This week’s video features Nick Hoban from the Microsoft Dynamics Community Team and Jenny Davis, Community & Learning Center Coordinator for Convergence 2010 in Atlanta. Jenny talks about the various opportunities available in the Community & Learning Center.

The Community & Learning Center is a one-stop shop for networking and learning outside of conference sessions! Take advantage of opportunities such as:

  • Product Communities – The Product Communities are where you’ll find FREE technical support at Convergence from Microsoft support engineers. Think of it this way – we’re offering free technical support during Convergence, allowing you to ask any question you may have about your current implementation.
  • Hands-On Labs – This is the place for you to explore Microsoft products and technologies in, enabling you to experience product features and functionalities, while revealing tips and tricks you can apply to your daily work life.
  • Product Communities Information Center – This area is a resource to assist with general questions around the Product Communities and to serve as a connection point for attendees and team members who are looking for Microsoft subject matter experts.
  • Convergence Connect – Convergence Connect is a structured networking tool that makes it easy to connect and network with your fellow colleagues at Convergence 2010. With Convergence Connect you can share information about yourself and your background, identify others with whom you’d like to meet, communicate and collaborate with other attendees in a secure and private environment, and schedule meetings that will take place during the conference
  • Meeting Point – Need an informal place to meet? Each Meeting Point location is simply marked with a “Meeting Point” sign and has a number of tables, chairs and wireless access for your use. These areas show up throughout the entire conference center for your convenience, and one is located in the Community & Learning Center.
  • Communications Network (CommNet) – The computers in this area feature high speed internet connectivity and printers, available for your use during the conference. With direct access to the event website, these machines provide links to agenda and session information, event materials, online evaluations and more. This area also includes a ‘Get Connected’ center where you can access wired connectivity and power for your laptop.
  • Wireless Zone - A wireless network is available within the Community & Learning Center for your convenience. (Convergence asks you to ensure your machine is updated with all appropriate patches, antivirus software, and that an internet connection firewall is enabled. Machines that are not up to date may lose access to the network.)
  • Gaming Area – Try out Xbox 360 games, ping pong and other games to have a little fun in between sessions.
  • Onsite Volunteer Opportunity: Hospital Art - This is also an area for you to volunteer your time during the event (NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY) by assisting in the creation of colorful murals for local hospitals in the Atlanta Area. Help to meet our goal of completing 10 murals over the four event days by dropping in and showing off your paint-by-number skills—artistic talent is not required!

Community & Learning Center Hours

  • Saturday, April 24: 12:30 – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, April 25: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • Monday, April 26: 8:00am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 27: 10:30am – 4:30pm

Register for Convergence Atlanta Today: http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/convergence/atlanta10/default.aspx