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Tuesday, September 17
 

7:30am

Registration
Come early to register.

Tuesday September 17, 2013 7:30am - 7:00pm
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

8:30am

Accelerated Demos Presented by John Dooley
This all day session will help your sales team ramp streamlined demo content to respond to prospect's demo requests and technical information education. We will cover Microsoft’s Accelerated Demo Framework in a hands-on workshop for your team and will also brand and build your own web demos for your sales team to share with prospects. This workshop will cover building demos from Storyboarding, building demos DemoMate, branding your own demos, Video output and setting up and using Dynemo. For a detailed description including learning objectives and prerequisites, please refer to a full description under Agenda > Support Pre-Conference Training.

Speakers

Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
Jefferson
  • CPE Eligible YES

8:30am

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Reporting – SQL Server Reporting Services
This group of sessions is designed to focus on the hot reporting topics in Dynamics GP, including SSRS, Business Analyzer, Management Reporter, Word Templates and more! For a detailed description including learning objectives and prerequisites, please refer to a full description under Agenda > Support Pre-Conference Training.


Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

8:30am

The Ins and Outs of Human Resource and Payroll with All Add-Ons
This will be a hands-on, interactive course to get you prepared for your next HRP implementation. Attendees should have Human Resource and Payroll installed for GP 2013. We will cover gotcha’s and issues commonly seen in support as well as highlighting GP 2013 features and touch on the GP2013 Web Client Human Resources and Payroll functionality.

Speakers

Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

8:30am

Troubleshooting the Web Client for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013
The Web Client for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 utilizes several stack technologies to function both securely and properly. Learn the intimate details around what it takes to support and troubleshoot this application. This course is best suited for those that have a cursory knowledge of the Web Client. Though the level of knowledge does not need to be deep, an understanding of the core components will be helpful to absorb not only the troubleshooting tools output, but also to understand which tools are needed. For a detailed description including learning objectives and prerequisites, please refer to a full description under Agenda > Support Pre-Conference Training.

Speakers

Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible YES

3:15pm

Microsoft Campus Tours - See this Beautiful Campus and Members at Work!
Come early to register for Technical Airlift and sign up for Microsoft campus tours at 3:15, 4:15 or 5:15 pm.

Tuesday September 17, 2013 3:15pm - 5:15pm
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO
 
Wednesday, September 18
 

7:30am

Registration and Networking Breakfast on Campus
Come early to register and kick off the day with a networking breakfast. Rise and shine!

Wednesday September 18, 2013 7:30am - 8:30am
Lunch Area
  • CPE Eligible NO

8:30am

Launch 2013 Technical Airlift with Errol and Jeff
Learn all about Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 as we kick off Technical Airlift with Errol Schoenfish and Chad Sogge. This event will be one of just two events where we give you the inside scoop of the future of Dynamics GP. This key note session will provide you valuable insight and updates about Dynamics GP and what to expect from Microsoft in 2013. Don’t miss this energizing kick off to three days of networking and education.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

10:00am

Web Client Customization with Visual Studio Tools - Overview
At the release of the Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client, the only way to customize the product was through Dexterity. With SP2, we are adding support to create customizations in .NET. During this session, we will cover the design of our implementation and the API's available to you as a developer to take advantage of this new opportunity to create add-ins on both the server and the client.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

10:00am

Deploy and Manage Web Client – Includes Multi-Tenancy
Unlock the potential of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client by learning best practices in key areas including Named System Databases, On-Premise/Hosted Deployments, Multitenant Services, Load Balancing, User Session Management, and Security. Come and learn from the development team and discover what they built given all the Web Client deployment scenarios they needed to accommodate.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

10:00am

Winning in SMB
Join this session to learn about how to sell One Business Solution from Microsoft. This session will introduce the entire Pre-Sales track and set the stage for the rest of the Technical Airlift.  Learn about the new opportunities you should consider as you look at your business for the next 12 months, including selling the Microsoft value proposition, demoing a great product, pre-sales for a changing prospect, and demand generation in a digital world.

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible NO

11:15am

Deploying Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 on Windows Azure
Learn how to sign up for a Windows Azure account, typical deployment configurations and setting up the Windows Azure environment for Microsoft Dynamics GP. We will go over the process of using the Windows Azure Management Portal to setup and maintain an environment of Windows Server virtual machines that will host Dynamics GP. The session will also provide direction on maintaining your Microsoft Dynamics GP deployment on Windows Azure.

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

11:15am

RapidStart to Driving Your Volume ERP Business
Need to configure Microsoft Dynamics GP quicker than you have in the past? Do you have data from the customer's old ERP system to get into GP? Do you have four similar projects and wish you could easily duplicate the settings from one to the other? Do you want to understand easier ways of migrating QuickBooks or Peachtree data into GP with the end goal of a happier customer because you’ve kept costs down? Learn about the RapidStart tool and how to use it for a faster, easier, cost-effective implementation for your customer.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

11:15am

Maximize Microsoft Dynamics GP with Office 365
Attend this session to learn how Microsoft Dynamics GP and Office 365 enable you to extend the reach of users that have access to vital business information. Learn how to set up your free Office 365 trial account and find out how easy it is to display your Microsoft Dynamics GP information in Office 365.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible YES

12:15pm

Lunch & Learn with Microsoft Dynamics GP Support
This is your time to speak directly and openly with the Microsoft Dynamics GP support team members, who will join conference attendees for lunch.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

1:15pm

Developing for the Web Client: a Microsoft Dexterity Perspective
The introduction of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 further highlighted the prominence of Dexterity as an integrating application development tool. Microsoft developers will show you tips and tricks they have learned over time along with personal direction in leveraging Web Client architecture components that allow Dexterity forms and reports to render in Silverlight.  


Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

1:15pm

Enterprise Security for Microsoft Dynamics GP*
Discover how to find projects and billable hours implementing, refining and auditing your clients' security.  Learn best practice tools, techniques and troubleshooting methods for Microsoft Dynamics GP security. Topics include role-based implementations, elimination of 'sa', and identifying and mitigating risk.

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

1:15pm

Strengthening the Transition from Sales to Consulting: Keys to a Successful Handoff*
The seeds for a positive project are planted during the sales cycle and then tended over the course of the implementation by project management and consultants. A productive transition from sales to consulting is critical to a successful implementation, yet many organizations struggle with this internal handoff of information. Using Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step as a guide, this session will focus on the relationship between sales and consulting during project initiation. We will explore examples of key documents and how they can evolve out of the sales process.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible NO

2:30pm

Dynamics GP Multi-tenant for Developers
Learn about the multi-tenant functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. Discover the impact these changes may have on your solutions and how to leverage the infrastructure being provided.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

2:30pm

Connector: More Than You Know
Already familiar with Connector for Microsoft Dynamics? Or, are you new to the Microsoft Dynamics GP integration space? Re-discover Connector for Microsoft Dynamics and learn about the latest features included with the version 3 release earlier this year. You will also see how else Connector can empower you, in addition to the out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

2:30pm

The Support Debugging Tool: An Implementation and Support Secret Treasure*
Join MVPs, Belinda Allen and Leslie Vail, as they demonstrate why the Support Debugging Tool needs to be in every Partner’s tool box. This secret treasure obviously helps with application development, but did you know it is also the system manager’s support and implementation dream tool? Allen and Vail will walk you through how easy this amazing tool is to use and how the Support Debugging Tool (SDT) can make you a better partner.


Wednesday September 18, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible YES

3:45pm

Dynamics GP Development Team Unplugged
Microsoft will have as many of our engineers as possible at this one. We will be answering any dev-related questions attendees can bring. This will be done in a small group setting, where we will have groups of engineers positioned throughout the room. Bring your trickiest design issues, your toughest debugging problem and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible NO

3:45pm

Dynamics GP Development Team Unplugged
Microsoft will have as many of our engineers as possible at this one. We will be answering any dev-related questions attendees can bring. This will be done in a small group setting, where we will have groups of engineers positioned throughout the room. Bring your trickiest design issues, your toughest debugging problem and we’ll try to help you figure it out.

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible NO

3:45pm

Know the Latest: Native Business Intelligence (BI) for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013*
BI Buzz is everywhere you look. Microsoft Dynamics GP has an overwhelming number of choices for providing BI right out of the box! In this session, we’ll review these BI tools and how to apply the right native tool to your customer’s needs. We’ll also spend some time addressing how to help your customers determine “WHAT” BI they need.
Specifically we’ll review:
• Business Analyzer & SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
• Navigation Lists & SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
• Excel Reporting

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

3:45pm

Win Microsoft Dynamics GP Deals in 20 Minutes Demo!*
Discover the industry tips and tricks Martin Olsen of eOne Solutions has been employing for years during his demos. Watch how he wins the interest of users by doing quick and effective demonstrations. This will be a fulfilling session for those looking for ways to win, while not using up many hours in preparation and demonstration.

Speakers

Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible NO

5:00pm

Welcome Reception - End the Day with a Meet and Greet
After a full day of learning, join us at the conference reception where sponsors will be available to discuss their solutions and upcoming plans. We'll offer up great food, refreshments and yard games to help you wind down!

Wednesday September 18, 2013 5:00pm - 7:30pm
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO
 
Thursday, September 19
 

7:30am

Networking Breakfast on Campus
Come early to network at breakfast. Rise and shine!

Thursday September 19, 2013 7:30am - 8:30am
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

8:30am

Microsoft Dynamics GP and Apps - Lighting up Your Customer's Future
With over a million apps out in the Marketplace, across multiple platforms, it’s time to now talk about Apps for Dynamics GP! How can you impact your customers business with small, device independent apps that will even more complete the story about an integrated environment on Microsoft and Dynamics GP. During this session we will cover the current App landscape, highlight opportunities for Apps on Windows Phone and Windows 8, and talk to design considerations, staffing requirements, technologies needed, and best practices for mobile development.


Thursday September 19, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

10:00am

Building Dashboards for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Excel provides a powerful reporting platform for your financial data. Come to this session to learn tips, tricks, and best practices for building dynamic, refreshable dashboards in Excel for Dynamics GP.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

10:00am

BI Apps and Microsoft Dynamics GP
There's an app for that! Attend this session to learn about Business Intelligence and Procurement Applications as well as a sneak peak at designs for other future Windows 8 applications for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible YES

10:00am

What do You Need to Know to Develop on Windows 8 and Windows Phone?
Now you have agreed that it makes sense to look at developing your first app what next? In this session we will dive deeper into the app landscape and look at what technologies exist to help you get your first app to market. Everything from signing up for a developer account through to choice of developer languages will be covered. At the end of this session you will know precisely how to ramp up and get your app into the marketplace. It will not be all work though, there are many fast track methods to your first app and we will cover those during this session.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 10:00am - Saturday October 19, 2013 11:00am
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible NO

11:15am

Dexterity and Services: Can They Be Friends?
Services are rapidly becoming the fundamental building blocks of new applications. Come learn how Dexterity applications can use services today, what they are doing to improve this experience, and get a glimpse of our vision to make Dexterity logic available via services.


Thursday September 19, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

11:15am

Optimizing Web Client Environment
Join us in this session to learn ways in which you can best optimize your web client performance. We will be going over deployment strategies and other tips and tricks to get your web client running at its best. We’ll also cover a few helpful tools you can use to monitor and debug performance issues.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

11:15am

What’s Trending in 2013: Dynamics GP Releases
What’s new in GP2013 since RTM? Attend this session to discover the functionality added in the phased releases after GP2013 was initially released. We’ll discover Web Client enhancements and additional functionality as well as look at features added throughout the system.


Thursday September 19, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible NO

12:15pm

Lunch & Learn with Microsoft Dynamics GP Support
This is your time to speak directly and openly with the Microsoft Dynamics GP support team members, who will join conference attendees for lunch.

Thursday September 19, 2013 12:15pm - 1:30pm
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

1:30pm

Microsoft Dynamics GP BI for Developers
Take the broad, flexible Business Intelligence platform of Microsoft Dynamics GP and extend it to match the specific needs of the customer. Join us for the details on how these features can be leveraged in the Microsoft development community. This is the ideal session for those who want to make SQL Reporting Services, Word and Excel better together with Dynamics GP.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

1:30pm

Management Reporter - 50 Tips in 50 Minutes
Want tips for Management Reporter? Come to this session for 50 tips in 50 minutes. This session will cover report design, short cuts and report distribution tips in a fast-paced format to help you get more out of your solution.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

1:30pm

Coaching Techniques to Transition Clients from the Wild West to a Modern Day Society*
When a business decides to move from the wide-open-do-anything-world of QuickBooks to the structured, secure and law abiding world of Microsoft Dynamics GP, the feelings are similar to that of Matt Dillon as he brought order to the wild, wild west. Well, as Dillon would say, “It is a hard job and can leave a man thoughtful – and a little lonely." As a presales consultant we should provide our customers the tools to win the day. Discover those tools in this session.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible NO

2:45pm

Why Dynamics GP ISVs Should Have their Solutions Certified for Microsoft Dynamics
ISVs have always been the backbone of the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) program by combining the power of Microsoft Dynamics with their tightly-integrated vertical solutions. Please join Brian Graftaas as he explains the CfMD process, including the new Applications/Services track, which makes it easier for non-selling partners to have their solutions Certified. In addition, he’ll discuss the benefits of the program, and how to promote your solutions on the Dynamics Marketplace.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible NO

2:45pm

Advanced Excel Techniques: How to be Your Customer’s “Excel Hero”*
All our customers think they know how to use Excel, so why not give them reporting in a tool they think they know, they (probably) own and already like. These techniques will enable you to enhance the analysis of Microsoft Dynamics GP data, which gives your customers more control over their reporting experiences while reviving an obsession with Excel. Learn how to customize data in Excel Refreshable Reports, construct dashboards, and build trial balances in Excel (GL, PM, RM).

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

2:45pm

Rapid Implementations are a Different Breed of Chicken
Small companies evaluate, purchase, and implement business management software differently than mid-size and enterprise companies. Small companies frequently make cost their #1 decision point so I’ll show Excel worksheets calculating Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment to help you develop an understanding of how to adapt and when to use these common calculations. During pre-sales and sales, the approach must recognize what the business owner is concerned about and adapt to them because implementation starts in the sales cycle via setting expectations.


Thursday September 19, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible YES

4:00pm

Web Client Customization with Visual Studio Tools – Deep Dive
At the release of the GP 2013 Web Client, the only way to customize the product was through Dexterity. With SP2, we are adding support to create customizations in .NET. During this session, we will walk through full implementations to help you better understand how to create your own web client add-ins either from scratch or by modifying your existing .NET add-ins for the desktop to work with the web client in as little time as possible.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
MPR - Dakota East
  • CPE Eligible YES

4:00pm

SQL Skills for Consultants (Or How I Learned to Love My Data)*
Do you need to brush up your SQL script toolbox and add a few new tools to the pile? Using real-life situations, this session will walk through common (and not so common) SQL concepts and commands to assist with reporting and data correction/validation in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Specific scripts will be discussed and dissected, and will be available for participants to take home. Move beyond basic SELECT, DELETE, and INSERT to leverage common table expressions, derived tables, and other concepts to improve your efficiency and accuracy when working with Microsoft Dynamics GP data.


Thursday September 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
MPR - Dakota West
  • CPE Eligible YES

4:00pm

Dynemo V2
Learn about some of the great new features in Dynemo V2 to help you streamline your sales process. We have added CRM 2011 integration, click tracking  and metrics for your content, an evidence library, quick ‘Ballpark’ quotes, entirely customizable for your organization. This is a great new tool to help you get organized and provide demos and technical content to your prospects immediately. You'll also see great new content for you to rebrand and repurpose for Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL and Dynamics CRM.

Speakers

Thursday September 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
MPR - Dakota Central
  • CPE Eligible NO
 
Friday, September 20
 

7:30am

Networking Breakfast on Campus
Come early to network at breakfast. Rise and shine!

Friday September 20, 2013 7:30am - 8:30am
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

8:30am

Town Hall Meeting
This session allows you to ask Microsoft executives questions and get the inside scoop before you head back to your office.


Friday September 20, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

9:45am

Winning Deals with the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Perpetual Pricing
Would you like to hear from Microsoft and other peers on how they are using the new pricing to win more deals?  Attend this interactive session and walk away with new ideas on how to take advantage of the pricing for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013.

Speakers

Friday September 20, 2013 9:45am - 10:15am
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

10:15am

The Future: Microsoft Dynamics GP – Close the week with a WOW!
Be one of the first to see our next wave of product releases! This session will be filled with a showcase of upcoming apps, features, and technology that we have kept under wraps until this event.  If there is one session to be at the entire week, THIS IS IT!  Microsoft Dynamics GP has an exciting future, come to learn about the cutting edge technology that will drive our future.


Friday September 20, 2013 10:15am - 11:45am
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

11:45am

Send Off with Don Morton
Join Don Morton as he gives a recap of the week's highlights and how to perpetuate your success in the coming year.

Speakers

Friday September 20, 2013 11:45am - 12:00pm
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO

12:00pm

Technical Airlift Ends
Friday September 20, 2013 12:00pm - 12:01pm
MPR
  • CPE Eligible NO