Writing Update

Just a quick writing update:

I’m actively working to update the NetSuite Security and Audit Field Manual for version 2017.1. The update should be done next week and the book available sometime in June with reviews, layout, and republishing the new version.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Security and Audit Field Manual initial manuscript is about half done and running on schedule to be available for the GPUG Summit in October.

The Security and Audit Field Manual for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Enterprise Edition initial manuscript is also about half done, but it’s taking longer than the GP version, primarily because of less documentation and active changes in D365. (Little things like renaming the whole product to the longest name possible because the old name apparently wasn’t long enough. As someone recently pointed out, the acronym D365FFOEE is actually longer than the original product name Axapta. I swear Microsoft marketing would name a car “Microsoft Gasoline Propulsion Vehicle for the Conveyance of People and Cargo.” ) The book is still on track to be done in time for the AXUG Summit in October, fingers crossed.

I’m working to figure out the plot for the next Lizard Wong novel. Two or three options are in the works, but no decisions yet.

The Stupidly Simple Productivity Hack Hiding In Microsoft Word | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Trying to figure out how I missed this in previous versions of Word, but so far I really like it.

The Stupidly Simple Productivity Hack Hiding In Microsoft Word | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

New NetSuite Book!

NetSuite Security and Audit Field Manual Cover

The NetSuite Security and Audit Field Manual is my latest non-fiction book. It was due to be released on 2/15/17, but books are sneaky, and this one slipped out in the middle of the night. Don’t worry, it showed up on Amazon a few days early.

For many companies, NetSuite is the core of their financial management system, and protecting against fraud, misstatements, and errors is a critical component of running NetSuite. Sometimes though, it’s hard to know where to start.

This is a book about NetSuite security written to help users, administrators, and auditors better understand how to plan, implement, and audit NetSuite security. Security books tend to be heavy on theory or application, rarely including both. The NetSuite Security and Auditing Field Manual is designed to help users understand sound control principles and how to apply them in NetSuite.

For this book I collaborated with Andy Snook and Zach Wear to create something unique. The NetSuite Security and Audit Field Manual has an old, army field manual or camping guide theme, and it’s sized to make it easy to carry around and refer to. One of the challenges of any NetSuite book is that NetSuite releases two updates a year, making it important that books don’t fall behind. We’re committed to keeping the book updated as new updates are released.

Various folks at NetSuite have been extremely supportive of this project and we very grateful for their help. The NetSuite Security and Audit Field Manual is available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com. We’ve also got a book page up on the Fastpath site, so be sure to check that out.

For my Dynamics GP friends who are quietly freaking out that I wrote a NetSuite book…relax…a new GP book is in the works.

Death from Above on ManyBooks.net

Death from Above is featured on ManyBooks.net today. Make sure to check out their site at http://manybooks.net. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter as ManyBooks.net. It’s great source for free and discounted ebooks and this week it includes, Death from Above.

 

Free Death from Above Book 2/6/17-2/10/17

My first novel, Death from Above, is being featured in the ManyBooks newsletter and Facebook site on Tuesday, 2/7/17. Death from Above is free on Kindle from Monday 2/6/17- Friday, 2/10/17. If you haven’t read it, don’t miss this chance to get it for free. If you have read it, help me out and tell a friend to grab a free copy or pickup my second novel Woodbooger for a mere 2.99.