I had a great time at Convergence this week. With ~8,500 people in attendance this was quite an event that Microsoft pulled off remarkably. Here's are some of my takes on the conference and some reasons why you should consider attending next year:
1. Learning Opportunities galore!
The opportunity for education and learning for everyone at Convergence is at an all time high.
I don't have to administer GP systems on a day to day basis in my role BUT getting the opportunity to sit through another Mariano and Dave show
on the Support Debugging Tool reminded me how much work that can be. I had a client at the conference ask me why I hadn't turn him on to this tool before after he had attended the session. Ooops! Visit the Support Debugging Tool Portal for more information http://blogs.msdn.com/developingfordynamicsgp/pages/support-debugging-tool.aspx
I finally got to see a Polino 50 Tips session. You can download the slide deck here http://msdynamicsgp.blogspot.com/2010/04/convergence-2010-50-more-tips-in-50.html
. I've been a GP consultant since 1997 and started working with Mark in 1999. Yet, I still learned a lot in this session. Even if you're the most seasoned consultant, GP administrator, or power user you need to check this out. Plus, if you sit up front you are better looking for it.
The interactive sessions were great. GPUG
sponsored a session in which we discussed various solutions, problems, and uses applicable to SmartList Builder for Dynamics GP. Participants had an open forum with industry experts & Microsoft Support Engineers to voice their requirements or problems and get immediate feedback, suggestions, and in many cases solutions on the spot. That type of response alone was worth the price of admission.