#reIMAGINE2015 – Pre Conference

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So, now you know that I don’t have any photos of my own. But I do have some from friends at the conference, if you have any photos that include me or from the sessions that Mariano and I presented, please send them over.

Sunday was the day before the conference and I started with a good sleep in. I was still getting adjusted to the 13 hour time zone shift from Perth and my sleep was very restless.

After my late start, I felt a bit more alive and caught up with my friend Leslie Vail as she was going to provide a sample audience and feedback for the two sessions planned for reIMAGINE 2015. However, as typical, this did not go to plan and we ended up chatting most of the time. I also showed Leslie through the new features added to GP Power Tools that did not exist in the now discontinued Support Debugging Tool.

While I had a late start, my buddy and usual co-presenter, Mariano Gomez, was instructing a Microsoft Dynamics GP installation and configuration class. This class was to help prepare for the new certification exams organised by the Association of Dynamics Professionals. Unfortunately, Mariano, felt unwell and was unable to complete the class. However, fellow MVPs Belinda Allen and John Lowther quickly took over and swapped to a workshop format.

I took advantage of the opportunity and took the Installation and Configuration exam during this first sitting. While I have not actually installed Microsoft Dynamics GP for a live cutomer system for many years, I thought I would test my knowledge. As a developer I do install GP, but only what I need for my test systems. We shall see in due course whether I passed, I think I did well enough. I also provided feedback on the exam as this was both a test of my knowledge and a test of the exam and its ability to test my knowledge.

After I had taken the exam, I spent some time socialising with other attendees who had come down to complete their registration and pick up their reIMAGINE 2015 bags with lots of goodies, including a nice Microsoft branded polo shirt. While it was not planned, it turned into an unofficial reception party as partners socialised and caught up with friends.

The day finished with a dinner across the road from the Home2 Suites at Johnny Carino’s with Leslie Vail, Shelia Jefferson-Ross, Kim Peterson and Mariano Gomez (who was feeling better).

Imagine fantastic photo here.

The conference proper starts tomorrow….


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

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