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NAVUG and PBIUG Focus – It’s a Wrap!

User Group Focus Conference - Event Recap

The second annual User Group Focus conference is in the books. Here’s what went down for the two days ArcherPoint was there for NAVUG and PBIUG conference.

The Sessions

Users took deep dives into topics for NAV developers, administrators, and CFO/Controllers. The favorites I heard about were:

  • Ask the Experts
  • Forward to the Future
  • Are Your Users Happy with Dynamics NAV?
  • Standard Costing for Manufacturers
  • BFFs with SSRS
  • Show Me the Money

NAV users also valued the many upgrade sessions and learned from others what to expect in their own upgrade projects.

The Networking

We commonly hear from the users that networking and hearing from others that are in the same situation they are in, or are about to be in, continues to be the most valuable component of the user group events. Focus 2017 is no exception.

And as always, Microsoft helped with the session content. Our two favorite “Toms” were there to impart their wisdom. I captured them conversing before the show ended.

Tom Blaisdell and Tom Taylor, two Microsoft Dynamics NAV powerhouses
Figure 1 - Tom Blaisdell and Tom Taylor from Microsoft, two Dynamics NAV powerhouses

The Facility

Attendees and sponsors were in for a treat as they enjoyed the surroundings of the beautiful Union Station Hotel in St. Louis. The evening light shows in the lobby bar were especially entertaining.

The St. Louis Unions Station Hotel
Figure 2 - Beautiful St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Fun at Focus 2017

It’s always special to get to meet with our clients, partners, and Dynamics Communities; everyone has a part in making events like Focus happen. We had a fun catching up with old friends and making new introductions. We even attempted to try out Per Mogensen’s Hololens between sessions.

Learning how to use the Microsoft Hololens with Per Mogensen of Mergetool
Figure 3 – Learning from Per (Easy Security) how to use the Microsoft Hololens

Accessing the Focus 2017 Session Presentations

For those of you that did attend, here’s how to access the session presentations:

  1. Login to the Focus event portal – www.ugfocus.com
  2. Click on Event from the main menu and select “Session Materials”
  3. Select the appropriate folder from the list
  4. Once you navigate to the session you are interested in, double click on it
  5. Click the Download button

Lastly, don’t forget to complete your session evaluations as soon as possible! This information is invaluable in planning future event sessions and speakers.

If you missed out on Focus 2017, consider attending next year. I’m looking forward to next year, and seeing you at Summit this October. Save 10% using the discount code PRPARCHERPOINT

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