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Innovation, the development of new processes and implementation, empowers companies to adapt to an ever-changing market. On the flip side, inattention to maintenance of your company’s infrastructure leads to headaches. Both innovation and  maintenance  play an essential part to keep a company competitive.  Maintenance keeps your company efficient. And innovation empowers you to keep up with the ever-changing market.  But how do you effectively invest in both?  What is appropriate the balance of innovation and maintenance? Where do you compromise? Or is the better question: is it necessary to compromise? This blog post touches on the importance of both sides ...
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Announcing the keynote and general session speakers for Summit EMEA, located in Dublin, Ireland, 24-26 April. Keynote: Accelerating Digital Transformation with Microsoft Business Applications with Mike Ehrenberg, Technical Fellow, Microsoft Corporation Join Mike Ehrenberg to see the latest updates coming to market from Dynamics 365. New innovations that enable you to better engage with your customers, empower employees to do their best work, harness data and AI to optimize your business processes and give you the flexibility to adapt to the changing market so you can capture new opportunities and accelerate your digital transformation. D365UG/CRMUG ...
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​ It's time to Focus on you! February 28, 2018, is the early bird deadline to register for AXUG Focus 2018 . If you have been to Focus, you know what an incredible learning and networking opportunity it is! If you’re new to Focus, we’d love to see you in Indianapolis on May 23-24. If you haven’t registered for Focus, missing it would just be plain silly . Why? It's race week in Indy! (we may even have a race car at the event) Focus is unlike any other Dynamic Communities event, with five role-based tracks and exclusive 90-minute, deep dive sessions. Focus is much smaller than Summit, providing an intimate event that yields quality time with subject ...
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As part of the Summit EMEA Social Series , the Summit EMEA team has talked to several influencers from the industry about their experience with conferences such as Summit EMEA and why they will be attending Summit EMEA in Dublin this year. In this blog Thomas Bonde, who is a Microsoft MVP, the D365UG/AXUG chapter leader in Denmark and has been working with Dynamics AX since it came out in 1998, gives us an insight on what he is most excited about for Summit EMEA. Is there any specific content that gets you excited about the conference? Thomas: “Regardless of that I see myself as an experienced Dynamics AX user from a technical application perspective, ...
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Ready to train like an Olympian? Nevermind the ice skates and bobsleighs, we're thinking of a different kind of training.... advanced Microsoft Dynamics 365 & AX training. Focus, held May 23-24, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN, features deep-dive learning focused on Dynamics 365 & AX. Each 90-minute session is taught by a technical expert and features advanced content in five tracks: Project Accounting, Functional, Technical D365FO, Master Planning, and Security & Compliance.  Ready, set, GOLD.. er... REGISTER ! “Passion. Connected.”  We couldn't think of a more fitting theme for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games than "Passion. ...
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As part of the Summit EMEA Social Serie s, the Summit EMEA team has talked to several influencers from the industry about their experience with conferences such as Summit EMEA and why they will be attending Summit EMEA in Dublin this year. In this blog, Sarah Chritchley from PowerObjects, who is also a Microsoft MVP and a speaker at Summit EMEA, gives us an insight on what she is most excited about and why she values attending this conference so much. Why is content one of the top reasons to attend this conference? Sarah: “I think that there are so many ways one could answer that, but my favourite would probably be that, it inspires people. Conferences ...
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D365UG/AXUG is bringing the new course Academy - Practical Introduction to R to the schedule this February!  Many Power BI users will know about R, an open-source language popular with data scientists. Some will have heard that R is well integrated into Power BI.  But Power BI is an all-round tool to analyse data – connect, clean, model, visualize and share. What extra value could R add that would make the effort of learning it worthwhile? Feb 28 |Academy - Practical Introduction To R | 2- Day Feb 2018 The class will be held Feb. 28 - Feb. 29 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time. This course is a practical hands-on introduction ...
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Maybe you've seen the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray’s character is forced to relive the same day over and over until he gets it right and can move on with his life. It may not seem clear how this has anything to do with Microsoft D365 and my implementation, but just hang in there with me. Like most things I should start at the beginning. If you haven’t read the interview that Sarah Morgan posted, titled:- “Arbela OnDeck: Empire Strikes Back with a New Inland California D365 User Group” then you may want to start there.  I shared with her that in 2016 our company decided we needed a more robust system to leverage our growth and manage our business ...
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Although the Early Bird offer deadline is drawing near (less than 4 weeks left!), the buzz around Focus is just getting started! Focus , held May 21-24, 2018, will feature deep-dive learning split into two-day mini-conferences focused on Dynamics 365, AX, CRM, NAV, and Power BI. D365UG/AXUG sessions will be held May 23-24. Break the cycle Don’t keep making the same mistakes day after day like Bill Murray in the 1993 comedy film “Groundhog Day”. Join the 75% of professionals who take time to learn new skills for their job each year. Focus attendees will have the opportunity via 90-minute sessions to learn how to use Dynamics 365 & AX at a strategic ...
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A new D365 User Group has begun and will hold its first meeting on February 23rd in the Inland Empire region of Southern California led by Jo Olson, Internal Project Manager at Pavement Recycling Systems Incorporated. I had the pleasure of meeting Jo last October through longtime colleague Jeff Berberich. Jeff introduced Pavement Recycling as a candidate for Arbela’s OnDeck Program (As Needed D365 Services) to cover an expertise gap in their D365 implementation. At the same time, Pavement Recycling hit restart on an initially troubled implementation kickoff and is striking back with a revamped strategy leveraging lessons learned. Because of what Jo has ...
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Summit EMEA , the User Group conference that brings together nearly 1,500 Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX and CRM users, industry experts and software development vendors, will take place from 24-26 April, the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. In this blog, you will learn about the latest intel on Summit EMEA, which comes straight from the conference team. Lean back and enjoy! 31 January - Last chance to benefit from Early Bird pricing If you haven’t registered for Summit EMEA yet, it’s time to drop everything you are doing and head over to the registration page, because Early Bird pricing ends this Wednesday – 31 January.  Registration is easy: go to ...
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As part of our recent website upgrade, we’ve enhanced the options available to you for regaining access to your account should you happen to forget your password.  With so many passwords to so many different online accounts these days, we’ve likely all been through the Forgot Password process a time or two (“Does this one need a symbol or prohibit symbols? Do I need a number in this one? Does it need to be at least 7 characters or 10? Capital AND lower case letters?”).   We want to make it easy.  Now, you can provide your cell phone number and a secondary email address that you can use to reset your user group password should the need arise.  I encourage you ...
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Eager to save on your Summit EMEA registration? It’s easy: go to our website, take advantage of Early Bird pricing and save up to €400. Early Bird pricing for Summit EMEA ends, next week - 31 January. After this date, tickets will increase significantly . Save Now & Register Why You Should Attend From 24-26 April, the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland will be taken over by nearly 1,500 Dynamics users and partners from all over Europe for Summit EMEA . Summit EMEA is the User Group conference that brings Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX and CRM users, industry experts and software development vendors together to discuss important issues, ...
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In our 2018 AXUG Board of Advisors kickoff meeting, I asked the members of the board to tell me what qualities they feel are embodied by a great board member. We had an interactive survey where all of the responses fit into a word cloud, and here is the result of that:     As you can see, there are many great qualities listed, and every member of the AXUG Board of Advisors embodies most of those qualities. We are a passionate group. Passionate about AX (and/or D365) and passionate about the user group experience. We are looking for a few dedicated, passionate individuals to join the AXUG Board of Advisors. What does that entail? The Board ...
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The Dynamics 365 & AX User Group (D365UG/AXUG) is committed to increasing your knowledge of Power BI through the community and Power BI Academy training! Courses range from a day day course to multi-day training, the Academy team has you covered. Make sure to check out the Spring lineup below and view the descriptions for additional details! Academy- Power BI Developer 4-Day Bootcamp Feb 2018 Monday, February 12, 2018 (9:00 AM) to Thursday, February 15, 2018 (5:00 PM) ET Academy- Power BI 4-Day Boot Camp Feb 2018 Monday, February 19, 2018 (9:00 AM) to Thursday, February 22, 2018 (5:00 PM) ET Academy - Practical Introduction ...
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It’s time to quickly head over to the website, because the majority of Summit EMEA content is live! This means you can now start planning your Summit EMEA conference day-to-day. Also, we will be adding even more speakers of the same caliber to our lineup soon! Expect to find sessions on hot topics such as GDPR, multi-country implementations, cloud, Dynamics 365 migrations and implementations, upgrades, and many more! Click here to have a look at the D365UG/AXUG program. Click here to have a look at the D365UG/CRMUG program. With a little more than three months to go, Summit EMEA is taking form. From April 24-26, the Convention Centre in Dublin, ...
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Taking place over 24, 25 and 26 April, Summit EMEA is approaching! This year will be our biggest edition yet, where we plan to bring together 2,000 attendees from multiple European countries at the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Sessions live next week. Breakout sessions are being locked down by our team as we speak. Aside from the keynote sessions, the program will offer in-depth breakout sessions that will focus on relevant problems and learning valuable skills that you can use immediately within your line of work. Expect sessions on hot topics such as GDPR, multi-country implementations, cloud, Dynamics 365 migrations and implementations, ...
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In 2018, are you looking to challenge yourself to grow professionally? If so, look no further than Focus , an upcoming deep-dive, advanced training conference in Indianapolis, IN. Content is split into two-day mini-conferences for Microsoft Dynamics 365, AX, CRM, NAV and Power BI users, held between May 21 and 24, 2018. D365UG/AXUG sessions will be held May 23-24. Expect deep-dive learning Focus is unlike other user group conferences because it’s about diving deeper into exclusive topics geared towards specific roles. There will be no general sessions – just two days’ worth of rolling up your sleeves and spending more time in a targeted ...
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Seats are still open for the  D365UG/AXUG Academy - Dynamics 365 for Operations Development Online Workshop ! T his Academy and Stoneridge Software’s Dynamics 365 for Operations Development training will provide students with an overview of the architectural and development features and the tools available in the development environment. This workshop covers the essentials of doing development in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations, including creating tables, classes, forms, and reports. This three-week course covering Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations (AX7) Development will be held online from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday – Friday, ...
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Summit EMEA is hosted by Dynamic Communities , the world's largest community of Microsoft Dynamics users and the parent company of User Group for Dynamics 365 & AX (D365UG/AXUG) and User Group for Dynamics 365 & CRM (D365UG/CRMUG). These user groups specialize in the delivery of user-led education, community-driven knowledge generation and enriched networking - bringing users to the forefront of technology problem-solving. In 2017, Summit EMEA was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands with over 1,100 attendees from multiple European countries. “My most valuable experience at Summit EMEA was being with the best and feeling that my team ...
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