Goodbye Convergence! Hello Envision!

Goodbye Convergence! Hello Envision!

In early January, Microsoft made the announcement that Convergence had come to an end, and the birth of their new premier event, Envision was among us.  This came as a bit of a shock to the Dynamics community, especially the users.  At last year’s event, there were hints surrounding possible changes taking place the following year, but no one expected last year’s convergence to be the last.  With this announcement, came many concerns. Who was the event targeting?  Who would benefit from Envision, and what would this mean for the Dynamics users?

In the past, Convergence was a place for Dynamics users to network and learn about software updates.  It was the place where opportunity and innovation came together to deliver great value for your business. However, the new focus of Envision will be moving away from the users and towards the business leaders and decision makers of a company.  Envision will provide a broad array of topics that will cover everything Microsoft related, with the focus of the Dynamics products will be greatly reduced.

Microsoft is transferring most of the technical Dynamics content, previously featured at Convergence, to Ignite. Ignite is still in its infant stage, with the first one taking place in 2015 and this year’s event being held in Atlanta, GA on September 26-30. We are excited to see what the future holds for this event.

Have a look below to find out which event is right for you!

Who is ENVISION for?

business leaders + CxO’s

decision makers

functional leaders

senior developers

Gain crucial insights, discover new solutions, and build great connections.

Connect with innovators, experts, peers and visionaries

Explore successful strategies and next-level thinking that’s relevant to you and your industry

Discover business insights and technology expertise at every level.

Who should attend IGNITE?

IT Professionals

Enterprise Developers

IT Decision Makers

Press and Analytics

Get tips and techniques from people you respect and admire.

Get hands on experience.

Test drive new technology.

Get tips + techniques

Deep dives + Demos

At Hillstar, we continue to see the importance of added value and a deeper knowledge for existing dynamics customers. These resources are made available through the many different events, taking place this year!

April 4-6, 2016

Microsoft Envision brings together the most forward thinking minds in business and technology.  Whether you’re a business leader or decision maker, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear the latest business trends and discover solutions that can help you, your team, and your business achieve more.

June 7-8, 2016

A two day event, AXUG Focus concentrates on very specific learning tracks – Finance, BI & Reporting, and Technical – and offers all sessions in a deep-dive, 90-minute format. This unique learning structure blends the extended training available through AXUG Academy with the one-hour breakout sessions experienced during our annual event, AXUG Summit.

September 26-30, 2016 

It’s for senior decision makers seeking what’s next, and who want insights on key technology trends in the industry. It’s for IT professionals who need hands-on experience to enhance their tech skills. It’s for enterprise developers and architects looking for innovative ways to maximize application development. It’s for those who want to feel inspired and enlightened. It’s for you.

October 11-14, 2016

Summit is a user-led conference dedicated to the Dynamics AX + NAV end-user. All AXUG + NAVUG Summit sessions are focused on Dynamics AX/NAV and all attendees are either Dynamics users, partners or industry experts. The goal of Summit is help organizations become more successful with Dynamics AX + NAV.