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					Where Should You Turn for
       Answers?
The Power of Social Media

                Presenter


 Authored by Mariano Gomez, Microsoft MVP


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                Objectives
§ Introduction and Overview
§ What is Social Media?
§ Traditional (Mainstream) Sources of
  Information
§ Networking in the Age of Social Media
§ Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon
  –   The Blogging Community
  –   The Aggregators
  –   The Microblogging Community
  –   Social and Technical Forums

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       What is Social Media?

§   Interactive platform
§   Users form Communities
§   Content is user-generated
§   Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein
    define social media as "a group of Internet-
    based applications that build on the
    ideological and technological foundations
    of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and
    exchange of user-generated content."

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      Traditional Sources of
           Information
In the beginning…

§ CustomerSource
§ Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN)
§ Hardcopy Publications

   These sources are still very relevant, but
  content is very static and non-interactive.
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           CustomerSource

§   https://mbs.Microsoft.com/customersource
§   Knowledgebase
§   Downloads & Updates
§   Fix It! (formerly Automated Solutions)
§   Product Releases and Service Packs
§   Compatibility Charts and Upgrade Paths
§   Training Materials



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Microsoft Developer Network
           (MSDN)
§   http://msdn.microsoft.com
§   Developer Downloads
§   MSDN Library
§   Developer Centers
§   Product Keys




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     Hardcopy Publications

§ General Publications
  – Accolade Publications
  – Chris Lilley: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting
  – Renato Bellu: Microsoft Dynamics GP for Dummies
§ Microsoft MVP Publications
  – Mark Polino: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
    Cookbook
  – Victoria Yudin: Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
    Implementation


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   Networking in the Age of
        Social Media
§ What is social network?
  A social network is a social structure
  made up of a set of actors (such as
  individuals or organizations) and the
  dyadic ties between these actors.
§ Social Media is about building social networks
§ Social media is social software that mediates
  interaction between social networks
§ Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs,
  microblogging, wikis, social networks, podcasts


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Traditional                          Microsoft
                                     Product

social network                       Managemen
                                     t Team

     Bob            Mariano
     McAdam         Gomez, MVP    Jon
                                  Rivers


                                          Victoria
                      Constance   Zubin   Yudin,
                      Quigley     Gidwani MVP
                   David
                                                 Leslie
                   Musgrave
                                                 Vail,
                                                 MVP
                                  John
                  Andy            Lowther
   Mark Polino,
   MVP            Snook


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  Building a traditional social
            network
§ Become BFFs with a Microsoft Dynamics GP
  MVP
§ Microsoft Dynamics Convergence
§ GPUG Summit
§ GPUG Regional Chapters
§ GPUG SIGs
§ Partner Sponsored Events
§ Private User Groups

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  Jumping on the Social Media
         Bandwagon
§ What do you need to get started?
§ Social Media Outlets
  –   Blogs
  –   Twitter
  –   Linked In
  –   Facebook
§ Microsoft Social Media Outlets
  – Microsoft Dynamics Community
  – Microsoft Partner Online Technical Community
  – MSDN Forums
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   What do you need to get
          started?
§ Develop personal interest
§ Have a nagging problems?
§ Will typically need an account at any site
  –   Twitter account – http://twitter.com
  –   Facebook account – http://www.facebook.com
  –   LinkedIn Account – http://www.linkedin.com
  –   Microsoft Live Account – http://signup.live.com
§ Follow or join a person or group of your
  interest
§ Be relevant to your group
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    Social Media Outlets: Blogs
A blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a
discussion or informational site published on the
World Wide Web and consisting of discrete
entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse
chronological order (the most recent post
appears first).

§   Microsoft MVPs
§   Partners, ISVs, and Users
§   GPUG Bloggers Corner
§   Microsoft Blogs


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        Blogger’s Corner
§ GPUG.com > Member Resources > Bloggers
  Corner
§ Almost 50 Industry and Partner Blogs
§ RRS Feeds!




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       Microsoft MVP Blogs
§ Charles Allen –
  http://www.dynamicsgpinsights.com
§ Frank Hamelly – http://gp2themax.blogspot.com
§ Ian Stewart - http://dynamicsgp.wordpress.com/
§ John Lowther -
  http://community.dynamics.com/product/gp/gpte
  chnical/b/gpdba/default.aspx
§ Leslie Vail -
  http://dynamicsconfessions.blogspot.com/
§ Mariano Gomez –
  http://dynamicsgpblogster.blogspot.com


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       Microsoft MVP Blogs
          (Continued)
§ Mohammad Daoud -
  http://mohdaoud.blogspot.com/
§ Monzer Osama Al-Shaikh –
  http://www.gp4arab.com
§ Victoria Yudin – http://victoriayudin.com




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Twitter




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LinkedIn




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LinkedIn Groups




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LinkedIn Profiles




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Microsoft Social Media Outlets
Community
http://community.dynamics.com/




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Microsoft Social Medial Outlets
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/developingfordynamicsgp/archive/20
08/09/30/microsoft-dynamics-gp-blogs.aspx




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Questions?




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