PreGAME 2014 will be another invaluable opportunity for VARs and ISVs in the Microsoft Dynamics GP community to enhance your competency and grow your community. Hosted by GP Partner Connections, we’ll spend the afternoon hearing the latest on GP 2013 development directly from the Microsoft product team. We will also learn how to close more deals faster and gain deeper insight into winning solutions for you to leverage with your clients. On hand will be a plethora of experts, MVPs, and Microsoft executives, to cover product enhancements, BI, winning demos, web client development, and much more. This is a perfect opportunity to network with 350 of your fellow partner community members and focus on your business before Convergence starts. And to be efficient, we’ll roll right into the evening’s partner events hosted by Microsoft. Don’t miss this exclusive partner networking and educational event!
PreGAME 2014 is FREE to all Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner Organizations. This is a Partner-only event. Attendance is free, so sign up today and we'll save you a seat! Important: This will sign you up to participate in PreGAME activities only. Convergence 2014 will require its own registration.
PreGAME Agenda: **All times in Eastern Time (US & Canada)(UTC - 5:00)**
|Rooms:||Cottonwood A&B||Dogwood A&B||Redwood|
|12:00 - 1:00pm||Registration (Prefunction Lobby outside Grand Ballroom)|
|1:00 - 2:00pm||Microsoft Dynamics GP Next: General Session (Dogwood A&B)|
|2:30 - 3:30pm||10 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Presentation||GP Now: What's Released Since the Launch of Dynamics GP 2013||Getting Excited About Power BI|
|4:00 - 5:00pm||Do You Demo to Win?||GP Next: What's Coming in GP 2013 R2 and Beyond a Deep Dive||Experience Sharing on Web Client|
|5:00 - 6:00pm||Microsoft Partner Presentation - Presented by Hal Howard & Mike Ehrenberg (Omni Hotel)|
|6:00 - 8:00pm||Microsoft Partner Reception (Omni Hotel)|
* NOTE: Lunch will not be provided at GPPC PreGAME so please grab a bite to eat before you attend. Beverages and snack will be provided at one of the afternoon breaks.
|Session Title:||Session Description:|
|General Session||Microsoft will show you futures of GP. Showing features that will not be covered during Convergence. - Presented by Errol Shoenfish, Chad Sogge, Kevin Racer & Pam Misalek, Microsoft|
|10 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Presentations||How many times have you sat through a presentation that failed to incite or leave a mark on the audience? Now, think about a time you witnessed an awesome presentation. There’s a big difference between the two. Prepare to laugh and learn as you discover the tips and tricks to take your dull presentation and make it energizing and motivating, as well as the confidence to communicate with a crowd. After all, your presentation skills are just as important as the information you are presenting. - Presented by Chris Elmore, AvidXchange|
|GP Now: What's Released Since the Launch of Dynamics GP 2013||This session will cover features that have been released in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2 including core features as well as new companion apps. - Presented by Theresa Nistlers & Jamie Grant, Microsoft|
|Getting Excited about Power BI||During Convergence attendees will hear a lot about Power BI. This session prepares partners before their guests arrive on what they need to know to position and explain these exciting opportunities. - Presented by Belinda Allen, Smith and Allen Consulting & Mark Polino, I.B.I.S.|
|Do You Demo to Win?||Attend this session and you’ll witness experienced DemoPros who win deals within the first 20 minutes because of their demonstration skills. You’ll see 2 unique demos and then we’ll open the floor for comments, questions. You’ll walk away with an idea on how to be quick and effective. - Presented by David McDonald, BKD; Paul Layton, Tribridge & Martin Olsen, eOne Solutions|
|GP Next: What's Coming in GP 2013 R2 and Beyond a Deep Dive||What’s coming in “GP Next?” In this hour we will go into Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 and beyond giving you deeper knowledge of what’s coming in the core as well as new inspirations we are working on. - Presented by Chad Sogge & Kevin Racer, Microsoft|
|Experience Sharing on Web Client||Hear from Mariano Gomez, Microsoft MVP, his experiences of deploying and writing customizations with Web Client. You’ll get excited to hear stories to go back and explain to your clients. Hearing tips from Microsoft’s go to Partner on Web Client is golden. - Presented by Mariano Gomez, Intell Partners|
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GP Partner Connections (GPPC)
Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner Connections (GPPC) is an independent, professional networking group for software implementation professionals, consultants, and technical sales engineers specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP.
Through peer-to-peer networking, education, training, and best-practice and knowledge sharing, GPPC is designed to increase the competency of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner channel. VARs and ISVs utilize GPPC as an open forum to meet and collaborate with other Partners, explore best practices, and collectively address community-wide Partner issues and concerns.