Category: Events

Convergence 2014 Wrap Up

I was not overly enthused about returning to Atlanta for a 3rd time, however, Convergence was just as informative as ever.  I joined the other 12,000 attendees taking in as many sessions as possible and talking to as many users/partners/MSFT people as I could.  There was plenty of excitement around Dynamics CRM, GP, and AX.  This year I found myself gravitating towards CRM, as well as Microsoft’s new Power BI tools within Excel. 

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LIVE FROM: Empower the User Conference

9:23 AM

The KTL Solutions Empower the User Conference is about to kick off momentarily with the Keynote presentation by Microsofts own Steve Demming.  I would like to thank our sponsors AvalaraDi CentralIntegrity DataKwiktag,ReQlogicSalesPad Solutions, and Solver as well as are record setting guest attendance for being here today as we conduct our 7th annual User Conference.  Stay tuned here as I bring you a live view of todays sessions and presentations.  

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The 8th Annual Empower the User Confernece: LIVE

Welcome to this year’s live streaming blog of the eighth annual Empower the User Conference sponsored exclusively by KTL Solutions.  This year we have one of the most exciting lineups of presenters to date.  Amy Kennan of MyAppsAnywhere, Randy Chung of OfficePro, Doug Johnson of Acumatica, and Nills Rasmusen of Solver are just some of the many presenters at this year’s event.  Let’s not forget GP Fully Loaded delivered by the President and CEO of KTL Solutions, Timothy Lally, and a special guest from Microsoft, Mr. Steve Demming. Keep checking back as we bring you updates on presentations, pictures of the event, and some thoughts from our many attendees at this year’s Empower the User Conference.

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KTL User’s Conference – A First Time Perspective

Having been in the Microsoft Dynamics world for more years than I care to admit, I have attended more than a few Partners Users Conferences in the past.  My general experience is that they were noble attempts to sell products and services under the guise of a “workshop”.  Attendees were usually newbies to the Dynamics world or were veteran clients harangued by the management of the conference promoter into attending and speaking about the merits of the partner.

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I Love Convergence

Convergence started out as a 100 person event held in 1997 in Orlando, Florida, and has grown to the 12,000 attendee event it is today.  The idea for the event came from Doug Burgum (The Great Plains Software founder and CEO) as a way to get closer to customers and build a true community of developer, partner and customers.

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Why Go To Convergence?

Should I be going to Convergence? What value is in it for me to go to Convergence this year?

These are just some of the questions we get from our customers this time of year regarding Convergence the Annual Microsoft Conference.

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