Sunday, April 25, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2010 - Day 1

Saturday - Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2010 day 1 began with me driving down to the Georgia World Congress Center first thing in the morning.

I met up with David to register at the event and go to the Expo hall where we were scheduled to assist with the Microsoft Dynamics GP booth setup. Most of the partners and ISVs with a booth on the Expo hall were also in the process of setting up their stands.

Microsoft Dynamics GP booth

Partners and ISVs getting ready for action

Our assistance consisted of transferring some Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Hyper-V images off external hard drives onto the computers that would be used to power the demo flat screens. That would take approximately one hour!

We then deciced to take a small coffee break and went for some fresh air, but captured these images of the banners with the event sponsors:

Back from the coffee break, we returned to the Expo hall to check on our Hyper-V images, but found out that they were still being downloaded, so we decided to poke around the Expo hall to see who we knew, here a some images from that stoll:

David next to a Smart Car

Mark Rockwell of Rockton Software setting up his booth

BRP Spyder

The Meal hall (aprox. 3 Football fields)

After completing the installation of the booth, David and I went to the Microsoft company store where I purchased a few branded shirts for the next few days of the event. It was past 2 PM when we decided it was time to go grab a quick bite. We took the opportunity to catch up with some of the Fargo-based folks manning the Integration and Customization Tools stations at the Help Desk area in the Community and Learning Center (Hall A1-2).

Following lunch, David and I attended a GPUG (GP User Group) conduit session on Microsoft Dynamics GP Development tools. This was a great opportunity to understand some of the issues facing users and prospective GP customers leading up to our session. We took the opportunity to invite folks in the room to our 5:00pm session (CSGP28).

To finish the day we went to the Convergence Reception. A time to relax, have a drink and a meal and chat will old and new friends. There was live music, lots of beverages, and heaps of food.

The GP 2010 Slogan

Convergence attendees heading down to the opening reception

Live tropical music band

It was definitely an exciting day: lots of faces, lots of catching up, but at the end of the day, two hurting feet and catching up to some sleep to get ready for our next day session.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
Maximum Global Business, LLC

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