Microsoft Convergence New Orleans 2013: Wrap Up

Convergence is over and I am now back to the daily grind. However and as is customary, this wrap up post serves as a venue to provide some insight into this past event, links to all posts, and of course, suggestions for the next.

First and foremost, a big thank you goes out to my friends at Microsoft for inviting me to this year's Convergence event as a speaker and presenter at the General Session. This is probably one of the highlights of my career in the channel. In particular, I want to send out a big shout-out to the following folks (in no particular order):

  • Aaron Donat, for accepting the co-presenter role with me at GPPC's PreGAME and to help me in continuing building my understanding and knowledge of the Web Client.
  • Pam Misialek, for all her guidance throughout the process leading up to the General Session presentation.
  • Kevin Racer and Daryl Anderson, for inviting me as a co-presenter in our session CSGP32 - Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client For Smaller Companies. Sorry I came down ill on our first go around, but hopefully the second time was great.
  • Errol Schoenfish, for his great introduction of Mark and I and the duel we were about to engage in.
  • Chad Sogge, for his participation at the MVP Breakfast
  • David Musgrave, for his patience in preparing me for the Support Debugging Tool session and for dedicating a great deal of time in making the pre-build 18 release available for the session.

I can't thank the rest of you at Microsoft enough for your continued camaraderie and support: Jay Manley, Jennifer Ranz, Theresa Nistler, Brian Meier, Sivakumar Venkataraman, Jared Hall, Brian Roney, Sarah Purdy, Kelly Youells, and the list goes on and on, so please forgive me if I omitted your name here. You all contributed to making this a great Convergence for me and my wife.

Special thanks to Brian Graftaas for conceding some time on his busy Convergence calendar to talk about the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics program.

Outside of Microsoft, I would like to extend a big thank you to Kim Peterson and Andy Hefer at DynamicCommunities for inviting me to GPPC PreGAME as a presenter, MVP Mark Polino for accepting the challenge of presenting with me at General Session, though we only had a few hours to rehearse in person, MVP Jivtesh Singh for his guest appearance during my session CSGP30 - The Microsoft Dynamics GP Support Debugging Tool,

Now, the links...

On this site, you can find coverage of Convergence using the following links:

Microsoft Convergence New Orleans 2013 - Getting there

Microsoft Convergence New Orleans 2013 : GPPC PreGAME

Microsoft Convergence New Orleans 2013: Day 1

Microsoft Convergence New Orleans 2013: Day 2

Microsoft Convergence New Orleans 2013: Day 3

Microsoft Convergence New Orleans 2013: Day 4

You can always take a look at some of the pictures I took over at The Dynamics GP Blogster on Facebook:

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 Album

Over at, Mark Polino has some thoughts about the event after couple days of review:

Convergence 2013 Monday

Convergence Update from Tuesday

My Convergence 2013 Thoughts

MVP Leslie Vail, over at Dynamics Confessions has some cool pictures and offer some insights as well:

Convergence 2013 Day Zero

David Musgrave, we miss you!

Volunteer Day at Convergence 2013

Kofi Annan Convergence 2013 Keynote Speaker

MVP Belinda Allen, over at The GP CSI has the following entries on Convergence:

So it begins... Microsoft Dynamics GP Convergence

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence for GP begins today

Microsoft Dynamics GP Customer Story - Shock Doctor

Microsoft Convergence Keynote brief

Microsoft Dynamics GP Project Accounting Convergence Session

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence for GP update - FREE EXCEL DASHBOARD

The Learning Resources page of this blog has been updated with latest Convergence 2013 materials I presented for your  consumption. Please download here:

The Dynamics GP Blogster: Learning Resources

Scroll to the end of the page and click on any of the links to download.

Finally, visit the Virtual Convergence site for links to my presentations. As of this article, they all seem to be up and available, including the General Session.

Virtual Convergence 2013

As you already know, Microsoft Convergence 2014 will be held in the beautiful city of Atlanta, my home base. I hope to see you all here next year.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC


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