Yesterday we held our annual Dynamics SL event for our clients at the new Microsoft Technology Center here in Minneapolis, MN-or Edina, MN to you locals.  The event surpassed last year’s attendance by 6 people.  Last year we had 50 attend and this year we had 56.  I’m especially pleased with the turnout since last year Microsoft released Dynamics SL 2011 (thank you Captain Obvious), and this year there were only a few service packs and a feature pack to discuss as new-yet more people attended.

Debra Edlund-Lopez added some key thoughts that I will blog about next week with regard to Windows 8 as well.  Debra has a lot of energy and does a nice job of discussing integration points between Dynamics ERP products and the rest of the Microsoft stack that most of our clients use and love (Sharepoint, Outlook, Exchange, Office).

What else did people love about the event?  Looking at the comments, and judging from the 15 minutes of questions that followed, I would say that Tim Jones session on “Top Ten Dynamics SL Tips” was the favorite.  Tim not only knows Dynamics SL intimately, he also really knows how to entertain an audience.  For a link to Tim’s “Dynamics SL Top Ten Tips” please link to the hyperlinked page that will be available next week on another blog post here and then on our website as well.

Since many of the tips were new to Dynamics SL 2011, and only about half of the room had upgraded already, I believe many people committed in their minds to upgrading this year-even those not on payroll that absolutely have to. Technically speaking March of 2012 is the last date that updated tax tables will be available-but who wants to cut it that close with payroll right?

I will keep this post short since there is so much to read and learn on the link in the above paragraph.