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A Message from Dynamic Communities - Our Response to COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19 and its persistent impact on each and every one of our community members, Dynamic Communities remains committed to delivering its online user groups and educational resources. That's why we're teaming up with people from the community to provide blogs that showcase tips and tricks on working from home, webinars focused on helping you and your organization work effectively and efficiently through these trying times, and so much more. 

Read our full message to learn more about what Dynamic Communities is doing during these unprecedented times:

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Your Community. Your Resources.

Virtual Local User Groups

Local User Group meetings are going virtual to help ensure member safety while allowing the local community to stay active and engaged. 
Find an upcoming virtual meeting:

D365, FO/AX, CE/CRM, BC/NAV, GP, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate

Working from Home

Adjusting to working from home? So are we! Here are the top 7 tips we've found helpful for staying focused, motivated, and productive.

Plus, check out additional articles published in our new digital magazine.

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Your Community Cares

Search your User Group discussion forum for the #CommunityCares tag to find topics from peers in your community on how they're adapting to COVID-19.
Select your User Group to join the discussion:

FO/AX, CE/CRM, BC/NAV, GP, SL, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate

Community Response Live Webinars
Register for real-world tips, tricks, and support via virtual presentations from community experts.

Working from home and trying to establish a new, virtual normal? This may bring up challenges in how you work in your application, collaborate remotely with co-workers, and more. To help you stay efficient and effective, register for upcoming webinars in the Community Response series, covering experiences, best practices, and strategies during this time of unprecedented change. 

 

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Preparing to Work From Home (GP)

April 6 @ 3:00 PM (ET)

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LinkedIn for Partners and Consultants

April 9 @ 11:00 AM (ET)

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Microsoft Continuous Update Policy Changes Due to COVID-19

Microsoft Continuous Update Policy Changed Due to COVID-19 (D365)

April 10 @ 11:00 AM (ET)

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Bots – Make a Special Friend that Doesn’t Need to Social Distance Itself

Bots - How to make your own Special Friend that doesn't need to Social Distance Itself

April 13 @ 11:00 AM (ET)

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REPLACE - Manufacturing – Tips for Maintaining Day-to-Day During COVID-19

Manufacturing - Tips for Maintaining Day-to-Day During COVID-19 (GP)

April 14 @ 12:00 PM (ET)

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REPLACE - Running a Meetup with Microsoft Teams

Running a Meetup with Microsoft Teams

April 14 @ 1:00 PM (ET)

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Rapidly Going Remote - Creating a Digital Workplace to Keep Your Team Productive During the Pandemic

Rapidly Growing Remote - Creating a Digital Workplace to Keep Your Team Productive During the Pandemic (D365)

April 15 @ 10:00 AM (ET)

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Building and Maintaining Emotional Connections in a Virtual Environment

Building and Maintaining Emotional Connections in a Virtual Environment

April 15 @ 1:00 PM (ET)

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Security in a Work from Home World – Tips for You and Your Company to Stay Safe and Secure

Security in a Work from Home World - Tips for You and Your Company to Stay Safe and Secure

April 15 @ 3:00 PM (ET)

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Virtual Desktops - Create a Windows 10 Virtual Machine in Azure to Untether yourself from a Fixed Workstation

Virtual Desktops - Create a Windows 10 Virtual Machine in Azure to Untether Yourself from a Fixed Workstation

April 16 @ 11:00 AM (ET)

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Tips & Tricks from PowerBI. Tips for Broadcasting with YouTube

Tips & Tricks from Power BI - Tips for Broadcasting with YouTube

April 16 @ 1:00 PM (ET)

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Using Paid Media During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Using Paid Media During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 16 @ 2:00 PM (ET)

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HRPR Tips to Help You Process GP Payroll with COVID Requirement Changes

HR/PR Tips to Help You Process GP Payroll with COVID Requirement Changes

April 16 @ 2:00 PM (ET)

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Doing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Remotely

Doing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Remotely

April 17 @ 11:00 AM (ET)

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How to Keep your Staff Energized Remotely in these Trying Times

How to Keep Your Staff Energized Remotely in these Trying Times

April 20 @ 12:30 PM (ET)

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Powerful Storytelling With Power BI COVID-19

Powerful Storytelling with Power BI: COVID-19

April 20 @ 8:00 PM (ET)

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User Group Virtual Meeting Tips and Tricks

User Group Virtual Meeting Tips and Tricks

April 21 @ 1:00 PM (ET)

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Getting Payments Converted to ACH Quickly

Getting Payments Converted to ACH Quickly (BC/NAV)

April 21 @ 3:00 PM (ET)

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12 Tips on How to Market in These Uncertain Times

12 Tips on How to do Marketing in These Uncertain Times

April 23 @ 1:00 PM (ET)

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Serving Customers with a Remote Workforce

Serving Customers with a Remote Workforce

April 24 @ 1:00 PM (ET)

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3-D Action Plan for Business Continuity During COVID-19 (D365UG FO)

April 29 @ 11:00 AM (ET)

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Selling on Amazon: What You Need to Know (D365UG BC)

May 5 @ 2:00 PM (ET)

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Microsoft Resources

As COVID-19 continues to impact people and countries around the world, teams everywhere are moving to remote work. Here's how Microsoft is helping out:

  • Microsoft Teams now available for everyone! By making Teams available to as many people as possible, Microsoft hopes all types of teams will be able to remain connected while working apart. Learn more.
  • Free 6-month Office 365 trial! With the increase need for employees to work from home, Microsoft is now offering a special E1 Trial licenses to help ease any challenges of being away from the office. Learn more.

Looking for other great resources and support from Microsoft? Check out this blog from Alysa Taylor to see how Microsoft is focusing efforts to ensure your business has the digital capabilities to maintain business continuity and stability, to the best ability possible, while keeping employees safe and healthy.

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Dynamic Communities Digital Magazine

How Companies Can Retool Their Supply Chains After the COVID-19 Crisis By Ivy Davis

How Companies Can Retool their Supply Chains After the COVID-19 Crisis

Supply chain disruptions can come in many forms (weather events, automation failures, changes in geopolitical policies and/or economic conditions, etc.), but the sudden, aggressive spread of COVID-19... read more.

A Race for Digital Transformation is Coming
By Kelly Holwagner

A Race or Digital Transformation is Coming

As we all struggle through this global pandemic, most of us are making sacrifices that, frankly, our generation has never experienced. The last time sacrifices of this magnitude were made probably dates back to WWII when... read more.

 

 

Community Spotlights

COVID-19 has challenged many companies in the User Group Community to make quick decisions to adapt their products or services and it also been an opportunity for community members to find new ways to give back.

 

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Meeting a New Kind of Demand

PECKHAM, INC.'s apparel manufacturing division usually produces garments for both the Military and commercial lines of business. Due to COVID-19, the company has shifted its production to sewing hospital gowns to not only support their local hospitals, but also to protect their own workforce.

The company is also taking extra steps to ensure employee safety, including screening people arriving to work in their cars and checking temperatures as they enter the building.

Thank you to Robin Mitschke, Manufacturing ERP Manager at PECKHAM, INC and D365UG BC/NAV member, for sharing this story.

 

Generosity Deeper Than Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza

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Katie Graves already actively volunteers her time as a Chicago Local User Group Leader and with the pandemic, is giving back in a new way.

After seeing a Facebook post from Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center about its financial situation, Katie decided to buy 100 of their pizzas (worth $1,500) to distribute locally at no-cost. “I just hope it's a little bit of sunshine in this storm we're going through right now," said Katie.

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Has your company shifted to help the fight against COVID-19? Have you volunteered locally? Share your story in the User Group Community discussion forum using the #CommunityCares tag.