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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer | Christmas Special | Ep 56

Welcome, business aficionados, to a very special edition of 'A Shot of Business Central and a Beer' – it's that time of the year again, and we're here to spread some holiday cheer! In Episode 56, we're thrilled to have the insightful Jim Gio from Triangle Package Machinery Company joining us for our annual holiday extravaganza and we’ve also got Kim Simios from Solution Systems, Inc. attending her second podcast. So, as we unwrap the latest gifts from the Business Central world, we'll also be delving into the freshest Microsoft AI news, exploring the cutting-edge developments that are shaping the future. And to top it all off, we've got a sophisticated treat for our taste buds – a delightful blend of Cognac with Eggnog. So, grab your glasses, settle in, and let's all toast to the holidays and the exciting happenings in the business and tech realm.

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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Podcast Show Notes

What we're drinking

Elegance and maturity exude from the glass thanks to the powerful aromatics of this luxurious Cognac. A dense and layered nose showing dark chocolate, toasted oak, coconut, baked nectarines, apricot jam with raisins, vanilla blossoms, white alpine flowers, and clove. The palate is a textural delight, showing golden raisins, honey-drizzled apples, juicy white peach and apricot balanced with dark, dried fruits, French oak spice, black pepper and subtle anise. The finish is long and elegant with dark chocolates, stone fruit and grape persisting after wave of baking spice and oak subsides. An exceptional Cognac that handily outperforms brandies twice its price. Reviewed by: Binny's

What is Clark and Sheffield?

Clark and Sheffield is a Binny’s proprietary brand, named after the street corner of their original location.

What is Cognac?

Cognac is a type of brandy produced in the Cognac region of France. It's made from distilled white wine that's aged in French oak barrels for at least two years. The distillation season runs from October 1 to March 31, giving the distillers five months to produce cognac. 

Cognac is classified into three general categories: 

  • VS: Very special, aged for at least two years

  • VSOP: Very superior old pale, aged for at least four years

  • XO: Extra-old, aged for at least ten years


Where did it come from?

While its exact origin is disputed, eggnog—as the majority of Americans know it—most likely came from Europe centuries ago. Its etymology is unclear, but common theories for the origin of the word “nog” point to both “noggin,” a type of cup, and “grog,” a historic term for watered-down rum. English settlers brought the drink with them across the Atlantic to what is now the United States and Canada, where French speakers call the drink “lait de poule,” or chicken’s milk. At the same time, egg-and-milk beverages were popping up in other regions throughout the world, and spiking these drinks with booze is far from an American-only tradition.

Are there really eggs in eggnog?

As the saying goes, if you want to make some eggnog, you have to break some eggs. At its core, eggnog is an emulsion of milk and/or cream, sugar, and, yes, eggs.

Latest AI News

AI search, fueled by the collective knowledge of Business Central community.

I asked it, how can I create a Sales Quote? It returned steps to do this with references.

Business Central AI Search

Microsoft has elaborated on some key strategic points regarding AI and Business Central


·       Want to lead with AI in the SMB space

·       AI from differentiators to table-stakes (part of the minimum offer of products)

·       SMBs and partners remain competitive

·       Transformational opportunity


·       Priority is generative AI, LLM (Large Language Model) foundation models

·       Azure OpenAI Service

·       Partner extensibility


·       D365 Copilot is currently available with Business Central licenses at no additional cost

·       Partners can monetize the value-add.


·       Your data is your data

·       Your data is not used to train the foundation AI models

·       Your data is protected by the most comprehensive enterprise compliance and security controls.


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