on April 18, 2011
I just finished going through Mark Polino's "Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook" and I can say that this is not just another manual that says "click on the obvious menu, then click next...then click next..." (or maybe I should say this is as far from the built in GP help as one can get? ;-) This is a book full of tips that come from the field on how to solve real world problems that are sure to be encountered by Dynamics GP users.
But beware: This book is not a complete 1,2,3 on how to use or implement GP. (and not meant to be) Rather it is immediately useable tidbits that address common issues that can and will come up when using Dynamics GP. (just as the subtitle mentions very accurately notes) If you have had the good experience of sitting in any of Mark's "GP 50 Tips" sessions at Microsoft Convergence (he started a whole new genre of Convergence training session that has been spreading like wildfire ;-) you will know exactly the format of this book: fast tips that provide immediate solutions to real world problems.
I would guess that even the most savvy GP user will take away at least 5 very valuable tips from the GP Cookbook that will make the part of your life spent inside GP easier and more productive. (For most of us it will be a lot more.)
There is one thing I can't figure out about this book: What is the picture on the cover? ;-)
on July 14, 2010
I have just finished reviewing my copy of the GP Cookbook, and I will be recommending it to anybody and everybody who uses Dynamics GP.
Dynamics GP Cookbook is a collection of tips and tricks, with great documentation and images that will make you a better GP User or Consultant. Mark is a Microsoft MVP and one of the most popular presenter at Microsoft Dynamics events. For years he has been compiling GP information on his website, with thousands of articles and now he has compiled them in this excellent 300 page book for the latest Dynamics GP version.
Reading the book will help you -
1. Do you work quicker
2. Do you work better
It has Shortcuts, tips to automate processes, hidden features, various reporting options in GP, tips on avoiding errors (most useful), and maintaining GP. See table of contents above for a great overview.
on July 11, 2010
If you want to go beyond just being proficient in Dynamics GP and become a Power User of the application, this book is a must-read. It is chock full of well-presented tips and tricks, complete with a bevy of screenshots and step-by-step instructions detailing how to perform each task. Concise and well written, this book will definitely be at the top of my stack of GP resources.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2010
I have had the chance to acquire my copy and read through. This book is absolutely well written, consistent, and packed with information. Being a Microsoft MVP, I am typically required to be ahead of the curve and I was even able to learn a few new tricks with the Cookbook. I highly recommend this book to any novice or experienced user or consultant. There is something in it for everyone.
Mariano Gomez, MVP