It’s that time again, the time to trek to Fargo and be immersed in all things Microsoft Dynamics GP! The last technical conference was a blast and this proves to be no different.
The content this time around is, of course, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and all of it’s new features including a ton of content around the new web client. Stayed tuned this week for bits of news as I have time to blog. Check out twitter if you want live action tweeting from myself and others - hashtags most commonly used are #airlift12 and #GP2013.
My travel started on Monday, leaving home around noon for a 3pm flight. I live about an hour outside of Toronto and I planned on having lunch before heading to check-in. The trip was not as uneventful as I had hoped! Within eyesight of the airport, on the lovely Highway 427, someone managed in the middle of a perfectly clear dry day to do a complete 360 degree spin in their Mazda 3 about 20 yards in front of me. Fortunately I was in the curb lane and had lots of shoulder to pull over and make sure I avoided it all. Scary… fortunately the driver managed to “only” graze another car and neither appeared to have major damage. Unbelievable.
The rest of my trip WAS uneventful, with a flight from Toronto to Minneapolis and then another flight from Minneapolis to Fargo. I ran into Mariano Gomez on the flight and we got a brief chance to catch up a little while we waited for shuttle vans outside of the Fargo airport.
Pre-Conference Jump Start Training
There was a day of training for partners the day before the conference began. The agenda was purely technical - how to install the web client and getting an understanding of the stack that supports it. It was a great day of information, even though it was quite overwhelming just with the volume of new info. They called it the “firehose” effect - and that’s pretty accurate!
There is a lot of info to pass along and you will find other bloggers also covering the details. Later this week I hope to get more blogs posted with the specifics - right now it’s all a big blur! :)
Until next post…