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March 2012

Microsoft Convergence 2012 recap: The biggest year yet

Convergence 2012 wrapped up last week, marking another successful and exciting year for Dynamics NAV. Attended by 10,000—the largest number yet, this year’s conference was the first to go international, combining the US and European events into one. As the event provided an opportunity to see what lies ahead for the development of NAV, the level of excitement was higher than ever with customers and prospects alike. The ArcherPoint team enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with clients who came to the event, and we were very excited for Nissin Foods USA, tapped by Microsoft to represent NAV on a panel for press and analysts. The Nissin team discussed the selection process, business case, Cloud, implementation process, and ROI or efficiencies gained with their NAV solution.

Give Microsoft your feedback
Microsoft needs your feedback to continue to improve Convergence. Visit the secure portion of the Convergence website to complete online evaluations for the overall conference as well as each session you attended. The evaluation tool closes on April 4, 2012.

See your favorite sessions again through Virtual Convergence
If you attended Convergence, Virtual Convergence lets you view session recordings of the opening keynote, the general sessions, the concurrent sessions, and the deep dives. Access Virtual Convergence and enter the credentials you used.

Didn’t attend this year? See the highlights through Virtual Convergence – for free
If you didn’t attend Convergence, you can still get a glimpse into what a great event it was. View the opening keynote, general sessions, and a sampling of the most popular concurrent sessions through Virtual Convergence. It’s free—just go to the Virtual Convergence page and fill in the short registration form. Once you see what Convergence has to offer, you’ll want to attend Convergence 2013 in New Orleans!

ArcherPoint News & Events

LS Retail – End-to-end solutions for retail and hospitality
ArcherPoint is pleased to partner with LS Retail, the global leader in retail solutions for Dynamics NAV. LS Retail solutions deliver the breadth and depth of functionality demanded by retailers large and small, without the need to build, manage, and maintain multiple applications and costly interfaces. Its unique use of a single application to cover store to headquarters—the Point of Sale (POS) terminals, store systems, inventory, merchandising and all the back office functions required at head office—sets LS Retail apart from all other solutions in the market. If you’re looking for a retail solution, ArcherPoint has a team of trained professionals ready to help. 

Learn more about LS Retail or contact us to discuss your retail solution needs.
Want to learn more about ArcherPoint’s partners? Visit the ArcherPoint Resource Center, where you’ll find this and other helpful information, such as case studies, collateral, and recorded web events.
Watch your InBox or visit the ArcherPoint Events page for upcoming webinars and lunch & learns.

Read the ArcherPoint Blog for valuable business and technology insights from the ArcherPoint team. 


DayONE at Convergence 2012:
This year's DayONE event was another great success, providing attendees with a few hours of extra networking opportunities with fellow NAV users and insightful sessions. The afternoon kicked off with NAVUG's signature Speed Networking, where users were able to make meaningful connections with other users. User-led sessions and interactive discussions included Troubleshooting Performance Issues, RoleTailoring, and Reporting 101. Feedback was extremely positive, and NAVUG looks forward to sponsoring the event again in 2013.

Upcoming NAVUG Events:

  • NAVUG Academy: Reporting in NAV 101 – March 30 
  • Special Interest Group: International Installations - April 5 
  • NAVUG Academy: NAV Development Series - Foundations - April 6 
  • NAVUG Academy: NAV Development Series - Tables – April 6 
  • Workshop: User Group Orientation - April 11 
  • Workshop: Tips & Tricks for Working with Dimensions in Microsoft Dynamics NAV - April 12
  • Coffee Break: Top 10 NAV Error Messages – April 19 
  • Special Interest Group: Finance – April 25


What's New with Microsoft

Change to CustomerSource
The CustomerSource authentication model has been changed. When logging into CustomerSource, users will be presented with a Microsoft Dynamics Extranet Login window. Select the 'Microsoft Dynamics Customers and Partners' link, then log in with your Windows Live ID.

Convergence Attendee Offer
Existing customers who attended Convergence 2012 are eligible to receive a 20% discount on additional users and/or modules. The discount may be applied across certain product line, edition, or Licensing Model (LMT) transition fees.

Make the Move to Dynamics CRM Online Offer (US Only)
Existing CRM customers with on-premise deployment can purchase Dynamics CRM Online at a discounted price of $39.00 per seat through March 30, 2012.

Re-enrollment Plan Offer
Renew your service plan and receive up to 20% off your next qualifying license purchase, add users, purchase new modules or transition to Business Ready Licensing. Discount is based on tenure and consecutive years of being current on Microsoft Dynamics Service Plan. 

Contact ArcherPoint for more information on other offers from Microsoft.

If you know someone thinking of purchasing Dynamics NAV and want to find out about Microsoft promotions for new customers, contact ArcherPoint.

I Love NAV Update

Convergence was another great event for the I Love NAV community. Since the conference began on March 18th, more than 20 new ideas, questions, and comments have been submitted to the I Love NAV Forum. If you haven’t had a chance to visit I Love NAV lately, take a moment to read what’s new and vote for your favorite ideas—or submit one of your own!

Hot Ideas____________________________________________

Android and iPhone (and other smart phone) clients for NAV - 140 votes
Ability to copy and paste rows in the RTC - 136 votes
Listing and description of all NAV reports - 105 votes

New Ideas___________________________________________

Ability to reverse a receipt once inventory has been moved
Ability to block a location
Create an easy way to see the contents of the intransit locations

Completed Ideas_______________________________________

Ability to send notifications to multiple people in the RTC - Read the Solution
Expanded search in Object Designer - Read the Solution

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