Friday, October 01, 2010

NYC Sharepoint Developers User Group Meetup

The NYC Sharepoint Developers User Group will meet again on Oct. 20 at the Microsoft office in the Avenue of Americas, NY.

The topic for October is "Word Automation Services in Sharepoint 2010" by Kenneth Cooper.

Join us by visiting the website here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

IntraLinks Holdings Inc. is now public

IntraLinks is now a public company (NYSE: IL). Our company is a cloud services provider of online secure exchanges for different industries including Financial services, Life Sciences, Alternative Investments, Real Estate, Legal, Manufacturing and others.

To check our stock in NYSE, here's the link: http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/il_news.html

Here's a clip of our CEO in Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/63320076/

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Integrating with Dynamics GP

I've been through a lot of GP integrations and most of them were very straight forward. In my current environment we have integrations from different sources including Salesforce to SOP module, IT Asset management to Fixed Assets module(including bar-code implementation), ADP to GL, and others.

The current work will be considered the most challenging as we're moving the AR subledger to a new Oracle-based billing software and GP will be processing General Ledger entries from this system. So what's involved? The following transactions will be created in the new system and all the journal entries will be push to GP - customer payments (Lockbox, Wired,etc.), invoices, credits, write-offs, refunds(AP entry) and others.

I guess the experts are telling themselves this is NOT much of a challenge, well not really and why? That's just the first part of this integration and since we're a subscription-based environment like Salesforce, we need to create deferred schedules for each document integrated. I'll stop there for now and let you create your own architecture for this integration.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jack Dorsey on Twitter and Square

I was watching Beyond the Boardroom this weekend with their guest Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey. Jack introduces his new product - Square, a revolutionary mobile credit card reader that plugs into the audio port of compatible smart phones and laptops.

Also in this episode, Jack discussed the importance of Twitter in business including applications built around Twitter.

Here's an excerpt from the episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVc596DJYR8

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Watch the World Cup

Here's a good website to find a popular venue based on your team for the World Cup. The website also shows the schedule of the preliminary games. Click here to go to the website.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Convergence 2010 - Exciting Atlanta

I always give my feedback a week after the conference but I take notes during all the action is happening so I don't forget the important stuff later. Here's some notes that I've kept and wanted to share with everyone: 

- I was surprise on the number of Dynamics GP attendees this year. After the keynote session more than half stayed for the next session which was on the next version - Dynamics GP 2010.

- There's a new group of GP attendees and they're eager to contribute in the future of GP. This is critical as in the past attendees were just there to learn but now they want to contribute and put their skin in the game.

- In the past a lot of attendees spent their time going to basic sessions but now more went to Advanced sessions and also to Project Management sessions. Dale Carnegie came this year with different sorts of sessions on project management and it was well attended.

- New sessions from experts like the Support Debugging Tool which David Musgrave and Mariano Gomez hosted. This was well received and hopefully they come back next year with more.

- I saw old friends which I haven't seen in years including David Musgrave(Match Data days), Ayodale Cole (Cole Solutions), Frank Buckley and guys from Tectura who helped me implement GP in a NJ manufacturing.

- My favorite session this year was the one by New Orlean Saints coach Sean Payton. So much emotion during the session and you see his excitement in the coming season. He's very passionate about what he does, he cares for his players and he loves New Orleans.

- Other feedback:
    - The walk was too long from the food court to the sessions. So far this is the biggest in terms of area.
    - Food in the conference was ok, nothing to get excited. We tried Mary Mac Tea Room during one of our dinner and the ribs were incredible. Here's a pic of my plate:



    - Bus service was always available and when it's full you can get assurance from somebody that the next one is available....and it is.
   
- Lastly, Atlanta was a great host. I want to go back and visit the World of Coca-cola, CNN, Georgia Aquarium and others.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Sharepoint 2010 and SQL database mirroring

http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2010/05/03/database-mirroring-in-sharepoint-2010.aspxHere's my first article on Sharepoint 2010, it's about creating a SQL database mirroring for the environment. Click here to read the article.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

InfoView for Crystal Reports

Finally started working on publishing all my Crystal Reports to InfoView, a web application from Business Objects Enterprise (BOE).

Infoview runs on the web browser and is utilized to run and schedule Crystal Reports or any other report.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Business Intelligence experiences

During my 17-plus years of being a business owner or employee, I've had the opportunity to implement, feed, test or used a Business Intelligence (BI) product including Cognos, Microsoft's PerformancePoint Server Planning(discontinued) and now Business Objects. I like the look and feel of this product but wonder what will change in 2010 since SAP took over. Nowadays, database vendors provide Business Intelligence solutions in their product line and you can check vendors like SAS (Voted by Fortune as the top company to work for in 2010), Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and now SAP.

You can add value to your customers if you can implement a BI solution right on top of their ERP/SCM/CRM system.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Windows 7 is now the fastest selling OS

Last night at the CES 2010 keynote, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 7 has become the fastest selling operating system in history....read it here