Bob's BloGPipes - GPUG Amplify Agenda Deep Dive (1st of 3)

By Bob McAdam posted May 01, 2016 02:16 PM


The month of May has officially arrived, and that means the inaugural GPUG Amplify is almost here!  In this 3-part blog series, I’ll dig into what you can expect to see & hear at this new event beginning May 23rd at the Marriott Anaheim.  I posted a GPUG Amplify preview blog two months ago to get the ball rolling regarding all of the Dynamics GP 2016 material Microsoft will showcase, but GPUG Amplify contains SO MUCH OTHER information as well.  Check out this initial session preview:


§  Microsoft Power BI will be a key player in Anaheim, without question.  We’ve got an introductory session to get things started, a session on how it works with Office 365 to whet your appetite some more, and then Dynamics GP MVP Belinda Allen ties it all back to your Dynamics GP data.

§  Get familiar with other Microsoft technologies at GPUG Amplify, too.  We’ll have introductory sessions on Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM – and all via Microsoft presenters, to boot!

§  The Dynamics GP Web Client is new & improved in HTML5, and the look & feel is evident immediately.  We’ll have Microsoft show it off in one session and then have Dynamics GP MVP Mariano Gomez dig in under the hood and discuss the underlying infrastructure so you can become better educated on this topic overall and deploy it back home as part of your Dynamics GP 2016 upgrade.

§  Re-introduce yourself to Management Reporter and find out what improvements have been made to this financial statement application.  Do you even know how many Cumulative Updates have been released and what’s in them?  Afterwards, we’ve got an advanced MR session with my friend/MR guru Derek Krebs from MSX Group.  Derek’s session isn’t for beginners, either – you’ve been warned.

§  My multi-talented friend and Dynamics GP MVP Steve Endow has two superb sessions to give in Anaheim: one showcasing 5 tips to improve your integrations and an intermediate SQL Server session for Dynamics GP users.  If you’re a technical resource for your company, these are “can’t miss” sessions.

Well, that's my first of 3 deep dives into our GPUG Amplify content.  Having attended 13 of the previous 14 Convergence conferences, I’m extremely pleased with what we’ve built here and am equally grateful to all who are contributing.  GPUG Amplify is ‘Convergence-like’ in many ways, thus I am confident that attendees will be more than pleased with our content offerings.   

This series continues in the coming days with two additional blog posts just like this one that dig deep into what you can expect, so stay tuned.  Please join us for this first-of-its-kind event later this month in Anaheim, CA and be a part of Dynamics GP history!