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#CONV15 – Convergence 2015 Atlanta – Day 1 – Opening Keynote

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Today was the first day of the actual Convergence 2015 conference.

The first stop for the day was to one of the Speaker Rehearsal Rooms so that Mariano could fine tune his role in the MVP portion of the Microsoft Dynamics GP general session later in the day.

After the rehearsal we joined the long queues of conference attendees heading across the road from the Georgia World Congress Center to the Philips Arena (Home of the Atlanta Hawks) for the Opening Keynote for Convergence 2015.

The Opening Keynote for Convergence 2015 featured Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO as well as Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Executive Vice President, Business Solutions. It was very well attended (I believe the conference had about 12,000 attendees), which meant that we had to go to the upper level to find a seat. Here is the view from the “Gods”.

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Opening Keynote: The view from our seats

Thanks to my camera’s 20x optical zoom, I was able to get some closer photos during the session.

Satya
Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO

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Russell Wilson from Seattle Seahawks discussing how he uses his Surface Pro 3

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Satya doing his own demos… and they even worked too!!

 SurfaceHub
Surface Hub (an 84 inch, 4K screen with an integrated computer and built-in
sensors, cameras, speakers, microphones, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and more)

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Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Executive Vice President, Business Solutions

For the actual content of the Opening Keynote, the best method would be to watch it yourself online via the Convergence Video Library.

Use the link below to go directly to the session video:

After the keynote, I headed back over to the Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium in the GWCC for the Microsoft Dynamics GP Product Roadmap and Strategy general session. Mariano had already left as he had to be there early to get prepared.

Day 1, to be continued …

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

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#CONV15 – Convergence 2015 Atlanta – Day 0 – PreGame

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The conference starts today with the partner only pre Convergence event, PreGame.

PreGame

The PreGame is organised by Dynamic Partner Connections and is a partner focussed half day event. It is described as “Over 600 Microsoft Dynamics partners gathered in Atlanta, to hear from 70 expert speakers during 25 partner-centric sessions contributing to 1 Dynamics Partner Community”.

The day started with Mariano and I going to Georgia World Congress Center to register for Convergence 2015.

Welcome
Welcome to Convergence 2015

While at the main entrance between Buildings A and B, we met with some of the LATAM Microsoft team.

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LATAM Microsoft Dynamics Team with Mariano and David.
Do their tops mean that I have lost my Superpower?

We then walked over to the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel for the start of the PreGame event. This was my first chance to meet up with some of the other Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs (other than Mariano) and with some of the GPUG team.

GPUG & MVP
David Musgrave, John Lowther MVP, Belinda Allen MVP,
Kim Peterson GPUG, Mariano Gomez MVP and Bob McAdam GPUG

At this time I should point out a common misconception. I am not a Microsoft MVP and have never been one. As a Microsoft employee for 13.5 years I was not eligible and I have to be outside of Microsoft for 12 months before I can be eligible. So, even though the actual MVPs and many in the community treat me as an “Honorary MVP”, it is not official.

For my first session I went to the session “ISV Confidential: How to Work the Microsoft Dynamics Ecosystem and Get Results”. It was a great session with a number of experienced ISVs on the panel giving us the benefit of their experience. They explained how big flashy product launches are not as effective as the prolonged approach with reputation building and word of mouth marketing. A consistent and long term marketing presence is needed to build the client base. It was also a good opportunity for me to get some feedback on the pricing model I am planning for the rebadged Support Debugging Tool.

We then had a Dynamics GP general session: “Product Strategy and Roadmap”. This was a preview of the content we would see in the Convergence Dynamics GP general session, with a bit more depth. It allowed the partners to be ready for any questions their customers attending Convergence might have.

The usual suspects were there, including Errol Schoenfish, Pam Misialek, Chad Sogge and Jeff Trosen.

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Introduction by Errol Schoenfish. #IfErrolCanDoIt

Not sure if Pam is telling me off for taking a photo, emphasizing a point or throwing down a rap tune.

Pam
Pam Misialek laying down the law

The main take away points from this session where the latest product roadmap slide. The Roadmap now shows planned releases for GP 2015 R2 and GP 2015 R3 as well as the next version in the latter half of 2016 onwards.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP Roadmap

We also got to see some more details of what is planned for the upcoming releases. Below is a summary slide of what is planned for the GP 2015 R2 release due mid 2015.

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 R2 features

We had a demo of the All-in-One document viewer for Purchasing which allows you to see the entire flow of documents between Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Invoices and Receivings for a vendor. Very cool. This All-in-One view will be added to other series (Sales, Inventory, etc.) in future releases.

We also had a preview of the next generation of the Web client which will work on HTML5 rather than Silverlight. This will make the vision of any browser on any device a reality.

After the general session, I went to the “User Panel: What Do Customers Really Expect?” session. This was an interesting session which hopefully helped partners to understand how to best work with their customers. A great example that came out of that session shows how not to have good relations with a customer. Without mentioning any names: A customer who had not heard from their partner for a while, invites the partner to lunch to touch base and re-establish a working relationship. The partner sends three representatives who enjoyed a nice meal paid for by the customer. Shortly after, the customer receives an invoice for 6 hours consulting (3 consultants for 2 hours). An excellent example for relationship building… NOT.

The final session for the day was the PreGame Closing Keynote featuring the new Vice President Dynamics Partner Sales and Programs, Direct of ERP Partner Strategy, Victor Morales.

Before Victor spoke we had a presentation from Brian Deming who introduced us to the new independent, non-profit membership organisation which will service the professionals for all Dynamics products. Its initial focus will be on certifications for Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV and eventually for Dynamics SL. This organisation is The Association of Dynamics Professionals and its website can be found at http://dynamicspro.org/. Please go to the site to register your interest. They plan to officially launch the association in September 2015, however, if you are interested in helping with the development of the certification exams, please contact them now.

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The Association of Dynamics Professionals

Hal Howard then spoke to us about Dynamic Communities (including the user groups, such as GPUG) and  gave us some interesting statistics.

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Dynamic Communities

Finally, we heard from Victor Morales, who explained how he is still new and learning lots about Microsoft and his new role. He is very open to feedback and improving the working relationships between Microsoft and its Dynamics Partners.

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Victor Morales

Victor also provided us with some statistics of how both the Microsoft Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics ecosystems are growing.

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Microsoft Cloud and Dynamics Momentum

The session finished with a quick question and answer session. The day ended with the Microsoft Partner Reception where partners could relax and have a drink and some nibbles and chat with other partners. The networking that occurs at these sorts of receptions can be some of the most valuable time spent at a conference.

One last stop: Mariano and I went to the MVP Mingle held at Stats Food & Drink. This event was sponsored by FastPath and Data Masons and allowed the MVPs for all the Dynamics products to socialise and relax together. I abused my “Honorary MVP” status and gate crashed. Well, Mariano was my transport home, so I was not going to lose him. I spent much of the night chatting with Beat Bucher (another Honorary MVP).

During the closing session, the upcoming events were highlighted, so here is a quick reminder to mark your calendars.

  • reIMAGINE 2015 in Fargo, ND, USA on 21-23 September 2015
  • GPUG Summit 2015 in Reno, NV, USA on 12-16 October 2015
  • PreGame at Summit 2015 in Reno, NV, USA on 13 October 2015

Hope to see you at these events.

David

This article was originally posted on http://www.winthropdc.com/blog.

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#CONV15 – Convergence 2015 Atlanta – Pre Conference

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Wow, Time has gone so quickly. I had the good intentions of posting about each day of the Convergence 2015 conference on the next day. I had already created all the blank placeholder posts in preparation.

Then reality struck…. With days starting around 6am to get ready and drive into town and finishing at midnight or later, it was just not possible to write the blog posts and get some (not enough) sleep.

Anyhow, I am back in Australia now and will attempt to give you a taste of what the conference was like.

I arrived on Friday 13th (lucky I am not superstitious), which gave me Saturday to sleep in a little. I did not want to sleep in too much as the quicker you can shift your sleep patterns, the quicker you can get over the “Jet Lag”. Atlanta time was currently a full 12 hour shift from Perth, so I was completely messed up.

So I got up about 9am and said hello to Mariano’s demon dogs (ok, it happens to all dog’s eyes when you use a flash). Mariano and his kids were out doing volunteer work for the day and so the puppies were pleased to see me.

DogsAngel and Ebony

I remembered that I had not taken a photo of the stash of Aussie contraband that I smuggled into the USA, so I laid it all out and took a photo (minus two packs of Tim Tams and a pack of Chicos already given to Mariano).

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The Stash: 12 of 14 packs of Arnott’s Tim Tams, 5 of 6 packs of Allen’s Chicos
and 2 tubes of axle grease Vegemite

I spent the rest of Saturday working on the customisation presentation that Mariano and I would be delivering in a few days time. I decided it might be handy to have some demos for the presentation, as

  1. Sessions with only PowerPoint slides are boring
  2. People have come to expect it with our sessions

So, I created the primary demos based on the same customisation built using Modifier & Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Modifier & Visual Studio Tools and Dexterity. I also fine tuned the presentation deck.

I got a relatively early night and tried to get a good night’s sleep…. Hard when you wake up multiple times because your body clock keeps saying “Get up you lazy sod, it’s daytime.”.

David

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Downloads for the Support Debugging Tool

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs you should have heard by now, Winthrop Development Consultants has an agreement with Microsoft to continue the development and support of the Support Debugging Tool.

It will be re-released once it has been rebranded, renamed and updated.

However, Microsoft has removed the downloads for the Support Debugging Tool from PartnerSource and so even previous releases cannot be downloaded.

I have updated the Winthrop Development Consultant’s web site Product page to provide access to the downloads for the previous versions.

Please note that the new Winthrop branded product will be available for the last three versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP; GP 2010, GP 2013 (including GP 2013 R2) and for GP 2015. It will have improvements and new features and will definitely be worth updating to once released.

Get the previous versions from http://winthropdc.com/SDT.

David

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Setup information for Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator

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General Setup for Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator

The process of setting up the Format Configurator in Electronic Reconcile is very lengthy and the following detailed steps will help to make this setup easier. Before setting up the Format Configurator, you must have a printed copy of the download file format specifications from your bank. Because bank formats vary greatly, you must contact your bank and request these specifications for the file format. The format specifications will contain details about each field being downloaded and values of all relevant codes for the bank. This information is necessary to be able to setup the Format Configurator as each bank is different and there is no standard format to enter.

Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator (Routines | Financial | Electronic Reconcile | Configurator):

Section 1 – Enter Format Information

Bank Format - The Bank Format field is an identifier for your format. Enter a unique name for this format, but typically this is the name of your Bank.

Description - This is a required field. Enter an additional description for the Bank Format.

File Format - Follow the steps below for the version you are using:

 -Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and prior versions – The File Format field can be selected from the drop-down list as Fixed Field, Comma Delimited, or Tab Delimited. The bank determines which option from the list that you will select. Therefore, you must contact them if the format specifications do not state the format to use.

-Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 - The File Format field has a choice of BAI or User Defined. If you are using the Bank Administration Institute format, select BAI. For all other formats/banks, select User Defined. In the File Type field, you can choose Fixed Field, Comma Delimited or Tab Delimited as specified by your bank.

Uses Status Codes option is marked only if your bank uses Status Codes to additionally define Transaction Codes. This information is also determined by each bank. Therefore, if the format specifications do not state if your bank uses Status Codes, you must contact the bank. (This is not used very often.)

Record Type Identifier – The Record Type Identifier will contain Start Position and End Position fields if you are using the Fixed Field format and a Field Number field if you are using Comma Delimited or Tab Delimited file formats. This will be where the system should look in the line to determine what type of line (header, footer or detail) it is. If the bank doesn’t use a record type code, then you can improvise by selecting a fixed value in the file.

-Fixed Field – Enter the starting and ending position of the field that will contain the value for the Record Type Code from Bank (The Record Type Code from Bank is entered in Section 2).

-Comma Delimited or Tab Delimited – Enter the number of the field that contains the Record Type Code from Bank (The Record Type Code from Bank is entered in Section 2).

Save the Format after Section 1 has been completed before moving on to Section 2 of the Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator window.

Section 2 – Enter Record Types
Note You will only have to define the Record Types that are relevant to Electronic Reconcile. If a section is labeled as optional on the bank specifications, you do not have to set it up in the Format Configurator. The Detail Record Type is always a required section in a bank’s specifications.

Bank ID - The Bank ID will default in with the Bank Format from section 1 as soon as you tab into the Record Type field in the second column. This field cannot be changed or edited.

Record Type - The Record Type field can be selected from the drop-down list as Header, Detail, or Footer. All bank formats will require a Detail Record Type, but the header and footer Record Types may be optional. You may only setup each of the Record Types one time as multiple headers or footers are not available.

Record Type Code from Bank – The Record Type Code from Bank field is defined in your bank’s specifications. This field must be a unique and constant identifier for the format to match the information in the Detail Record Type. This is the most important field in setting up the Format Configurator to correctly match the download file with the reconciliation.  (So the Record Type Identifier will tell the system which column to look in to see what type of row it is, and then to look at the value in Record Type Code from Bank field to read if it is a header, detail or footer line.)
# of fields – The number of fields indicates how many fields are to be defined in Section 3. Enter the number of fields contained on the line for the Record Type being defined. This information must be entered for each Record Type that is required in the bank’s specifications.

Section 3 – Enter Field Information

When you click on a Record Type in Section 2, the corresponding number of fields will display in Section 3.

Record Type – The Record Type field in the left-most column of Section 3 will default in when you select a Record Type in Section 2.

# – The number field will default in with the number of fields that you entered in Section 2.

Field Type – The Field Type field is used to define each of the relevant fields for each of the Record Types. Select the Field Type from the drop-down list that includes options for Accounts, Dates, and amounts. If the exact name of your field from your bank’s specifications does not appear in the list, you may have to either select an option that is similar or use the Filler/Ignore option. Again, you only need to define the relevant fields, most importantly: Account Numbers, Check Numbers, Check Dates, Check amounts, Transaction Codes, Record Type Codes, etc.

Note Just as with Record Types, you will only have to define the fields that are relevant to Electronic Reconcile. If there is a field on the bank’s specifications that cannot be defined with an existing Record Type or does not have to be defined, use the Filler/Ignore option.

Format - The Format field defines the type of output format for certain fields. Formats only have to be set for Field Types that contain dates or a currency amount, as these are the only options for Formats. There are no options for text or string. Therefore, if the field is not a date or a currency amount, just leave the Format field blank. The From and To fields are used to enter the character positions of the field. Enter the starting and ending character position for each field in each Record Type. The From and To fields must be entered if using the Fixed Field File Format, so if you are using Tab Delimited or Comma Delimited File Formats you can leave these fields as zero.

Transaction Codes (Codes Entry – Transaction Codes Entry)

While still in the Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator window, go in the Transaction Codes Entry window through the path listed above in the top Menu Bar. If you have not defined the Transaction codes, you will get the message “Record Type match not found” on the error report.

Transaction Codes identify the type of transaction that each Detail line represents. Electronic Reconcile requires a Transaction Code in a configured Bank Format to work correctly. You must have Transaction Codes or Record Type Codes defined to use Electronic Reconcile. These codes must come from the bank and must be listed on the bank’s specifications.

Transaction Type – The Transaction Type field is used to define each of the different types of transactions that appear on your bank’s specifications. Select a Transaction Type from the list to match or to closely match your bank’s specifications. Note that the options in the list are the only currently supported types. At this time, the two options that will match using Electronic Reconcile are Check Paid and Deposit Cleared.

Note: In Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, options for Transfer Credit and Transfer Debit have also been added and will electronically match in Electronic Reconcile. However, you must enter the Bank Transaction Type Codes in as defined by your bank. Additional functionality in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is also that you can have multiple Transaction Type Codes for each Transaction Type.

Transaction Type Code – The Transaction Type Code field is used to enter the value for each Transaction Type and this value is given to you as part of the file specifications from your bank. Enter the Transaction Type Code value that corresponds to the selected Transaction Type. This information must come from the bank and cannot be improvised if it is not available on the bank’s specifications.

G/L Account - The G/L Account field is available only for the following Transaction Types: Interest Income, Other Income, Other Expense, and Service Charge. Enter the G/L Account Number of a General Ledger Posting Account for the adjustment that will be generated. Electronic Reconcile will automatically create adjustments for these transaction types if they appear in the downloaded file from your bank.

Note The Interest Income, Other Income, Other Expense, and Service Charge transaction types do not electronically match, and instead will create Adjustment entries on the reconciliation. (Click the Adjustments button on the Select Bank Transactions window).

Account Description – The Account Description field will default in with the description of the account from General Ledger and is not editable.

Distribution Reference – The Distribution Reference field can be used to enter an additional reference for the adjustment that will be made. You can enter a Distribution Reference if you want, but it is not a required field.

Document Type - The Document Type field will default in with the Transaction Type that you selected at the top of the Transaction Code Entry window: Interest Income, Other Income, Other Expense, or Service Charge. This field cannot be changed unless you go back and change the Transaction Type field.

Define Status Codes - The Define Status Codes button only becomes available if you have marked the Uses Status Codes option in the Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator window. Define Status Codes is only available for certain Transaction Types: Check Paid and Deposit Cleared. After selecting one of these 2 Transaction Types, you would select the Define Status Codes button to go into the Status Codes Entry window. Here you would select: Paid Check, Check Reversal, Stop Pay, or Stop Pay Reversal for the Status Type and enter the corresponding Status Code from your bank’s specifications. Again this information has to come from your bank and cannot be improvised or Electronic Reconcile will not work correctly.

Special notes to remember when setting up Electronic Reconcile:

  • You must have a printout of the file format specifications from your bank before setting up the Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator.
  • Every bank is different. Therefore, you cannot follow one standard format for all banks.
  • If you open the .TXT or .CSV file with Notepad, the system will typically not read any information after position 245. So make sure all the required fields to be mapped are in the first part of the line if your lines are more than 245 characters. The information after 245 will be read as a new line and appear on the Unprocessed Data Record error report as “Record Type match not found: Record Type = ” because there isn’t one. This would be acceptable if no fields after position 245 are not needed. If there are fields that are needed, you will need to contact your bank to see if they are able to reconfigure the file to be smaller and not exceed 245 characters.
  • The Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator only needs to be setup once when first starting to use Electronic Reconcile, and then you just keep downloading .TXT or .CSV files from the bank to match this Format Configurator.
  • The following fields must be present in your bank format: Transaction Code, Account Number, Check/Serial Number, Transaction Amount, Record Type Code, and the Bank Cleared Date. If your format uses Status Codes, then the Transaction Status Code must also be present in the configuration.
  • If you have gone through all of the Electronic Reconcile process and no transactions are marked off as cleared in your Bank Reconciliation module, most likely something is not set up correctly in the Electronic Reconcile Format Configurator. The most common error message that will be received is a “Record Type Match Not Found” error on the Unprocessed Records report that prints after trying to download.
  • If you try to re-download after you have already downloaded the .txt file from the bank, you will receive “Duplicate” error messages because the system sees the transactions as duplicates instead of just downloading new transactions.
  • If you try to delete a Reconcile and re-enter the information after you have already downloaded the .txt file from the bank, you will receive “Duplicate” error messages because the system sees the transactions as duplicates.
  • Make sure the Bank Account Number is unique for the checkbook that is set up with Electronic Reconcile. If the Bank Account Number is set up with a different checkbook, Electronic Reconcile will not be able to match the downloaded transactions and you will receive a message stating that the Bank Account Number is not set up.
  • In the Codes Entry window of the configurator, the types that will automatically match are: Check Paid, Deposit Cleared, Transfer Debit and Transfer Credit.
  • If you enter an increase adjustment or a decrease adjustment in the Reconcile Bank Adjustments window, the following adjustment types create an adjustment transaction in the Reconciliation Bank Adjustments window: (For example, ‘interest’ or a ‘misc fee’ on your bank statement would not be in GP (so nothing to match to), so you need the system to book the adjustment/journal entry in GP for these types.)
    • Interest Income
    • Other Income
    • Other Expense
    • Service Charge
  • If you enter an increase adjustment, a decrease adjustment, or a withdrawal in the Bank Transaction Entry window, you are prompted to manually mark the adjustment. When you receive this message, you must manually mark the records in the configurator file.
  • Checks will be matched by the Check Amount and Check Number. Deposits will be matched by the Deposit Amount and Deposit Date (within a default 8 day range, but you can override that when prompted to be a different day range.) 
  • The Bank Cleared Date can affect the matching process. GP will only clear checks in which the Bank Cleared date is AFTER the Check Issue Date in GP. GP would not clear a check on a date prior to the date it was actually issued in GP.  
  • GP will ignore any leading zeroes on a check in the matching process and in fact, will strip them off the check number when importing. Leading zeroes will not affect the matching process for the check number. GP is able to match the check number, regardless of any leading zeroes.

This article was TechKnowledge Document ID: 19396



Applies to
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
  • Electronic Reconciliation Management, when used with:
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0
    • Microsoft Business Solutions–Great Plains 8.0
    • Microsoft Business Solutions–Great Plains 7.5
    • Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics 7.0
    • Microsoft Great Plains eEnterprise 7.0
    • Great Plains Dynamics 6.0
    • Great Plains eEnterprise 6.0

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Tech Tuesday: SmartList Builder, GP Web Client, and the GP January Hotfix

We wanted to make everyone aware of an issue that we have come across in recent weeks.

There is an issue in the January Hotfix for Microsoft Dynamics GP that is causing SmartList Builder issues when used in the Web Client. Because of the issues in the hotfix, the Table Finder feature in SmartList Builder cannot load and it causes GP in general to fail loading. If you remove SmartList Builder

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Free Windows 10, IoT and Azure Technet event by Microsoft in Sydney

Microsoft is running Technet Update at Australian Ballroom and Exhibition Room 14 Carrington Street, Sydney on the 16th of April, 2015. Register for this event here, should be worth your time.

 

Agenda

9:00am – 10:00am

Keynote – Getting to the value of the Internet of Things

Lee Hickin – IoT Commercial Lead, Microsoft Australia 

The Internet of Everything has become a catch-all phrase to describe adding connectivity and intelligence to just about every device in order to give them special functions, from tiny devices that might travel in our bloodstream to fully automated large scale mining operations. Billions of sensors will be shipped each year and the possibilities are endless. But what should be connected? and Why? Come along to this session and hear why businesses should care about the internet of things…….and learn where the real value lies. Microsoft will lay out its vision for how businesses can best take advantage of this growing trend and how it’s cloud and Windows technologies will offer a complete end to end solution

10:00am – 10:30am

Break

Stream 1 – Windows 10

Stream 2 – Microsoft Cloud OS

10:30am – 11:30am

Windows 10 – What does the new OS mean for Enterprises?

Foundation for the Software Defined Datacenter

11:40am – 12:40pm

Windows 10 Security – What’s new?

Extending Enterprise Networks to Azure using ExpressRoute

12:40pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Windows 10 – Deployment

Windows Azure Pack Overview

2:40pm – 3:40pm

Windows 10 for Mobile Devices: What’s Next?

Getting started with Microsoft Azure IaaS

3:40pm – 4:00pm

Break  (Close and Prize Draw)

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Networking drinks

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March 17, 2015 · Jivtesh Singh · No Comments
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