The first Convergence event was in 1997 and the last one was in 2015; although we did not know at the time that it would be the last one!

Microsoft announced that they have ended the Convergence event and replaced it with “Envision”. Envision is promoted as the new flagship Microsoft event for business leaders.

However, Envision will not have any Dynamics GP content. In fact, we heard there will only be a few breakout/training type sessions; the majority will be keynotes by industry experts. Although it is sure to be educational, we are not recommending this event to our CAL clients as we have done in the past with Convergence.

What other events can you attend as a Dynamics GP user?

Of course, we feel the best event for Dynamics GP users to attend this year is CAL Connect2016 right here in Bristol, Connecticut on May 19th.

Another option, on a larger scale, is the GPUG Summit event in October 2016 in Tampa Florida.

We have also been told that the Dynamics GP team at Microsoft is working on organizing their own customer/user event to replace Convergence and we will be sure to share details when they are released.

Details of the current event options are below:

CAL Connect2016
May 19, 2016
Bristol, CT Join the CAL team at our Dynamics GP Customer Event! Choose from a variety of training sessions designed to help you use GP better, network with peers and industry experts, meet the entire CAL team and browse the ISV Expo featuring products designed to maximize your GP solution.
Details & Registration
Highlights of CAL Connect2014

GPUG – Dynamics GP User Group Summit
Oct 10-14, 2016
Tampa, FL
GPUG Summit is a user-led conference dedicated to the Dynamics GP end-user. All GPUG Summit sessions are focused on Dynamics GP and all attendees are either Dynamics users, partners, or industry experts. The goal of Summit is helping organizations become more successful with Dynamics GP.
GPUG Summit Website

Microsoft Envision 2016
April 4-7, 2016
New Orleans, LA Microsoft Envision is designed for CxOs and their senior department and functional leaders who are driven to shape their own futures and position their organizations and businesses for success in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Microsoft Envision will feature a variety of sessions showcasing solutions throughout these key areas:

  • Business trends and themes – including Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, cybersecurity, productivity, mobility, and more.
  • Industry trends – including Manufacturing, Retail, Financial Services, Public Sector, Consumer Packaged Goods, Hospitality and Travel, Professional Services, and more.
  • Leadership growth in key business roles – including sales, operations, IT, marketing, finance, customer service, and more.

Envision Website

Note: There will be a day of Dynamics GP sessions offered the day before Envision by GPUG.
As always, if you plan to attend one of these regional events, please let us know.

by CAL Business Solutions,