After a successful slow start yesterday with working in the labs, managing a Sure Step study hall, and a fun evening at the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, we are off and running at Convergence 2011 here in Atlanta, GA.
First, a word about the labs....for GP specifically...we have some good ones. Include some recording demo-mates for GP 2010 R2 which is coming soon. We also have a number of self-guided and recorded labs on SQL Reporting Services, Management Reporter, and a variety of other analytic and customization tools for Dynamics GP. Exciting stuff. If you are here, and haven't already, stop by the Community and Learning Center to check out the labs. Staffed by MCTs, the lab area (in my humble opinion) is one of the great resources at Convergence.
Second, behind each lab section are the product groups. What a great opportunity to speak with many of the rock star support folks we have come to know (and let's admit it, love) over the years are hear. Talk their ears off, learn as much as you can. Definitely a great resource while you are here, but I think people often forget about the Community and Learning Center and become uber-focused on sessions only.
And third, the Keynote this morning was what we have come to know and expect at Convergence-- energy filled and real world focused. Personally, I always leave excited for what Dynamics (in general, and GP in particular) is doing for companies today and even more excited for what is coming in the future-- more capabilities, more business intelligence, more flexibility, more simplicity-- more, more, more. But we all know I am nothing short of enthusiastic when it comes to Microsoft Dynamics :)
More later on the Sure Step Study Hall and a lingering Use Tax issue I have been working on. Until then, the Microsoft Conference Store is calling my name.... Stop by the labs and say hi if you are in town (I am the one in the pink BKD hat).