Monday, April 26, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2010 - Day 2

Sunday - Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2010 day 2 began as a big day for David and I. After all, today is our first session (CSGP28) presentation.

Today, I had the opportunity to drive down to the Georgia World Congress Center with my wife. Not a bad thing considering the long day ahead. Taking one car was also a smart move as we figured it would be quite a long day and we both would need the other to talk to stay awake on our way back home.

The big event of the day was the opening keynote sessions with Stephen Elop and Kirill Tatarinov. I had the opportunity to update The Dynamics GP Blogster Facebook page with the highlights of the event. If you were there, you will have to agree with me that one of the coolest moments of the Keynote was the introduction of the New Orleans Saints superbowl champion coach Sean Payton.

New Orleans Saint's coach, Sean Payton

Following the keynote session, we attended the General Session, presented by Errol Schoenfish and Chad Sogge. These two gentlemen put on quite a show demonstrating some of the new features of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 with the team members of the Product Management team. To note was Errol's closing remarks: "Everyone in the organization needs a Katie"... Katie is Errol's dog, which pushes him to run every morning.

Errol Schoenfish

It was now time to catch up with fellow bloggers and MVPs. This was a very exciting moment as I finally get to put a name to the faces I have been chatting online with for the last couple of years. We all gathered for lunch and went to the Meal Hall, where we were later joined by MVP Frank Hamelly.

In this picture (left to right)
David Musgrave (Microsoft), MVP Leslie Vail, MVP Mark Polino, and Mr. Beat Bucher

Following lunch, David and I went to catch up with other partners and ISVs presenting at the Expo hall. It was great seeing the effort that went into some of these booths, for example Rockton Software's.

Rockton Software's booth

We caught up with the eOne Business Solutions team and spent some time talking about the product.

David and I were off to find a quiet location to discuss a few last minutes adjustments for a session, CSGP28 - Microsoft Dynamics GP Customization Tools Unravelled. Then it was show time! Our session went as fast as it began with a full room. Following the session, we went back to discuss what went well and what did not go so well and overall agreed to refine a few things for our repeat session.

I said goodbye to Dave and went to dinner with a few friends who were in town for the event.

Until next post,

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC

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