“Cheers” Cliff Clavin, John Ratzenberger, photo by David ShankboneWe finally figured out what President Trump's problem was with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump, who said Merkel had ruined Germany, thought the Merkel was the currency in use in her country. That came to light when he asked an advisor "How many Merkels to the dollar?" ... Republican Senators John McCain and Rand Paul have been feuding.

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Created on Friday, 17 March 2017 16:54
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top 100The call for entries for Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs is open for the 2017 selection. This year has a much different feel from prior years. One reseller described market conditions as reflecting "channel turmoil". That includes Microsoft's heavy cloud push with Dynamics 365, Oracle's purchase of NetSuite and Sage's continuing efforts to remake itself while its cast of characters changes rapidly.

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Created on Friday, 17 March 2017 15:07
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Randy JohnstonXero is testing the use of machine learning in its cloud-based financial software. The New Zealand-based company says the capability with be generally available this year. Machine learning looks like a major buzz word for the year. H&R Block made it prominent with its advertising about the use of IBM's Watson computer in the preparation of tax returns.

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Created on Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:38
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Karl Lopker, QADQAD wants to engage third parties to do more of its implementations. The manufacturing software company also said it is putting more emphasis on use of smaller organizations for those services. The comments came as QAD released financial results for the year ended January 31.

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Created on Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:13
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Grant Wilson, AXUGThe Dynamics AX User Group is being extended to incorporate users of Dynamics 365 for Operations. Similarly, the sister CRM User Group is being extended to include Dynamics 365 for Sales, Dynamics 365 for Marketing, Dynamics 365 for Customer Service, Dynamics 365 for Field Service and Dynamics 365 for Project Service.

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Created on Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:31
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