Convergence 2012, Dynamics User Groups

The Dynamics AX User Group's PreGAME kicked off today in Houston to start what is sure to be an exciting Convergence 2012 event. This event is for VARs and ISVs to network, pick up tips on a variety of AX topics and collaborate with Microsoft team members.

An active AXUG member and event participant, Data Masons will join the PreGAME, providing panelists for the roundtable discussons:

Glenn McPeak: Navigating the CfMD Process

David Irvine: Product Development Experiences with Dynamics AX 2012

Dennis Bruce: Best Practices for Working with VARs

The Complete AXUG PreGAME Agenda:

1:00-1:30p Registration & Partner Networking
1:30-2:45p Dynamics AX VAR Session (ISVs Also Welcome)Roundtable Discussion Topics: Dynamics AX 2012 Upgrade & New
Implementation Experiences; Customer Experiences with BI & Reporting
2:45-3:00p AXPAC Overview, AXUG Summit 2012 Preview, Overview of Academic Alliance
3:00-3:15p Networking Break
3:15-4:30p Dynamics AX ISV Session (VARs Also Welcome)Roundtable Discussion Topics: Navigating the CfMD Process; Best Practices for
Working with VARs; Product Development Experiences with Dynamics AX 2012
5:00-6:00p Microsoft Executive Q&A
6:00-8:00p Microsoft Partner Reception

Not attending the PreGAME? Stop by the Data Masons booth (#445) to see what you missed and continue the discussions! And follow #CONV12 on Twitter to stay in-the-know on all the conference goings-on!

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NAVUG's DayONE is right around the corner and a few additional details have been added around the event:

It will begin at 1:30pm in the Convention Center, room 360 BECF. Please be sure to bring a good supply of business cards as there will be some networking opportunities. The schedule is at: http://www.navug.com/conferences/dayone2012

Also, please be sure to follow #NAVUG on Twitter . There will be a "twitter hunt" and you can win some fun prizes! Don't have a Twitter account? Get one before you go - they are free!

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Ever wonder what you're missing out on if you're not quite there "socially"?
Chances are that you're missing opportunities given Microsoft's own adoption and growth in the social media space.

Don’t miss out and join this Dynamic Communities educational session on March 6th at 3:00pm Eastern to gain insight into social media trends and why companies are integrating social media as a major part of their business strategy. During the session, attendees will learn how to leverage social media to network 24/7/365, gain knowledge from other professionals and stay in-the-know on Microsoft's latest announcements and initiatives.

Whether you are just getting started or want to learn more about maximizing your current "social status," join this webinar to hear from someone who has thousands following him – a leader of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blog contributor. This session will be an eye-opening session that will prepare you for successfully leveraging social media, especially in time for Convergence 2012 so that you don't miss out!

PS – invite your marketing and sales staff to learn too!

Register for Webinar

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From the Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG):

All Microsoft Dynamics GP Partners are invited to attend PreGAME 2012 in Houston on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Happening just prior to Convergence, PreGAME gives Dynamics GP Partners an opportunity to focus on networking, education, preparation and strategy-building for Dynamics GP "12" before customers start arriving in Houston.

PreGAME features sessions for Dynamics GP Partners in sales & marketing, consultant and developer roles. Sessions will be led by Microsoft Dynamics GP executives and will give Partners an opportunity to learn about new features in Dynamics GP "12" and what should be done now to prepare for this significant upcoming release.

At the end of PreGAME, Microsoft will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting with reception, which will give Partners an exclusive opportunity to ask questions and gain insight about the future of Dynamics GP directly from key Dynamics GP leaders and executives.

Event: PreGAME 2012
Date: Saturday, March 17
Time: 1:00-4:30pm
Location: Houston, TX
Cost: Free

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)
1:00pm - 1:30pm General Session
1:45pm - 2:45pm Breakout Sessions for Sales/Marketing, Consultants, and Developers
3:00pm - 4:30pm Deep Dive Sessions for Sales/Marketing, Consultants, and Developers

PreGAME is hosted by Dynamics GP Partner Connections (GPPC), a peer-to-peer Partner networking group dedicated to increasing the knowledge and competency of those who work with Dynamics GP.

Specific session, location and registration details will be available shortly. Please watch PartnerSource and the GP Partner Connections website for updates. All Dynamics GP Partners are welcome to attend, whether or not you're attending Convergence 2012. Click here to register!

Stay connected to the event. Follow #GPUG and #Conv12 on Twitter and use the hashtags on all of your conference related Tweets.

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Early registration is open for Convergence 2012, March 18-21 in Houston, TX. If you register before January 26, 2012, you'll save US$300 per registration. Remember, the earlier you register, the easier it is for you to plan for the event as it gives you more time to network and connect with other attendees beforehand, plot your schedule and focus on what your goals are at the event.
Please help spread the word about this special pricing offer and the value of attending the event, including:
  • Discovering how to maximize the full capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Making key business connections with peers, industry experts and Microsoft representatives.
  • Exploring the strategy and future plans for Microsoft Dynamics software.

Stay connected to the event - follow #Conv12 on Twitter and use the hashtag on all of your conference related Tweets.

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Coming off a tremendous week in Vegas supporting the Dynamics Communities User Group events, it's not too long before the community has an opportunity to reconnect at conferences - one virtual, one face-to-face. Presented by MSDynamicsWorld.com, Decisions Fall 2011 is scheduled for December 5-8, 2011. And then mark your calendars for Convergence 2012 in Houston, TX, March 18-21, 2012 - the countdown has begun!

Each day of Decisions Fall 2011 will be dedicated to a different Microsoft Dynamics product line – AX, GP, NAV, and CRM. The presentation schedule will dive deeper into topics you care about and exhibitors will have more of the tools and services that interest you and your solution. If you haven't attended this virtual conference before, here's who should attend:

  • IT managers looking for technical insight and advice
  • Business decision makers seeking expert advice on implementation strategy
  • Power users who want to learn more from the experts and share their knowledge
  • New users making the switch or contemplating the switch to Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Dynamics professionals who want to learn, network, and investigate ISV solutions
  • Anyone in the Microsoft Dynamics community looking for an exciting new platform to network and learn!

Click here to register for this FREE event. And to stay up to date on the conference goings-on, follow @msdynamicsworld on Twitter and use the conference hashtag #msdwdecisions. The organizers have also put together a nifty virtual tour for you to explore the event prior to registering.

After the New Year we have Microsoft Dynamics® premier event for the Customer and Partner business community to look forward to, Convergence 2012. Convergence is where opportunity and innovation meet to deliver real business value. It’s the chance to make key business connections and to discover the full potential of Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Here's what's in for you?

  • Discover how to maximize the full capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics solutions.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest Microsoft products and technologies.
  • Make key business connections with peers, industry experts and Microsoft representatives.
  • Explore the strategy and future plans for Microsoft Dynamics software.

Convergence registration opens November 16, 2011. Mark your calendars as the countdown has begun and like Convergence 2011 in Atlanta, this one is sure to be full of highly-anticipated announcements and product discussions. To stay connected to the event follow #Conv12 on Twitter and use the hashtag on all of your conference related Tweets.

Hope to connect with you at one of these events.