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  • Blog Post: 7 Suggestions to Help Your Customers Get Ready for Convergence 2012

    Authored by: Marty Schillaci, The Resource Group Once you have your customers convinced this is THE conference to attend, getting them prepared to make it a successful event is really important, particularly if they are first-time attendees. Here are some ideas to help you get your own plan. ...
  • Blog Post: Convergence can be as significant to your business as winning a giant deal or even more...Networking Tips for Convergence 2012

    Authored By: Mike Gillis, Hitachi Consulting Convergence can be as significant to your business as winning a giant deal or even more... To maximize Convergence value, treat it like an important deal. Prepare and study ahead. The benefit of every hour of preparation cannot be underestimated. ...
  • Blog Post: Tips for attending Convergence 2012 successfully as a partner-what can partners get out of attending

    Authored by: Steve Terp, Tribridge When our firm first starting offering Dynamics solutions many years ago after years as a platform only partner, we had no idea how critical Convergence was to our business. There was no comparable customer-focused event for the platform partners and to say we were...
  • Blog Post: Social Media, Convergence and You

    A great deal of information is shared through the many social media avenues available to us. From Facebook, to Twitter, to YouTube we can find details about most anything just by logging in to the various sites. That being said we want to be sure you are engaging with all of our Convergence social media...
  • Blog Post: Save the Date! Convergence Houston-March 18-21, 2012

    Save the Date for Convergence Houston 2012! Many of you have gone to Convergence year after year and know the value of attending for both Microsoft Dynamics customers and partners. If you are not familiar with the event, you will soon see that it is known as the premier Microsoft Dynamics event and...
  • Blog Post: 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon

    Convergence 2011 is around the corner! It's time to start to make your plans on what sessions to attend, what parties to crash and who is going to be there that you MUST see. Connecting with people whether you know is a contact sport. We try to figure out who do we know that knows someone we want...
  • Blog Post: T-3 Weeks until Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2011! Are you ready?

    T-3 Weeks until Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2011! Are you ready? Attending Convergence for the first time can often be overwhelming. In fact, it can be overwhelming even after attending for two or more years. There are a lot of events and information to take in during Convergence. We decided to...
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Tips for Getting the Most from Convergence

    Whether 2011 is your first year to attend Microsoft Convergence or you are a long-term veteran, your event will be most successful if you plan ahead and know how to maximize your experience while there. After having hosted hundreds of customers at Convergence over the last 10 years, we have compiled...
  • Blog Post: Managing the Big Show...

    The upcoming Convergence in Atlanta will be my 7 th. I currently manage a global Dynamics CRM deployment for a multinational company. Every year prior to the event, I try and figure out how to best manage all this conference has to offer. For instance, the CRM portion has grown from a few offerings in...
  • Blog Post: Convergence – Making it Memorable for Your Customers

    Convergence Atlanta 2011 is being held April 10 -13 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The Microsoft events team led by Heather Kulla does an excellent job of planning every aspect of the event for the Dynamics audience. We recommend taking it one step further... As a Microsoft Dynamics partner...
  • Blog Post: Atlanta Is Just The Beginning

    I have been amazed as I have met people involved in the Microsoft Dynamics world how long many of them have been a part of Convergence . Like the recent Visa Super Bowl ads about the gentlemen who have never missed a single Super Bowl, there are partners, customers, prospects, and Microsoft executives...
  • Blog Post: Convergence...Come Prepared.

    Being prepared when you begin the conference is the first step toward a productive experience. There are two aspects of the conference that one needs to prepare for. The first is the most obvious, the sessions. Take time to review the schedule and know what sessions you would like to attend before...
  • Blog Post: Convergence – The Melting Pot of Dynamics Users

    According to Webster's one of the definitions they provide for Convergence is "the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole". Hold the phone; I thought this was about a bunch of common Dynamics users getting together, learning and networking. The whole...
  • Blog Post: Convergence & Community

    I hope everyone has been following the Convergence blogs as I have. If so you have seen some great ideas on how to get the most out your experience. There have been lists of advice, tips for both first time attendees and Convergence vets, ideas about planning and goal setting ahead of your trip and follow...
  • Blog Post: Convergence-A World of Opportunity

    Convergence offers an array of different forums for learning to suit most every person and every learning style. From keynotes to product specific sessions and hands on labs. One of the best forums for learning is in the Convergence Expo. The Expo is home to hundreds of vendors who have solutions tailored...
  • Blog Post: Convergence-Make It Your Own Event!

    Whether you are a Microsoft Dynamics customer or partner, treat Convergence like it is YOUR OWN event. At Collins Computing we treat the entire week as our opportunity to spend quality time with our customers, with other partners, and with Microsoft - attending the sessions , walking the expo, investigating...
  • Blog Post: Convergence Content Update

    Hello everyone! I wanted to drop by and let you know how things are progressing in the world of content development for Convergence 2011 . We have made a lot of progress over the last few days and I can report that we are roughly at 72% complete as of today (February 9). That includes all concurrent...
  • Blog Post: Don't let Convergence be Overwhelming...Plan Ahead

    About eight years ago, when I first started attending Convergence , I was overwhelmed with all the offerings, events, and vendors. I felt it wasn't possible to participate in every session of interest and visit every single vendor booth. I spent all my meal times and between sessions looking at what...
  • Blog Post: Measuring Your Return on Convergence

    Attending Convergence the first time is exciting for many reasons: getting to see the future of the Dynamics products we have chosen for our companies, meeting other people who use those solutions for their organizations, and learning new ways to leverage those tools are just a few. How do you share...
  • Blog Post: Convergence-Plan Ahead and Go With The Flow

    Lots of the advice we hear about Convergence tends to revolve around planning prodigiously prior to the event. I agree wholeheartedly with this concept. There are so many things to do and see there that analyzing the agenda and the sessions , and organizing your own personalized schedule will generally...
  • Blog Post: Convergence-A Personal Checklist

    I have been attending Microsoft's Convergence conference for 10 years and find it to be the most productive business conference I have ever attended. My personal needs have changed over the years but one thing has held true - I can always count on Convergence providing in-depth knowledge sharing...
  • Blog Post: Connecting at Convergence

    What an amazing event Convergence has become! I just read The History of Convergence blog and was reminded of many of the things that make this conference the only absolute sure thing for my planning each year. Every year I look forward to the dates and head to the conference totally psyched up and full...
  • Blog Post: Convergence Tips for Attending

    W.C. Bradley Co.'s Tips for Attending Convergence: Before attending Convergence think about all the issues or challenges you may be having with your system and then choose classes that will allow you to possibly gain a solution. Use the Convergence Scheduler - this is a great tool to make...
  • Blog Post: While you are in Atlanta take advantage of great food…

    Any Bing! search you do on "things to do in Atlanta" will return results that contain: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, High Museum of Art, and a tour of the CNN Studio. I completely agree that you should try to squeeze as many of these items in as possible...
  • Blog Post: Suggestions for Convergence Newbies

    For those of you that may be Convergence newbies I have pulled together a few of suggestions to help make it a successful Convergence for you: Carry a list of questions, suggestions, error messages, etc. with you. There will be people in the lab, help desk, interactive discussions, etc. that can...