18. Just like last year, we’ll be sponsoring and leading sessions on various aspects of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, and we’ll be manning an Armanino booth on the floor. If you’re considering attending, be sure to take advantage of …

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Focus 2018: D365, AXUG, CRMUG & PUG

This year, the Dynamics User Community’s Focus 2018 conference is May 21- 24 in Indianapolis. Armanino is excited to present two different topics. Our first session, “Cloud-Only Data Warehouse and BI? Yes, You Can!” will cover the Azure components you need to build a D365-based data warehouse and Analysis Services environment in Azure. In this …

Friday, March 23, 2018

Power Up Your Business With PowerApps & Flow!

PowerApps are purpose-built apps that can be built specifically for your business. Companies can start with one of the many predefined templates or build an app from scratch through a simple, drag-and-drop user interface. No coding required! At Armanino, we are seeing companies adopt PowerApps to replace dozens of legacy apps. In particular, those that …

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FIX: Power BI Not Authorized in Dynamics GP After Upgrade

I’ve been pulling my Power BI dashboard graphs into the Dynamics GP Home Page since GP 2016. When I upgraded my system from GP 2016 to GP 2016 R2, my GP system would not properly authorize my Power BI account. This post covers how to easily fix the issue so you can connect your Power …

Monday, August 1, 2016

AXUG NorCal: Power BI for Dynamics AX and CRM

Interested in learning about Power BI for Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM? Join us for the upcoming AXUG NorCal chapter meeting with leading high tech manufacturer, Maxlinear and Noah Kluge, Armanino’s BI guru (and five-time UG Summit Speaker) to hear lessons learned, best practices, tips and tricks and results of implementing Power BI for Dynamics …

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Microsoft Power BI: The Pace of Rapid Change

Is anyone else out there surprised by the rapid progress that has been made recently with Microsoft Power BI? After all, there have been at least a few times where the Microsoft plan for business intelligence seems to have fizzled. Early last year, I was certainly not the biggest fan when it came to Power BI. Honestly, …

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Released for 2016

The 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics was recently released. This year marks a substantial change in the evaluation criteria with the emphasis focused more on end-user autonomy delivered through self-service tools that allow for rapid ad hoc development. The traditional IT-led software vendors will be assessed in a new market guide focused on …

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Microsoft Power BI with Dynamics GP

Microsoft Power BI can easily be added to your Office 365 account. It allows an easy way to create graphs and dashboards, and provide online analysis to users. You can get more information about Power BI here. There are various ready-to-use data connectors already set up. For Dynamics GP, you can connect to your SQL …

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