Yesterday was an exciting day as we all convened for Day 1 of Convergence! Lots of buzz at the user group sessions and on the expo floor during last night's reception. For the NAV community, Kerry Krosvold, one of the #CONV13 official bloggers, provided a great wrap up of yesterday's events focused on NAV:
#navug spotter at #conv13 Monday highlights http://wp.me/p2dEsf-ny #msdyncomm #msdynnav #nav2013
And I'm particularly excited about the attention Microsoft's new introduction is getting, The Social Experience, which is designed to get more and more of the community connected socially. Whether or not you're in NOLA, you can keep up to date on all the event goings-on by following the official conference bloggers.
Now let's get ready to kick off day 2 of Convergence! I hear that we can looking forward to Rodney Sherwood opening up the day and making sure that we are all awake and ready for the day. Then Wayne Morris, Vice President of Marketing, will take the stage and set the tone for the rest of the week. And then it's the opening keynote with Kirill Tatarinov, President, Microsoft Business Solutions. Last year's keynote focused heavily on promoting Microsoft's dedication to its solutions and customers, as demonstrated by the multitude of customer case studies that were highlighted, so I'm looking forward to hearing how he will top that with this year's keynote.
Following the keynote, at 11:00am and 2:00pm, the product groups will lay the foundation for all of the great learning that will take place this week by sharing their vision, strategies and stories in the General Sessions. Microsoft has also invited Desiree Rogers, CEO, Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, as its Business Leadership general session guest presenter. And we'll get our first opportunities to participate in Concurrent Sessions and Interactive Discussions today at 3:30pm and again at 5:00pm.
And then two standing fixtures this week: Convergence Experience Center (Expo Hall) and The Social Experience. The expo hall is open from 12 - 6:00PM today. Come by booth #742 to meet me and the rest of the Data Masons team of EDI Experts.
For those that weren't able to make the trip to New Orleans, you can join Microsoft's Virtual Conference starting today.
More to come from #CONV13!